myIBS support programme
Written by leading medical experts from County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust, myIBS provides 12 weeks of dedicated information, sent to you by email in bite-size chunks.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition affecting the digestive system. The main cause is unknown but eating certain foods and stress are known to exacerbate symptoms that can last for a day or so, to several weeks or even months.
Some of the topics the programme covers include:
- Symptoms & treatments
- Common triggers & irritants
- What to ask your GP or consultant
- Patient stories and hints & tips
- Latest research and much more!
Most helpful,informative and reassuring! Nice to know I’m not alone and losing my mind! More guidance,hints and tips have been discovered, much more still needed! Would be good as an ongoing thing as it gives me hope!
Sarah (Jul 19)
Helped me to learn about different techniques to manage my IBS symptoms and also to learn I'm not alone.
Susan (Jul 19)
I thought it was very informative, as a long term sufferer of IBS I learnt things I was unaware of and will seek further medical intervention.
Steph (Jul 19)
It's hard to feel at times that IBS is a recognised illness as in the past, when telling my symptoms to my doctor, I just got back "yeah, maybe it's a bit of IBS". You get the feeling it's nothing and nothing they can do about!! At least, every week helped me feel more validated and that something can be done about it.
Axelle (Jul 19)
It helped me identify some foods that made my IBS worse. It helped me learn to cope with the symptoms. I felt what I was going through was common and how I can get help.
Joanne (Jul 19)
I have lived with IBS for years, it has improved since I stopped working as I think a lot of it was triggered by stress and the support programme seemed to support this. It was so usefu to read about my symptoms in other people and see how they dealt with it. I am trying harder to avoid triggering it and the programme gave me the tools to do this. I would like to see some investigations into IBS and the menopause because I definitely think going through it made my IBS worse.
Janette (Jul 19)
It was useful and I now understand more and feel that I can now control it a bit more.
Sophie (Jul 19)
Having suffered IBS for years I am pretty aware of my causes and how I can treat it, but I did learn a few new things. It was ideal however for anyone just realising they suffer from this very debilitating problem, and hopefully offered them support and gave them peace of mind.
Annette (Jun 19)
If you were looking for advice and support on IBS whichever type you suffer from, all the knowledge imparted by the myIBS was invaluable. Too many books etc gloss over IBS as not having much of an impact on one's daily life. You have to be a sufferer to understand IBS-D and how it affects you. The myIBS support programme was a step by step way of learning to adjust to having this disease.
Jenny (Jun 19)
I'm very thankful I came across this programme and that I've taken part in it. Every email I received was packed full of informative, interesting, useful and helpful information. I've been making notes and learning things I never knew before. I'd recommend this programme to anyone suffering the effects of IBS.
Anna (Jun 19)
The programme was really great with regards to treatment and advice.
David (Jun 19)
Great service highly recommend this establishment to others who have same illness.
Maryann (Jun 19)
Supportive and good for clarifying much of the information I have read online but am unsure about its validty. I would have liked some more information on - if probiotic supplements can help and if so which ones.
Rachel (May 19)
Not only did the programme provide me with useful tips on how to manage IBS, it made me feel like I'm not alone with it with the stories and the support. Even though my IBS doesn't impact my life very much and the medication that I take for it works quite well, the programme made me feel like my condition is valid and not just a trivial problem. I now have more of an understanding of it and how it can be managed. I feel less embarrassed about it as well thanks to the programme.
Natalie (May 19)
Very helpful information and tips - would recommend.
Nicola (May 19)