Neue71 2015-12-08 16:57:44
I’ve been suffering from IBS for about four years now, and I’ve
noticed that every time I go to Mexico City (which is at 7,349 feet
above sea level) all my IBS symptoms disappear, even though my diet is
less than perfect, to say the least. Since I’m always there on
vacation with family, I eat no fruits or vegetables, I eat lots of
tacos, lots of food, greasy stuff, day and night. Yet I’m as regular
and symptom-free as I’ve ever been. Then, as soon as I come back to
NYC and to sea level (which is supposed to be much better for your
digestion, right?) I’m back to my old miserable, IBS-stricken person.
Has anyone heard about IBS relationship to sea level? I’m sure is not
just coincidence. It happens like a clock and has happened for the
past four years. Any thoughts?
Castinneford 2015-12-08 16:57:52
Rather than the altitude, I’d be thinking about something you stop eating while
on vacation that you normally eat while at home. Try eating the same diet you
eat on vacation while at home and see what it does for the symptoms. Could be
you have a food intolerance.
Paula 2015-12-08 16:57:56
I really cracked a smile while reading this. I live at a very high altitude and
when I went to florida, sea level, I feel and do much better; so just the
First there is the stress level of course. The less stress the better we feel,
even if we have no ailments.
Next, I have figured out what I can eat that will allow me to even make the
bathroom; potato chips! I can only assume it is because of the grease. As you
state, the Mexican food you ate was very greasy. That might just do it for you
as it does for me. I myself am now in the process of trying to find a healthy
grease that will work just as well. I am so fed up with chips but it also works
wonders as pain control for a few hours ( when taken enough, around 270 grams).
Maybe this helps.