... I would urge you to look into eliminating FODMAPs - a group of foods that are so seemingly unrelated you probably haven't been able to eliminate them because they are everywhere and include a lot of the foods that are touted as healthy - but not for IBS sufferers. These cause extreme gas and tend to slow digestion even though they include a lot of high fiber foods.
This is... (3 replies)
... I just kind of came out here, been here before, but had to register as your story is so much like mine, 1-2 hours after meals like clockwork, and oh boy the crying fits. My main pain is URQ, but if I fart it will reverberate all the way up to literally my throat, getting on my back and staying bedridden can help, and actually get me somewhat comfortable but as soon as I get... (8 replies)
... his so often, you might think I'm selling something, but I'm not. I am just a person who suffered for years before I found out that I just can't eat a lot of the foods that are usually thought of as healthy. ... (1 replies)
... I have a 14 year old son that this being treated for IBS. His symptoms are constant stomach pain below belly button area, feeling sick to his stomach (when he does eat or does not eat), frequent urgency urination then not going being able to pee much, lower back hurts. He has had a edg, colonoscopy, all kinds of blood work, CT scan and ultrasound. All came back good. This... (1 replies)
... I'm sorry you're also suffering. I wish there was something they can do to treat our problems so we could be truly happy again. I'm one that wants to know exactly what a going on and to fix instead of guessing and band aiding the problem. I myself have lost roughly 10 pounds the last 3 or so months and worry about have malabsorption. If I find anything out that's beneficial I... (2 replies)
... My dietition has told me I need to get a blood test for Celiac but she said I must be eating all the foods that can cause Celiac for my test to show a correct reading. ... (2 replies)
... hours after meals, no matter what I eat. For example I can eat meat or rice and it will produce almost the same level of pain. I cannot detect certain foods that especially bothers me. It also flares after stressfull situations. ... (8 replies)
... I wish there was a daily medical journal to record myself everyday. What I eat, when I wake up and go to sleep, bowel movements, etc Some stuff is related to foods and some stuff is related to stress, just wished I could track it better. ... (7 replies)
... I have ibs that makes me use the bathroom at least 4 times a day. Was just wonderiNg if there were certain trigger foods that I should avoid. I also am lactose intolerant. ... (0 replies)
... of the time this happens I can't say it is certain foods that cause it. i can eat fries one day without problems then the next day it can cause problems. I have IBS i take donnatal for the cramping and gas pains. ... (2 replies)
... I had narrowed some foods down, and almost thought it was oils that I possibly was allergic too. ... (2 replies)
... fter suffering bowel problems for ages now,my GP has indicated that I might be suffering from IBS. She has suggested I keep a food diary to try to identify what foods are causing me problems. ... (1 replies)
... I have just learned about fermented foods.
For years I have been suffering from proctitis. I have been treated with conventional meds by a gastroenterologist to no avail. My condition worsened this year with the humid rainy summer. My GI provider returned my phone call and said that I would have this the rest of my life. He said that another colonoscopy was not... (1 replies)
... I think the fermented foods helped my bowels but I also think it's something in the foods here doing it....some preservative, pesticide, etc...that is in American food products...but not in South Korean ones.... ... (1 replies)
... I've had IBS for about 14 months now. It was IBS-D, but is now IBS-A.
Per my GI doc, I've avoided raw fruits and veggies for a long time now (about 10 months). Things have been better, but I still have a ways to go to get back to "normal". It has been tough eating a balanced diet without raw fruits and veggies being an option. I've had to rely on canned and cooked... (0 replies)
... I've had IBS-C for about 6 years and it has been such a struggle of pain and suffering.I went to 3 different specialist and had every test you can think of done,it came down to it being "mentally related".I read so many articals and do alot of research on this from time to time,I read mostly everyones bloggs on IBS.The few things I learned is that(not to be negative)no food... (11 replies)
... I've had IBS for about 10 years and have found that with foods you can and can't eat can only be learned through trial and error. I find that greasy foods are out, although I can have a hamburger without problems. Fries done in the oven make me sick, but I can have fries in the fryer fine. ... (11 replies)
... I've had it since 2005 and recently was diagnosed with IBS. My periods now make me sick because of IBS. I am seeking surgical results on this problem now.
I totally agree with you though KD86. I find if I eat in moderation, and smaller portions then I am usually fine. That is until that time of the month then it wipes me totally out. Temperature, vomiting and nausea... (11 replies)
... I'm fairly new to IBS too. I was officially diagnosed last October. It really is an individual thing. For a starting poing, here is the list my GI doc gave me:
Avoid: greasy, fatty and fried foods, spicy foods, onions, peppers, tomato based products, all raw fruits and vegetables (especially lettuce), chocolate, caffeine drinks (including coffee, tea, colas), alcohol,... (11 replies)
... I have had IBS for a year now and can tell you that I haven't had to completely cut out all the foods I love. The only thing is that I have to be very careful about how much I eat and when I eat them. ... (11 replies)