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Hi all, my mother suffers really badly with IBS and it seems to run in the family such as my cousins suffer with it too but on a much lesser scale. I never really noticed myself suffering with symptoms until I was around 19, I'm now 21 and while these symptoms aren't unbearable I do feel as though I have a dull ache in my very lower stomach most of the time now. Most of the time it goes away after I've been to the toilet but until then (which can be a number of hours) it's generally there. I try to not let it stop me getting out and doing things and most of my friends and work colleagues don't know that I suffer with it.
Just getting a bit sick of it lately and it's starting to get me down a little bit. I go on holiday on Thursday up coming and I'm worried that it's going to ruin my time. I know worrying doesn't help but I am quite a worrying person by nature.
In the past I've tried buscopan, mebervine, and peppermint oil tablets. I was on a long term course of antibiotics for acne which I have now came off to see if it would help however it's been a few weeks now and it doesn't feel like it has. I've been trying probiotics for the past 2 weeks but not sure that is helping either.
Can anyone make any recommendations? Or if not even just reassure me that it's not always going to be bad?
Thanks in advance!
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