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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) board


Hello. I'm new here, although I've been reading the posts for some time now. I'm 43 years old and have had to go back to college for re-training for a new career. I've been finding the process of going back to school and being an adult learner very stressful.

I have to get up extremely early in the morning for my classes and to get my daughter off to her school, and I've found that the earlier I get up, the worse my cramps and diarrhea are all day. Everything sets me off, no matter how little I eat. Even a small bowel of instant oatmeal can trigger diarrhea.

I have to attend classes and stay at the college all day, and I have to eat something to keep my energy going. I am so uncomfortable sitting in a classroom with cramping and bloating and that feeling that I'm going to have to run to the bathroom at any second. I don't know what to eat when I'm at school to make myself feel better stomach-wise.

I currently take Imodium, one twice per day, and two Fibercon in the evenings. If I am experiencing severe diarrhea and cramps, I take Lomotil. I also am on Glucophage, Paxil, Synthroid, and Zyprexa. I have modified my diet to the extent that I have eliminated what I thought were my trigger foods. I no longer eat wheat products and I have cut down significantly on my dairy product intake. I no longer eat raw fruits and vegetables.

Could someone please offer some advice as to what foods to eat to ease my bowels, or any other remedies I should look into?

Thank you.