Recently diagnosed with Ibs

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Hiya, I'm a 20 year old student who has recently been diagnosed with ibs.

I am constantly bloated and have a feeling that I need to go to the toilet all the time, even though I don't. It is evident that my bowel movements are loose but when I'm travelling or socialising or at an event I get paranoid that I've actually poo'd myself and need to find the nearest toilet to check (even though I haven't and haven't done so before)

I haven't experienced anxiety before but when this feeling occurs, especially in public I feel like everyone is looking at me; even though nothing has actually happened.

I was wondering if anyone else has this issue and whether there is certain tablets I can take to ease the bloating & diarrhoea. I will take any recommendations!

I have already altered my diet, I'm quite healthy, and I'm taking a few supplements. I'm not in loads of pain however the feeling of 'pooing' myself is affecting my day to day life.

Hope someone can help!

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    Hi there ! Yea I take mebeverine which had helped! Not feeling as bloated and not having to visit the loo as much! I have noticed my anxiety is worse when I get a day and have to empty my bowels several times especially in the morning!
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    My IBS is like yours I think. I take Spazmanol which I get from the GP and paracetamol. Do you drink/eat a lot of dairy products?
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    My anxiety is better to b honest! I just wonder if I do have ibs! I am seeing a specialist and probably will have a sigmoidoscopy end of September so hopefully a proper diagnosis! Think doctors will say ibs as they don't always know what the problem could be!

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      Foods in my case are irrelevant. Things considered a trigger do not bother me. Things that are called good for me make me deathly ill. As for medications. Bentyl did seem to help with the pain aspect for me.
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    I was recently diagnosed with IBS and after a period of watching for the triggers, it seems I am lactose intolerant mainly, so dairy products like milk in drinks or porridge us out. I now drink dairy free milk. Also I steer clear of tinned fruit, fresh is mainly Ok, and for me pulses like chick peas and tinned beans are a no, no.

    I use to sometimes go for a bowel movement 2 or 3 times in the morning before leaving for work, due to the fact I was drinking dairy milk in tea and having porridge. Now usually I go once a day, which is healthy, not every time I eat something which use to be the case.

    Try a process of elimination by keeping a food diary and tracking when you feel the worst. Good luck!

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    You could try Turmeric 95% curcumin capsules, plenty of probiotics, Kefir, enteric coated peppermint capsules, coconut oil, caprylic acid capsules you can check all these online.
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