My illness took a major turn for the worse about a year ago, and I've now developed quite nasty persistent IBS over a period of about a month. At the moment it's a constant problem and I can only eat small amounts of food each day, which is problematic. I've got very loose bowels, with undigested food passing through. When the symptoms flare I also feel more ill with the ME symptoms in general. My diet has been cut down to bananas, tomatoes, potato crisps, and a few vegetables such as potato, mushroom, onion, spinach. But it's all happened so quickly that I haven't had a chance to experiment with a proper elimination diet. These foods are the ones that seemed to be the safest from an already limited diet. (I assume that onion isn't a wise food to have? But it happens to be in my ready made microwave meals. I'll really struggle if I can't have these meals.) I can't take any probiotics, and I'm not aware of any medications that might help. So my question is: are there any foods that are generally considered fairly safe for everyone with IBS, or does it have to be a case of trial and error for every person because everyone different? e.g. what about boiled brown rice? Also, are there any meds or supplements (apart from probiotics and prebiotics) that can be really helpful? Thanks for any advice.