Although my IBS has been getting steadily worse for 5 years now (can't drive, can barely leave the house, on Oramorph for the pain) the last few weeks since I was hospitalised with Norovirus my pain has worsened significantly, especially after a hot meal. I eat meat, potatoes and fish and a small amount of cheddar (under dietician supervision) and in child sized portions at best. I've been advised by several GI consultants that probiotics or prebiotics could potentially make things worse and that there are no scientific grounds to say they help anyone, let alone IBS sufferers. Does anyone have any suggestions as to general advice? Or questions I could ask my dieitician (have appointment tomorrow afternoon). Thank you.