GOING ON DATE- SHORT TERM LG RELIEF?
Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:51 AM
So this girl I used to hang with before I got IBS has started talking to me again. Were actually perfect for each other but I keep delaying seeing her because she wants to get close and im worried LG may occur and itd be so irritating.
I recently ate nothing but gluten free bagels and chicken, did around 5 enemas a day, had probiotics, apple cider vinegar before eating, anti-anxiety medication, pepto bismol and using powders and other natural products to help reduce the problems but although all that was done over the days I still felt unwell and we ended up cancelling.
Anyone think they can help me? I dont want to tell her because that would freak her out. Thanks.
Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:19 PM
I know it's hard to date with IBS or any chronic illness. Cancer, Diabetes, and a lot of other chronic illnesses can kill the body and the mind. IBS however can kill a person's mind, body, and social life because of the embarrassing complications. If she's been your friend for a long time maybe she'll understand. I always say that the only sense that heart possess's the ability to see in another person's heart. If she likes you for you she'll accept you IBS or not. I would say be honest and tell her. If shes as cool as you say she'll like you for you anyway.
Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:31 PM
The gluten-free bagels would be the biggest culprit. Grain starches are probably the worst foods foods for Leaky Gassers. You should find evacuation easier if you don't eat any gluten-free starches like potato starch, tapioca starch which are highly gas producing and low in fibre as well. All grain foods resist digestion and easy to digest foods like wholewheat toast (not bread) if you're not gluten intolerant, soluble fibre veges like mashed potato potato and pumpkin would be a lot better.
My long-term IBS symptom cure (over the last 10 years): complete evacuation
IBS type: IBS-C (Leaky Gas). IBS strategy: No meds. A low starch diet.
Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:09 AM