- Visit a GP or doctor
For most people I know who suffer from IBS, GP’s are generally not the best people to treat this condition. That said, they can ensure that any stomach related symptoms are definitely caused by IBS and nothing more sinister, so please be sure to visit your GP surgery first so they can perform the appropriate tests.
If they confirm an IBS diagnosis then please consider the below steps. If not, please follow their advice.
2. Find a diet specialist (if you can afford it)
3. If not, try an elimination diet
4. Look at healing the emotional aspects of IBS
5. If you take supplements, only continue if you feel noticeably better