I've lost almost 30lbs that I didn't want to lose, just from not eating much because of this IBS. Eating hurts, basically, and pain is a great deterrent.
I've been on a liquid & soft foods diet because regular food just doesn't pass through well and constipation makes my gut hurt worse. I've read in several different descriptions of IBS that "Defecation prompts relief of symptoms, which I think is kind of obvious, right? Especially with IBS-C. When you're constipated, it's a relief to have a bowel movement...duh. But I've noticed that even when my gut is totally empty of food, it still cramps up, and anything I ingest , even a small glass of juice, can start the weird gas and fluid gurgling and rumbling thing. But being constipated on top of it makes it so much worse.
So, I am thinking of trying the Boost Very High Calorie (VHC) shakes, which are 530 calories per. They are not cheap,and only available online so there's shipping too. I wonder if anyone here has tried them and what their experience with them was. Or if anyone has had to think about maintaining weight and what strategies they've used. I'm trying to get balanced nutrition ,as much as possible, and not just live on milkshakes and pudding. Don't want to give myself diabetes on top of everything else! Any info appreciated.