Easy treatment that worked for me. Yay!
- 7 March, 2018 at 4:21 pm #3834KarenParticipant
After 3 years of suffering with post-infectious (Giardia) IBS with constipation, I have noted significant improvement in symptoms over the last month with the following simple measures, in addition to my usual omnivorous healthy diet: (1) I eat 4 (8 halves) dried Satsuma plums a day; (2) I eat lots of roasted pumpkin seeds every day; (3) I take either a heaping tablespoon a day of lactose-free Greek yogurt or 2 tb. of Bubbie’s sauerkraut juice as a source of probiotics; (4) I avoid lactose as much as possible. I also take a NoBloat enzyme capsule with every meal, and alpha-galactosidase if I eat legumes or cabbage family. Over the last month I have noted substantially less abdominal aching or cramps, substantially less gas, much more regular bowel movements (i.e. I take one first thing on waking up, then a couple more in the morning; then my gut is “silent” the rest of the day). Prior to this regime, some days I had up to 10-12 small volume BM’s a day (for days or weeks), alternating with a couple of days of few or none. I had almost continuous belly pain, lots of gas (especially during the night), and was thinking about my gut 24-7.