For many years I've had IBS, and right now I'm trying to work out what triggers it. I'm lactose intolerant too, fun fun! So gluten is my first port of call since a large portion of people with IBS seem to either turn out to be coeliac or gluten sensitive. My main symptoms are bloating and constipation, which has led to the feeling of lethargy. (I also suffer with acid reflux, PCOS, and awfully achy shoulders but as far as I know these are totally separate conditions.)
Today is day three, and it's not going too badly, but if anything I feel worse! Absolutely cannot go to the loo, although my tummy bloat seems to be less than usual.
For those of you who have gone gluten free - when did the bloated feeling go away? Was it straight off once you stopped eating gluten, or was it a more gradual process? Just don't want to be barking up the wrong tree and be depriving myself of freshly baked bread if I don't have to! =)
Also, I know constipation is quite normal for many people who adopt gluten free or go low carb, but how long does that take to regulate itself?
(If the gluten free thing does work I will go to my doctor, but it's hard to get time off work at the moment. And yes, I know to be tested for coeliac you have to have been eating gluten for 6 weeks - I'm ok with that.)