Hi, I was originally diagnosed with IBS nine years ago and I can only recall having bouts of IBS twice since then.
Now, I have been suffering with IBS almost every day for six weeks. I've had a blood test that has come back clear and have spoken to the doctor three times now.
Firstly I was prescribed meberveine which seemed to aggravate things, so I stopped after 10 days. Then I was prescribed peppermint capsules and Omeprazole. I've been taking these for three weeks now although I'm not sure if they are doing anything for me.
I am suffering with a burning sensation in my intestines and localised pain in my right side, then sometimes on my left side. Sometimes I get tingling (pins and needles feeling in my joints. I don't have any good days, just some slightly better than others.
I can't get on top of this and now it is getting really tiring, having to deal with this daily. I have a cry now and then. It's hard to try to ignore it as it's always there, and the more I think about it the worse it gets!
I know that it was brought on by anxiety, because I am an anxious person and I suffered a lot of anxiety as we went into the lockdown.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated please. Also, if my IBS was brought on by anxiety, would my diet need to be looked at too, to help control this, or not because it stemmed from anxiety? And, any other thoughts on what I can do to calm this please?