You may want to stop drinking apple juice. It has been known (around this board) to be 'gas in a can.' Apples and the juice are suppposed to be so good but they cripple most of us with IBS. Tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, garlic, leafy greens and anything in the cauliflower family (broccoli, etc.) do a number on us. My doc has told me to stay away from all of those unless eaten in small quantites and/or eaten VERY WELL COOKED. Eating anything raw is hard on the gut.
If you have gas you may want to try Beano or Gas-X... they are both pretty natural and won't harm you. Gas-X is pretty much peppermint, which is soothing on the stomach and extinquishes gas.
As for probiotics, you can take a supplement (doesn't have to be through yogurt). That is natural too so it won't hurt you. Sometimes it gives people gas but that usually subsides with continual use.
From what I have heard Ibuprofan (asprin, advil, alieve, etc.) is not good for stomach inflamation. It causes ulcers. I remember I wasn't allowed to take it for a while when I was having a lot of heartburn. I also wasn't allowed to take it like a week before I had my scope (I had the upper and lower done). It's tough not taking it because the alternative is Tylenol, which has caffeine. Most of us cannot handle caffeine.
If you are having burning and/or yellow poops you may want to ask your doc about
a hida scan for your gallbladder. I can't imagine it is not available in the UK.
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