Hi guys was wondering if anyone had any advice because this chronic bloat/constipation fiasco is driving me insane!! (Sorry this is a bit long)
I'm 18 and I started getting continuously bloated around 3 years ago. I'd put on a lot of weight in a short time, started losing it at the same time i'd noticed i was getting bloated. I realised that it was probably because of the amount of whole grains i ate, and breakfast cereals, probably way too much fruit. I didnt change it much though as i was still keen on being healthy.
i've been an ideal weight for about 2 years but this means my bloating is sooooo obvious, i literally look about 5 months pregnant most days its ridiculous..its literally making me so miserable because i can never fit into a lot of my skirts/jeans unless i dont eat all day!!!
and i can never ever go to the toilet! i will only go properly about once a week, its horrible and the bloat just builds up and causes me fatigue.
I've been to the doctors many times about it , who claim it just IBS-c and for a good few months i've been trying to go gluten free and on low fodmap as much as i can and stay away from lactose and healthy foods i like, like beans, apples, grains, sweetcorn, green veg, etc. it helped for a bit but i'm still getting continuous bloating. I also get horrible heartburn and indigestion, burping, acid after most meals ...even if its just a jacket potato
I also have endometriosis and i'm not sure if this affects anything? I am quite small and my torso is very small so everything just feels so cramped
when i cut out gluten completely and started eating white/gluten free bread, rice cakes, rice cereal etc (Which i still do sometimes, but i mainly stick to potatoes for lunches etc) my acne got really really bad because they're obviously high glycemic foods. i'm trying to balance it out now but the constipation still is so bad, it doesnt hurt much but my stomach is just so heavy
my meals during the day usually go something like this: yoghurt or oat or rice cereal/porridge for breakfast, potato salad for lunch, fruit, chocolate, crisps or nut snacks , and something like GF pasta or fish and potatoes with vegetables for dinner
i dislike keep going to the doctors and i feel like they don't really help me much...i've tried magnesium tablets too aswell as probiotics
if anyone has any advice or share anything that helped them it would be great i'd really appreciate anything. i'm so fed up of it lol..