So here’s a little story about the girl with IBS who ate too many cookies, a swipe of cream cheese frosting (K.O Rasoi was baking) and a couple of handfuls of chocolate sponge, and then saw her first major IBS situation in 4 weeks since starting her Symprove trial.
You see, sometimes I just like to push my luck and last week I was having one of those days where eating one cookie leads to another, and another, and another… You get the picture.
But for once I didn’t let my symptoms get the better of me. I slipped into my skinnies and waltzed out for dinner with two of my oldest friends. I ate a careful dinner, drank lemonade (I don’t know why but the bubbles help), sipped a peppermint tea and then came home and cuddled a hot water bottle. It was a definite blip in my otherwise amazing IBS-free four weeks but I feel proud that I didn’t let it get the better of me.
I’m now a quarter of the way through my Symprove trial and honestly couldn’t feel better. It’s given me a whole new lease of life. I’m not as bloated, I’m not as tired, and I no longer have to be within running distance of a toilet. TMI right there.
At the moment, I can wear tighter clothes (still not digging body-con mind) and not worry about looking 6 months pregnant, I can go for a night out and dance til I drop without worrying about feeling unwell. And it’s bloody brilliant and slightly miraculous, which is why I had to share.