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#1 Bloatedandsad


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:08 PM


Hello and thanks in advance for your replies! I'm looking for advice about the products I am using.


I am a 24-year-old female experiencing extreme bloating and distention for almost 2 months now. It started the day after I switched from a vegan diet to incorporating meat and dairy (April 7, 2018). I think while I was eating vegan I ate too many soy products. I also think another cause may be the fact that I've taken antibiotics for recurrent UTIs recently, and the last time I took them was at the beginning of my vegan diet.


But I find it weird that bloating and occasional stomach pain after eating are my only symptoms. I have noticed no difference in my stool...


The first doctor I went to prescribed Xifaxan and recommended testing (ultrasound and endoscopy scheduled). 

The second doctor diagnosed me with IBS, recommended low FODMAP, and basically sent me off on my way. 


I have noticed improvements with XIfaxan, low FODMAP, and cutting out dairy, gluten, soy, alcohol, and coffee (my favorite). But I've been eating a highly restricted diet for the past month and it's greatly decreased my quality of life, without curing me... So I have tried:


Peppermint oil (started 5/19)

Fennel tea (5/19)

Goats milk kefir with probiotic (only dairy since it's low in lactose) (5/26)

Multivitamin 5/28

Cbd oil 5/28

L Glutamine 5/29


All have helped somewhat initially but I'm getting frustrated that nothing is curing this! Advise and others' experiences are greatly appreciated rolleyes.gif . Thank you!

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