wow that is a short amount of time really.
PI IBS can stay sometimes or go, it depends on the infection and other reasons.
Have you seen Mike's hypnotherapy program? There is a major reasons I mention this really.
Also, I would be taking probotics right now, especially ones with Bifidobacterium infantis. Some probiotics help repair cells in the gut.
You also sound like you have two different conditions here, gerd and IBS.
So you have had blood work and stool work?
There is no absolute test to diagnose IBS, but it can be confidently diagnoses based on a specific cluster of symptoms and minus red flags.
These are red flags
"Symptoms NOT Characteristic of IBS
•blood in the stools,
•unexplained weight loss, or
are not characteristic of IBS. You should alert
your physician immediately if you are experiencing these symptoms.
Other signs or symptoms that call for special consideration before being attributed to IBS include:
•Age of 50 or older
•Nighttime symptoms that awake the individual
•Change in the symptom quality (e.g., new and different pain)
•Recent use of antibiotics
•A family history of other gastrointestinal diseases like inflammatory bowel disease or cancer. "
This is on diagnoses
when you had the flu, did they have you on antibitoics for a long time?
Do you have other symptoms, besides these?
" gassy, bloated, burpy flare-ups on a regular basis"
Do you have altered bowel movements and pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen?
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.
Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.