Hi Momof5, and welcome to WHL. What blood work has been done on you? Echoing what Derrie says, there's all sorts of autoimmune stuff, including Hahsimoto's Thyroiditis that should be looked into. I've got similar bowel issues to yours, and have found that what I eat makes a big difference, so I avoid cow milk products & wheat. That's not to say that I don't eat pizza or cheeseburgers, just that I've reduced my intake significantly. I also do probiotic products. Doctor's consultation is advised. Diet is not a cure, just a help. There are meds also, that can slow down the intestines, and I have to use one (bentyl). You definitely have to state your case to the doctors, and keep after them about your issues. If you can, try to keep a diary (I'm supposed to, doctor's orders) and track the way you feel each day. I'm supposed to write down what I eat each day, when I take my meds, etc. Very boring stuff... |;^)
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