I wouldn't say my symptoms are severe, more like annoying and uncomfortable. I guess I need to read up on these specialty diets. I feel like I need to go away to a "spa" for a month if I'm going to be able to follow some of these protocols... the real world does not often allow for such restrictions (if you want to have a life too).
Here in Canada I don't need to pay to see a specialist, but that does not include naturopaths/naturopathic practitioners... but I guess I could see if I can get a referral to a GI doc. I just feel they're so pre-disposed to treat with PPIs etc and I'm not keen to use them.
I will try to simplify my food choices and consider an approach to trying to heal and/or determine what is irritating it.
Thanks for your thoughts
True story. For myself, even though I felt like I needed to see a GI specialist for the sake of diagnosis - if I end up having an IBD (for which they usually give steroids or immune suppressing drugs) I'm going to ask if they'd be willing to let me trial the lowest dose possible or none at all (since in the spectrum of IBDs, based on my research, I'd have a mild case if that's indeed what I have) and try to heal it through diet and lifestyle changes alone. And I'm also considering seeing a naturopathic doctor in addition to traditional treatment if that turns out to be the case.
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