Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hormones & IBS

As if hormones morphing me into (more of) a raging bitch & giving me cramps from hell wasn't enough, it also makes my IBS symptoms ridiculous! I can't eat anything this week that doesn't upset my stomach. Even cereal!

I need to get to the gynecologist & get on one of the birth control pills. But first I need to learn how to swallow pills without choking on them! And after that, maybe I'll get a little peace. Or I'd just be happy if it didn't get worse once every month. I could find joy in that. :)

Anyone else have problems during that time of the month?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Sometimes I wonder... my body is still even functioning. My body has been reacting to pretty much everything I eat nowadays, so I've started eating a ridiculously bland diet.

I usually have a bagel for 2 out of the 3 meals of the day and the other usually ends up being Spaghettios or a PB&J. That's how it's been for the past month or two. Obviously, I'll throw in a little something to mix it up if I'm feeling like an adventure...but my diet has mostly consisted of those 3 things.

So how does it still run correctly? When I take multivitamins, I feel all sorts of horrible, so I don't get vitamins/minerals from those. There's quite a bit of protein in Spaghettios and I'm sure some vitamins in the other things I eat, but I seriously doubt there is enough to keep my body going.

A lot of the time, it doesn't really feel like it's going to keep going. What do you guys do to make sure you're getting enough of everything while taking care of your GI tract at the same time?

I'd really like this blog to become a conversation tool for IBS people so please leave me comments and join in the discussion!