Getting very desperate - please help.
Hopefully someone can give me some advice regarding the issues I have been dealing with over the past few years.
My symptoms are as follows: constipation, stomach cramps, bloating, excessive wind and belching.
For the past few years I have experienced the above symptoms on and off. I would have an "episode" (all symptoms at once) lasting a week or so - then it would return to normal for a few months. I have been experiencing this cycle for the past few years however for the past 3 months, it has been constant.
I am a bodybuilder so my protein consumption is very high - I try to drink as much water and fibre as I can but doesn't seem to help. I have cut out dairy for the past few days but havent seen a dramatic improvement.
I will often have a small bowl movement in the morning, then be left with stomach ache, wind and bloating pain for the rest of the day. I will often need to take a strong saline laxative such as Fleet just to empty me out to give me a break from feeling crappy - however this doesn't last long, as the symptoms will return in the following days.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on?