Just explaining more. I have had really bad gas and been bloated for over a week - not overindulgence from Xmas because I hardly ate or drank (alcohol) 'cos of bloating and not able to get rid of the gas. Saw a GP(not my usual one) at practice this morning who said "if eating is a problem then stop eating". She then told me to fast (but wth fluids) for 24 hours. She made no diagnosis and indicated she didn't really know what was wrong. However I was diagnosed with IBS 10 years ago when I had tummy pain for some months and the sigmoidoscopy didn't reveal anything. I've had mild bloating since then but nothing like now and haven't been to GP with any problems related to IBS since then.
I just want to know if a 24 hour fast is a usual medical treatment for IBS like symptoms. I'm a compliant patient but I'm already feeling light headed after 7 hours and I've not been feeling well generally. What do other people here think? I'm worried about the bloating and had 6 weeks of cystitis like illness not long ago but they couldn't find any bacterial cause, Now i'm wondering if this could be related to something else? Any help/ suggestions would be appreciated.