I'm new to this site and wondered if anyone can off a bit of help and support.
I am 24 years old and I have been a sufferer with IBS since I was around 6 years of age. I have recently been back to see my doctor as my symptoms are getting worse by the day. I am having blood tests done to rule out any other conditions, but my doctor thinks I just have severe IBS.
I am struggling on what to do to control my symptoms. Normally I have been able to manage them well and I have been okay with the foods I eat. I only eat the things I know will not trigger an attack. However, over the past 6 months my symptoms have got a lot worse. I am having attacks first thing in the morning, while I am at work, even in the middle of the night. I have tried to change my diet and cut out all fatty foods, I have changed the things I drink during the day, I have changed my lifestyle and I have even started walking with my dogs more to get some more exercise. Nothing seems to be happening.
I take buscopan (which my doctor recommended) when I was younger, but they don't seem to be working anymore.
I am running out of things that can prevent attacks because they are having a massive effect on my day to day life. Especially at work when I am having to spend 40% of my day in the bathroom.
If anyone has any hints, tips or advice on things I can do to prevent attacks, I would be very grateful.