Hello everyone, This is my first post!
Since 2011 I have been experiencing more frequent and intense symptoms and was given a diagnosis of IBS-D after several medical tests. Since that time, I have noticed a change in me, I am less out going and the thought of socialising/ going out fills me with fear. I also don't like to plan events in advance as I can not be certain how I will feel when the time comes, I'm also not as spontaneous as I once was because the fear of a possible flare up is always looming over me.
I don't want to let IBS define me or ruin what should be the most fun years of my life. I'm only 25!
Has anyone else experienced a changed in their social life since having IBS?
Is there anyone that still enjoys an active social life despite having IBS?