My name is Christian and I am 44 years old. I have been diagnosed with IBS today by my GP after ongoing stomach issues for the past 5-6 months. I have previously had blood tests and a sigmoidoscopy, which both came back clear (thankfully).
I have basically had very low level stomach ache for the last few months, which has become more noticeable in the last week (24 hours a day stomach ache at various levels). I feel (and look bloated) and it seems to get worse after eating. My bowel movements have decreased, although it feels like I need to poo 7-8 times a day! I have so far tried cutting out chocolate, eating less fatty foods and cutting out alcohol completely. I am training for a long sponsored walk, so am currently walking around 6 miles a day.
I have tried Buscopan and Peppermint Oil capsules previously and they seem to make things worse.
Any help/assistance going forward initially would be greatly appreciated. All suggestions are welcome.
Thank you for your time,