I've also been having some serious tummy issues. I've been having these same issues for a couple of years now, but they just keep getting worse and worse. I've been tested for food allergies and I don't have any. My stomach always feels like it's twisting around itself. And sometimes it's so bad that I can't even concentrate.
I know a couple of my aunts did an elimination diet to pinpoint what your stomach is sensitive to. I had my mom ask my aunt how she did it. She's on the east coast, so I only talk to her when she's here. She's done it. This is what she said:
"She should begin by COMPLETELY eliminating the top 10 major allergens:
Tree nuts (almond, cashew, pecan)
After a week of NO allergenic foods, she can do a 3 day detox/ cleanse
This can be purchased at Vitamin shop. Or drink water with juice of 1/2 lemon, juice of 1/2 lime, and 1T real maple syrup 3x/day.
Follow this with 2 "clean" salads in between. Clean means organic produce and no dressing.
Now she is ready to add in foods. I food at a time. 3 days. Observe for reactions. If they don't bother her stomach, keep eating and add the next food. Etc until you isolate the culprit
My feeling is if her gut is aching, it is gluten or just wheat and/ or dairy.
Gluten issues are huge among the Irish."
This sounds like it is going to take more work that I really want to put in, but the alternative is to live with horrible stomach pains forever. I'm thinking about giving it a go.
Have you ever done anything crazy like this?