Hi all, I was diagnosed with IBS around 20 years ago now and at the time I had a Colonoscopy and Endoscopy. I had been managing my symptoms really well up until last year when they got worse and I'm pretty sure that was down to stress. I have now left my job and that stress has gone but the IBS is still the same.
I am feeling better than I was as I have been eliminating certain foods i.e. Lactose, raw carrots, raw and cooked onions, sweetcorn and I also eat very little broccoli. I have found that this helps quite a lot but I am at a loss as to what happened yesterday.
I met a friend for a coffee (I ended up having two large mugs) and I ordered decafe and I always take my Lactose free milk with me so that the café can make my coffee with that. I didn't have any lunch at all yesterday, just the coffee which was mocha. About 3 hours after meeting my friend I started to feel very sick and started to get shaky and thought I was actually going to be sick, I had to open the window to get some air. I ended up taking two travel sick tablets (I find these help with nausea) and I wasn't sick.
I did eat an evening meal but struggled but was determined to eat it as I thought it would make me feel better which it actually did. Now I'm not sure if it's because I have been using full cream Lactose free milk (I do find it quite rich as I am used to semi skimmed); whether it was the decafe coffee (I had a look at the internet and there was an article to say that decafe can still affect those with IBS) or whether it was because I missed lunch.
I still feel a little 'yukky' today and it's driving me nuts as I can put up with the pain in the tummy with IBS but not the nausea. Does anyone have any idea why I would have felt like this/has it happened to anyone else?