Hi IBS friends,
I have been reading articles for so many years which have supplied helpful advice, tips and ideas to make life easier when living with IBS( mixed).
It has been very supportive to know so many others share my symptoms, distress and depression. The life stories posted have been inspiring and at times have giving me a laugh ( though nothing funny about IBS) but mostly a feeling of support knowing I’m not alone.
I won’t go into too many details as you’ve read it all before but
the one medication that has helped me to have the last 6 months of a normal life ( I’m almost too nervous to tempt fate and post this) is starting on a low dose of amitriptyline …it has changed my life!
No flares apart from two minor episodes that were only a 3/10 in severity.
If this drug helps one person out there then I will be happy.
PS my diet is not adventurous but it is no longer boring as I now am adding some previously forbidden foods! Bliss!