Posted 12 January 2021 - 10:16 AM
Hello. I have just joined today.
I have an IBS -like situation going on for just under a year, with mainly "mushy" stool, not exactly diarrhea, which alternates with times stool is more or less normal.
The last month I also started getting reflux, which I'd not had before, ever.
I tried FODMAPs diet and some of the foods help but some don't. I keep a strict food diary but haven't really been able to identify any trigger foods for IBS, though have for the reflux (caffeine and alcohol mainly, but I steer away from acidic food like oranges and tomatoes. Cooked tomatoes always gave me indigestion all my life but raw ones didn't. I don't eat them now anyway,)
It seems my symptoms come and go no matter what I eat or do, that I can't identify the cause of.
When there's a bad time such as stools are loose, any healthy food even steamed vegetables make it worse. I have to eat white bread, white rice, eggs, plain fish etc. When I get a good time (stools pretty normal) I can eat most things OK.
I am trying herbal medicine, Manuka honey, intermittent fasting, DGL licorice powder, and homeopathy. I have noticed a lot of benefit, but no cure so far.
I also wonder about SIBO, but am not finding online answers to questions I have about it, so intend to ask them here.