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Have you been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), or any other conditions in your medical history? Do you currently take any medications for relief in this, or have you previously tried anything that had any effects?
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What type of work up have you had so far?
How long did you take probiotics?
Have you tried to eliminate gluten or lactose?
How long did you go lactose free?
Does anyone else in your family have similar issues?
6 month is usually long enough.
Now you should try to go gluten free. You might have celiac diseases.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease triggered by a response to dietary gluten (a protein which is found in wheat, rye, and barley) in genetically predisposed individuals.
You are right - celiac's disease can cause some abnormal symptoms, but this is only true for about 50% of people.
If I were you, I would go 110% gluten free for 6 month.
The alternative would be get tested with blood work with your primary care doctor.
I would encourage you to provide a stool sample as well which can help lead you to a diagnosis if there is malabsorption.
You symptoms can also be from gallbladder and pancreatic causes.
I would make sure it's not celiacs disease first.
Probiotics and exercise usually help IBS.
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Stool sample to look for malabsorption.
psyllium will also help IBS.
You can also ask your doctor for some antispasmodics which may reduce IBS symptoms
You can also try loperamide (Imodium)
eat regularly and take time to eatdrink ≥ 8 cups of fluid daily, especially water or other noncaffeinated drinkslimit tea and coffee to ≤ 3 cups dailyreduce consumption of alcoholic and carbonated beverageslimit high-fiber foods such as whole grain breads, cereals high in bran, and whole grains such as brown ricereduce consumption of ‘resistant starch’ (starch that resists digestion in the small intestine and reaches the colon intact), which is often found in processed or recooked foodslimit fresh fruit intake to < 240 g daily
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