I am finishing out Week 9 on the elimination diet I started shortly before Thanksgiving. This was to attempt to get my post-infectious IBS-D under control. I have been fighting IBS-D since the beginning of 2014 when I was unlucky enough to get a pretty bad case of food poisoning at a local restaurant. Things are going well overall and I am happy to report at least one new successful food reintroduction – EGGS!
Here I am, writing a blog for the first time. Why? A complete health meltdown in my mid-forties. While I have been struggling with my health for a while, my most recent and very significant health challenge is post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I want to chronicle my story for anyone else who may be struggling with this or similar GI challenges. I have found it so helpful to read the experiences of others, I hope telling my story can be helpful to someone else. Right now, I have not found the solution, but I am learning why severe gut dysfunction happens and am not going to give up until I heal it.
Since early this year, I have suffered continuous diarrhea, fatigue, and brain fog. I’ve had nearly every GI test known to man – some more than once – and the GI doctor concluded that my food-poisoning earlier this year has resulted in post-infectious IBS. Here’s how it all started: