Hi Adriane, I used to be like you then after reading so much on IBS I learned that one should not drink water immediately after a meal. Wait for an hour then drink water, avoid soft drinks, eat slowly and keep away from chillies for at least a month. Try eating little at a time and drink plenty of water. Have your fruit before your meals. I bought a whol lot of fennel seeds roasted this and I chew this many times a day. Hope you feel better after this.