Just been to see my GP regarding my IBS. I've had IBS for years and although I rarely get the cramps I do have a mixture of constipation and diarrheal movements. These have got quite bad recently and I have had to resort to Imodium to slow things down (but as soon as the Imodium wears off, then off we go again).
Been to my GP, out of desperation as usually all I get is a leaflet telling me about IBS (last time I said has this changed in the last three years and he said no. So I said its Ok save paper I have that version). This time he gives me a print out about the Fodmap diet.
I've considered this before but the results I've seen are inconclusive and before I embark on this I wondered if there was a way to see if its that effective?
The diet sheet shows lots of foods to avoid, most of which appears to be all the vegetables I was told were good for IBS (fibre). I drink cows milk and the bread I eat is home made with none of the preservatives in it,
I suppose I'm also asking is there one food type which is an IBS contributor? Just trying to resolve or reduce my symptoms without embarking on a journey which may end up inconclusive.