My stomach is so bloated that I look 6 months pregnant permanently. I've had this problem for years and years. No pain, cramps or toilet problems, nor is it worse at period time. There's no medical problem - all been thoroughly checked cos the size of the stomach shocks the doctor too. I have no other symptoms of IBS but have tried some IBS medications from docs. No food intolerance - blood test done. One of these vega tests said I had mild wheat intolerance so cut out wheat for 3 months which made a difference to my weight but not my stomach. Score very low for candida so even the nutritionist wasn't keen for me to do diet but did and that's not the answer either. Doc had suggested that too and had given me a yeast killing mixture some months before but neither diet nor medication affect it. I would not say that food was the problem anyway. If anything, it tends to be vegetables are a bit of a problem. Have tried colonic irrigation. When I lie down the problem disappears. It isn't flat in the mornings either, although it is better. Can eat toast even white toast without it getting noticeably worse. Would think the problem is wind therefore. Any suggestions for remedies for this? Do charcoal tablets work - are there different strengths or is there something on the market better. My only other thought is fluid retention but how do you know if that is the problem? Many thanks. I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem!