Im posting this but the person in question who is suffering is my gf.
She has basically had terribad digestion for years and years (difficulty digesting wheaty foods, red meat, fatty things) and gets painful cramps, spasming, vomiting and a swollen abdomen where food seems to literally get stuck inside. Certain weeks it can be really bad and she is reduced to basically a liquid diet, other times its not bothersome at all.
NHS doctors have always said its IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), which is indeed common in women and ticks the majority of her symptons. She did have a colonoscopy a few years ago to rule out any serious growths/abnormalities and that went fine so IBS seems most likely.
The problem is that no one has any idea what IBS actually is and all doctors prescribe is basically fibre to try and help keep things moving, or occasionally muscle relaxants to stop the lining of the gut from spasming so much. However both are ineffectual.
Im posting here as Im frustrated I cant do more to help her. No one likes to see their loves ones suffer (especially over something like food!) and I was wondering if any fhcer's or their partners suffered from IBS and whether they had any tips, tricks or recommendations for medecines? I dislike NHS doctors as they all basically tell her to just deal with it. I was wondering if anyone from USA/AUZ had experience with the condition and whether doctors there advised anything else? We'd be willing to try new drugs, new herbals, new anything that might help.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can share.