Hi Folks, I am a 54 year old male living in Dundee on the east coast of Scotland. I was diagnosed with IBS about 9 months ago after going through numerous blood tests, ultra sound scans, CT scan, endoscopy etc. I have tried all the usual treatments like peppermint tablets in all forms, buscopan, Mebeverine tablets etc. I am now on 1 x 25mg amitriptyline before I go to bed and also have a supply of 10mg amitriptyline for taking though the day should my symtoms flare up. I also take 1 sachet of Fybogel Mebeverine each morning (on prescription from my doctor). I still suffer from severe bloating, messy stools, sore back and general feeling of 'just not feeling right'! I read an article regarding an proviso called symprove which was tested at kings college hospital in London and the results on IBS suffereres was seemingly fantastic! I have not tried this but wondering if anybody has tried this and if so did it relieve your symptoms? And does anybody else have any other tips you could give me, I suffer from both C and D IBS and really suffer if I drink coffee, pastry, red meat, bran or anything wholemeal. Also avoid eggs, cheeses and and fried foods and try and buy baked foods where possible. This has had a huge impact on my diet as the vast majority of foods I like, I can no longer tolerate! When my IBS is at its worst, I revert to pain killers (not ibuprofen) but use paracetamol. I see my doctor regularly, at least once a month as I have this fear that my IBS is more than that despite having numerous tests. Have also been through CBT which did help change my mindset. But from anybody out there who reads this, any help or tips or guidance appreciated but anybody who has used symprove, let me know please! Cheers. James
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