I really need some help as like all other members I have IBS but I cannot get it under control, its either D or C and its almost impossible to get a routine or rythm.
I've had the condition since childhood but in the last year it has become unbearable and uncontrolable as I now cannot leave the house for fear of an accident or because the IBS has me locked in the bathroom for hours at at time. The GP has no idea how to treat this and just giving me mebeverine and said to perservere it will help, that was a year ago how long do I need to perservere? With a lot of pushing and complaining he agreed to try a bulk forming laxative being ispagel (fybogel) but this has just given constipation even on the Max dose and is not having the desired effect. As you can probably tell I've lost all confidence in my GP and have done plenty of my own research in hope of some usefull treatment and have come across both Acacia Senegal and Slippery Elm as recomended bulking agents but has anyone else used these or have any other suggestions/advice as I'm truly desperate for something to stabilise the condition and give me my life back.
Thanks for reading any any help you can provide.