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5/1/12 9:54 P

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You are so right-IBS is a very aggravating thing, there's so few real answers because everybody is different. For myself, I was about 28, had gallbladder surgery, and healing from that, as well as having two small children, really messed my system up However, I think my body was actually struggling back as a kid, because I've always had trouble with constipation and irregularity. However, since getting on sparkie and developing a healthier diet, including exercise, regular sleep patterns, and drinking more water each day (in essence, living healthier), my body is much happier, and I am able to be a much more contented person, I am heading for a highly stressful month ahead, however, so my new philosophy of life is really going to be tested!

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5/1/12 3:46 P

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I have had this since I was 18 and am now 61. I hope that what you are finding as triggers will help you get it under control. I'm afraid that if I cut out all the possible trigger foods for me I would have nothing left to eat at all. (Maybe I would lose weight then, you think?)

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4/29/12 9:06 P

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I have had IBS since about the age of 22. I am now 57. I find that certain foods bother me but also stress is a major trigger.

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4/29/12 7:29 P

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I understand sick of being sick. I have had IBS-d for 10 years now. It took up until last year to really get it under controll ( it was my fault I wasn't ready to cut anything out of my diet) stress still triggers it. Yes casein is milk protein

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4/29/12 7:13 P

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Low sodium?
Dairy Free?
Wheat Free?

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4/29/12 6:53 P

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I think GLuten free will be really hard to do. or at least do the right way with all the GF flours and stuff. i found that GF products taste awful and are higher in calories and fat. but i can stay away from wheat bread. and i will most definatlyh stay away from dairy. Casein is milk protein right? I just want to feel better. i'm literally sick of being sick.

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I found another benefit to cutting out gluten and dairy - my sinus allergies are much better!

Really, even though I do my best to eat GF and CF, there are still other foods that I am discovering that are triggers as well as stress. Exercise also helps - sometimes I can only walk because of IBS, but I do feel better when I can do it.



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4/29/12 10:02 A

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It is a long journey to find out what foods bothers you but stay in there. It does get better. It sounds like Milk is a trigger which is in all dairy. It is usually not the lactose that sets if off, It is the casein in dairy that triggers it.
Gluten can be a nasty thing. Did you talk to your G.I Dr. about it? Gluten can be a trigger.
As for work I totaly understand. People do not understand. IBS is the 2nd biggest reason why people call out of work.
Start a food journal. It really helped me Good Luck

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4/28/12 7:46 P

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IBS really dose suck!! I think i've figured out that wheat products make me bloated and acidic. but then that makes me wonder if i'm sensative to gluten but not Celiac disease. Spicy food makes me acidic too, and even lactaid milk immedialtly made me bloated and running to the bathroom (almond milk is perfect though and chex cereal). i don't know about vegtables yet though.

This is really hard for me. i was diagnosed a few weeks ago so this is still new to me. i am taking dicyclimine that kind of is helping. By the way i lost my job because of frequent bathroom breaks can you believe that!!! ANYWAY i just don't know what to eat anymore. i feel like i can't have anything.

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