I started having IBS symptoms 6 months after my section. I was diagnosed IBS almost 2 years into my misery and many wrong diagnoses later. I went through hell. It got so bad I almost couldnt leave the house. It actually led to the first anxiety issue of my life. Never had anxiety issues before. I had been experiencing horrible IBS issues while away from home and unable to get to a bathroom. You can imagine what caused the mental breakdown after years of this.
I was, at that point, associating the onset of the symptoms with absolute panic. After trying the cleansing, enzymes, probios, visits to homeopath etc (it helped a trivial amount.) I finally hired a hypnotherapist. Sounds crazy (even I thought it was) but I was desperate. She helped me overcome my mental stuff with relation to the csection, and kind of reconditioned my brain. I immediately had 75% relief. She gave me suggestions to hypnotize myself when I felt the IBS returning and it worked. I have been 95% IBS free for 9 years now.
Oh, and when I got preg. w/ #2 my HB MW explained to me about the nerves being cut during the section and the bowel issues associated. (The only immediate relief I was able to have when the symptoms flared up before the hypno was to rhythmically tap my diaphragm area...apparently I was stimulating my nerves to work) I also have MANY adhesions attaching my scar area to my bowel, bladder etc
This causes severe tearing pain if I sneeze the wrong way, twist the wrong way, or even get out of bed wrong. But I was almost dysfunctional before the hypno
Hope this helps someone! I feel your misery!