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Hi i am suspected to have IBS C, i have had the issue for around 6 years now. From what i have read i don't have the severe symptoms that others seem to have, but my symptoms are bad enough that they can cause me to be in a lot of pain occasionally and disrupt everything i do.
I have tried most of the generic recommendations in terms of supplements, removal of things like caffiene, tea, fizzy drinks and processed food from the diet. My diet has always been well balanced and for the past five months i have only really eaten Spinach, Brown rice, Sweet potato, Quinoa and oats as the main parts of my meals whilst excluding almost completely wheat, glutten and milk. I have done a 4 week trial of the fodmap diet but experienced no changes from this.
I generally eat small meals 3 a day sometimes with a small snack, drink enough fluids etc. i'm working on eating slower and reducing stress, which i tend to get
My main symptoms
constipation/hard impacted stools
excessive bloating after meals
bloating after not eating for roughly 5 hours
occasionally stomach cramps
incomplete emptying of bowels
I am currently looking to experiment with bringing back wheat, glutten and diary foods back into my diet and using a very high potency probiotic. I am also considering getting a comprehensive stool test done, and a breath test to check for intolerances but i am not sure about these options.
I am looking for someone who has similar symptoms to me and has experienced success with a method of some kind any recommendations would also be really appreciated.
Sorry for the long message and thanks
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