Hello team, i have been having bowel/digestive issues for about 5 years, in December i saw a gastroenterologist finally for the first time. All in all the appointment went well, i felt he actually listened to my concerns and ordered some more testing(as ulcerative colitis is in my family). I fluctuate between constipation and diarrhea. When moving a constipated stool i have extreme pain and nausea, I also experience a large amount of upper gastro issues, bloating, burning, pain.
The Doctor prescribed an antispasmodic to be taken 3 times a day, which appears to be working for me. It does not control all the symptoms but does help to make them more tolerable. He also would like me to have some allergy testing as he feels i may have some food allergy's. So far i have determined a couple of triggers for me, egg yolks, raw onion, and peppers. The doctor has put me on a pretty restricted diet, no raw fruits and vegetables, no alcohol, caffeine or chocolate, no whole grains or seeds, and no spicy foods. most of this i can deal with but the no raw veggies or fruit is killing me. I am a vegetarian and most of my diet was raw fruits and veggies. I have been following his recommendations since i saw him but i am becoming disheartened and becoming bored with cooked veggies.
i look forward to hearing any suggestions anyone may have. I go back to the doc in march and hope i will be able to resume some of my raw veggies.
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