Before I buy a couple of cats & never leave the house apart to buy toilet roll lol.
(Stanford Le Hope)
I'm a sufferer of IBS for the past 15yrs from when I was a teenager! It's proceeded to get progressively worse over the past few months. I had incontinence while driving back from a meeting with someone that reports to me in the car, to name but one embarrassing moment. I can go from diaorreha in the morning to constipation at night or visa versa! It's effecting my ability to do my job (which involves travelling around the UK), plus I can see it effecting my personal relationships.
I've had 4 consultations with a gastro doctors, a colonoscopy that came back clear, I'm now seeing another doctor who thinks it might be an irritable rectum but more tests in London now for it.
I've remove various food groups from my diet. Its terrible especially when you go out with friends & they start asking will this place be ok for your stomach, the answer is, who knows, as I've kept food diaries for weeks & can never see a pattern.
I've tried acupuncture, hypnotherapy, CBT, everything to over come the anxiety & worry around the IBS.
Apart from becoming a recluse, cutting all contact with friends & not working, I have no idea what to do, who to see, what herbal or prescription drugs to take.
I've paid lots of money out to try things, I'm lucky to have private health with my company (but thats only limited).
Does anyone, anywhere have any feasible suggestions that can truly help me? Before I buy a couple of cats & never leave the house apart to buy toilet roll lol.