My whole life I have had continued belly issues. I am to a place I'm ready to figure this out but am overwhelmed with where to start. A little background: As a kid, I always had stomach aches, constipation, bad cramping. In my 20's I went through "IBS" for awhile. Bad cramping everytime I ate, diarrhea. Could never eat out unless there was a bathroom nearby. I increased my fiber and that seemed to help. I was also very lactose intolerant at that time, but it has since improved some. Now I just have this top to bottom discomfort and constipation. It's kind of like a pins and needles feeling all over, inside my gut. I admittedly don't eat super healthy and am vegetarian. I also drink too much soda.
So I'm trying to figure this out but don't know where to start. Should I just get rid of the soda (sooo much eaiser said then done), do I increase fiber, do I get allergy testing? Could this be something like colitis or gluten intolerance? Maybe I just need to get in with the doc? I don't know, but am ready for this constant discomfort to be gone!!
Any direction on or ideas would be greatly appreciated :)
Edited by wish - 12/21/10 at 8:06pm