I have really bad IBS symptoms and I was wondering if anyone has tried any certain types of diets that helped?
My daughter's Dr. recommends tha FODMAP diet.
Yep gluten free helps, plus trying to eat foods in their most natural state makes them easier to process/digest and is less likely to to irritate your bowl. So avoid processed foods, or anything with artificial colours, flavours, preservatives etc. Also try to avoid processed starchy carbs like white bread, try whole meal or gluten free instead.
I agree. Definitely gluten free and high dose of probiotics at bed time. But to really get to the bottom of your ibs and figure out what it's is you ingest that triggers it, you have to do a process of elimination diet. In other words, you must eliminate the major foods that cause inflammation. Those foods are Legumes, all beans but snap peas, grains and gluten like breads, rice, flours, dairy except for clarified butter or ghee and eggs, and a handful of some veggies such as carrots, potatoes, hot peppers and broccoli, limit your fruit to only 2-4 servings a day which include all types of apples and oranges, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and the most difficult one is sugar. Sugar is poison to us with fibro and ibs. Limit your protein; meat ( preferred grass fed), organic and no hormone chicken, usa fish, tofu, eggs, Once you eliminate these inflammitory foods for your diet for 3 weeks, you slowly begin to incorporate these no-no foods back into your diet one by one and space a weeks span in between new foods. Make note about how you feel each time and how your stomach reacts. You will then be able to tell what triggers your ibs. You have to drink plenty of water and you MUST get a full night of restorative sleep. I did this exact same diet. And I no longer suffer from ibs. I react to gluten, most dairy and SUGAR! As though we don't already have enough limitations but at least I no longer suffer from public episodes which can be very embarrassing. That's the best advice I can give you. Good luck
I've been taking probiotics they help a lot. Take about two weeks to regulate but its worth it. Read label some need refrigeration.