Hi all, first time in here but wanted some advice.
I've gained around 2 stone since last summer and my stomach is constantly bloated. I never used to carry any weight on my stomach and now its bloated at the top and bottom all of the time which has been the case for around 8 months. It's really painful and doesn't ever go down or relieve after the toilet.
My toilet habits are also all over the place varying from constipation to diarrhoea in the same day
I've tried buscopan and peppermint oil tablets but they don't seem to help. I'm already on a clean eating diet so don't eat wheat/gluten/dairy but will try the fodmap diet as recommended by my gp, but I was wondering if anyone had experienced this constant bloating before or has any remedies as it's really getting me down (along with my weight gain). I've been with a personal trainer for the last 8 weeks and following a diet from the nutritionist but I'm not losing weight and they don't know why.
I've had various blood tests which all came back normal (thankfully). My GP said it's likely to be IBS and I've been referred to a gastroenterologist for an appointment but I'm really worried.