I have never in a forum, but am at my wit's end...seriously.
I was diagnosed with IBS approximately 10 years ago, after being tested for everything from parasites, lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance, gall bladder...you name it.
I have seen 2 GI docs, and still suffer terribly. My IBS started at the same time we found a nodule on my thyroid...had to remove the thyroid gland. Has anyone had the same parallel?
My bloating is so bad that I honestly cannot fit into my clothes. Today I look and feel 6-8 months pregnant, am in physical pain.
Initially, I found that there were some trigger food, and tried to avoid those...now I feel like this 95% of the time. It affects my mood, my social life...everything!
I agree with the one who posted that they feel better when they eat the unhealthy foods.
I am going to try a gluten free, dairy free diet starting today...but I am single, it is very difficult to date while looking pregnant, as well as being unable to go out to eat!!!!!!
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!