Hi, i have had IBS for years now, but It was only properly diagnosed two tears ago! I have always had sore stomachs but it took me a long time to go see anyone about it and then i only went because i wanted Ibs confirmed, i am on the C-side of ibs and have gotten to the point where every time i go to the toilet i am physically crying trying to go! Usually unsuccessfully!! The Dr has put me on bisacodyl which helped a little but i have now gone on a 3 month exchange with uni to mainland Europe and my ibs has just gotten so much worse! I'm not eating any differently to how i would eat in the UK really and i'm not stressed out, other than about my ibs, even then not full blown stress!! I don't know why my ibs has done this but it is really starting to get me down and i don't want it to ruin what jas been an amazing experience!!!
I should put on a few details about my ibs: my known triggers are; lactose, alcohol, fizzy drinks, bread, fast food like chips ect...
My usual symptoms are bloating, pain, embarrassingly: flatulence, sometimes nausea, constipation that can then go the complete opposite way!!!
I currently take buscopan and peppermint oil capsules but have also tried audmonal and mebeverine in the past, i find that buscopan gives the best if not total relief.
I do have a high stress job i suppose (nursing) but i don't find it stressful.
I have issues with using bathrooms that aren't my own so i find it difficult to go anywhere public, and have been known to leave my friends early because i want to go... I don't know if there is anyone else with a similar issue?
So any suggestions would be very much appreciated!!! Thanks!!!