Hi everyone thanks for the welcome and all the advice.
Initially my GP referred me to a specialist ( who's fairly useless, very uncaring!) and the first test was H pylori which was negative. I've had blood tests, ultrasound and endoscopy which were also clear.
All this did begin at a very stressful time in my life and I know stress can really make it worse so I do take steps to get some relaxation every day and excersise can really help although I've broken a rib at the mo so I haven't been able to excersise.
The vast majority of what I eat is cup soups, cottage cheese, crispbread, chicken and tinned carrots. Not a healthy balance I know!
I just don't know what else to eat though. I crave bread but it really doesn't seem to do me much good at all. Red meat, fatty foods and certain vegetables are an absoloute no no.
I have been trying the probiotic yogurts but they didn't seem to help.
I have tried "windeze" for the gas but it doesn't help and to be honest I find the whole area rather embarrassing. I guess gas is quite a problem as my stomach has it's own orchestra these days!
The specialist did prescribe anti depressants but I read online that this particular brand caused constipation, boy do I not need that, so I chose not to take them. He then went on to prescribe a laxative, Movicol, but I'd prefer the dulcolax which I know will do the job.
Most of the time I just don't need the toilet unless I take a laxative, sometimes I can't get there quick enough.
It's great to be among people who understand, my family misunderstood and decided I'd developed anorexia or something. There is a huge difference between can't eat and won't eat though.
Hope you are all well, Lillies x