Hi, who else struggles with irritable bowel syndrome from time to time?
I used to only get it when I was nervous or "that time of the month." Then I had a hysterectomy 5 years ago and hadn't had much trouble - but then when I did in the past couple of years, food seemed to set it off. Some stress too, I imagine.
I've been a fan of Nature's Plus Spirutein protein powder mixes for many years usually as part of a smoothie with fruit, and with ricemilk as the base since I'm lactose intolerant.
But for awhile I didn't have a blender so I was just using the ricemilk and the powders. I experienced some irritable bowel syndrome. Also learned I can't eat Arby's roast beef sandwiches anymore; there must be some additive in it now. Last time (and I do mean last time!
) I had it the symptoms came on before I even finished the meal.
This week I had the Spirutein drink 2 or 3 times, including this morning, and my body was not happy with me.
I'm hoping this won't turn into a full-blown episode; I ate some saltines to settle my tummy and so far so good.
After a break I will try it with fruit since maybe it's just too intense with only the ricemilk. I was hoping to use it as a meal replacement now and then especially in the summertime (using frozen fruit it's nice and refreshing).
I'm just sort of rambling I realize, but if anyone else with IBS wants to share experiences, helpful tips, etc. that'd be great!