Re: IBS linked with ovulation?
Gigi11, since IBS has lots of different symptoms and people suffer different sets of symptoms, you'd likely have to read a lot of different descriptions of what many people describe to see if your pain matches up with theirs.
I do have a gall bladder, so I don't know if the pain in the rib area I used to experience involved my gall bladder or not. I can say that I don't eat fatty foods really, but I have problems with other foods and I'm still figuring it out.
Have you had panels done for dairy, soy, gluten? Some people have problems with foods in the nightshade family (potatoes, tomatoes, etc.).
I apparently have problems with legumes, split green peas being especially bad...causes acid reflux and and a lot of intestinal pain. Any significant consumption of cured ham creates a pain in my left instestinal area that is so bad I feel it with every step I take for an entire day. I stopped eating yoghurt because I tended to get reflux. These are just a few of my personal experiences.
I just struggled with this as it seems I'm on my own to figure out. I'm making plans to get tested for food sensitivities though my doctor has never recommended it. Even with all the healthy eating I do, it's not going to help if I'm eating things that my body is fighting. Discovery may not cure the IBS, but other things like problems sleeping and being tired a lot might improve.