Originally Posted by alivewithyou
Alright Valerie I am ordering a probiotic today... What are your dietary tips? I am pretty much in full anxiety mode with constant stomach pain and diarrhea again.
I'm pretty sure stress is a trigger, or at least it doesn't help the body because it uses up resources on other things than digestion.
My husband found this book:
to be helpful, but the diet is difficult to follow long term. The main idea behind it is to heal the gut, stop leaky gut syndrome, and eventually you will not have to follow the diet exactly, because your gut won't be so sensitive (and full of holes) after it has healed. He was on the diet for at least 4 months, and he also uses Align probiotics, which I don't personally like. I like to get mine from the refrigerated section. I feel like buying Align is pretty much buying a pharmaceutical product, but he swears by them. You don't need to buy this exact book, there's many books out there, but this is the alternative to going to the doctor and being on a pill for the rest of your life.
The other thing is that when you have IBS, IBD, or any of those types of problems, you are most likely sensitive to chemicals, so you need to watch all of the ingredients in processed food that you ever buy. And you might want to get tested to see if you have food intolerance. When you have an intolerance, but not an allergy, you can have all kinds of symptoms and never realize that it's a certain food causing it. You may think you got sick, it was the weather, etc.
And finally, I would look up testimonials. I love to read about people going through the same thing, makes me feel not so alone. I hope you find some relief soon.