Morning all. I have had ibs for the past 14 years. I have tried absolutely everything to get to the bottom of it. ive spent an absolute fortune on different supplements. I've tried every single diet going without much success.
Ive just been signed off work for 2 weeks with a stress related illness. I didnt realise how depressed I have become over the past 3 months. ive stopped doing a lot of the things that I normally do. Then all of a sudden I started to get really anxious and I know it is directly linked to food.
I've recently had a hydrogen breath test which showed I produced too much methane. This was through a private nutritionist. She said I had methane based sibo and recomended I follow the bi-phasic diet, which is a combination of the specific carbohydrate diet and the low fodmap diet. it really is quite a torturous diet and I think this depressed me even more. she also suggested that I take atrantil which is supposed to kill off methane.
I think the diet made me worse when I looked back over my food diary. it was mainly meat, fish, limited veg, eggs, nuts, herbs.
Anyway, Im not in the right headspacd to do it and im still feeling very anxious around food.
I dont know how to get out of this and feel really trapped.
Plus I cant afford to continue with the private nutritionist.
Just thought id share in here ti see if anybody else had methane based sibo?