VICTORIA’S PERSONAL STORY

I am 57 years old and have just been told by the Doctor that I may have IBS although still doing some tests to rule out bowel cancer. My symptoms are pain under my left and right rib and then across my lower stomach, as well as gas. This usually comes after eating. I also have a burning sensation/back pain under my shoulder blades and lower back. Feeling bloated most of the time and suffering from constipation. If it is IBS I think it’s probably come as a result of stress and poor diet. I now dread eating and try not to eat at night. The stomach pains are worse at night. I am trying different things Probiotics, Buscopan, Fybogel, Fodmap diet. I hope to find a way of living with this but feeling very down at the moment having to deal with the constant pain and demands of everyday life.

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