I probably should go to the doctor. But really, I self-diagnose so well, why bother? Usually I go in, say "I'm pretty sure this is the issue, can you verify?" And Doc says, "Yup, looks like it." and gives me whatever is needed. In this case, everything needed can be handled by me. So WHY BOTHER. I suppose so I could get FMLA time. But whatever. I think I can fix it.
What am I talking about? Oh, just a little thing called IBS. Not Itchy Booty Syndrome. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I am fairly certain it is stress-induced. Based on history. For the last few weeks, it seemed that dairy was triggering attacks, so I got rid of it. Yes, I had boxed Mac N Cheese last night, but really? That doesn't count. But I also had meat. And things as mild as things on the BRAT diet have been giving me issues.
Which is fun when you work in a call center. And are glued to a computer and headset except for pre-scheduled, very regulated breaks. Well, screw that. I log out and go. What are you gonna do, right? My compliance to schedule is crap on those days, but OH FUCKING WELL.
Ugh. I am afraid to eat, y'all. And seeing as there is no way Hubby is going to go vegan, I have to really be creative when shopping now. On our crap budget. But I have to give it a shot, because my system seems to be so damn sensitive. And really? Going to the doctor could result in a colonoscopy. No thanks. I don't have to have one until age 50, so I'm gonna wait. If I can get this under control, awesome.
I have been vegan before. But never when trying to cook for a family. On a tight budget. I see a large quantity of rice and beans in my future. Good thing I like them.
Please, chime in. Have any of you tried diet changes when faced with this? Things that helped? Please share. I miss food. And I am tired of communing with the toilet.