Got some news for everyone!!! The diet I have been doing has come to an end! and it was actually helpful!! Im lucky to have a nurse in the family! so I know the diet is safe and and Doctor would agree its worth trying. I suffer from both C&D and have done for about 2 years. I decided enough was enough and I was going to try everything and anything to sort it out! So the first thing I did was this elimination diet. Basically you cut out all preservities, red meat, dairy, wheat etcYou get a list of thing you can eat and things you cant eat. You follow that for two weeks and then slowly re-introduce foods on the "disallowed" list. You eat the new food for two day and if you have no problems move on to the next. Until you get through the whole list! I was asked by my doctor ages ago to cut wheat out for a week or two to see if it had an effect on my ibs but it didnt. Looking back this was probably because I was still eatting a load of other things that werent to good for me! This time round from the start of the diet my ibs pain had gone. I found out that onions cause small pains and wheat causes really evil bad ibs! so now Im going to avoid wheat for a while then try to re introduce in a few weeks to see what happens.I will say one thing about the diet though, it is bloody hard work! you have to really have will power and not eat the "bad" foods.....the hardest to give up was chocolate!!!! But at least now I now certain foods really do cause a lot of pain! Im still really depressed and panic a lot of the time but Im hoping after a while of know physical pain, the rest of my troubles will fade away! I also found that if I dont drink before during or after a meal I dont get so bloated. This is because drinking dilutes your natural digestive juices, making it harder for you to digest! and one big thing I was gulity of was not chewing ! You really got to make a effort to think about how much you chew and break up your food before you swallow! I will let you all know how it goes now Im a wheat free zone!! and if anyone wants the full details of the diet let me know! Im happy to help anyone out if I can!