Hi and thanks for the replies!!
I take buscupan for major cramping and pain, and i use Slippery Elm Bark for distension but i really have problems with all meds. I have tried them all and the pain i ended up in, or the weeks of C and my Docs took me off to try something else and eventually told me i was intolerant to most things. Meds that did work stopped working after about 4 months and i basically rely on paracetomol when i really need it and sheer will power!
I kept a food diary when i was diagnosed and went on illimination diets (which i am now told is not a good idea!) to find i have trouble with anything going into my tummy really. I eat chicken and potatoes mainly. I can eat Rice pasta, but not rice in its grain form as it feels like little knives going through my insides after. Dairy gives me bad D, grains hurt etc. Bit of a nightmare really!! I am definatly up for trying new ideas tho, so if anyone has any, please tell me!!
My Celiac came back negative, i have had a sigmoid and an endoscopy. They all came back normal which is when they decided i had IBS. My symptoms are pretty much that of Crohns but they tell me i don't have that based on a blood test that showed no high t cell count.
Diverticulosis? I don't know what this is. I shall look into it.
What probiotics would you recommend. I was given some by a nutritionalist guy along with a lot of other pills and he said i had to take them together and the concoction nearly killed me with Cand tummy ache. There were the probiotics, milk thistle, and another couple of ridiculously expensive things! I just stopped taking them and went back to what was normal for me. I guess i have been a bit scared to try probiotics as i associate them with that experience.
Thank you for all the info! Looks like i have some reasearch to do! Much appriciated.