My Irritable Bowel Syndrome Story



About 5 years ago I had my Gall bladder removed d/t a benign growth in It.


3 months after surgery developed full blown IBS.


I could only eat 4 things: 🍓🍌🍚 and one form of lentil.


I had diarrhea up to 5x a day, mind you I used to be constipated. Severe bloating, Abdominal pains that had be bent over in pain. My stress was at a 15/10

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I never had Food sensitivities before surgery. So what happened⁉️

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Was this a side effect of surgery? My Gastroenterologist said no Threw a sample pack of probiotics and referred me to a dietitian to follow a LOW FODMAP diet- that didn’t work for me.

Had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, and Barium X-ray to confirm IBS.

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💢What is IBS?

A Gut disorder where abdominal pains presents w a change in bowels. Generally diagnosed AFTER other gut disorders such as celiac, crohn’s, etc are ruled out.

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💢What causes IBS?

- A SHIFT IN🦠 GUT BACTERIA- if you’ve had antibiotics (Which I did in surgery) it kills off your good bacteria in your Gut.

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Newer recommendations state adding a probiotic with antibiotics.

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These critters help you digest your food, talk to your guts immune system, play a part in hormone regulation and much more.

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-💢Typically, we see a person present with a HISTORY of GALLBLADDER REMOVAL, antibiotic use, food poisoning, severe stress (no kidding 🤪I had ¾)

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Your Gallbladder stores bile- used to break down fat but also a ☣ANTI-MICROBIAL agent.

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BILE helps kill any opportunistic or bad bacteria from overgrowing.

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We have 3 kinds of bacteria:

1️⃣Good bacteria

2️⃣ Opportunistic bacteria- sort of like double agents waiting to wage war, what keeps them at bay are optimal levels of our good bacteria.

3️⃣ Bad bacteria- cause food poisoning and infections

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The antibiotics wiped my good bacteria out – my stool test run years later shows VERY LOW amounts of good bacteria, yes there is a test for this.

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My bile production was diminished, and stress was through the roof.

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For those of you who haven’t had their GB’s removed, or antibiotics. You maybe wondering How does stress affect the GUT POPULATION?

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Story continues in the next post along with how I healed my IBS