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Easy spirit thank you so much for the link! There is alot of helpful info there.
I'm sorry to hear about your possible IBS now as we know it is not fun but you can still lead an active and fun-food loving life. For me I went with an elimination diet then slowly re-introduced foods back into my diet I found that dairy was a trigger food-even though I am not considered lactose intolerant. I also seem to have a problem with sucralose-this is an artificial sweetener found in SO many foods today. Pretty much anything labeled "no sugar added" its also a main ingredient for Splenda.
In my research this artificial is a cause for many developing stomach problems. I have leaned more towards a whole foods diet, I feel healthy and more energized and best of all FAR LESS symptoms than those I had in the past.
In my previous post I listed a few articles which appeared in Spark. Help for IBS has a specific diet for all IBS conditions and very important information pertaining to your particular situation.
If you want to go directly to the diet pages, this is the website:
I think this will help you tremendously and in time your mind will turn to more fun things!
Easy Spirit 12
It really is trial and error. You might want to try to slowly add foods into your diet to see how you react to them. So eat foods that you know don't bother you and then add one a day to see if you can tolerate it or not. I started taking the Digestive Advantage for Lactose Intolerance and it seems to be helping some. I still have bad days but they aren't as often.
I also seem to flair if I am not eating enough but that may be medicine related for me. If you cant seem to tolerate raw freggies then try to eat your veggies cooked and your fruits pureed. This may help some.
HERE IS SOME USEFUL INFORMATION I FOUND ON SPARK. I KNOW IT WILL HELP.
Eating with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Symptoms, Treatment, and Tips
Dietary Tips for Digestive Distress
IBS Condition Center
Some of the foods I would avoid are:
milk (it bothers me b/c I am lactose intolerant along with IBS - check this out for yourself)
most Mexican foods - I cannot eat black beans but I can eat baked beans & green beans
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Hello everybody. I have been suffering with a lot of stomach problems over the last two months and I suspect IBS. I have literally every symptom of it and have had several tests and a colonoscopy which haven't revealed any other possible problems. I have had a hard time coping with this since I am a full-blown, clinical compulsive overeater and food addict. I have been stuck in bed or in the bathroom doing absolutely nothing for the last two months. I just signed up for an heavy, on-campus course load for next semester and also need to be able to work. When reading things online I have only found foods that I shouldn't eat. What CAN I eat? So far the only thing I've found that never bothers my stomach is toast with some margarine.
If I do have IBS then it would be diarrhea-prominent. I'm 23 years old and weigh 315 pounds. My GI specialist has me on hyoscamine (levbid) and a few vitamin supplements since I'm not eating much except when I binge. Oh, and I'm also a vegetarian...
Sorry for the long post... please help me!!
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