What is the right type of professional to see ?

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I have already had the following tests:

-          SIBO glucose breath test

-          Comprehensive stool test

-          Adrenal stress test

I am looking to seek the help of a professional who is experienced in pathology testing to help people with IBS including SIBO, candida, leaky gut, h.pylori etc find an underlying cause, and who can suggest what other tests may be appropriate based on my symptoms.

1, GP (ruled out)

2, Dietician (ruled out)

3, Gastroenterologist

4, Nutritional therapist

5, Homeopath

6, Naturopath

7, Naturopathic Doctor

Who is the best type of qualified person to see to help me in this scenario ?

Does anybody have any first hand experience with an IBS specialist who has helped them find / diagnose an underlying cause for their IBS troubles ?

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    Hi Xenon, In my opinion, First and foremost thing is reaching to the diagnosis, Did you have your final diagnosis? If not then Gasteroenterologist will help you to reach the diagnosis, Once you get your evidence based diagnosis and if that is something chronic like IBS, IBD or SIBO then you can consult any naturopathic doctor..The treatment will take longer and slower onset, but that will be definitive.

    I am suffering from IBS, Once I was diagnosed with all the tests, then I went to Ayurvedic doctor and I am on her treatment, I find it very helpful, But I hd my diagnosis with me before I went there.

    About adrenal stress testing and any diseases related to adrenal gland endocrinologist is appropriate. I don't have any experience about that with naturopath or any other kind, But you can always find outbiggrin

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    Have you seen the other five specialists you mentioned? If you have, this is as much as you can do along with IBS clinics that have specialists who can spend more time with you and try out different treatments. There are some in London and Brighton.  Have you been given a diagnosis of IBS?

    To be honest, finding the underlying cause is not really the most important thing. Sometimes, constantly looking for a cause can lead to more anxiety and stress.  My GP told me stress and anxiety was my trigger but I decided not to concentrate on my IBS and to accept my anxiety and stress as part of me.  I started to focus on my social life, my hobbies and learning to laugh more and this put my IBS into remission. If I do get a flare up, I take an antispasmodic or nurofen straight away and my symptoms disappear. Simply getting a diagnosis of IBS was enough to help me.

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    Gastroenterologists do deal with intestinal problems like IBS.
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    No but you sound a lot like me.  Could you tell us more about your symptoms?  
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    I private messaged you 
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