IBS since Childhood
Posted 04 May 2020 - 02:43 PM
Hi, I'm new here.
I've had IBS-A for as long as I can remember. I had my first hemorrhoid when I was about 10 years old, I was bleeding, but I didn't tell anyone. I thought it was normal until I was about 25. I'm currently 29. No one ever talked about it. it got so bad last year that I got a colonoscopy and endoscopy to see what was wrong with me. Everything came back clean. So, it was discouraging because the pain was so bad, I couldn't sit down after every movement. I saw a dietitian for a while, but it didn't really help, they just prescribed over the counter meds, which I can't take, but they kept telling me to try it... I get extremely constipated, and ANY fiber supplement will reverse it to diarrhea... There is no balance for me with fluctuations. Sometimes I eat the same foods and it'll go back and forth. It's draining and emotional. I'm constantly bloated unless I don't eat, which I can't do because I get even more emotional and stressed and it only eliminates the bloating. I'm at a healthy weight for my height (5'2, 105-110 lbs - haven't weighed myself recently). I started exercising again, and it seems to have made it worse. The only foods I feel are safe for me is eggs and potatoes, but even the eggs can sometimes cause bloating. I can't eat dairy, and I can't eat raw vegetables besides cucumbers and carrots. Lettuce or leafy greens of any kind fudges me up REALLY BAD...
Anyone else had it since they could remember? Seen doctors, gotten tests, and no results? I'm wondering if there is something else at play or if it is psychosomatic. What's your experience and/or diet?