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!
It's really good at helping people understand what might trigger your IBS and ways to stop it from happening and also ways to deal with it when it does.
Sharon (Mar 20)
Good help for people with IBS and gives advice on what to do and eat.
Ranjit (Feb 20)
Living with the daily mental, emotional and physical effects of IBS is very draining and it’s hard to go out and seek help so an on line support programme is an ideal vehicle for sufferers to access good helpful information.
Natalie (Feb 20)
I thought it was extremely useful and beneficial.
Ben (Jan 20)
Very good program, it was very informative.
Joanna (Jan 20)
Tips are very useful as feel doctor is no help at all.
Christine (Jan 20)
I've had IBS for years now but never really understood it. The program helped me understand the causes and how to control it so I feel more comfortable within my body.
Anita (Jan 20)
Joanna (Dec 19)
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)