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Scout1996

825d

Hey all! My name is Scout. I am 25 and struggling with numerous chronic conditions. I am seeing a gastroenterologist soon and wanted to know what I should be checking about with them. I have IBS and my doctor thinks it is likely crohns related.

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    • Scout1996

      823d

      Good to know! I will wait and see what they find. Ugh. I’m so nervous. I’ve been diagnosed with IBS for years but I strongly suspect it’s something else. It’s so severe and there is so much inflammation in my body!!

    • elo2002

      823d

      With IBS your doctor may recommend a low FODMAP diet. It’s hard for me to explain but if you google about it or watch YouTube they will provide a general idea of what it is

    • QueenOfCrohns

      823d

      I understand! I’ve been in the same boat before! Was originally diagnosed with IBS, and then Celiac, and then Crohn’s. It’s always scary getting a new diagnosis, but hopefully it’ll give you answers, and you can start on some meds & get some relief!!

    • Scout1996

      823d

      Good to know! I will wait and see what they find. Ugh. I’m so nervous. I’ve been diagnosed with IBS for years but I strongly suspect it’s something else. It’s so severe and there is so much inflammation in my body!!

    • QueenOfCrohns

      824d

      I honestly wouldn’t eliminate anything until you see them because if you’re having inflammation, as painful as it may be, triggering foods may help it show up on scans. They may have you eliminate stuff once you see them. But if it is crohn’s, you’ll most likely have to start steroids. Food elimination alone won’t stop inflammation.

    • karinad

      824d

      You might want to look into FODMAPS

    • karinad

      824d

      Ahh gotcha. Eliminating dairy helped me

    • Scout1996

      825d

      I have been gluten free for five years. I have celiac. So I think I’ll plan to eliminate other trigger foods just to see what happens!

    • karinad

      825d

      When are you seeing the GI? If you have at least 2 weeks, I would eliminate gluten for 2 weeks and then try it again before you see them to let them know how you reacted. They'll probably want to do an endoscopy, colonoscopy, or both. Ideally, try to find your triggers for IBS. I would also write a food journal for 4ish days, including weekend and weekday and include symptoms to bring in when you see them.

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