Well, after many doctors visits, blood tests, and ultra sounds…the docs have figured out what’s wrong with me. Before I tell you, I just want to warn you of the dangers of internet diagnoses. After putting my symptoms into a search engine, I was sure I had all sorts of awful diseases and maladies.
Turns out I have IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, of the constipation variety. So, not a disease and not anything that can be fixed with medicine or whatever, but it’s something that I’ll have to deal with for the rest of my life. Symptoms are: gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, headaches, and backaches. I swear to you if you put those symptoms into WebMD, you could either be pregnant or have cancer!
Anyhoo, to what I’ve got to do. I’ve learned a lot about soluble and insoluble fiber and how they make me feel. We think that fiber is awesome and great for us, but for me…insoluble fiber is evil! Things like raw green veggies, carrots, and fatty foods are on the “try not to eat” list. While solubles like bananas and potatoes are good for me. The good news is that if I start with solubles, then I can add insolubles without all of the yucky side effects.
So that was the diagnosis. Anyone else have to deal with this? Any tips for me?