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#1 of 5 Old 04-17-2013, 11:59 AM - Thread Starter
 
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DH has really bad IBS and after much pushing and nagging, I finally got him to go on an elimination diet. Well, 4 days into it and DH is feeling the same if not worse. I feel sooo good (didn't even think I had a food intolerance but just did it to give DH support), but poor DH has got nothing and is ready to give it up.

I was so sure that this was going to solve his IBS, we're both a little disappointed and don't know where to go from here. I'm just wondering if anyone can give any suggestions on what he should try, if we should wait it out a bit more with the new diet to see results? He's now paranoid he has parasites or something!
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Wait it out. It took my toddler a week to completely detox. And adults have a more advanced digestive tract than toddlers; I wouldn't get all bent out of shape until at least...2 weeks in, y'know?

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What all are you eliminating? Gluten caused detox issues in many. Dairy takes weeks to get out of ones system. Yeast die off takes a while too. 4 day's isn't long at all. Sometimes things get worse before they get better.

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Okay thanks mammas, I read a lot of different experiences where people said the results were pretty immediate so got a little scared!

We are eliminating nightshades, citrus, chicken, beef, most beans, gluten, eggs, dairy. Basically everything but rice, lentils, veggies, and fruit! DH is eating lamb, turkey, and duck because he's the only meat eater! I'm not gonna lie, it's really rough!
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Is he eating more fruit than usual to compensate for not eating other things?

 

Fructose from fruit can really aggravate IBS. Not trying to make it even harder, but.. for me, I can only eat one piece of fruit a day (or a small handful of raisins) or I get IBS symptoms.

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