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Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!)
      03/21/05 12:48 PM
Sand

Reged: 12/13/04
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Loc: West Orange, NJ (IBS-D)

First, I'm sorry you're having such a terrible time. IBS is enough to deal with by itself - I can imagine how frustrating it must be trying to address three chronic illnesses at once.

I think the other people who have posted have pretty well addressed your specific concerns. What I would add is that you may have to take things one step at a time. In order to get your gut settled, for example, you may not be able to eat all the protein your doctor wants you to just yet. As one of the other posters said, once your gut settles down a little, you should be able to tolerate more chicken, so you can up your protein at that point. In order to get your gut to settle down, you may have to eat more simple carbs than you'd like - rice, bakery white breads, pretzels. Again, once your gut settles down, you can try adding in some whole grain choices.

I know there are other people on the Board who have fibromyalgia (which I assume is what FMS is), so it is possible to find a way of eating that helps both IBS and FMS. I don't know if there's anyone on the Board who also has chronic fatigue, but there are a number of people who eat gluten free, so if wheat is an issue, there are ways around that. As for vitamins and minerals while you're subsisting - temporarily - on rice, sweet potatoes, bananas, and papayas, I take a One-A-Day vitamin and tolerate it well. Again, it's not a perfect solution, but it could get you through this rough patch while you're stabilizing.

PS - Your comment about being allergic to egg whites made me go looking for what my vegan friends use as an egg white substitute and I found this, which you might find interesting, especially the quote from Sharon Tyler Herbst at the very end:

http://www.ochef.com/687.htm

You can check the Recipe Index for recipes you feel you can eat - I know there are at least a couple of gluten free bread recipes out there.

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* My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!)
badlydrawnboy
03/21/05 09:38 AM
* Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!)
Kandee
03/27/05 10:54 AM
* Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!)
Alisa
03/25/05 12:45 PM
* Alisa, you've got a lot on your plate!
Augie
03/27/05 02:42 PM
* Re: Alisa, you've got a lot on your plate!
Alisa
03/28/05 09:30 AM
* I eat baked squash every day!
Augie
03/25/05 08:47 PM
* Re: I eat baked squash every day!
Alisa
03/27/05 12:41 PM
* Re: I eat baked squash every day!
Augie
03/27/05 02:48 PM
* Re: I eat baked squash every day!
Alisa
03/28/05 09:32 AM
* better you than me yuck!
Little Minnie
03/26/05 04:56 PM
* LOL-yes, like a bad hair cowlick!
Augie
03/27/05 08:29 AM
* Re: LOL-yes, like a bad hair cowlick!
Little Minnie
03/27/05 05:11 PM
* What's wrong with squash?
Linz
03/26/05 08:12 AM
* I am scared of food
Augie
03/27/05 08:34 AM
* Re: I am scared of food
melissam
03/28/05 04:23 AM
* This sounds very sensible!
Linz
03/28/05 04:33 AM
* Hey, another fibromite!
Linz
03/25/05 12:50 PM
* Re: Hey, another fibromite!
badlydrawnboy
03/25/05 01:51 PM
* Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!)
Dia
03/21/05 01:00 PM
* Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!)
Sand
03/21/05 12:48 PM
* Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!)
Little Minnie
03/21/05 11:27 AM
* Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!)
atomic rose
03/21/05 11:20 AM
* Some great answers here!
Linz
03/21/05 01:25 PM
* question about sugar??
little bear
03/25/05 02:52 PM
* Re: question about sugar??
badlydrawnboy
03/26/05 08:11 AM
* Re: question about sugar??
Alisa
03/27/05 12:46 PM
* Re: question about sugar??
daliatree
03/27/05 11:40 AM
* Re: question about sugar??
Sand
03/26/05 09:06 AM
* Re: question about sugar??
badlydrawnboy
03/26/05 11:36 AM
* Re: question about sugar??
Sand
03/26/05 01:36 PM
* I kind of agree...
Linz
03/26/05 12:17 PM
* Re: I kind of agree...
badlydrawnboy
03/26/05 02:47 PM
* Re: I kind of agree...
daliatree
03/27/05 11:53 AM
* Book, Bland
Sand
03/27/05 11:22 AM
* Have you considered...
Linz
03/27/05 08:15 AM
* thyroid problems
Augie
03/27/05 08:24 AM
* Re: thyroid problems
Linz
03/27/05 08:36 AM
* Thanks, Dr. Linz
Augie
03/27/05 08:48 AM
* Thyroid thread
Sand
03/27/05 09:59 AM
* Thanks for the link!
Augie
03/27/05 11:58 AM
* Re: Thanks for the link!
Sand
03/27/05 12:15 PM
* Thanks
Augie
03/27/05 12:30 PM
* Re: Thanks
Sand
03/27/05 02:15 PM
* Sugar post
Linz
03/26/05 08:18 AM
* Exactly
Little Minnie
03/26/05 04:52 PM
* Re: question about sugar??
Little Minnie
03/25/05 07:10 PM
* thanks!
little bear
03/25/05 07:56 PM
* As I said...
Linz
03/26/05 08:10 AM
* Re: Some great answers here!
badlydrawnboy
03/21/05 02:17 PM
* an idea, you don't have to agree
Little Minnie
03/21/05 05:08 PM
* Re: an idea, you don't have to agree
badlydrawnboy
03/21/05 05:21 PM
* Re: an idea, you don't have to agree
Little Minnie
03/21/05 06:11 PM
* Even I have to eat IF...
Linz
03/25/05 12:48 PM

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