Is it possible to be allergic to starch?
My stomach is playing up. IBS runs in the family, so I presumed I had that. But I find that the more I eat potatoes, rice, pasta, bread, and other grains and starchy foods, the worse my stomach seems to get. I suffer mainly from constipation, and I get diarhea about once a month. I ate mainly wheat-based products yesterday and I ate a jacket potato on Friday and my stomach is really acting up today. I've been to the toilet twice already and can already feel my stomach churning up again. I don't have diarhea or constipation today, my poo is completely normal, but I can't seem to stop going.
A quick list of my symptoms:
Constipation, with diarhea occuring about once a month.
Bloated stomach (at worst, looks like a 4 month pregnancy)
Chronic, smelly wind.
Stomach cramps (typical pain that is associated with constipation)
Pain in my ascending colon (which is a part of the bowels in the right side of the abdomen).
Constantly craving food (is it odd that I find myself craving bread and cakes a lot?)
I also get a blocked nose when eating food, and a cough.
I get headaches a lot and I generally feel tired and unwell. I don't know if this is poor diet or something I'm eating is disagreeing with me. So, back to my question. Could starch be the cuplrit here?