I’ve had IBS now for about 3 years now. I’ve tried many things, but eventually just decided I had to live with it.
My general symptoms are going to the toilet 2 or 3 times a day, constipation and diarrhoea at the same time, gas all day and excruciating pain if I didn’t let it out. Suffice to say, I have spent most of the time at home.
I’ve always been a very light eater, and so I’m very thin (6’3″ and 150lbs). I had tried eating properly during the early days of my symptoms to no avail. However, recently I decided to start weight training at home so I could bulk up a bit, and also started eating for bulking. I didn’t notice any changes to my IBS initially, but it’s been about 3 months now, and the past week has been almost symptom free (this has not happened since I developed the symptoms)
I’ve been thinking about why this is; perhaps my bowel muscles were weak, and I have now strengthened them? Any ideas?