I was diagnosed with IBS 27 yrs ago. For the longest time I never heard of anyone having this problem. But unlike most people that do suffer, I can not eat vegetables esp the leafy greens, spices, even the root vegetables. It's like broken glass going through my system. Even a little black pepper can set it off.
A few months ago I went into a specialist to find out about Bariatric Surgery. It was decided that due to the issues of my IBS and the higher chance of "dumping" happening post surgery, that I should do the Optifast diet program with the same doctor that does bariatric surgeries. I managed for over a month with the 900 calories a day Optifast diet. I lost 26 lbs total. Then around a month ago I started having Diarhea pretty bad. I assumed it was an IBS attack due to the fact I was also stressed out due to family issues. But now its been over a month and I don't think I have had more than 3 days of no diarrhea, and its not even that alone. It's now into a "dumping" issue. I don't go more than 30 minutes after eating/drinking when I am running for the bathroom. And sit there for at least 30-60 min. In all my history of IBS I have never had an attack last more than a day or two especially when I make sure my diet is "IBS friendly". The doc ordered two stool tests but still waiting for results.
Has anyone heard of any of my symptoms...something I can mention to the doctor the next visit? Something we can test for?View Thread
The clear fibre powders are inulium based rather than the psylliium based metamucils...the Life Brand (Shoppers drug mart, in Canada) is literally called Clearly Fibre, but look for any inulin based fibre additive.View Thread