Ceeka, that's wonderful news!
I too was told for decades that I had IBS, but it turned out to be celiac disease, which means I can't eat anything with gluten in it (wheat, barley, rye and any derivatives).
Medical researchers are now saying that anyone with IBS should be tested for celiac disease or gluten intolerance. There are blood tests for CD (although they have frequent false negatives), but the best test is to go gluten free for a couple of weeks, then do a "gluten challenge", i.e. re-introduce gluten and see how you feel. Most people who are gluten intolerant will notice that they feel better off gluten and then feel MUCH worse when they start eating it again.
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