I have lurked for a LONG time...gaining experience and expertise from all you lovely people! You don't know it but you have all gotten me through some seriously tough IBS days with your advice to each other. That all being said...I have been symptom free now for almost 3 weeks and losing weight to boot!! I am STOKED!!! I was MISERABLE for months. In so much pain and my gastro and I kept trying new things in hopes that it would settle things down. He finally just said, "it looks like you will have to take Immodium when the diarrhea gets bad and Miralax when the constipation gets bad and try to avoid trigger foods if you can identify them." I wanted to cry!!! I just kept thinking, "This is NO WAY TO LIVE!!!" How do I go day by day in pain and just hoping that I don't pick the wrong food or med to take that day.
Anywho...I started doing more research in hopes of finding something to try...ANYTHING to try...and I found this nutritionist on Facebook (of all places) who was talking about a modified Paleo Diet for help with IBS and other gastrointestinal issues. She felt kind of fake (poor website design and wording and blah blah blah)...so I did more research on the Paleo (which sounds more like the Atkins than I care to admit). I decided I would try anything if it meant I might not be in any more pain and TA-DA!!!!! 3 weeks in...I've lost 15 pounds and haven't been in pain even once!!! And when I know I have eaten something wrong and my tummy does that little flippy gurgly thing that it does when it is threatening to throw a fit...it lasts all of about 15 minutes, settles down and then doesn't say another thing!!
Okay...I realize the above sounds like an infomercial but I am just...I'm in tears of happiness to be honest. I felt like I needed to share cuz you all have helped me (unknowingly) for so long! It is a REALLY REALLY hard diet to stick to unless you see instant results like I did and the lack of pain keeps me on the straight and narrow pretty easy. I eat meat and veggies and some fruits....all with ease now.
Anyway...I just really really wanted to share in case it could help someone else not be in misery too. I am happy to share the link with you...I didn't know if it was appropriate to put it here since I don't want to look like I am offering up some miracle cure (even though it has felt like it for me) or promoting someone's site. I actually looked through a ton of sites but this one chick seems to be the clearest and has some helpful cheat sheets and such.
Anywho...hope you all have SPLENDID days!
| Pounds lost: 30.5