I am 24 and have been suffering with IBS for the last four years. But have not had a bad episode for at least a year... possibly more. As i have been very careful with which foods i eat, i worked out that white bread or anything similar didnt help my IBS.
On Friday (7th May) i had a very stressful and emotinal day, i could feel myself getting all worked up and of course that bought on my IBS badly. For the last two days i have had nausea, bad pain to the right of my belly button after eating, and loss of appetite. My stomach and my lower right hand side also feel tender, but are only occasionally painful. After sticking to plain foods all day on Saturday i thought i would see an improvement, but i woke up today with bad nausea. So i have been eating plain foods little and often, and drink lots of warm fluids. I have also been using a hot water bottle to help with my tender stomach.
I find my stomach is more tender when i am sitting down, or moving. And i get no tenderness or pain as i wake up in the morning, or if i wake from a nap. Its almost like it vanishes when im asleep.
As i havent had an eposide like this for so long i do not having any medication... thats not passed its expiration date. I was wondering if anyone has similar symptoms, and what they do to ease them?
And whether it is best to keep eating plain foods little and often, or whether just to eat as normal dispite the pain?
Oh... and just to make it clear i live in the UK. So my only option would be to go and see my GP who would give me some kind of anti spasmodic tablets.