Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:24 AM
Hi Mark,Thanks for your reply. I have actually been meaning to get in touch with you because I believe you were the one who has mentioned that taking the flavanoid supplements cured your D. I am still new to the forum so not sure how to find specific members to contact them.Anyhow, in terms of preventative measures -- I have eliminated gluten and dairy exept for yogurt from my diet which seems to be quite standard for most IBSers. I also do not consume caffeine at all and my sugar intake is almost none. I eat only lean meats, no fried foods, or any junk of that sort. I take a probiotic every morning on an empty stomach, as well as an omega 3-6-9. I started taking B Complex, but I think they were too strong because I felt incredibly sick and anxious when I would take them, so I stopped. My aunt said the same thing happened to her, so perhaps it is something family related. Fortunately, my weight loss has not been rapid, it has been ten pounds in about 9 months, and I feel I could have prevented it sooner had I realized what was happening (I wasnt eating enough!) Doc wants me to have a colonoscopy but I feel that I will go through the awful prep only to be told I have IBS which I already know! My blood tests/stool stamples all came back normal. Anyway, thanks for any input you may have.