Stress-related IBS?

I’m 18 years old and in about the past year I’ve developed IBS. I can go three – four days just forcing down a bit of breakfast and then I feel full/sick and bloated for the rest of the day. I think that I’m hungry but because of abdominal discomfort, my body can’t sense it. It can go away for about three days and then it comes back.

It’s really getting me down. Is there anything that will help me. I can’t go on living my life in such discomfort.


Oh dear, this sounds very difficult for you. Are you losing weight? Was this brought on by trying to lose weight?

Just think back, what was going on a year ago at around the time or just before your symptoms started? These symptoms could well have been initiated by stress which remains unresolved.

You might have a little gastric inflammation (gastritis), which might respond to acid blockers such as lanzoprazole or omeprazole, but just give me a bit more detail about the context of your symptoms and I may be able to be more helpful.