Bloated all the time!!!

Bloated all the time!!!

Hi everyone, I am new to this site and I love reading what you all have to say. I hate to say it, but I'm glad there are others like me! I was diagnosed with IBS at 18, (i am now 40).. A few years ago I had this terrible pain in my left side that I thought was due to my ovaries.. Turns out I was diagnosed with IBS-C with a touch of diverticulitis. I thought I was a good eater!! I had brain surgery to back in August to remove a tumor, ever since my stomach has been looking like I am 6 months pregnant daily. I have tried Linzess, Amitiza, Aloe Vera juice, Heathers tummy tea, bowel caps, probiotics.. Nothing at all seems to help! I don't know what else to do. There are days when i am so miserable because I am so bloated.. I don't like leaving my house - I get asked if I'm pregnant everywhere I go. It's an unpleasant feeling and it seems like I have no answers.. Could this be IBS making me so swollen?? Any suggestions on what I can do/take??

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  • Hi. Have you altered your diet at all? It may be that after the trauma and stress you have been through recently, your stomach is even more sensitive to bloating from certain foods. Common culprits for me when I'm having a bad patch is gluten, large amounts of grains, dairy, beans and pulses and vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and sprouts etc.

  • Thanks for responding. I have altered my diet but maybe I need rondo more altering?? I have a hard time finding the right foods. I've never been able to figure out the triggers.. I believe you are right, my stomach has been more sensitive since the surgery. Would this be IBS - when I awake my stomach is flat and by evening it's so swollen?

  • That's the same for me. I think trigger foods change, especially when your sensitive because of lived stress, trauma or recovery.

    Are you taking it easy in other areas of life as well?

  • Hi Sorry to hear about all your issues. I'm bloated all the time too, but have not had your surgeries. I was told I have SIBO, but no anti-bioitis herbal or regular have worked nor have lots of different probiotics, herbal teas, Fiber supplement. I too am extremely uncomfortable. I look like I have a mid size ballon in my lower abdomen since 2013. I went to the IBS Treatment Center & spent over $2K on tests. I didn't want to keep paying (not covered by Insurance) when they solution did not seem to be in the near future. Although, they say how complex SIBO is. I have Kaiser & had an MRI which showed nothing. I've taken numerous digestive enzymes too - not worked either. I was told on Internet that perhaps a fecal transplant might be my only solution. Only covered w/certain medical conditions or one does DIY. I got nervous & put off the DIY. Now I'm back still trying to figure it out. It's frustrating, annoying, irritating and tiring not having a solution. Good luck & with lots of continued effort & persistence, I'm sure we will find a solution. Godspeed

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