Just a bit of background info - I'm 20 and I've already had my thyroid tested and a full blood count done which all came back normal. The doctor said it was, "probably IBS" and not much more was said about it.
My main symptoms seem to be bloating and gas EVERY DAY and I have trouble going to the toilet sometimes. I also get pain that comes on for a few minutes and then goes (I'm guessing it's gas) and stomach cramps too. I also have fatigue that comes and goes.
I've cut out dairy and any caffeine (as I've been sensitive in the past) and even that hasn't helped.
I don't think it's IBS because the bloating is usually persistent. Often, I wake up feeling bloated! I'm thinking that it could be SIBO? If so, I've heard mixed opinions about taking antibiotics to treat it.
I've started taking a probiotic, although I'm not sure it will make a huge difference, and I'm cutting back on carbohydrates.
I also seem to be feeling hungry quite a lot too but I'm scared of eating anything in case it makes me feel worse!
Any advice/tips/stories would be very helpful as I'm at a point where I really don't have a clue what to do.