Posted 10/13/2011 9:44 AM (GMT -6)
I was diagnosed with IBS at the age of 17, I am now 35 and with age it has only gotten worse.
I have IBS-D, my doctor gives me the imodium which I take up to 16 pills daily and no unlike other people it does not constipate me, if I am lucky it slows things down enough were I have close to a normal BM.
Also 4 times a day bentyl for the painful cramps etc.
My most recent visit to my GI doctor yielded some test results, malabsorbtion for both fat and fructose.
I was told to try the FOPMAP diet.
I am hoping someone else here has tried this and has had some results from it.
My form of IBS-D seems to be rather bad and I end up in the hospital a couple times a year because of dehydration. Recently I have started vomiting during an attack also.
I have had every test run that they can think of, treated for bacterial overgrowth just in case, MRI's Colonoscopy, ultrasounds and many blood and fecal tests.
Looking for some sort of treatment that will help, I have almost pure liquid BM's often yellow because I do not like to eat since it just causes more pain and running to the bathroom so I am more or less flushing bile down the toilet.
I have had my gall bladder out a couple years ago due to tumors in it i know not having a gallbladder can compound the issue.
Anyway anyone follow the fodmap? What exactly do you eat? I always tried to eat healthy lots of fruit and veggies so imagine my shock when I was told those are bad for me :(. As are grains and dairy.