Re: You might need more than just dietary changes...
04/23/11 11:13 AM
Quote: especially because diet has become a huge source of anxiety and stress for you. Dietary changes should make you feel better and thus reduce your stress about IBS. If that's not the case, then you might focus specifically on some other approaches.
Not sure if you've looked into gut-directed hypnotherapy, but it's got great success rates, including for people who didn't get results they needed from dietary changes.
You can check for practitioners who have gut-specific training and live in your area, your insurance might cover it, and you can also choose an at-home program if you'd rather.
Thank you Heather. It looks like more and more something else may have to be done.
I have been on your diet for 6 years, and yes I will never in the foreseeable future go back to dairy! That said, I clearly am not stable and I suffer from awful bloating/distension and on/off D or C daily.
I have been working with an RD and tried with your diet, EFI, a combo of FODMAPS. Unfortunately, this too hasn't worked.
I mean, if I were to eat a McDonalds hamburger with french fries and cheese, I would feel much worse, so in that sense it has worked. But absent those triggers I still am doing awful.
The only choices left are: 1) Candida diet 2) SCD diet 3) Full elimination diet 4) Marijuna 5) Hypnosis