Hello to all,
This is my first post, but I have learned much by reading member’s posts.
I am 70 and in pretty good health….but, four months ago i developed diarrhea and bloating in my lower abdomen. My doctor diagnosed me with IBS. I had a colonoscopy a year ago and it was negative. She said this is the gold standard for ruling out anything else.
SO, I began feeling better by eating low FODMAP and taking Hyoskyamine. I went off that and began eating sweets (I love them!) I am back to ground zero. However, my stools are almost normal, but the belly discomfort occurs every time I eat. This results in anxiety which I am sure makes me worse. Has anyone had success with the Fodmap diet? I have lost 20 pounds in a short time, but I know why – I have cut my calories by over half for the past several months. I just don’t have an appetite. I read that IBS and weight loss are not connected! Can anyone relate?