Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Foodie's Worst Nightmare

No more tomatoes, pickles, vinegar, relish, olives, dark chocolate, basically anything and everything that has a lot of acid or has been been pickled. That's what the doc says. I say I need to limit my intake. ;)
Dude, there is NO WAY that I could EVER give up all of the above completely.

My doctor has diagnosed me with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). >:( WTH?! I've been cursed!

I've been keeping a food journal so that I can see what foods affect me.

I have noticed that I can eat homemade quick pickles with no problem, but not store bought.
Homemade pickled carrots don't seem to bother me.
Malt Vinegar doesn't seem to bother me either.
And I can still handle dark chocolate without any major issues. Thank God!
Tomato sauce, tomato paste and dill relish leave me hurting and promising myself that I will never touch it again. :(

I'm feeling much better overall. The doc upped my dosage of Protonix, so now I take it twice a day instead of once and it has stopped the nausea. That has made a huge difference!
It sucks when you have to watch what you eat and worry that the next bite you take might have you sick for a few hours. Grrr!

I'm hanging on to hope that I won't have IBS for the rest of my life. A girl can dream.


Katy said...

On no!!!! I'd have the most problem with the dark chocolate too. Ugh, how awful. Good luck sticking to this new way of life.

Sara said...

I definitely couldn't live without pickles or olives.

When I was suffering at my peak with IBS I couldn't touch any sort of pasta sauce or gravy.

Good Luck. Hopefully the meds will help.

Mary said...

I'm sorry sweetie - I hope you start feeling better soon!

Jessica said...

Oh no! I'm glad you've been able to cross some things off the "avoid!" list. It does suck to have watch what you eat, but I guess given the options, it's better that you do. I'm glad to hear you are feeing better! That is the most important thing.

Amanda said...

Glad you are feeling better....I can't imagine giving up some of those foods :((