Hi all , I think most of us have not been referred to a Dietician. IBS is just too difficult to control without the help of an expert. I have limited knowledge but after walking out of my GPs room with FODMAP written on a piece of paper and told to follow the diet religiously for 4 weeks I felt elated. Only to discover that wasn't right 😱. GPs have limited knowledge on it and we in our position with the stress and anxiety it causes aren't in positive frame of mind to be able to cope. I can read by many of the comments on here that many like me were ill informed.
Diverticulitis is another thing all together, with its own range of foods to avoid. Hence the reason we all need a health care expert to get us in track.
I have said this before on replies, DO NOT use the FODMAP diet it has been produced for the Australian market. The UK diet is FoodMaestro available on an app. It has an extensive range of Uk produce that we can eat that won't cause the fermentation in the gut. All this info was supplied to my by my dietician. I am only 2 weeks into the 8 week exclusion zone , I don't have the searing pain, but I'm still on the loo. The symptoms subside during that 8 weeks and then you can reintroduce a new food every 3 days. That's about the time I had with my Dietician but next time I'm back I will pass on any more relevant Info.
I downloaded a recipe book yesterday for IBS sufferers, written by 2 professionals ,yeehaa 😩😩, 😩 First 2 recipies in the book had feta cheese and something else that isn't allowed .