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!
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)
Through the programme I gained knowledge about the symptoms and treatment of IBS and was able to help myself more by adjusting my diet and trying new treatments.
Sandra (May 19)
It was very informative and useful. It made me believe that with the right knowledge I am able to live with my IBS and know how to cope with it.
Sophie (May 19)
I feel that new programmes into this is good and if there is new medicines to take to make me feel better it would be beneficial to treating my IBS.
Susan (May 19)
Very useful information, good tips on how to help ease symptoms and where to get help.
Kristy (May 19)
Lots of ideas, hints, tips and diet info to help me manage my IBS.
Linda (May 19)
Has been very supportive and useful to gain knowledge and information, of which I would not have known about.
Sarah (May 19)
An excellent programme for anyone with IBS. It can be such a debilitating condition to live with and this programme, not only helps you realise that you're not alone but, gives so many useful strategies to help you deal with it.
Particularly useful is the list of questions to ask your health professional; leading to useful conversations about how to move your treatment forwards.
I would definitely recommend this programme.
Alison (May 19)
The programme gave me information that I would normally only get by looking at different sources. It provided a full scope of associated problems and how to best manage the condition.
Joanne (May 19)
It was great.
Malgorzata (May 19)
The myIBS support programme is helpful to make people feel that some people actually do understand what they are going through. There is helpful advice, hints and tips and some people may find useful for their condition. It is certainly worth a read. At the end of it, you will know that you are not alone in having the condition.
Andrea (Apr 19)
Really useful and helpful information on lots of different aspects of how to deal with this illness.
Kelly (Apr 19)
I would recommend to anyone with this condition. It goves factual and easy to read information about your condition and support agencies available. I learnt so much and now feel much nore in control of my condition.
Andrea (Apr 19)
From start to finish the programme gave clear concise facts and suggestions. The dialogue was easy to understand as were the supporting diagrams. I have recommended this programme to many family and friends. The questions of what to speak to your doctor about was particularly helpful to my daughter who has now approached her doctor and has had some positive help from them. I have printed each weeks programme off for future use. This was such a helpful programme and I thank you very much.
Debbie (Apr 19)