Our expert says:
Yes, stress is one of the most important factors in IBS. You can certainly ask the gp for a mild anxiolytic but if your stress levels remain high, then it may also be a good idea to consult a clinical psychologist. Clinical psychologists are listed in the Yellow Pages under 'Psychologists' or you can ask your gp to refer you. He/she will help you to work out what underlying psychological problems are causing this stress and help you to cope with them.
So sorry to hear about your divorce.
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