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I'm right there with you Mike, all the food that are supposed to be so good for us cause us so much pain and distress. I know raw veggies like the ones you mentioned will feel like razor blades in my gut and I'm limiting carbonated beverages severely too as they contribute to gas. Many times I have no idea what is causing the problems as I have pain after every meal! I know stress of any sort causes an instant pain reaction and with an in-home daycare, there is never a lack of stress in my life. Even medications that never used to upset me are now bothering my stomach and I have to take them with milk or food. Team members here encourage regular exercise and I've been trying but now have caught cold and don't feel like working out, just sleeping. Also drinking more water and soluble fiber will help with both C and D. I hope you find some help here, it's been a frustrating battle for me and I sure sympathize!
"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15
There are no excuses, only choices.
Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.
It's so funny how we are all different yet the same.
Some find that certain previous surgeries are a part of source of the problem, i.e. I had my gall bladder out when I was 20. Imagine that now.
Anyway, there are many irritants as they are sufferers of IB I found through this Team. Keeping your journal and making notes in the spots provided will give you a reminder (in case you forget that horrible bout you had with "name it" on Jan 15th.
For me any waxy things, and yes as I am so proned to write, stay away from the jube jubes and "natural" fruit gummies that are so low in calories, but loaded with waxes, car waxes, and then we put it in our tummies and wonder what bothered us. So many additives it absolutely crazy. I'm the opposite extreme from where I was when I was in my 20's, I have a few ideas on how to try to make things work better, and I will let you all know how it goes.
I like to share information but only if I've been there done that....
If raw vegetables bother you, definitely cook them first and enjoy. I found out I am lactose intolerant and now drink lactose free milk, non dairy coffee creamers and lactose free ice cream. Carbonated drinks of any kind is a no no for me so no more sparkling cider for Christmas! You might have to keep a journal of what foods you eat and how they affect you to really find the foods that bother you the most. Good luck to you~
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This is my first post. I havent been diagnosed with IBS but I have the symptoms. Constipation one day, diahrrea the next. After 10 years, I am finally trying to chart my reaction to certain foods. It seems like most things that need to be on a weight reduction menu ALSO have bad GI side-effects. We all know we need to eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables, but at what cost? Raw brocolli, cauliflower, bell peppers, onoins, lettuce. Forget it! Does cooking them make a difference? What other foods tend to cause problems? Dairy? Gluten? So nice to find a source of information for our condition. MikeR
this page lets you do everything except update your current weight. It makes no sense. I can never remember how to do it.