OK, this is gonna be kinda long, sorry.I have always, since I was very young, had what I thought was a "sensitive stomach". I was too embarrassed to tell my mum, so nothing was done about it and nothing was investigated. By the time I was about 14, this had pretty much stopped/When I was about 16, I started getting D every night, and only at night. It was accompained by stomach cramps etc. This went away after about 1 year.Then, about 1 year ago, I started to get really C, along with stomach cramps and spasms, so bad that I would be in tears and unable to walk every night. Every few days, I would get really bad D, but only for a day, then it would be back to being C again.My mother has really bad food intolerances (intolerant to salicylates, amines (including MSG), wheat, gluten and dairy). SHe suggested that I tried the elimination diet. So I ate nothing but canned pears (in sugar syrup), rice and potatoes. I had a bad headache for about 4 days (my mum said my body was de-toxing), and no stomach problems. I stayed on this diet for months, and had mild D and C only occasionally.Then I flew to Sydney to see an allergist and nutritionest. They identified all sorts of allergies (not that I was eating them anyway!!), and told me to try challenging my eleimation diet. When I did these challenges, I had very bad reactions, so I simply stayed on the elimination diet.Last October, I started feeling really bad again (still on elimination diet). It got so bad that I was admitted to hospital, and my appendix was removed (no, it wasn't appendicitis). They also checked for an eptopic pregnancy, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, and all cam back clear. When I was discharged from hospital, I was still in excruciating pain, and was at the doctors every day and the emergency room every night. Eventually, I saw a gastro, who has diagnosed IBS, C type, and told me to take softners every night.The gasto said that if I took softners every night, food should be passing through my system fast enough that it cannot cause an intolerant reaction. Since then, I have been eating wheat, dairy, salicylates and amines, but still cannot eat MSG. So, my question is this: Is what the gastro said correct? Or did I never have intolerances in the first place (except to MSG, I still can't have that)? What is going on??I'm confused. Can you tell??