Sunday, May 6, 2012


Hey all! Once again, I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post. I find that it's harder to think of something to write when everything is going fairly well. Another reason for my absence is that I'm now SEVEN DAYS away from graduating!!! I'll be graduating with a Doctorate of Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.

As far as my IBS goes, I've been having a "fun" time trying to figure out how to manipulate my Imodium dose to walk the fine line between diarrhea and constipation. I tend to figure it out right before my period, and since I usually get loose stools during my period, that completely throws me off. I'm finding that I'm more constipated than not when I'm not menstruating and having pretty normal stools when I am menstruating. I feel like I'm getting closer to really controlling it, though, so hopefully in a few more months I'll have something figured out.

A new thing for me is that I've been eating chicken almost every night. If you're new to my blog, I'll fill you in- this round of IBS was started off with a round of food poisoning caused by chicken wings at BWW which means I've spent the past 7 years or so avoiding chicken. So far so good! The first couple times I was incredibly nervous and had a couple mini episodes, but I quickly realized that I was going to be just fine. I've found some Lean Cuisine meals that work well for me- they cause a minimal amount of bloating and cramping as long as I eat them slow enough. They're just so darn good that it's difficult!

Anyway, I hope this post finds all of you feeling well. See you in another couple months ;)