Hello, I'm looking for answers please! Bit of a long story so please bare with me! I've had ibs for several years and it's been controlled with mebeverine most of the time although I do have the occasional flare up. However, the last 3 months it's been awful, I'm now in a complete state! I have no appetite, lost over a stone in weight and wake with stomach ache and diarrhoea all the time. My GP had put me on ranitidine as I was suffering acid reflux and I made a connection between these and the ibs symptoms so have slowly been reducing these so now only take half a day (can't go cold turkey on these or reflux comes back even worse!!!!). Reducing these seemed to really help my ibs symptoms; I was slowly regaining my appetite, not waking with diarrhoea. However, I then started seeing a nutritionist who has lots of experience with ibs and she put me on: digestive enzymes, cytAD, green magma & magnesium. I don't know if it's a coincidence but my symptoms seem to have returned with a vengeance. Has anybody else been on these supplements? What are your experiences? Also, I was talking to herbalist who said I should really try and come off the mebeverine as it puts part of your bowel in constant spasm so will affect your whole gut and this is what will be causing my acid reflux. Just to add to this mess, my GP wants to test me for coeliac disease so I'm 4 weeks in to reintroducing gluten into my diet and seem to be feeling worse each day. Could the gluten be causing these symptoms? I'm so confused and scared right now as feel so weak and unsure which way to turn. Can anybody help please?
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