Hello All, I'm a newbie here and have joined because I've hit an emotional breaking point with IBS. I've been visiting the doctors for 9-12 months with the diagnosis of IBS - I am currently taking Nortryptoline 10mg at night (amitryptoline made me so sleepy) this also makes me drowsy which I'm struggling with during my working day.
I've decided to give the FodMap diet a go - has anyone else adopted this diet? I can't seem to find triggers - cutting out alcohol and cigarettes makes an immediate difference.
I have stress throughout the day as I don't tend to use work toilets due to the diorrehea and time I spend in there - it's quite embarrassing. I find myself going to the toilet 2-5 times of an evening and it's affecting my quality of life - I'm too scared to eat at work, and I hate being out of the house.
Does anyone have any advice? I'm 24 which I know is a typical age for this to come on, but it's so debilitating I've resorted to crying hysterically some evenings.