Thank you all so much. I will incorporate your ideas and suggestions into my life, because I really can't keep this up. I have felt so bad that going to the gym is the last thing that I want to do. I do know that eating right will make a major difference in all aspects of my life. I feel silly, but it might really be the slim fast. It has been about the time I started using it that I realized my IBS was worse. I kidded myself into thinking if I lose weight it might be worth the agony for short time, but it's too high of price. I'm not having anymore of the drink for sure.
I'll start a journal and narrow it down to what makes me feel bad.
Thank you all so much,Tricia
I have to say posting and hearing all of you share what you know and have learned from experience often confuses me more. I am getting the picture that it's up to me to figure out what works for me. My husband and I have been eating as healthy dinners as we can. I agree that going back to the basics instead of processed food or eating out is obviosly better for me and my family.
Is this not an a amazing syndrome or what? My heart goes out to all of you young and old who have lived far longer with this then I (knew about, that is) and who have managed to figure out how to be happy in spite.
Thank you as always my fibro friends,Tricia
Scared2getsick~ Thank you for your reply. I'm happy to say that I'm doing much better since this post. After losing a day of work, I went to the doctor. He gave me several things to do and I did them all and feel so much better. I have no D or heartburn and I feel nearly normal.
He suggested the following:-Cut out the milk from my granola for a while to see if the milk was the problem. I tried Soy milk and it causes an allergic reaction (makes my ears and throat itch). I now eat it dry and it saves me time getting to work.-Taking an acid reducer on a daily basis (I use a generic Costco brand). Currently one each morning takes care of it.-Taking a lactose intolerance pill (I am taking Acidophilus, Pearls brand, I found at a health food store).I have teens entering womanhood and I purchased 12 hour Midol, we found that it works well for them at school. I tried it during my last period, I had the easiest period in months. I'm hoping I can purchase it at Costco.
Thank you again for your advice and time. I really appreciate this site and people like you who are willing to share what works for them.