Hey all - I'm still a firm believer in you are what you eat approach. As my sig states I follow a low residue diet.
Organic yogurt was helping me for a long time and then it seemed to make things worse for me. As a young child I had been allergic to dairy but I outgrew this allergy. Recently I got into a 2 week phase of first putty like stool that I could not turn around, then formed but multiple bm's, at least 15 a day. Now I'm in a more normal stage (well, normal for me). What happened? My gut was extremely noisy and active, even though I was on the LRD, 100% of the time. So I gave Stonyfield vanilla flavored yogurt a try again. 1 cup a day, split between half in the morning, half after dinner. Also one acidopholis (sp?) pill a day.
Both have really helped quiet my gut. I still go a lot, but down to my more normal - 10 to 12 bm's a day - instead of constant bm's, to the point where they woke me up at night.
If any of you are struggling, just try organic yogurt. It may help you.
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening
All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!
Post Edited (Marsky) : 4/17/2009 6:48:35 AM (GMT-6)