Any body else experience weight loss from their IBS
Posted 06 May 2010 - 01:22 PM
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 01:45 PM
I don't think I am heading towards an eating disorder because I really don't care so much about food anymore. Since I have IBS my appetite is almost permanently changed. When I don't feel bad and I am eating, I enjoy it only a tiny bit more. Food is very unimportant to me. I just eat because I have too. When my IBS started I had pain after every single meal. Luckely this changed and I only have pain sometimes after a meal but I counldn't care less about food. I wish I would like food more so I can enjoy going out for dinner with people. At 140 pounds and 5'8'' I am not skinny, just normal.
I was struggling with an eating disorder around the same time that I developed IBS. I weighed 150 when I gave birth to my daughter, and I promptly dropped to 120 pounds-- my normal weight-- then to 98 pounds when she was 6 months old. I couldn't eat anything. And I'm 5'7". I looked HORRIFYINGLY thin. I'm now "over" the eating disorder, but I still can't seem to get back to 120. 115 seems to be my max.IBS will definitely change your relationship with food, especially if you also tend toward anxiety and eating disorders. It's hard to eat when you are punished with pain every time you do.Weight loss isn't a terrible side effect if you were overweight in the first place, but definitely get help if you in any way suspect that you could be developing an eating disorder. You don't wanna end up like I did.