I've been trying a low FODMAP diet for about 5 weeks now, to try to help alleviate IBS symptoms I've posted about before. Basically I have 5-15 bowel movements a day and never feel comfortable.
The diet so far has made no difference. In fact, it's worse in some ways. Before, I would have fairly normal movements in the morning at least, whereas now all my movements are very dark and lumpy poos.
Two questions for any with knowledge of FODMAP. One, how likely is it that having noticed no improvement after 5 weeks, I'm likely to see it after 6 weeks, or 3 months, or 6 months? I know it could take that long, but not sure I can face it with no improvement!
Also, what can I add back into my diet that will address the constipation but still be low-FODMAP?