I am a student and I am 22. My symptoms are alternate (diahrrea and constopation) so I have the best of both worlds. Well my DR says all my symptoms are signs of IBS. Im sure it was caused from bad diet and stress.
I have had this for 6mnths before anything was done.
Tonight when I sat on my couch, I had these jolting pains in my stomach/crotch and all. That was the worst spasm so far. Right now my stomach is bothering me. My Dr gave me a prescription to some kind of sublingual stuff to ease pain.
Anyway, I am trying to take a serving of metamucil a day. Also I am staying away from high fats.
What else shoudl I do? Cottage cheese anygood, yogurt, cashews,?
[This message has been edited by Samueladams (edited 07-29-2003).]
Yogourt is a good place to start - it has bacteria which help replenish the bacteria in your intestines that help your digestive process - find one in which the bacteria haven't been destroyed - ask a natural food store clerk.
Some other things people agree on staying away from are pop, coffee, chocolates, high sugar foods, highly acidic drinks(lemonade...) Maybe some one can add anything I'm missing.