Hiya, My husband is in the USAF and I am a Brit he was lucky to find along the way he he ; ) he and I are stationed in the middle East (Turkey) and as you can imagine food is some what interesting....
I try to stay away from local food even though it is very yummy due to the fact I seem to get sick the very day after and always seem to have to go on Antibiotics.
One of my problem are as follows.... I was diagnosed in 97 with IBS after our first miscarriage. In the UK they didn't back then seem to take the disorder very seriously and its "All in your head" kinda thing after a LONG time they put me on MEBEVERIN tablets 135mg, and Peppermint Oil capsules
I finally 4 years later when it got so bad then stationed in the States had a Barium Meal and scan with ultra sound and they said I'm a slow digester and have chronic IBS.
They tried some meds but i have a terrible fear of medications and did not take them!
NOW.... At times Its so bad I can't stand it but its WIND/GAS I fill up during the day by the evening i am 9 months pregnant and can not hardly walk, or move. I have had it so bad that from the top of my shoulders back and from all the way down to my lower back, once again back and front was hurting so bad i could hardly breath.
By morning it's gone!
I can not eat broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, bananas, oranges, any forms of Vit C, real Milk, cream, Ice cream ; ( and out me in from of chocolate and I wont pooh for a week! There are many more foods like spices of any kind and i mean ANY KIND although Garlic doesn't seem to both me in fact it help (Prob due to the digestion aid)
Anyhow the MILITARY Dr put me on Bentyl, which is the U.S version of Mebeverin which i had in England back in 98, and the other the MILITARY Dr here in Turkey just gave me is ZELNORM 6mg's....
What I am asking is (1) Do these symptoms sound like anyone else's? and (2) Is this medication any good for anyone?
I am falling apart here, stress is high as my Mother has cancer I really need help, please.