The topic pretty much says it all. Hi, everyone. I'm new to Sparkpeople, and am a woman in my early 40s.
I have IBS-C, the 'constipation' variation. Basically, without motility meds., there's no movement at all. (Sorry if this is TMI!) Laxatives did nothing. Finally, after ER visits and and countless doctors, I was placed on a medication that worked miracles by making my intestines move. So, one problem solved. But the medication also means that I clear out quickly or maybe I'm not used to 'normal' hunger. When I try to reduce calories, I become ravenous. Not just cravings, but weakness, stomach pain, dizziness. The gamut.
I can't reduce the dose, unfortunately. I'm grateful that the IBS-C is under some control, but the side effect of always being hungry is a challenge. I have about 70 lbs. to lose, but I'll be happy with 35-40 lbs. before thinking of trying to conceive.
So, hello all. Anyone else here with IBS-C and similar issues?
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