Hi, I've been persecuted with very bad gut pain for the past six weeks or so. I've tried everything to help it and ended up going on a low-carb diet. That helped initially and I thought I'd cracked it, assuming this was definitely a wheat problem, but the pain has come back. What's more, I can't discern a pattern it its return, so I'm really floundering.
I suspect I have what would be diagnosed as IBS and I am REALLY reluctant to go to my doc with it, because I'm sure that's the label I'll get slapped on me, but I recently saw the FODMAP diet recommended for IBS sufferers and at this stage (I'm getting very reluctant to eat at all), I don't think I have much to lose.
I know it is sometimes recommended for coeliac sufferers who are still having symptoms, so I wondered if anyone here had ever tried it, and if it helped.
Looking through the list of 'bad' foods on it, I can certainly identify with things like onions and cabbage, which make me feel ill, and I've never been good with legumes and pulses either, but I can see plenty of other things, like apricots and pomegranates, that I've never been aware of having a problem with.
Anyone tried it? Is it worthwhile doing?