My doctor recommended me the low FODMAP diet after IBS treatment with mebeverine and lansoprazole only partially helped.
I'm not keen on changing my diet. I don't have the time to prepare meals 100% from scratch and I don't want to spend all my time making sure that all I buy is low FODMAP stuff, like lactose free and gluten free. I'll be spending most my time reading labels! This means eating out is off the table and as a student I often eat on campus.
Also, everything I eat is on the high FODMAP list. Cereal with milk is an every day breakfast with me, and I cannot imagine replacing it with anything else except maybe a cheese toastie, but cheese and bread are also off the table, so with this diet I pretty much wouldn't be able to eat breakfast. My lunches are also quite carby, either bread or a pasta salad or some sort of savoury pastry.
Even dinners would be hard as I often buy ready made sauces to make my dinners with, which often contain onions and other things I wouldn't be able to eat. There is no way I'm spending time when I should be studying making my own sauces from scratch.
Basically, I would starve on the low FODMAP diet.
I don't know why my doctor recommeded it to me though, since I could eat anything and everything with no issues before I got symptoms, and my symptoms only came when I became very stressed due to uni. So I would think its stress related rather than diet related.
Still, I'm still having symptoms despite medicine and I've run out of ideas of how to help myself. I'm being referred to a gastroenterologist but I'm gonna have to wait another month or more until I get an appointment. I'm stressed out pretty much 24/7 especially now that I don't know what'a wrong with me, nothing is helping, and I have to wait ages to get a possible answer.
If anyone has any advice as to how I can deal with this, please comment.