New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Animal Lover
New Member

Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 5/10/2009 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
smhair  Hello all...Sue here.  I'm 62 and  have suffered from IBS (they used to call it "Functional Colitis", but it's the same thing) since I was 22 & went through a heart-breaking divorce that I didn't want.   I have NEVER found anything that helps.  Colonoscopy (a most unpleasant procedure) showed no disease process, such as cancer.
The medicine I have taken for IBS is, for me, an emetic.  (Can't think of the name of it).  Probably an allergy to it.  So I don't take any meds for it.  
I can tell you that my diet is HORRIBLE.  I have gained so much weight...I cannot eat ANY fresh fruits or vegetables without suffering severe D.  I have to eat only cooked fruits and vegetables.  Even a little shredded lettuce on a sandwich does me in.  I cannot tolerate any "fiber" cereals, "fiber" cereal bars, or rice cakes.  I end up eating mostly chicken and starchy, fat, sugary foods, because they don't cause nausea or D.  I have a lot of abdominal fat and am no doubt in very poor health because of it...a heart attack waiting to happen.  I am about 25 lbs. overweight, and at 5 foot 2 inches I look terrible.  It is extremely difficult to lose weight when everything causes D.  I have to literally starve myself to lose weight because I can't eat salads, fruits, etc.  I will lose 20 or 30 pounds but I can't keep it up and the weight comes right back.  I know I sound a little desparate...that's because I am!
Any ideas as to what else I can do?  Suggestions would be apprecaited!
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, July 28, 2017 11:04 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,847,176 posts in 312,415 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 154219 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, ocamo.
452 Guest(s), 14 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
jannnett, 19tarpon47, Mike1977, tennisplayer, Girlie, Starlight*, Denver1, Todd1963, Sweetlife, JasonSinis, ks1905, Traveler, Jack & Diane, WV Mike

Follow on Facebook  Follow on Twitter  Follow on Pinterest

©1996-2017 LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer