I have IBS and used to hear those rumbling sounds all the time. I don't hear them anymore, not after I changed my diet. If I eat something containing artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, it will sound like there is a thunderstorm in my abdomen. So I avoid artificial sweeteners. I also don't eat anything high in fructose, don't eat anything containing HFCS, limit how much sugar I eat, and will sometimes take Lactaid if I eat cheese or chocolate, depending on how much I eat.
The rumbling is due to excess fluid.
I also used to have tons of gas. Now I don't.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)
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