Hi everybody ! I'm new to this chat room. I just found it a couple of min ago and decide to log in and tell you my story. I'm 33 years old and have lived with this for 7 yrs now. It all started after a procedure I had done to correct my acid reflux. It's called a "nissen wrap" ..WOW biggest mistake of my life...I ended up with ibs-d...darn I hate feeling this way. It took me alot of trial and error to finally find a way to live normal again and alot of ALMOST embarrassing moments.
This is what I do :
I get up in the morning have my coffee with milk .... this is the only milk I have now during the day.
It takes a couple of hours before I have to poop
After my poop ...which are now normal I eat my breakfast (either cream of rice or corn meal made with soy milk) I also add 2 teaspoons of benefiber to my cereal.... this binds me up. With breakfast I take my swiss probiotics, 2 of them. I then take my multivitamin, my caltrate plus, glucosamine and one baby aspirin .
Mid morning I eat a handfull of almonds, handfull of soy nuts and a banana.
Lunch time I'll eat some sort of sandwich made with flax bread only...sometimes I'll have cold cuts, sometimes I'll have tuna. I'll have a bowl of soup, usually tomato of homemade chicken noodle.
Mid-afternoon a few more almonds, maybe some almond milk, cranberries, grapes, walnuts, shortbread cookies, arrowroot cookies, soy cheese..these are just some ideas of foods that won't give me "the runs".
Dinner - Now I can't eat my fruits and veggies so I juice them...I'll add to my juicer some apple, celery, beets, carrots, pears, orange, broccoli ( very good for your health) basically whatever I find in my fridge. Now it takes a while to drink this but the nutrients are very good for you and we need them. I mix 2 more teaspoons of benefiber in my juice and down it goes.
I then eat my chicken or fish with rice or potato and a slice of flax bread. I also have my glass of red wine everyday with my meal.. sometimes 2 glasses...
So far so good and I have 2 normal SOLID poops everyday....I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
I am alittle gassy though from the benefiber but I'm sure my body will adjust in time...I'm just glad I don't have the D.
I also have a reciepe for date nut bread for people with really bad IBS-D. I eat it as well but sometimes don't have the time to make it. This bread makes your poop really solid.
I'll post it tomorrow ... it's time for nite nite
Thanks for listening to my story