I hope this post finds you well.
Today, I was diagnosed officially with IBS. It’s been a constant battle trying to understand why my stomach hates me. I’ve been through CBT therapy and that helped a lot which is great. Unfortunately, no cure though.
I’m at university studying paramedic science, with this said I have to spend a lot of time on the road attending 999 calls with often very little time to use the toilet. The (what I now know is IBS) problem has been getting considerably worse, so my life needs a drastic change.
I see nothing wrong with tablets but because I’m 25 years old, I feel like there’s enough time to change my life around so I’ve opted out of taking any anti anxiety medication for now.
I have just over a year left (out of a 3 year degree) until I qualify as a paramedic and at the moment, I just want to give up because I feel like that with this IBS issues I’m going to get caught very short and embarrass myself.
I’ve been looking online at loads of different things and I’m overwhelmed at where to start.. I know my diet needs a massive overhaul!! Any recommendations on where first to look will be great. Any advice is also welcome!