I've never had a weight issue. I've always eaten an extremely high fibre diet, granary bread, brown rice, steamed veg, fish & smoothies etc,. I started to get terrible stomache cramps when eating 3 bean salads at work for lunch so I stopped eating beans. I had a major accident which left me with 3 prolapsed discs in my spine. Emergency op removed the damage discs & I had to learn to walk again. It took a year for some of my nerves to come back. So there was a lot of inactivity for a good 4 months & constipation whilst I was paralysed from the nerve damage? Then there were all the drugs I was on for the pain. I'm sure this is what started my digestion problems. I recovered & had 3 children with 2 year gaps. My 2nd pregnancy the symptoms got extremely bad. I would be doubled up, sweats, head spinning, whilst trying to have a bowl movement. I thought it was a sick bug but it would go after a movement. It went on for over a year before I figured it must have an allergy to wheat.
I gave up wheat which helped but not completely. I couldn't loose my pregnancy weight at all. I realise it must be ibs not just wheat. After having my 3 rd child I've been fully focused on loosing my weight (a must with my back! ). I am struggling. I feel like everything I eat turns to fat. I've been to the docs who've tested me for everything; diabetes, liver kidney tests, bloods, thyroid, stomache cancer, hormones. All is in order.
A homeopath, biochemist(I think that's what they are called) told me I had sensitivity to all grains, eggs and food chemicals. I've given up all grain, only eating new potatoes as jackets even set me off. If I eat something that upsets me I blow up, can't fit into my jeans, feel so uncomfortable, stomache cramps, gassy, constipated & this can go on for days sometimes over a week before my body gets over it. In the mean time I've put on 2 ibs!
Having given so much up & still with symptoms I thought I should see signs of improvement. I then realised my upper stomache is bloated too which isn't ibs. I now realise I have aerophagia too, gulping air. I didn't realise my nose is always blocked. So now I'm chewing my food till it's liquid, being calm when I eat concentrating on my breathing. Still bad. I've just realised it must be tomatoes that's still effecting me as I have them in salads daily. My stomache has gone down quite considerably. I've also given up sugar for 4 days too incase I have candida.
I cannot believe this is so hard. I havnt had so much gas the last 4couple of days but symptoms still there. Is there anything left for me to eat!!! If anyone can shed some light. I exercise & I'm running around after 3 little ones. I should be a stick insect. Instead I'm constantly exhausted, eye fatigue, can't find my words, foggy brained, heady, impatient.
People don't believe me when I say I can't loose weight .