Anyone out there with IBS due to ED?

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carmagoodwin@gm...
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Anyone out there with IBS due to ED?

Hi :) after having been diagnosed with IBS (which apparently is a term used when doctors can't find an explanation for abdominal discomfort or pain ) I have learned a lot about food that triggers my symptoms. Which seems to be a lot of food and that doesn't make eating regularly easy. I would love to talk with people having the same challenge and what helped you :)

Rose16841
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Im with you - even before my

Im with you - even before my bulimia I had issues with digestion (getting very full, uncomfortable and bloated after eating) and I tried so hard to find a diagnosis and every time it can back to IBS as the doctors just don't have any other reasons for my symptoms. I then found out I was intolerant to a number of foods (which is when the restriction started and bulimia came into action!)
I've had a number of investigations (one of which shows I have delayed stomach emptying) but other than that doctors aren't reel bothered anymore.....they've just told me to learn to live with it (which as you can prob tell I'm not pleased with!)..... it makes recover hard for me and doesn't help with self esteem as I find the bloating and discomfort reel hard to deal with.....
I now take peppermint capsules, ginger capsules and domperidone (to help increase stomach emptying) and alto its not resolved my issues by any means it helps with the discomfort slightly.....

Vegan Goddess
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I totally relate to both of

I totally relate to both of you. I was told for years that I had IBS, but turns out it was actually celiac. Celiac sucks in recovery because I feel like I can never get away from restricting. Plus, bloating is a huge problem for me whether or not I'm in recovery. It makes me not want to eat because anything I eat puffs me up like a giant balloon filled with gas (and then of course I believe that I am fat and disgusting). I wish I had an answer for you. I am still hopeful that things will get better with time. Just hang in there!

carmagoodwin@gm...
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That's exactly how I feel...

That's exactly how I feel... I can hardly eat anything that won't make me bloat. In the moment I basically live of cucumber, coconut yogurt and tahini... And chia seed pudding which is really like a laxative and my miracle food :) but I love tastes and different food so naturally I get really frustrated and start binging at night... It's a cycle and I'm with you vegan goddes, I am hoping it' ll get better and I take one day at a time :)
Hey rose, I have tried peppermint capsules too and found that if I don't get to eat something within 30 minutes after my throat and stomach start burning and everything tastes like peppermint... Do you get that?

Rose16841
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Yea I get that with

Yea I get that with peppermint capsules :s it's not ideal!! You still having investigations or have they given up with it??

carmagoodwin@gm...
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They have given up on it...

They have given up on it... Over the last 6 months I found out that I have a horseshoe kidney, my lower bowl is attached to my abdominal wall but neither of them cause any of the pain I experience. At least the pain is ok in the moment but certainly feel a bit bummed to even have undergone surgery for nothing....

Mgirl
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Hi there! I'm not a

Hi there! I'm not a professional by any means, but I have been to doctors, too, as well as have read up on it. The biggest thing to remember is that our bodies are trying to get back into a homeostatic state. It's no use to digesting every bit of food that we eat since we've trained our bodies to be use to it in reverse. Our bodies are trying to recall digestion 101, 102 and 103 that it learned after birth, so on and so forth. The second thing is that certain foods make us gassy due to their chemical breakdowns and biproducts. Digestive enzymes help well along with cider vinegar and a gas-ex if the digestive aid does not have something in it for antibloating. Third, fake sugars. Are you using those? I cannot. It bloat, I swell to the point that my joints heart, and it does make my body gain pounds. Why? Two reasons: fake sugar is fooling your body into thinking it's real sugar, therefore when you do have real sugar your body thinks "that's the stuff! Store it! We need this energy fuel." The other thing is that it does not digest well, so it sits in your stomach for awhile until your body can figure out what to do with it. In the mean, your body is retaining water and creating stomach gases as it tries to break it down in hopes to use it. So-- fake sugar is no good. It's just another chemical. Finally-- I PROMISE YOU that if you are patient, and let your body figure itself out, the bloating will go away. It may take sometime and it may take more medical advice or a nutritionist. Do no let the help of your body fool you like we have done so well with either fake sugars, chemical supplements or the frequent: "just kidding, stomach. You don't get to use this food for energy. We are going to get rid of it now." Psychology is one of the BIGGEST challenges with our disorder. It's what's got us here. Isn't it?

M, USA

Mgirl
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Sorry about all of my typos.

Sorry about all of my typos. I think the you can get the gist of it. :)

M, USA

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