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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/11/2009 12:57 AM (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!
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