Have had 30 years of IBS, mainly terrible pain, constipation and horrendous trapped wind and bloating which makes all my muscles ache, is emotionally draining and puts me in bed for a few days a week, nursing a hot water bottle and taking painkillers.
It has become much worse in last few months and I have tried loads of things (colpermin, omeprazole included) and done research and food diary and exclusion diet...all by myself. Went to doctors today to say I was fed up and that IBS is ruining my life...to be told, "I don't want your life story...I'm running an hour behind." Very helpful! I was in tears when I got home. I am scared of eating and have missed events, holidays etc through being ill. I am so swollen that I look 9 months pregnant and cannot fit in any clothes, which is how I am 2 days a week min. Thank god I work from home.
Not stressed at mo, though have had depression for 30 years too...but in brilliant place mentally thanks to wellness and positive attitude and have worked hard to get well and healthy.
Piling weight on but eat less than 800 calories a day. List of foods that I can't eat is getting quickly longer.
Birthday tomorrow and have symptoms today and going to have to eat nothing rest of day to give my belly a chance...and go for birthday meal out (which I dread) and eat the smallest and plainest thing on menu and drink water!
Have just signed up and looking forward to learning some tips and tricks from other people as getting nowhere with medical professional as usual. Fed up being ignored so time to take more action!