Our expert says:
Firstly I would suggest that if you still suffer from the diarrhoea after a month that you have a medical checkup with your gp (which won't cost a lot) just to see if you are not suffering from an infection. The gp can also then determine if you do have IBS. You can certainly cut out all wheat for 2-3 weeks to see if this improves the situation. You are correct that if cutting out wheat does not improve things, then you can try dairy for another 2-3 weeks. The problem is that although these 2 foods are among the most common allergy-producing foods, there are also many other foods that could be the culprits, e.g. soya, nuts, etc. That is why it is a good idea to first have a medical examination to eliminate infections and then pinpoint what is actually causing the diarrhoea otherwise you may have to be on these elimination diets for months to come and your condition may not clear up for all this time. It is perfectly normal for adults to suddenly develop an allergy or sensitivity to certain foods. This is due to the fact that your antibody levels build up over long periods until they reach a critical level on a given day and then you develop the symptoms.
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