For the past few years (yikes!) I have dealt with on-and-off stomach problems. The most recurring issue I have is gas. My doctor was concerned about my stomach issues because my aunt has Crohn's Disease and my grandmother has Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I went through every test imaginable-blood tests, CT scan, endoscopy, colonoscopy. All of the test results came back completely clear; no signs of Crohn's Disease or IBS whatsoever. I was relieved but still frustrated because I am dealing with this gas all the time, and it can be debilitating.
A few days ago I went back to my gastroentologist, who now wants me to go on a ridiculously strict diet: No grains, no sugar. On top of that, I can't have dairy because I am lactose-intolerant. So essentially I will be eating meat and vegetables and some nuts. I am angry and stressing out because I have a busy schedule and I don't have time to worry about following such an insane diet.
My doctor kept saying this was the only way to keep my stomach under control, but I don't want to live my life hungry all the time and having to pass up so many dinners with family, parties, etc.
I don't know what to do. Please help.