Thanks everybody for your input. It made me feel a lot better to hear other people talk about
it. I got a new prescript
ion, dicyclomine, which I think is the generic for bentyl. So far, nothing bad yet (dizziness), but I'm a little cautious. Gotta give it a week to make sure it works for me.
Thanks for your story Lady Frog. I can't believe that nobody helped even after you asked. That seems awful. I've been to that point before and I fear I'm getting back to that point. Right now its just D with pain/bloating/urgency, etc. But I'm able to live somewhat normally. I really don't want to reach the point where I pass out by the toilet so right when I'm jerked awake by pain I'm already by it. I absolutely hated that fact that my mom had to hold me up on the toilet then. (I'm very appreciative...I just don't want to be so relient on someone.)
The nutritionist just wasn't any help. I knew to avoid certain foods (red meat, high fiber at times, etc etc) but I was hoping she'd have recipe books in mind that I could look up. Or would be more encouraging about
a food journal. Instead she just sat me down, said she really didn't have anything to give me, IBS is individualized, and sent me out the door.
Anyways. I feel a bit better after talking with my counselor about
everything (and reading you comments), but still a little bummed. I just use to have IBS-A, but now its become totally D which is completely frustrating.
Dx with crohn's since Oct '04.
Dx with IBS since June 4, 2008.
Have had symptoms since 2000.
About to see a nutritionist... I need help understanding food! :)