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Anyone heal from bad ibs and be able to eat a healthy varied diet without symptoms??

Hi, I was diagnosed with IBS with constipation and lactose intolerance (so isn't everyone) in the year 2000. Fast forward to April 2013 went vegan and was raw for like 7 months or so with the exception of one cooked meal a week (salt cravings). I did not do many greens during this time or lots of vegetables just mostly fruit and went to more of a cooked diet when it got colder. My IBS has been worse lately. My gut seems to react to all of the high fodmap fruits and veggies plus organic corn, oatmeal, and oranges my stomach upset. Has anyone healed themself so they could enjoy mangos andwatermelon and ocassional cooked meal without symptoms? My elbows are sore lately so I'm not sure if that reaction is from eating rice or buckwheat or potatoes. I'm thinking it maybe good to be on a raw vegan version of Fodmaps. Anyone else struggle hard with their gut and come out with light at the end of the tunnel? Or should I expect to just manage symptoms rather then completely heal? I'm in the dark here and just wondering if anyone else has or is currently experiencing the same struggle. I have one bowel movement per day generally but I'm guessing that's not the norm for most healthy normal digesting vegans?

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Wanted to say that I deal with bloating and discomfort that are the main symptoms that bother me. Also wanted to say that my gut is very noisy.

I suffer from ibs greatly. I came from restriction so any volume of food made me terribly uncomfortable. I am 1,5 years into recovery and the symptoms lessened after about 8 months. About two weeks ago I started taking probiotics, the ones without lactose and I can say that my gut condition became better. I decided to start taking them because, even though I became less bloated after 8 months, I still suffered.

I still get gas sometimes but it is not smelly anymore and it happens because I have a desk job and don't move a lot, if I move the bloat disappears. I have a huge starchy breakfast and have no issues, have fruit for lunch with no major consequences. Also, I am not terribly bloated after dinner anymore, maybe because I replaced a huge salad with a starchy meal because the bloat was killing me, I couldn't do anything but lay down in my bed. I only get bloated if I eat a lot before going to bed, it still happens sometimes but I try not to eat much before sleep because of it. I also have one bowel movement per day, I guess that's fine if you feel okay.

I'd say search for some probiotics, they add bacteria to your gut and help with the healing. Otherwise, it can take a lot of time or will not get better at all. Check them to be without lactose or any milk products. I am taking them now and it will take 60 days to finish the course, I am only on the second week so can keep you updated.

What were you using for greenz? I was eating kale and collards raw which are goitrogens and bought some millet bread and millet is also a goitrogens. So I basically screwed up my thyroid which is causing me not to feel hungry. So I've been not eating that much but today I was driving and felt pretty weak mentally and physically so I pulled over and got a plate of yucca. I'm not sure but I hope I can get my thyroid working again. I'm not trying to restrict calories. I lost ten lbs in like a week. Have you tried the low fodmap vegan diet?

This week I started to have a green smoothie for dinner and it works wonders. I use 3 bananas, head of lettuce and half of iceberg lettue, add some cinnamon and vanilla and two table spoons of cocoa powder. Previously I was having a big salad that consisted mostly of white cabbage and Chinese cabbage. I can't say I was consistent with my greens intake throughout the 1,5 year period because i just couldn't find the way to eat them, they just we not appealing to me until now. This week it just hit me that I need to start drinking green smoothies for dinner and it feels like the best thing I could do for my body.

I must say that I was surprised how filling this smoothie is. I am not hungry at all and do not have any cravings or even thoughts about foor for about 4 hours. And I always had a bowel movement after an hour after the smoothie. Couldn't that be that this type of meal is so nutritiously dense that it eliminates hunger? I guess you have to eat a great amount of greens to mess up you thyroid. 

I am not counting my calories and eat till satisfied. I have not tried a low foodmap diet but I eat simple foods, various foods but the same ones every day. I just found a great combination that is the tastiest. After I incorporated a green smoothie for dinner it feels that I wake up leaner and leaner every morning. I go to bed light and breakfast then digests better. Will see how it works along with probiotics, I think I will even prolong the period of taking them from two to four or six months.

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