So if no flush... can I cross this one off my list? I never get a flush or any kind of "traditional" allergic-style reaction to anything.
Originally Posted by meeme
Dear heavens, no colonoscopy! But I think you're the second person to mention HIDA, so I'm looking into that. I think the gall bladder is definitely involved in some way. (Ironically, because after I went high fat after 15 years of low to no fat, and had no gall bladder issues those first three years, I thought I had gotten off lucky.)
Originally Posted by jammies
Yes, I've tried that. Thank you for all the kind thoughts, too!
Originally Posted by lopisheep
I think that the "BAB" of the leptin reset may be the answer to why this started. Yes, I'd been bloated for a long time prior, but no cramps/runs post-meals. But I feel stuck against lowering it - the BAB was the death knell to a decade of binge ED, and any time I try to reduce it, cravings come back. There's no doubt that the harm from binges is far greater than this somewhat mild IBS thing I've got going on, but I'd like to find a way to rid myself of both.
Originally Posted by BestBetter
IBS clearly causes me stress, but not because I fret about it. Whatever is causing it also causes mental disturbances, including stress. One example is what happened last night, after a respite of a few months. After 30 minutes of drowsiness, I was wide awake, but my mind was spinning (unable to settle down on a single thought for more than 2 seconds), my right leg was twitching RLS-style, & the cramps set in. This exact pattern has happened several times. I might think it was the green tea I recently resumed drinking, but I don't see how caffeine would do all those things. Anyway, my point is that the root cause also causes me to be stressful about things that normally don't stress me, but I'm not stressed about the IBS itself per se. And so I'm sure the stress then contributes to the IBS.
Yes, I've tried dig enz & HCl to no effect.
I quit the CT at the beginning of the summer, but strongly feel it calling again. Could it be coincidence that my thyroid & digestive progress stalled all summer? At the same time, I didn't have digestive problems long before I started CT.
CO can be seriously detoxing! But I never had that issue with it. I've been using 2T/day for many years. If it is suddenly causing this problem, I'd want very much to know what had changed to cause that.
Originally Posted by Blackcatbone
I did drop it for a while in the spring to see what would happen. I thought I saw a positive change, but when I increased it later to make up for decreased animal fat, I saw improvement instead of digression. ?!?
She makes some great points that all should think about. None of them apply to me, thankfully, as I've already worked through all those issues. I do disagree that any substantial number of people went around dying of digestive illness on a regular basis before dietary changes started to cause them en masse.
Originally Posted by sbhikes
All true, and none an issue here. (I have even eliminated FODMAPs.) I was on a traditional foods diet with plenty of natural fats for nearly five years before this started. Thank you again for chiming in; I appreciate it!
Originally Posted by Blackcatbone
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