LW – My Story

I have suffered with constipation since I was a child and was only diagnosed with IBS a few years ago after having a baby. Since having a baby my IBS has become much worse and I had to rely on medication daily. I have also been hospitalised twice due to my IBS.  I feel constantly exhausted and I struggle with my energy levels when at work.  I decided to go to the GP in January but I was told that it was something I had to live with and I should take the medication daily.

I was disappointed with this answer and after receiving an email with a poster for the CTM IBS support, I thought I would give it a try.  I had a great first consultation and Debbie was around to offer support whenever I needed it.  The FODMAP diet initially took some getting used to but after a week or so it started to get easier.   It took 6 weeks for my symptoms to improve and I am feeling so much better for it, so much so I don’t need the medication anymore.   I am now starting to reintroduce certain foods into my diet and am keen to find out which food affects my IBS.

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