Changed My Diet....Amazing Results!

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   Posted 12/27/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everybody
In May I discovered that I am gluten intolerant which certainly didn't help my IBS.  So I went gluten free and soon after I went dairy free also.  With IBS-C I had always passed mucus with my BM, but on the gluten and dairy free diet, that stopped straight away.   I started eating a lot of fruit in order to help the constipation, but soon began to notice I was passing mucus again.  This puzzled me but I continued doing what I was doing.  Eventually I started developing other symptoms such as passing a lot of gas and I had a lot of belching and bowel cramps.  I did some online research and came across fructose intolerance and to cut a long story short, I cut out most of the fruit I'd been eating.  I stopped passing mucus straight away and the gas and belching stopped also.  I have come to the conclusion that very often the passage of mucus with BM is a sign of a food intolerance which cause all manner of distressing and worrying symptoms.  Until now I could never eat peanuts or things like lettuce with getting the collywobbles next day.  Not anymore!  I don't know whether it's being dairy-free or gluten-free that's brought about this healing, but I wouldn't go back to my old diet for quids!  I am seeing my gastro to make sure there is no underlying problem, but in my mind I am certain my problems have all been down to food intolerances.  And undiagnosed food intolerances can cause a whole heap of other problems.  I know, because I've been there.

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   Posted 12/31/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Ceeka, that's wonderful news!

I too was told for decades that I had IBS, but it turned out to be celiac disease, which means I can't eat anything with gluten in it (wheat, barley, rye and any derivatives).

Medical researchers are now saying that anyone with IBS should be tested for celiac disease or gluten intolerance. There are blood tests for CD (although they have frequent false negatives), but the best test is to go gluten free for a couple of weeks, then do a "gluten challenge", i.e. re-introduce gluten and see how you feel. Most people who are gluten intolerant will notice that they feel better off gluten and then feel MUCH worse when they start eating it again.
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   Posted 12/31/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
That's great news!!!!,glad you found something that's giving you peace and balance with your system. :-)

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   Posted 1/2/2010 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
That's great news! For me, my IBS has a fungal etiology so I eliminate foods with yeast and reduce sugar and grains (lower carb diet). Discovering food allergies/intolerances seem to be key for some people.
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