I definitely would like to hear from some people on the topic of IBS, from how you got it, to how you manage it, ticks and tricks, etc etc.
The reason I ask is because I highly suspect I may have IBS as a result from getting sick earlier this year. My mother and I ate crab that someone handled improperly (meaning they didn't wash their hands before touching my food) and we got sick.
My mother got over it within a day, mine took me well over a week.
When things weren't looking well and I still couldn't eat after three days from getting sick, I finally sucked it up and went to my doctor. She explained I had lost the lining of my small intestine, making it immensely hard to digest anything but basic, non-processed food. I was put on a low-residue diet after bridging from basics like toast, applesauce, and rice, and while it looked promising, it seemed to be only the beginning of some troubles for me.
I have been able to eat regular foods since the incident, but I'm constantly plagued with nausea and lower stomach pains (right where the intestines are, or so I believe), and my life is revolving around Tums and bread if my stomach starts to make a turn for the worse. Is it possible I could have IBS? Does it sound like it? Should I seek a doctor? Or could it be something else, and should I still see someone aside from my standard physician regardless?