I've recently had 3 bouts of awful stomach cramps, diarrhoea, sulphur burps and one episode that included vomiting. The first episode was after a weekend of eating foods I shouldn't (curry and onion soup), I just didn't realise. I was diagnosed with IBS after a long period of work related stress, followed by a sudden change in diet, and given no information at all (granted I didn't look for information either, but at the time my symptoms were very minor and I knew what set them off).. and it just seems to be getting worse this past few months. I've had a further two episodes around every other week since, always at or after the weekends, and have had to take time off work. I wake up in the night with a stomach ache, and it just gets worse from there. It's similar to having a tummy bug, and the second episode the sulphur burps and smell of what was coming out of my rear end resulted in vomiting. I've had a third episode this morning, and again have had to take today off work. No vomiting this time, but awful cramps, diarrhoea, and sulphur burps. I've been up for 7 hours now and only managed 2 pieces of toast and mint tea.
I've made an appointment with my GP in the hope I will be referred to a specialist dietitian, but it's not for a week yet.
Does this sound like IBS flare ups? I've only had wind, bloating and minor cramps before, nothing like this (and I've suffered those symptoms most of my adult life). Does anyone have any advice on what I can do in the meantime to help my stomach? I follow a vegan diet, and struggle to find meals that aren't high in fructans, so I really have no idea what to do if these severe episodes continue.