Hi all, I am 44 and i've had Ibs for at least 15 years.
During that time I've spent a fortune on various 'therapies', diets, foods etc. I've had periods of feeling much better but then it always returns! I've become obsessed over various foods convincing myself they are triggers (gluten, Wheat, dairy etc) but then holidays/relaxed times, I can often eat different foods with few symptoms!
So, I have been thinking recently that just maybe it is all down to my anxious personality.
I've spend so long reading so many articles, books and websites on the condition with so much conflicting advice that even after this long I'm so confused by the whole thing.
Thing is, no matter how much I try to relax, I'm just not a relaxed person so worry I'll have Ibs for ever!
Can anyone else relate?