I went back to my GP today to ask again about a dietician or nutritionist who could help me with the fodmap diet. I was told again, that unless I am morbidly obese or diabetic I was not entitled to help with my diet, despite the pain I am in with ibs. I am really angry, 7 years I have suffered and it is getting worse, I now suffer migraines and sciatica pains. In 7 years, the gastro consultant has seen me only 3 times, each time they change my meds slightly, but never follow up whether this has been successful, how can they with 18 months in between each appointment? Last week I bloated 7 pounds overnight and I have not been able to shift this. It is sore and uncomfortable. I have tried anti-depressants, laxatives and fibre, nothing works, so I have given up (again) with the NHS and realise that I will have to find the answers myself. All the advice on this network has been far more informative that what the NHS offers, particularly as they think I am neurotic and imagining the symptoms. Back to the fodmaps, food is the evil culprit.
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