Hi All - I am new to this disease and site. So grateful to find this site.
IBS-D started for me in early August after 3 days of taking doxycycline for an inflamed cyst. I stopped the medication after missing 2 days of work (and I worked from home) due to nausea and diarrhea. I was then put on clindamycin for 2 weeks for the cyst infection. After that I developed a UTI and more antibiotics for 5 days. I have finished all my antibiotics, but am still having frequent, daily BM, mostly in the morning. I've lost 15 lbs since August 1st (not necessarily a bad thing). I have suffered with stomach/bowel issues for years, but never like this. Had all the tests in Feb 2020 (colonoscopy, endoscopy, gallbladder tests), which all came back normal.
I am trying to eliminate trigger foods based on the FOD map given to me by my gastro Dr., but I really don't know what my trigger foods are. I can't get back in to see gastro until late October, and we have a trip planned before that. I am taking IBGard, dicylclomine and VSL#3 (probiotic), and sometimes Pepto Bismol. Is it OK to take Immodium? I'm afraid it will push me to constipation, if I take it daily, but because of the morning BM's, it is difficult to plan anything. Sometimes the BM's continue throughout the day, but never in the evening, regardless of what I eat for dinner.
Is it safe to eliminate all Lactose and Gluten? Is the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast) something I should try for now, while in a flare-up.
Has anyone tried CBD as a treatment option for IBS-D?
Appreciate any suggestions, and thanks for being here.