You should have already received the Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder Self Help Guide via email or post. Please read it carefully, and use a highlighter or note down which strategies you will try. These are the important first steps that help and may mean you don’t need the more complicated FODMAP diet. Please give these a good try for at least four weeks.
Please complete the Bowel and Symptom Questionnaire before making any changes. This is your baseline and will enable you to see if the changes you make are having an effect.
It can also be a good idea to keep a food and symptom diary. Below is an example, but you can use any notebook, paper or ‘notes’ on your phone to keep a record - remember to write the time you had something to eat, and the time you had any symptoms.