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!
Information was put in an easy to understand way. Helped me learn more about IBS.
Sian (Nov 19)
So great. Very informative, empathetic and insightful.
Morna (Nov 19)
Excellent programme and very informative
Nicola (Nov 19)
It's very reassurring to know there are others out there with a similar condition and able to share experiences, learn about triggers and how changes in diet can affect the condition. I feel more educated and set to tackle my IBS rather than cope with it, i feel more positive.
Jennie (Oct 19)
I've really enjoyed being part of a group of people suffering with IBS like me. The programme has taught me about triggers and how to avoid the painful bloatedness that I was feeling. I felt very alone with my illness, this programme gave me support, and taught me about the causes of IBS. I used to be very depressed and nobody understood why I felt that way. I think there should be a support group at every surgery or hospital. I felt very alone till becoming part of the programme.
Kathy (Sep 19)
I thought I was on my own suffering from the embarrassing symptoms of IBSD but have found that this is not the case with this support programme. It has helped me identify all the symptoms I have that are due to this illness and the I could really identify with the stories of fellow sufferers. This programme has given me hope that there are ways of at least improving and managing my symptoms so I can live a more normal life.
Nicki (Sep 19)
It make you realize you are not alone and you have to take control of management of it.
Christine (Sep 19)
Amazing would definitely recommend going through the program as you will learn new things as well.
Lucy (Sep 19)
Good and accurate information. Answer lots of questions. Useful for newly diagnosed and people who have had the disease for years.
Beverley (Sep 19)
Very useful information on how to manages symptoms. Good dietary advice. Information on questions to ask GPs or consultants. Good to know there is 'someone' there if needed.
Tricia (Sep 19)
I thought it was great, very informative, lots of support and would recommend to anyone who has IBS to look at this instead of waiting ages to get an appointment at the drs.
Amy (Sep 19)
Very useful info and helpful tips to try and changes to make. Very helpful in finding what causes and triggers you may not have realised.
Michelle (Sep 19)
When you live with IBS, you often feel like nobody understands how you feel, and that there is no cure. This programme gives you clear information about lots of treatment options and lets you take away what you need from it, without bombarding you with medical jargon, just clear, useful information. Overall, very informative.
Eileen (Aug 19)
Great info and information about where to get help.
Donna (Aug 19)
The IBS program helped me to find out what was the reason for my IBS problem and the details and how it works with the diet and controlling the nerves and psychological stress and making my day to day life more manageable.
Firoz (Aug 19)