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have you heard of helpforibs.com? I bought the books I love that site. I'm going to get right on working on my diet until I get better It could take a long time for me because of the severity over the years.
I haven't been to this site, yet. My IBS is in some kind of "rest" unless I eat the wrong thing or don't take care of myself etc.
I'll have to check it out. I took a good many drugs for IBS, and the only one that helped at all was Bentyl, (it helped the pain more than anything) and, believe or not, some of the meds I take for my migraines. (Some of the same neurotransmitters involved in IBS are also part of the migraine spectrum.) I have to stay away from Imodium, because it sets me on a week long IBS extravaganza! Sometimes I take it
if we're going to have anal sex, and I'm not 100% physically ready for it, but am mentally, but I also find if I take the one with the "anti-gas" ingredient (a form of silicone) it isn't as bad, if I only use a half a dose. I'm like a child with most drugs, I can only take small doses and tend to get side effects really easily, too.
I agree, psyllium makes me sick as a dog and I can't even leave the bathroom. My GI doctor (who I haven't had to see in years, now) said he takes ALL his IBS patients off dairy, shellfish and peanuts, just as a precaution and has seen a lot of improvement. I have found it may be weeks or months off of certain foods before I see improvement. Shellfish would literally kill me, as I have a full anaphylactic allergy, but the dairy is a "mild" allergy AND a severe lactose intolerance, but it took a full year of NO dairy before I noticed permanent improvement.
Unfortunately, ANY food causes bloating in me. I wake up with a pretty flat belly, and anything other than water triggers the bloating. Maybe I'm "Food Intolerant." LOL!