Anxiety Related IBS

I have had IBS for my whole life, I believe. But I was diagnosed with it at 11 years old. Back then they called it spastic colon. Anxiety usually brought on the belly aches. I missed school, missed out on the usual kid fun. As I have gotten older (46 now) my IBS has gotten MUCH worse. I alternate between constipation and diarrhea. I also have chronic gastritis which I suffer from even more. I have daily nausea and severe indigestion most days. I kid with my family that I need a complete digestive transplant. Have not figured out all my triggers for a flare up. But I do know if I eat too much sugar or carbs, I suffer. I have been trying to do the FODMAP diet but it is so restrictive that I despise it to be honest. 🙁

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  • Chris Hall moderator
    7 months ago

    Hi, @holly5757 – thanks for sharing your story! I’m sure missing out on the kid fun was really hard. A complete digestive transplant would be nice, huh? 🙂 You’re definitely not alone in finding the low-FODMAP diet difficult to follow. I thought I’d share this article with you about ways to help make the low-FODMAP diet easier. I hope this helps! Hopefully others chime in with what’s worked for them, too. Thanks again for sharing! – Chris, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team Member

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