I can't eat any roughage

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  If I eat fruit or vegetables such as beans, broccoli, popcorn, etc. I get cramping the next day or two days later and I'm in the bathroom for hours with cramps and excessive bowel movments.  It's like I take a laxative.  Then, I take an Imodium and get constipated and the cycle starts all over.  I don't have diarhhea, just normal stools.  I never make plans for mornings, for I never know when it's going to act up.  Usually it stops within five hours or less with Imodium.  Anyone else have this?

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    Sounds like IBS.  Try a food diary to identify any other problem foods and avoid the foods you are currently reacting to.  See a doctor to confirm what you have.
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    Probiotics has freed my stomach cramps. Balance the good bacteria with yeast. Eating yogurt daily and taking probiotics. When I take antibiotics it kills all the good bacteria and yeast takes over and then I have taken nystatin one pill with each course of antibiotics and it prevents the loss of good bacteria in the gut. 

    I stay away from greasy foods fried foods sugar and pop. Drink lots of water. It has gone away. I no longer have to know where every restroom is when I go out. 

    It is horrible I admit but for some of us with IBS or the issue you mentioned it's as simple as changing a few things in your diet that may trigger cramping and constipation /diarrhea . 

     

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      Thanks for everyone's advice.  Hope, I have probiotics in the fridge.  I must start taking them again!

       

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