I am a month in to an elimination diet to help determine the cause of my IBS. It has been successful, in that after the first two weeks I felt great, but now I have reacted to three out of five foods I have tested. I am so far intolerant to wheat, onions and potatoes. The worst one is onions, and that is the most difficult to avoid. Onions are in everything!
But I am just getting really down about the whole thing. The diet is very limited (obviously) and boring, and I think it is not nutritionally adequate (I am losing my eyebrows - what is that about?). I wish I had never started, but I guess I might as well finish, but what if I am intolerant to loads more things? It is also taking ages, as when I have a reaction, I have to wait the best part of a week for that food to clear out of my system before I can test the next one. Aaaghh.
I know none of this is earth-shattering stuff, but I didn't realise how important food was to me until I started this.
Anyone have any success stories with elimination diets that will spur me on?