One afternoon I just doubled up in pain, it was unlike anything I had ever experienced.

I collapsed with the pain and I didn’t know what was happening to me.

With IBS, the symptoms can be so extreme, it’s hard to overcome them.

I love chillies and jalepenos so I’ve been quite liberal with them, something I wasn’t able to do before,” she said.

Zoe believes that Alflorex, a precision probiotic which claims to protect the naturally occurring cultures in the digestive system and target problems in the digestive tract, has completely alleviated her symptoms.

“I went to my GP the next day and he thought it I may have eaten something I was intolerant to, perhaps MSG. I had another attack at my sister’s birthday, in a Chinese restaurant.

I thought it was food poisoning but every few months I’d have another attack and I was eventually diagnosed with IBS. Down, revealed that IBS has been responsible for some of the most embarrassing events in her life, but the extreme symptoms that come with it, including bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and crippling abdominal cramps are difficult to cope with.

There was absolutely no way I could get on that flight.

If you paid me €1m I couldn’t have done it, even though it was such a short journey.I really just wanted to relax and enjoy myself with my husband and I was so delighted for that time to go by without an attack, and I truly believe that it’s because of Alflorex because normally I would have had one, particularly while abroad.“For the first time in my adult life IBS isn’t in the back of my mind,” she said.I hate taking medication, even for a headache, so that was a really big plus for me.It’s been a hugely positive experience.” “For years, I was removing certain things from my diet, believing they triggered my IBS, but I was still having attacks regularly. “Since I began taking Alflorex, I’ve been eating exactly what I want.People don’t understand what it’s like for people with IBS,” she said.