As I am reading more and STILL (10 weeks in) not finding any cures for my IBS symptoms, only feeling I am looking more and more pregnant with my gut's bloat/distension along with irregular (C and D) bowel motions, I want ANYONE's two cents..
Could it be SIBO rather than food intolerance causing my IBS? I have been reading up on it, and it would make sense given I seem to react to any food, not just FODMAPs (which I have been off for the 10 weeks). I have had hydro breath tests now for Lactose (came back negative!) and fructose (still waiting on results as I don't produce enough hydrogen so have to have methane tests which take longer for results) and was hoping to stop at those due to the high out-of-pocket expense to me (not in full-time employment as a casual graduate teacher and I was unable to secure myself a position before the Summer break).. So I was hoping not to have any more tests, and now to have the breath test for SIBO I will need to wait 'til after NY holidays anyway, but wondered whether anyone has similar experiences they could share. AND whether anyone has solutions for this pregnant-looking tummy
I feel so depressed about it...