I am soooo thankful that SparkPeople has this wonderful resource! I could really use some advice on how to adjust my newly healthy diet to accommodate the recommendation of low-fat and low-fiber. I never imagined I would be hurting more from eating whole grains, and making healthier food choices. What a pain in the butt, literally.
I have been on leave from my job in retail for a month now, with constant unexpected diarrhea. None of my doctors could explain it. I had a colonoscopy (Ew!) done Feb 15th that seemed normal. What's a girl to do?
Then, I got a letter in the mail Monday with a diagnosis and prescription. Collagenous Colitis, which I'd never heard of. I cried a little, I was so relieved to know what was wrong with me all this time. Then, found out the script cost $1000?!?! After a trip to the Dr. and another expensive Rx, $300, I got put on prednisone.
I just got that IBS email from SparkPeople this week, and the tips have been really helpful in determining what high-fiber foods to avoid, like my favorite breakfast of bran flakes and raisins! I was in so much pain each morning, and didn't think my healthy breakfast could be to blame!!
I am just so glad we all have access to these great resources, and support teams like this one.
I am so glad to have found this team!
Started SparkPeople May 1, 2010.
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