IBS effecting my work

Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with IBS 2 years ago and I’m finding it’s getting worse. I suffer with sever depression and anxiety and I find my IBS is bad when I am worried or stressed. Recently it’s been unbearable and every morning I am stuck in the bathroom for 30 mins to an hour with crippling tummy pains and terrible diarrhoea. This has caused me to arrive late for work on a few accessions lately and I am now facing a disciplinary which is in turn causing me more stress. I don’t know what to do and the thought of possibly loosing my job because of this condition is so frustrating and terrifying.


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  • Chris Hall moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Hi, @struggling – Thanks for submitting your question. You’re definitely not alone regarding IBS affecting work. We hear from a lot of community members with similar issues. I thought I’d share a couple of article with you that I hope you find helpful: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/coping-ibs-symptoms-work/ & https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/ibs-at-work/. Hope you have a restful day. – Chris, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team

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