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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 36
   Posted 5/7/2007 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I can tell every since I went to the doctor last month and he said that I had IBS
I started getting better.  He did give me some meds which I have not taken
because I am so sensitive to medication.  I started taking the fiber, I've been
taking probotics, digestive enzimes, taking peppermint/ginger and also
cammomile capsules.  Last week I thought to myself, man I am doing great!
I felt good and then I decided since I felt good I can eat what I want. 
I was craving salsa.  So I made some and was careful of what I put in it.
Well I ate that for 2 days and then yesterday I ate Taco Bell once and then I ate
at a Meixcan restuarant last night.  I've not been eating out only on Sundays
and I watch what I eat.  This morning I get up and I have the burning
sensation in my side and then I have Dirreaha.  I really thought I had beat this
How long has it took you guys to get back to some normal eating.  Well, I guess
I am considering normal eating is when you eat out. 
I eat pasta, potatoes all the time.  I do incorporate rice and chicken or turkey.
My kids get aggravated because that is all we have.  I've not even had a diet
coke in 4 weeks.  Man!  I just get aggravated and ready to get back to my
normal self.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 5/7/2007 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi bennettgirl,
IBS is a life altering disorder that has to be managed with life altering changes. My diet can never again (that I foresee) include fast food or eating out more than a couple times a week. You might be able to get away with splurging for 1 meal here and there but not eating "bad" foods for 2 days straight. I absolutely LOVE Thai food but most times I eat it, it gives me trouble. Same goes for Mexican, I can eat it in moderation only.
I found that accepting IBS and who I am as an IBSer was difficult. Once I came to terms with it I knew things had to change or I would forever suffer. Some things are worth the pain you feel later and some just aren't... You have to pick your battles and know the repercussions.
Good luck; it's a tough road. We will be here to help you as much as we can.
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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 5/10/2007 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
When I'm in a relatively normal state, I can eat "bad" stuff every once in a while. I think your problem came from eating "bad" stuff too many days in a row. I can't do Mexican more than two days in a row without having problems. I can do ice cream, but not too much of it and not too many days in a row. You just need to moderate what you eat and pay for a "bad" meal with "safe" meals for the next couple of days. I think eating out just once a week on Sundays is probably a safe thing to do (not when you're already messed up, though). Don't forget, when you do eat out, to eat "safe" meals for the rest of the day; save leftovers for some other day.
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