Hi there, i'm new here and needed some support.
Here's my history, i'm 20, female, but for years i've been having problems with my stomach. Ever since I was anorexic about 4 years ago, i've had horrible bloating and gas and digestive problems. I did everything ,from going from one dietician and doctor, finding/trying medication and nothing really helped. I went on birth control pills the past year or so, and my problems have exacerbated. For years, we had thought i had IBS, but didn't know for sure what was wrong. I just went off of the pill becaause of a rare side effect, so not only are my hormones all over the place also! I have been seeing a naturopathic nutritionist since november and since december was placed on an elimination diet: no dairy, no wheat ( still could eat oatmeal and oats and spelt), no raw vegetables, no nuts not seeds no chocolate/sugar/sweetners/coffee/candy/alchohol, limit fruit intake... very very bland diet. I was on it for a while and it still wasn't working really. Until i went to a naturopathic doctor who found out all this: I am allergic/have intollerances to soy, milk, some cheeses, corn, all wheat and gluten, and am deficient in iron, calcium, estrogen/progestin are off and my livers all messed up. and I also have celiac. This was about 2 weeks ago.. She told me this avoid dairy except i could have plain yogurt; avoid all wheat/gluten, and that was it. I still dont feel any better. I still have bad stomach aches, as i'm writing to you, i'm sitting with a heating pad on because of the immense bloating and pain i'm in. I'm having an endoscopy and a colonoscopy on wednesday, but i am sort of fed up. I used to be very slim, but since i've been sick this past year, i've gained about 15 pounds. My questions are:
Should i totally eliminate the yogurt too, could this be making it worse? Also, i need breakfast ideas, i always seem to feel really bad/my symptoms are worse in the mornings (I've been having rice cakes and natural peanut/almond butter and i'm getting bloating and acid reflux and burping, but thats with everything i eat).
As well, I'm taking acidophilus on an empty stomach every morning, as my naturopath said, is that making anything worse? and taking l-glutamine afterwards, and then during breakfast taking 1tbsp flaxseed, b-vitamin and a clacium/iron supplement.
Any help would be great! If anyone has suggestion for how to deal with bloating, it would be very appreciated!