I went to my doc today and he is happy to diagnose me as having IBS and leave it at that. His solution is for me to eat the FODMAPS diet for the rest of my life. At the moment the FODMAPS diet isn't resolving my problems, but even if it were, I wouldn't want to eat it for the rest of my life. I want to know what's actually wrong, and I wanted to start with SIBO testing. My doc had never heard of it and is going to look it up, but I'm worried that as soon as he sees it's a not proven, controversial treatment he'll just be down on it and I won't even get a shot at it. Does anyone know if you can actually have SIBO testing on the NHS? If you can, it makes a big difference to my argument with him - and I'll surely have to have one. Any advice most gratefully received....
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