Progress??? Dare I say it?

Well, here I am 4 days into Week 4 of my Elimination Diet.  If you’ve been reading the earlier posts, you know I am suffering from Post-Infectious IBS-D, and have been the entire year.  There hasn’t been a day I haven’t suffered diarrhea and usually multiple times, unless I’ve used immodium.  Until now.

Today, I did not make my normal morning visit(s) to the bathroom.  Nor did I at noon, or after work.  And here I sit at 10pm, and still no bowel movement.  I’m stunned.  I’m almost afraid to write it down for fear I will jinx myself.

I am not on immodium and I haven’t done anything new or different.  Just the same old Elimination Diet with supplements.

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What this blog is about…

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:

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