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Newly Diagnosed

Hello all! I was just recently diagnosed with ibs-c and unfortunately wasn't given much information about the condition. I've been struggling trying to educate myself because so many websites have conflicting information. I just had a bad flare up that lasted a few days before I took Milk of Mag to sort it out. Does anyone have good tips on reseting my diet safely? I know about the low fodmap diet but also read some food are ok on the high end because it can help with constipation. I also have anxiety and I know stress can make it worse, but I'm stressing about the what I can eat to feel better. Lol Please help? ๐Ÿ™ƒ

  1. You are in the right place! Low fodmap can be a great place to start. I would recommend talking with your primary to see what they recommend diet wise. With IBS there is no one thing fixes all as much as we wish it was. For me fresh fruit and veggies are a trigger - for you that may be exactly what you need. I would start slow with whatever you decide. Use the search feature on our website. There are tons of recipes and also others who are going through what you are who have great advice. Keep your head up. We are here for you. Keep us updated! Hugs - Shannon (Team Member)

    1. Thank you so much! Last week was rough, I'm feeling a bit better this week, but I know my body needs time to heal. Do you also do gluten free? My primary doctor was the phone that didn't give me much information to go by unfortunately but I'm following the fodmap diet for the next 3 week and then going from there. ๐Ÿ’•

      1. Glad to hear you're feeling better! Take it easy on your body. I was gluten free for a little bit for another issue but I didn't notice a difference. But if you feel like it may be a trigger it wouldn't hurt to explore that as an option. I wish you the best! Cheers, Michaela (irritablebowelsyndrome.net Team Member)

      2. I find that gluten free helps me a lot but I even take it a step further and stay away from wheat completely. That's when I feel my best. Also for some reason, rice gets me sick. When it comes to food everyone is so different. I think Fodmap is a good place to start. You will start to notice what foods work and what don't for you. -Elizabeth (team member)

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