I posted on here a few weeks back on behalf of my girlfriend who was having stomach troubles. Thanks to some suggestions on here we managed to put together an IBS-friendly diet.
It may be a coincidence, but after months her problems eased when we tried this. Recently we've slipped a little and it seems to be one thing that triggers it - cheese. She has finally been given a doctors appointment (gotta love the health service over here!) so maybe they can do some tests then, but we're beginning to wonder if it's a dairy allergy rather than IBS. Her mum and one of her brothers is allergic to dairy, but for the first 24 years or so she doesn't seem to have been, yet now it appears to provoke whatever is causing her stomach upset.
Really glad to see whatever it is seems to be controllable with diet and perhaps this means the initial suggestion of IBS isn't correct afterall?