Posted 10 December 2003 - 11:44 PM
I hear ya loud and clear! Been there, done that. First of all, if you want to get better and get some of a life back, kick your ass, stop feeling down and avoid those damn trigger foods. Your not hurting your friends, they're out having a good time, and you, you can't even answer the phone because you can't leave the crapper! Here's my advice:1. You need to stay away from your trigger foods and get your gut settled a bit to slow down the "D".2. For the next 1 - 6 weeks (maybe a bit longer, maybe a bit less) STICK TO a plain white rice, plain baked chicked and plain baked fish diet (no canned fish). Don't add anything to it. The blander, the better for the time being.3. ABSOLUTELY no caffeine, fruit juice, pop, etc. SIP on room temperature water all day and lots of it! No candy, no ice cream, no breads, no potatoes, no wheat, no cereals, no alcohol.4. If you can handle taking a multi-vitamin do so (although for me it made my "D" worse and I couldn't take anything).5. Give yourself at least 7-14 days of this really bland diet and then try introducing something new. Maybe a piece of fruit (low citrus fruit) or a vegetable with your meal (cooked would be easier on your stomach). If you get "D" then ease off for another day or two and try something else. 6. Eat smaller meals more often. You're definitely in for pain if you eat too much at one sitting.Good luck. This really works for me when I'm at my worst. It sucks but it helps. Hang in there.