Distended Abdomen- Please Help
I ihave been suffering with a problem relating to severe abdominal distension for just under a year now,a nd am now at my wits end and am desperate for any advice.
I suffered from a stomach bug last summer and ever since my abdomen will get really distended for a week before returning to normal for a week and then doing the same all over again. I have no idea what could be causing it as I have a really healthy diet (high in fibre) drink plenty of water and keep pretty active (Im a 24 yr old male btw). I have been to the doctors a couple of times and have been told it is IBS, I am sceptical about this as this is the only symptom i suffer from!
I had an inkling that the bloating may be related to wheat (i used to eat all-bran cereal every day) so cut this out of my diet, did seem to improve things for a while but i ended up getting really bloated (and constipated!!) again, so started to eat it again. I have also tried taking a probiotic and enzymes but still no luck!!
Has anyone else suffered from anything similar? or does anyone have any suggestions? Im really desperate now as when my abdomen bloats out I find it really difficult to carry out my everyday life I am now far less active than I used to be and am starting to lose weight as it has become to uncomfortable to eat!!!!