I am retired now, but when I was under stress, I skipped the coffee at work. I would have weak tea or better yet, take a small walk at lunchtime to calm down a nervous stomach. There are chewable tablets that can help like Pepto-Bismul. I don't remember if Immodium comes that way. Anti-spasm medicines can be prescribed by your doctor. You may find yourself going for a long time between episodes once the new job becomes routine. Good luck in both.
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Hi Megan, Something that I recently came across that really seems to be helping me is taking a probiotic and a papaya enzyme supplement. It aids with digestion. Also in the morning I was told by my doctor to eat oatmeal.
I just ordered the tummy fiber :) Can't wait until it gets here and hope it'll help me out. The terrible thing is I just started my first job out of college 5 months ago and now IBS is getting in the way of my performance. It's going to be difficult to tell my employer about my problem :( Any suggestions?
Thanks for the help everyone!
Now time for a walk/relief some stress/and try to figure out how to eat and avoid trigger foods... :'(
A year ago When I was first diagnosed I don't think I'd ever really even heard of IBS. This is one of the websites that I found and it helped me tremendously.
Learning trigger foods as well as the difference between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber made a difference. I did order one canister of her soluble fiber powder and it helped while I was trying to figure the whole thing out.
She has a great website with just tons of info if you will really go through it.
The closer I stay to a properly balanced diet of soluble and insoluble fiber and away from trigger foods the more manageable my IBS is. Sometimes all is going well and I forget and am back to starting over, but it can be atleast somewhat manageable if you educate yourself and are willling to alter your diet a bit.
Welcome, Megan. I take an anti-spasm med similar to Bentyl and I also recognize stress(anxiety) to be my trigger. Hope you find a way to decrease the stress with meditation, visualization and/or excercise.
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Welcome to the team. I first noticed IBS at your age. Over thirty years ago...I still have the problem. Stress is definitely my biggest trigger. I would suggest having Imodium on hand. It really helps when you have an attack. Everyone's triggers are different. Many of us find that fresh fruit can trigger an attack as well. Also, you may notice a problem with dairy. It seems that many that suffer IBS are lactose intolerant. Take care & keep in touch with us.
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Hi all! My name is Megan and I've been dealing with IBS for two months now. I turn 23 this November. I just found out today from my doctor that I have IBS. I don't know if specific foods trigger it though. My doctor thinks it's stress and anxiety from my job. Any help you may have for me would be greatly appreciated.
My doctor has me taking generic for Bentyl + exercising + more fiber and probiotics.
Thankfully, I only have IBS symptoms in the morning but it interferes with my job
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