Hey there dbab,
I think you have replied to a few of my posts as well. Thanks for that. You did mention that you also have Diverticulosis and IBS.
The Very deep painful cramping (not just the normal IBS cramping) in the all over general area of lower extremeties..feels like someone is inside of me slamming my insides(Colon,Urinary tract,Pelvic) with a jackhammer where I can't even stand up,and also have to hold on to something before I pass out, kind of cramping,which lasts for a minute or two. My Gi simply tells me I have IBS, and to get a life!
I am confused on which pain come from which condition. Someone said that sharp pain might be from not being able to go to the bathroom. The only time I go is when I take Milk of Magnesia ( Liquid Dynamite) about once a week.
As soon as I found out I had IBS-C /Diverticulosis / Gerd, I stopped dairy for two weeks,and after one week I was still cramping(My GI wanted to rule out lactose intolerance, I drink Silk Soy milk,and eat yoplait yogurt since that's supposed to be the GOOD BACTERIA. And Brown Long grain rice.
I am starting a Gluten free diet, not I think I have celiac desease, but maybe all the wheat products that I eat have the gluten that makes me cramp up with the loud rumblings. I don't know.
With your two conditions,what do you eat to help normalize your pain? I do have a protein shake in the moring usually with strwberries, Cranberries,bluberries,but first I put them thru a cuisinart to help pulverize the seeds,maybe I should alo strain them in cheescloth too.
All I know is after seven months of this pain,and losing 53 lbs to date,everyday single day I have stomach cramping,loud stomach rumblings,and constipation, I must be eating something wrong, all the time. I have tried elimination diets with poor results,and I know every single person is different on what they can eat,but I can not go to work with this pain.
I've had a Colonoscopy,Upper/lower GI/three Blood panels. Capsule-endoscopy,ultrasound, would be nice,but very expensive.
Basically, with the three conditions I have,(IBS-C /Diverticulosis / Gerd ) what would be the diet guidelines I should follow? I gave up Coffee,beer,all carbonated beverages,Tea..even herbal sends me off) Red meat,white rice,whole grain cereals (Wheat.. because of the gluten) and even oatmeal,because that is a glutenous grain. I am SOL!
Thanks for any input!