... know it well. I was referred onto University of Michigan nutrition to get better help with the FODMAP diet. They told me I was doing it wrong and eliminated more foods from my diet. The diarrhea went away but the abdominal pain was getting worse. ... (0 replies)
... I have been trying low FODMAP and while it is a bit of a mixed bag for me I would say ask for a referral to a dietician (one who knows a lot about FODMAP) and try it! It did wonders for my diarrhea (went from literally pooping my pants to a bit more on the constipated side of things). Unfortunately my abdominal pain got worse and I have had some other issues which I'm not sure... (2 replies)
... I feel you there. I've left a lot of food behind, there's a lot I don't eat now and a lot a eat rarely because of GERD and IBS.
I think each person with IBS needs to figure out their own diet.
1st off it depends if you have IBS-D (Diarreah), IBS-C (constipation) or a mix of both (which is my case).
If you have IBS-D or IBS-C it's easier to figure out a diet.
Then it also... (7 replies)
... What comfort foods can we have? ... (7 replies)
... This diet will help you identify which foods trigger your symptoms so you can make your own diet for your future diet. ... (4 replies)
... HI CuriousTT,
It sounds like something is irritating your stomach when you have those spells. It very well could be IBS. I have IBS and some days just like you, I am great, no stomach pain, no trips to the bathroom and other days, it will bother me, but there is usually something that sets it off. Anything gassy like broccoli, tomatoes, spicy foods, cauliflower, peppers,... (4 replies)
... Find things, try, to find foods that good for you. Fruit maybe, veggies and salads are great. ... (4 replies)
... I'm terrified again of what certain foods may do to my bowels. Scared of the anxiety and panic attacks it may trigger. But now I'm also feeling like, not really hungry anyway? ... (4 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)