Posted 11/7/2016 12:19 PM (GMT -7)
Some people's IBS seems to be both diet and stress while for others it can be one or the other causing the IBS grief.
It's tedious, but I was able to discover where my IBS stems from....my GI (that I see for my Crohn's disease) sent me to a dietitian and she had me do the low FODMAP, low fructose diet for 6 weeks (then the slow reintroduction of the food groups we took out for the first 6 weeks, there was no change or affect while being on the diet, therefore we were able to determine that my IBS is stress driven...daily mediation practice, gut physiotherapy and daily use of Lax a day (suggested by my GI) has found me some relief and possibly slowly getting more control over it. At least it's something positive.
Best of luck to you!