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Suggestions about food for ibs

Have had Ibs for 30 years still struggling as to what to eat ,Have Diarrhoea most days . Take buscopan and loperamide . Any suggestions .

Pansie

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Without doubt try the low FODMAP diet, try to do this with the help of a dietician who has been trained in FODMAP. It does need dedication though, depends how determined you are, but cutting out wheat and onions completely sorted my d. I still have other problems though, headaches, painful bloating, back and tummy pain.

I have found that no medication works for longer than a couple of days, and I have also tried expensive probiotic. For pain, I find yoga very helpful, acupuncture, and even seeing a chiropractor for bad back pain.

For people with diarrhoea there is a new diagnostic and I'm afraid I don't know all the facts, but a friend of mine was lucky enough to be referred. It's a radioactive capsule which you swallow - different from a capsule endoscopy. She was found to carry a gene which affected absorption. It was carried out privately but I think is available on the NHS to a lucky few. You don't say which country you live.

Also, I'm sure you know this, plenty of water and try to relax.

Good luck, you are very far from alone, which is of little comfort when in your life you are surrounded by people who can't, or refuse to, understand.

I truly believe that the only real path of action is to push for EVERYTHING possible to discover what is wrong, because we all have something that is going wrong, whatever they try to tell us.

No biker

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Thank you I will try anything

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Thank you

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Try swapping cows milk for almond milk. Changed my daughters life. I can't tolerate eggs. If you can eat oats with almond milk you can have porridge. I eat that every morning and it is fine but everyone is different. Lentils and rice are also good. Trial and error is the only way. I avoid wheat and replace bread with ryvitas and oatcakes. Potatoes are good.

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try FODMAPS. You can easily do it yourself using the Monash Uni resort app. They are the people who discovered it and who are still testing foods and adding to the list continually. Eat only the green-flagged foods for six weeks then add back in Amber flagged foods by type to find what aggravates you. You could start by going gluten and/or dairy free to see if it is either of those. Do it for at least three weeks to get any sort of result. It changed my life completely for the better. No diarhoea or pain nowadays. Good luck.

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Thank you

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Have you tried your own intolerance tests like leaving one food group out of your diet at a time, ie dairy, and keeping a food and bowel movement diary to see what changes there might be

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Will try anything .thank you

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Hi pansieh me too, stay away from insoluble Fiber (any skins like apple or potato or very fibrous veggies or beans) I don't eat wheat anymore, just try keeping to soluble fibre like white rice, potatoes (no skins) or meats (no fibre),eggs and use loperamide when u need, hope this helps x lin61

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I find that Silicol gel really helps. I only found out about it recently and it has helped me a lot.

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Thank you will give it a try

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Hi have you tried cutting out gluten in your diet. It has helped me over the past two months. I do still take the meds you mention but not so frequent now.

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Have tried that but will certainly give it another go . Do Eggs affect you ?

Thank youx

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I have a terrible reaction to eggs, within 30 mins of eating them I am doubled over with pain followed by sitting on the toilet for an hour..........I can eat them in things like cake ( not that I eat much cake as I avoid wheat) but if I eat them on their own I have an almost immediate reaction.

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Thank you

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I have tried everything ever suggested but nothing has really helped me,I'm now trying kefir (making my own) this is supposed to cure all ills (heres hoping) you can read about it online or you tube shows how to make it,its really easy ,(you can also buy ready made) but the sort you make is supposed to be best ,i'm on my third day at the moment. good luck.

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Also look what tablets contain, I have problems with corn and maize syrup is in some tablets. Also take a probiotic tablet to help the gut. Wheat is another food I try to avoid. It is just a case of finding out which foods you can tolerate and which foods you cannot. watching what I eat certainly helps me

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Definitely time to see a nutritionist, switch to low FODMAP diet rigorously, get some very powerful probiotics (ideally prescribed by the nutritionist), and try Kefir milk. You would see an effect within about three days if it works for you. Fingers crossed!

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Try silicolgel, you get it from Boots. Husband has had IBS for over 30 years and it has helped. I am not saying it is THE miracle cure but it has helped him with the symtoms.

JP

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