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Mayflower22

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Hello, I was diagnosed with IBS in February. I was diagnosed during a surgery by my obgyn for my endometriosis. I haven't seen anyone about yet since I've been recovering and getting my Endo under control. My mom is gluten and dairy free, I am not but end up eating the same as she does a good bit. The holidays have been brutal this year. After every event I feel terrible. I usually end up in the bathroom. The bloating and nausea are the worst symptoms. Anytime I eat or cook anything at home I'm fine. I made pastries for Christmas morning full of gluten dairy and sugar. I also made casseroles with eggs and cheese and butter. I have no clue where to even start to understand what triggers the symptoms any advice?

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    • Jay23

      116d

      @Mayflower22 that's alright, so bowel training is pretty much training yourself to go to the loo at a certain point in the day. It has helped me so much because I was worried about have like accidents as I tend to have IBS-D but it works with C as well. So pretty much I wake up a bit earlier do some yoga to help stimulate movements and drink a hot drink. It's kinda nice not to worry about need to use the loo at work as well. Which IBS do you have or is it mixed?

    • Jay23

      117d

      I found that my main trigger is stress. If I stress about eating because I'm worried that it will make me have diarrhoea then I'm more likely going to have a flare up. I eat mostly gluten free because it makes me bloat alot. Sugary and greasy foods as well. I was prescribed amitriptyline for my IBS as well. Also bowel training helps alot as well.

      • Mayflower22

        116d

        @Jay23 that's probably the cause of a lot of mine too, especially at the holidays. I do just as well on gluten as well as on it same with dairy and sugary foods. It usually flares up at home with raw vegetables but very rarely. Finding triggers is so new to me. Thank you for sharing yours! Can you tell me a bit more about bowel training I'm not familiar?

        • Jay23

          116d

          @Mayflower22 that's alright, so bowel training is pretty much training yourself to go to the loo at a certain point in the day. It has helped me so much because I was worried about have like accidents as I tend to have IBS-D but it works with C as well. So pretty much I wake up a bit earlier do some yoga to help stimulate movements and drink a hot drink. It's kinda nice not to worry about need to use the loo at work as well. Which IBS do you have or is it mixed?

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One advice is to keep track of which foods make you feel worse and avoid those. Common triggers include dairy, chocolate, caffeine, fried food, and lots of sugar. You could also try a few different probiotics to find out which one helps you the most. Another suggestion is to introduce small quantities of things you think you're intolerant to, this helps your body to learn how to digest/extract nutrients from those things. A high fiber diet was also recommended for IBS.

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