Hi everyone. I have had ibs for ten years, it flares up when I’m stressed really badly, then settles slightly more (but still present) when I’m relaxed. Overall it is a daily battle, as soon as I eat something I get stomach ache and need to run to the toilet urgently. I survive by taking Imodium - I honestly don’t know what I would do without it.
I’m starting a new job in 3 weeks and I have massive anxiety about any jobs because my ibs flares up and this in turn triggers massive anxiety. I’m really worried about when or if I can eat when I’m working as my ibs is really bad and I don’t want to be running to the toilet all the time, especially when I’m training and wanting to make a good impression. But then I’m worried that I will feel ill all the time because I haven’t eaten.
It’s such a big thing for me changing jobs and because I suffer with anxiety and depression anyway this extra stress on top is really majorly getting me down. Im after any advice anyone can give really, so sick of ibs rearing its ugly head all the time, I’m only 28 and already exhausted from fighting this daily.