First time ive ever written in a forum, very nervous actually. Im 29 year old women with IBS-D, i used to have a very healthly & active normal life, up until december 2006. I started to have bloating, cramping & major yellow watery D. with clear mucus Usually around 16-30 times per day. (more severe after eating) I went from 58Kgs to 47Kgs in two weeks! My life was turned upside down, wondering how i was going to pay my mortgage if i couldnt leave the loo to go to work..... I wanted my life back & this is what ive done:
Ive seen 5 GI's & Gyno
Colonoscopy - I dont have Chrons or Celiac
CT-Scan, Fluid found in the pouch of douglas, narrowing in small bowel
3 Ultra sounds - Normal
1 internal Ultra sound - No cysts, no endo, fluid in pouch of douglas
5 blood tests
No diabetes, gall bladder checked.
Checked for parasites with specialist 'stained' stool samples, normal accept for yeast cells.
Swallowed new pill cam - normal
Tried Colofac, calcium tables, iron tablets
Imodium - stops the D, but causes me to swell up & bloat.
Ethical Nutrients IBS support, Inner health plus, Yakult.
Eating porridge seems to help a little, also metamusil is ok in small doses.
If one more doctor was going to tell me its normal, i was going to screem!
Then i read about VSL#3.... Its fantastic! 1 week into drinking 1 packet per day my D has slowed down to 3 per day, less watery, urgeny has reduced by 80%. Its expensive but worth it. Please please please give it a try, its given me my life back.... for now anyway.
Hope this helps someone out there, it worked for me i truly hope it works for you. I guess you have nothing to loose accept the D!! lol
Id really love to hear from anyone who has tried VSL#3....