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Hi. I've struggled with digestive issues for years, but they have got worse. Blood tests were mostly fine & an ultrasound was clear.
I started a probiotic powder a few weeks ago, which has had a great effect on bowel movements - have been loose for years & always felt like everything went through me too quickly but for the first time in years I'm having normal BMs! However, I'm still struggling with stomach pain.
I'm sure it's related to food/drink intolerances, but have been loathe to eliminate everything from my diet & keep a food diary as it seems like a huge step to take. I'm starting to think that this is the only option though as I just can't work out which foods are triggering it. I am sure onions, garlic, cups of tea & alcohol are bad, so am now avoiding those as much as possible. I generally have a good diet with plenty of homegrown veg, etc.
I am very sceptical about food intolerance tests, but I felt so fed up of feeling ill that I'm embarrassed to say I paid a fortune for two tests (& two for my husband too as he's also having issues even worse than mine). One of these was the York food & drink test. I know that if you've not had the food recently or if you've had a lot of the food, it can influence results, but has anyone had any luck with York intolerance tests? Have they helped. I was horrified that mine came back with lots of major intolerances - yeast, gluten, wheat, cows milk, eggs (yolk & white). There were a couple of other smaller things like chilli flakes & sesame seeds, but it was the major ones that freaked me out. I still have to speak to their nutritionist, but it seems like if I cut all of that out of my diet I'll hardly have anything left to eat!
Any advice or experiences welcome! I'm sure I'll get loads of people saying it was a waste of money - and it probably was - I was desperate!
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