I was given a blanket diagnosis several years ago but no tests where done and I was told to go read a book about fodmops. I read the book and impleiemnted the changes. My food options where restricted and things became manageable. But every now and then things got worse and more food types caused problems. I tried probiotics and for years they helped. I switched to a different brand but not only did they not help, but by the time I went back to the previouse brand, they had added a prebiotic ( which makes things much worse.)
My food options are now so limited that I no longer enjoy eating and take supplements to make up for what I am defficiant in.When I go away, I need to take food with me that I know I can eat. I get incredibly constipated if I don't drink three litres of water a day and laxatives rarely have an effect. New ones do but not for very long. I tried to tell my GP that something was wrong but he just said 'women notice bloating more than men' My self essteem has been crippled as I can't waer the clothes I want to and trying to loose weight is virtually a no go as I can't eat the variaty of food that would help me. I miss all the things I used to eat and it is a real struggle to just keep going. If all vitamins and minerals where in tablets I would gladly take them.
Good morning fellow fibro friends, I hope the holidays were good and kind to you without too much discomfort.I have been struggling with anxiety and probably depression and I wanted to ask if anyone else experiences this ... what I'm noticing is that I get anxious just thinking about an event I have to go to in 2 weeks , a month , etc. Then when the time comes that I have to go I have so much...
So I was doing good with ibs since June. Just a couple episodes but no er visits. I had some lesion burned off my lip and got cold sores from it and now my stomach is messed up. Will ibs emerge everytime something else is going on in my body,? Like its my weak spot now? Got ibs summer 2017 after food poisoning.