Hi, don't give up, I too have suffered for years with this condition, I have IBS abs and Colitis,I also have the low thyroid and diabetes, mine started 5 years ago.
I take meds and yes, Spark is wonderful, it will give you the strenth to stay on track and logging makes such a big difference.
Foods also can cause flare ups, and yes it is embarassing but, we all have crosses and most people are understanding when you explain you have a medical condition that causes you to need the bathroom at a moments notice, I have had accidents, so I now carrry an extra set of clothes in the trunk of my car, I have had 6 surgeries.
I have recently lost 10 pouinds a long drawn out process that at times wanted to say forget it, but, logging keeps me focused and yeah!!!! I did it, more to go, it is a journey and I make the rules of what and how much I want to eat or control.
Hang in, it will get better, I go to a colon rectal doctor, he seems to have the knowledge to treat me better than any other I have been to.
You are young and have a lot of wonderful things to do yet, so think of it as a challenge and you are showing your children that we don't give up, we just get smarter in dealing with adversity.
May you always have Love to share, Health to spare, and Friends who care
| current weight: 157.0