As most of you have probably read before, I am a sufferer of IBS-D and quite severe. I'm writing this to advise people as to what I think they should avoid. As we all know it is important not to get too stuck on the fodmap diets. From the things I have read on here that a lot of people are still trying to find foods that are right for them, as am I. So anyway, yesterday I was having a quick glance down the fodmap list to see if there's anything I think I may be okay with eating and I saw cheddar cheese. Before I began with IBS I was a big lover of cheese, especially in sandwiches. So I decided to have a little bit of cheddar yesterday afternoon and it is safe to say I am completely regretting it today. I have been up since 5:30 this morning with really bad pains so I couldn't get back to sleep and has gone on throughout the day, I will not be eating it again which is a shame because I used to love it and it just isn't worth the consequences. With a lot of us it is definitely a case of trial and error and it is for sure going on my not to eat list. I sympathise with anyone who can no longer eat what they used to love eating and wish everyone the best with dealing with it and most importantly finding the right food for you. I would also just like to point out that I am not lactose intolerant.