My GI doctor was no help when I was diagnosed 3 years ago.. he sent me to his nurse and told me to double up on my fiber, (I use EQUATE Fiber Therapy (psyllium), so I take 2 doses of fiber a day. I was also given a prescription for a antispasmodic drug which I never filled out because my spasms are usually painless.
I'm having a flare up, and even my acid reflux is worse and I'm taking 2 doses of omepresole a day also. I found the citrus fiber drinks cause my acid reflux to flare up, so I buy the unflavored ones.. EQUATE brand from Walmart is much cheaper.
I have a new ODD symptom now. I was quite used to small areas of painless spasms or TICS as stools pass through my intestines but now I have numerous small "baby kick like spasms all over at the same time. It's a new development to get used to.
I have a HUGE abdomen and it's bigger when bloated with gas and a back up of stools when my colon literally STOPS moving. Recently relatives ask me if I'm okay.. "Have you had the OBGYN check you out?" I said "I just had a D & C, my ovaries are fine and so is my uterus except for a small fibroid. Another relative said "I'm worried about your big belly, maybe your are Prediabetic." I said my blood tests come back normal, and I don't have the other signals for it. I didn't have any huge babies although the Dr. said I might have if my son was full term.
So now I weigh 190 pounds and need to loose weight.. I guess low fat is the way to go here and eat more soluble fibers. Stay away from sweets.. I LOVE sweets!. I love my 2 cups of strong hot sweet tea with milk everyday. (Oh yeah I'm dairy intolerant too!) So I admit to not eating right. Soy milk gives me gas.. but I like it in cereal, so I don't eat cereal very often. I eat sunny side up eggs and buttered toast for breakfast. But I should eat oatmeal I guess.
Any suggestions on breakfast foods for IBS-C?
Edited by: LORRAINEB76 at: 4/15/2012 (10:03)
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