Diagnostically misdiagnosed

Hi! My name is Lisa and I’ve been Marneen’s friend since 1999. Marneen knows I’ve been struggling with health issues since before we met, and he asked me to share my story and experiences with my illness through his website. I’ve had digestive issues dubbed as IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, for most of my adult life. I suffered for many years, and I was told after my initial diagnosis to avoid fried foods, spicy foods, dairy and vegetables in excess. First of all, I wondered what COULD I eat, but since that was clear, it was also a bit vague as to the logic behind the reasons WHY those things were suggested to me. IBS could have many issues. For me, primarily, it was an upset and sour stomach. On the rare days that I was healthy, I thought to look back at my diet from the day before and still scratched my head as to why I was blessed that day, but cursed the other days. In hindsight, I should have kept a diet diary.

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