StephKSwain Posted January 17, 2014 Share Posted January 17, 2014 I'm really wishing I had used a different name for my profile here (ie: not my real name) because it's about to get personal. I've always had digestive issues. I usually felt bloated after meals. I had cramping almost daily. I had diarrhea or loose stools about 80% of the time. And I had about 5 BMs most days. When I was very young, they diagnosed me with IBS, but I'm pretty sure now that was an incorrect diagnosis. I had an incredibly stressful childhood, and I think my issues have always been as a result of stress and diet. (As an adult, with much less stress in my life, my symptoms got much better, but didn't go away entirely.) And now, with the change in my diet (Day 15 of my Whole30), almost all of those issues are just gone. It's amazing. I haven't felt bloated. I haven't had cramping. I feel great in every other way. But I still have diarrhea or very loose stools with every BM. I assumed this was normal at the beginning as I adjusted. But now, at Day 15, I had expected those issues to get better. I am having a BM about 3-4 times a day. They are pretty urgent and I "go" very easily. That's it though. There's no cramping or discomfort. The food is digested. But it's every time I go to the bathroom. I am following the eating plan exactly. The only thing I'm not doing is taking the Magnesium supplement, as I had read this would soften your stool and I certainly don't need that, and also the enzymes, as I seem to be digesting just fine...just in high speed. Any suggestions? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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