I'm new to this forum and really finding it quite hard to write this as it's so embarrassing, I've not told anyone other then my doctor who simply said I've tried everything they've advised and none of the tests show any issues and so she's not really sure how else to help, I feel so helpless with this.
I've had ibs for as long as I can remember, majority of the time I can ease the symptoms by cutting out culprit foods (tomatoes, apples, oranges, broccoli, bran,, etc) and adding more vegetables to my diet. Since my diet change I have noticed a difference in my cramps, diarrhoea and constipation but one really embarrassing symptom still remains... I get really REALLY bad gas and I can not control it, at around 12pm every day my belly will start to bloat and I'll feel so uncomfortable, I try to hold the gas in but it sort of leaks out - it's disgusting and gets worse after eating, I stink and people are starting to notice, I just want to shut myself away.
I've tried the following methods to help but nothing has worked :
Activated charcoal, peppermint tea (actually makes my cramping worse), buscopan, eating slowly, breathing techniques, exercise daily, eating little and often.
Nothing is working and it's getting 10x worse, I used to be able to hide it but it's just not possible anymore. I feel disgusting, I use so much body spray, perfume and deodorant but nothing can mask the smell and I can't hold it in or 'just wait to go to the toilet' .
I'm desperate for any help or advice, even just to hear from someone going through the same issues - I feel so alone in this.