I'm with all of you. This disease is not nice, but it is doable. It's inconvenient yes. Right now as I write this I'm feeling nauseous, and for the best part of the day I was. I go from constipation, then I try to balance that with moderate fibre, balance is the key but it's finding your own balance. What works for me may not work for you.
Having said all that, I am lactose sensitive but I take an enzyme for that and I'm okay. BUT, I'm trying something new, I have a juicer, you get 95% of your nutrients from fresh juices, veg or fruit, and you can save the pulp to add into other recipes if you need the fibre later. i.e. in a meatloaf, spaghetti sauce. I can't eat whole wheat pasta, nor the new white high fibre pasta, anything with chicory or inulin or soy or it's derivatives. I am an obsessive label reader, the things they add in food are terrible. I have gone as far as only putting free range meat into our diet when we have meat. If I'm having an episode I find a poached egg on toast is good even if nauseous.
Stress is IBS's enemy as others have said. I have read the books, but the real thing I have found is that you have to find your own normal. For stress yoga and meditation are also helpful.
I hope my little rant provides even one iota of relief for you, it's not pretty and it's not nice to say I know where every washroom in the city are.
Just bear in mind that it will take awhile for things to come to an aha moment, and I find beans are best mashed in small amounts, with the more tender skinned beans being the best.
Please keep us posted on your progress and anything new you might find. We can all help each other.
And where else would you find a weight loss program with an IB group eh? Pretty neat I'd say.
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