Wow…sounds all too familiar. I had diarrhea (sometimes with alternating constipation), bloody BMs, constant nausea, painful bloating, gas coming out my ears, couldn’t find anything to eat that didn’t make me suffer…I demanded a colonoscopy – turns out I had colitis with some minor ulceration starting. I had both dark and bright blood, the bright red was from fissures and hemmies and polyps from the constant diarrhea and inflammation. And I had the same story as you, nothing they gave me helped, in fact sometimes it made it worse. So, I started “experimenting” on myself first with diet and some simple supplements. I researched yeast issues and used that diet as a guideline, tweeking by listening to my body. Steamed veggies and rice for a few weeks, and avocados. No “white” food, processed flour, sugar, yeast, etc… Nothing with a preservative in it at all. No bread. Didn’t do potatoes for a while either, but eventually added them back in. Avocados are a super food, high calorie, higher “fat”, and high vitamin and minerals. The other thing to try is beans (navy, kidney, black, etc). Try eating a ¼-1/2 cup beans 3-4 times per day. The soluble fiber will help the diarrhea and if you have a gall bladder issue, it will help remove bile. Don't worry about the beans and gas issue - I was worried at first too but it ended up being ok - I cook mine with some seaweed or onion which helps with the gas. Also, if you’ve had diarrhea for a long time – maybe get a really good probiotic. Your intestinal flora are most likely way out of balance – and you may have a yeast issue which they will help with also. I eat pretty normally now – mostly organic, local food – nothing out of a box, but a wide variety diet – and can even have sugar again in moderation. And most importantly, I’d say I’m 80% better. Got a clean bill of health on the colitis issue (2nd colonoscopy), but I’m still working on the side effects off that (hemmies, occasional nausea).
Post Edited (jtaurus) : 7/25/2008 7:36:14 PM (GMT-6)