2 years ago I had tests originally for IBD and when all of those tests were negative, the conclusion was IBS. I have struggled recently with accepting this as a diagnosis because I feel amazing most of the time but when I have a flare it can knock me off my feet and I struggle then mentally with worrying about whether or not I am feeling better. I do not take regular medication for my IBS-d, as my doctor has said if it's bad use Imodium and for the bloating peppermint tablets. Has anyone else had quite… read more
I read somewhere recently about goats milk having less lactose and being easier to digest than cows milk so i gave it a try the last 2 weeks and have notice great improvements in bloating gurgling and cramps xx
I could have written your comments! One difference - when I am having a flare-up I need to watch what I eat - especially oil (think anything fried), fresh fruit, wine - even as a recipe ingredient, etc. I have tried many meds - Xifaxan worked mostly but let me down with a recent flare up. I, too, find Immodium a great help. Hopefully, you have a gastroenterologist you like and trust - that's important. There are many more good days than flare-ups - hang in there and let us know how you do.
I stay away from all dairy! Yogurt is the only dairy I eat or drink.
Thanks for your answers. I have had a camera and mri to have a look and both negative. Lately it is bloating....I haven't changed anything in my diet either. I have an appointment with a dietician soon so fingers crossed
I’ve been tested for everything. The only thing I haven’t had is a CT Scan or a scope, but apparently you don’t need either to be diagnosed. My symptoms are very random. They don’t follow a pattern at all. Sometimes I wake up in pain (so no food trigger because I’ve been asleep for 8 hours). I don’t really get constipated or have diarrhea, but once in a while I will. Most often I just get mod-severe pain. My pain has been so bad that I’ve been drenched in sweat (looks like I had a bucket of water dumped on me) and seriously thought I might pass out. I got a Rx for dicetel which helps some if I take it as soon as my pain starts. It’s very frustrating, especially considering it can just hit me out of nowhere when at work.