An update to this post: healthunlocked.com/theibsne...
My GP decided to try me on Fybogel again and once again it resulted in hard stools and this then caused bleeding, most likely from fissues! Therefore, I stopped taking this after a month.
I decided to go back to trying more natural options and have found that the charcoal tables from holland & barrett are much improved from years ago, these have helped quite a bit for the bloating and wind, although this hasn't disappeared completely! I have been taking these along with aloe vera capsules and magnesium and zinc. I have also been drinking peppermint or chamomile tea, both of which have helped a bit.
I have just started taking Lepicol Plus today so shall see how this goes combined with all the stuff I am already trying!
The only part of my GI tract that hasn't been tested visually, is my stomach, I expect if my Calprotectin levels haven't went down, then this might be the next step, although given my horrible experiences in the past, I am dreading this, but if it needs to be done then I'll just have to go!
I also read in a book about IBS by Marilyn Glenville that states that IBS does produce some local, low-level inflammation, yet my GP and Consultant never mentioned this, so I wonder whether this has caused the raised Calprotectin?!
I am trying to remain positive and keep telling myself there is no cure and if these products even help to reduce symptoms only slightly, then it's better than nothing....right?!
Anyway, I am happy to hear suggestions or comments which could help me out or anybody else's experiences with the products I am trying.