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RE: Crohns & IBD on the road


BAZZA44 wrote:

Interesting what Cuppa's doctor said about vegetables. I have IBS and go to the toilet numerous times a day. Doctor put me on Lomotil tablets about 15 years ago to slow things down.

Last month had a colonoscopy and for five days before procedure had to be on a strict diet including NO vegetables, no Lomotil. After a few days I realised I was not going to the toilet as often as usual and the main difference in eating was no vegetables.

After the procedure I got to thinking about this and have not had any vegetables for about five weeks and I stopped taking the Lomotil tablets as well. My IBS has reversed from diarrhea to constipation. Still trying to work out an eating pattern for myself that can include vegetables sometimes.

When away in the van I have two cassettes for the toilet to make things easier getting to a dump point.

Barry


 Hi Barry, I should stress that the no 'roughage' (fruit & veg) was only for the short term acute situation I found myself in. I now eat fruit & veg again, but as you are finding it's always a balancing act. I learned recently that too many dried apricots are not a good thing for me!. An IBD nurse specialist once told me, "If there is something you love eating but know it upsets you, it may be worth it to you once in a while to eat it if you are prepared to accept the consequences"!



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