My latest flare-up was triggered by a bug 4 months ago. The doctor says the reason the symptoms have continued is due to my chronic anxiety. She says its not food related.
I have been too scared to eat because of the pain eating causes. Also because of the anxiety caused by the symptoms I have no appetite.
If the symptoms arent related to food then why does my stomach react more to certain foods ie gluten, dairy or a larger meal than normal?
Is it because I haven't been eating much for 4 months? Or have I now developed food intolerances?
If I have a bad day I try to look at what I've eaten to see what the cause is. But I dont want to keep eliminating foodsj because that seems to be part of the readon I cant eat them again. Am I right that I'm causing these intolerances by avoiding certain food and eating very little?
Im getting really confused, having seen 3 doctors and been told; its anxiety, it's food intolerances, it's a combination.
Constantly obsessing about what I should or shouldn't eat, do I fast on a bad day, do I force myself to eat? is causing me more anxiety.
The doctors dont help much, I find I get more help and good advice on this forum.
So thank you to everyone who replies to my posts.