Hi all, I know this isn't anything new, many posts like it but I suffer from upset stomach / running stomach attacks every so often. Uncomfortable bloating almost everyday of the month, at least 3 days spread out with cramps and 1 day of running stomach.
I am trying to find out why this is happening, I am highly stressed and know this can affect IBS. The GP I see has mentioned that he thinks this is the reason for most of my problems but haven't gone for any tests. Are there any?
I am also trying to rule out foods which may be making me sick. I find if I cut out meat I feel great and lighter, but every now and then I will get cramps and know that I will suffer an attack of upset / runny stomach soon around 8hrs after.
How long does food take to affect the digestive system, perhaps I can narrow my findings down to something I am eating which is triggering this.
I don't drink too much coffee, 5 cups a day of which 1 1/2 go cold and throw away. I eat a small helping of bran in the mornings, I dont like milk so that is the only time (along with coffee - but just a tad) where I get my calcium from. I try and stick away from white bread, drink around 5 glasses of water and visit the loo once per day.