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Are you absolutely sure this is IBS and not a gluten allergy?
That is what I was wondering. Over half the women that are diagnosed with IBS actually have a gluten allergy or celiac disease (they are different and often confused.) This happens because they manifest in the same way- bloating, diarrhea and/ or constipation, pain ranging from moderate to very severe, cramping- all the miserable stuff that really destroys your quality of life.
From the things you've said you're able to eat, Kinky Girlfriend, I would seriously consider going GF and keeping a strict food log for a month or two and see if that doesn't help dramatically. If it does help, even a little, it would be worth it. Then you can start introducing things like GF pizza and things into your diet and begin feel human again instead of ruled by your body.
I feel for you because right now I know how you feel and it's truly miserable. You will not see immediate change when switching to GF, it does take time, but I would really consider it. Gluten is hidden in a lot of things- even some beef products!- and really in convenience foods so if it's prepackaged it's got to say GF or you could still be ingesting gluten. *hugs*