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Wheat and gluten free. I was told I had IBS. I cut out gluten on the off chance after reading an article. Within 24 hours I felt like a different person. It was amazing. The IBS was a bit of a red herring. My tummy does kick off a bit when Im stressed but gluten played havoc with me! I used to live on toast, cereal and cheese and crackers . It was tricky at first but I barely notice now.
Have to eat high-fibre or low-fibre depending on how my IBS is. I saw my consultant the other week and have a list of pills and potions to try and control it. Although he did say I need to get counselling as the stress I've been under for the last 4 years has probably caused my IBS.
Linseed and porridge always help though, they are nice fibre. And being warm and exercise.
Onions. Which is a pain in the arse as everything contains them. Small quantities are OK, very well cooked onions are generally all right, but if I have a) a lot of onions in one meal (onion soup, onion rings) or b) eat raw onions it plays merry hell with me the next day.
Added difficulty: I LOVE onions and could happily trough 'em down all day long...