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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Also known as IBS

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  • Another symptom and a question or two

    I have been having grayish stools the past day or so.  I have been eating yogurt at every meal because I love it and it has health benefits due to good bacteria as everybody knows.  Also I eat chicken noodle soup.  Would like to try other foods but I'm a little afraid. Does anybody...

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  • Ibs?

    I've had stoumach problems for a while now, I have major cramps and always seem to get indegestion. I'm on the combined pill and have ruled out pregnancy however, I've heard that being on the pill has been known to giving people ibs 'symptoms'. Another thing is I always feel sick...

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  • IBS or not?

    Hello my husband recently had pain in his lower abdomen, very gassy, gurgly and few upset tummies! So this went on for one week then he seen GP who gave him mebeverine tabs, so he took them and the symptoms cleared! He stopped taking then and was absolutely fine, until two weeks later (fri night) we...

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  • Nothing is stopping my diarrhoea

    I've had IBS for over 2 years now, the first year was really hard but I eventually cut out all meat (except from fish, mainly just tuna) and I also cut out all dairy products. Since then my IBS had been so great for the majority of the time, sometimes it would act up but I could handle it and wasn't...

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  • Incontinence: could this be IBS?

    I am a 28-y-o with 2 kids and I have been suffering from urinary incontinence for a little while, investigations so far are pointing towards pelvic floor damage. Until recently I had no bowel problems, but I've recently started getting sudden urges to pass stool and I'm often (average once per...

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  • No more options for my IBS? Tips?

    Hello, I am a teenager, and for as long as I can remember I have had stomach problems. When I was younger I was sensetive to my mother's milk, and as I grow I find im lactosentalerant as well, with just a sensetive stomach overall. But my biggest problem was when I was diagnosed with IBS- or whatever...

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  • IBS and Rectal Bleeding

    Hi All. Just a quick question to you fellow IBS sufferers that I'm looking for thoughts and views on, hoping some of you can help. I suffer with IBS-A (alternating), but during a flare up I sometimes get some rectal bleeding, and at the same time get what can only be described as gurgling / fizzy...

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  • Have I got IBS?

    Hello sorry I'm new to this forum so I hope you mind me sharing my experience with you. I've always had a sensitive stomach and have suffered on / off with a painful bloated stomach. However, the last 6 months I have had really bad symptoms. I  wake up every night feeling very sick and...

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  • Just started having this problem

    Thank you all for being willing to share ideas.  I recently began having this problem -- of bad constipation and also diarrhea. This, plus I have been having bad congestion.  I was diagnosed by an ER doctor as having IBS.  I don't have fever.    I do have cramps in my intestinal...

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  • Back pain

    Hi  I've been diagnosed with IBS and since following the fodmap diet and cutting out frutose its bearable. I still get alot of wind and some days I have to go to the toilet everytime i eat. My worse problem is every few months I get this terrible pain like a muscle spasm under my shoulder blade...

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  • Starting to ruin life!

    Hi, I guess IBS isn't very common in males - but I wanted to find out what other males/females are doing to help with their IBS? I'm now on week 3 of a flare up - not complete consistant but i'd say a good 80% of the time I feel awful. I'm suffering with extreme gas, which seems to get...

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  • DEHYDRATION

    I'm VERY surprised that this conditon is not listed among the many illnesses.  Dehydration is a condition in itself and has many symptoms that mimic or cause other conditions to worsen. I would urge all of you to do a net search to see if you are suffering from lack of hydration.  The...

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  • Do I have IBS?

    One night about a month ago I had to keep running to the toilet with diarrhoea. I didn't feel sick in any other way, but just had diarrhoea and couldn't seem to relieve it. Out of desperation I took several Imodium. As expected, this made me constipated, however what made it worse was that I...

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  • Mebeverine - how long until it works?!

    A week ago I was given Mebeverine tablets by my doctor for IBS and so far I am experiencing little, if any, change in my symptoms. My main symptom has been chronic stomach pain, nearly always late evening/early hours of the morning. Perhaps it has helped to make symptoms appear slightly less frequently...

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  • Misdiagnosed with IBS

    Hello all, i am newly diagnosed with ibs about 2-3 weeks ago. I am starting to think i am misdiagnosed and may have whats known as Celiac disease. I think this because i also had an ultrasound and blood tests. I had elevated liver enzymes and this was confirmed to be fatty liver based on the ultrasound...

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  • IBS and exercise

    What exercise do people find best when suffering with IBS? I used to be a 6 times a week gym goer and that became impossible and I ended up gaining weight when I stopped going. I really want to get back into working out and wondered what most people find manageable? But also high intensity enough to...

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  • acheing after bowl movement

    I had been taking Nortriptoline 50 mg for my aching after a bowl movement for years. It did help for years too. Now it has started up again for some reason/ I was told to go 75mg now. With that in mind, I'm starting to think that dosage is getting into depression type strength?  I do not feel...

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  • IBS? Hemorrhoids, Abdominal Pains, Constipation, etc.

    First off I'm a 21 year old male that's pretty healthy and I weigh 130 pounds. I have had anxiety for a few years and always stressed. I've been having abdominal pains, excessive gas literally all day, constipation with pencil thin stools and flat stools. I believe I have an internal hemorrhoid...

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  • Allergic reaction to Linzess

    Whelps, rash all over throat face chest and inside elbows .  Severe itching. Doctors haven't identified the cause yet but I am beginning to suspect Linzess. For a year now these symptoms would go away but always returned. Now seems to be here to stay. I've been taking Linzess for about 2...

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  • bad pain and sickness - is this ibs related

    Hi - 2 times in the past 2 months I have had very bad pains in my stomach very bloated in agony and then been sick over and over again till there is nothing but bile but still cannot stop being sick - usually after I have something to eat - sorry for too much info. I did have peanuts on friday which...

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  • Suggestions on why I can't stop burping?

    Hi! I'm writing because like many of you, I'm at wit's end and I want to see if anyone has any suggestions.  I'm a 34-year old Canadian who has had a sensitive digestive symptom my entire adult life. Mostly I'd have frequent bouts of diarrhea, fissures, intense bloating, stomach...

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  • Medications or treatment for IBS-A?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has found effective medications or treatments for ibs alternating type (having both constipation and diarrhea on and off) besides the fodmap diet. Thanks in advance! 

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  • Linzess- Ended up in the ER!

    Has anyone had experiences with Linzess? I took my first dose today and I ended up in the Dr from an allergic reaction! I could barely breath, had no bowel movement, and had cheat pain!

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  • IBS Attack, what do i do?

    I was diagnosed with chronic constipation when i was 12 and went through many phases of different medications wo try and keep me regular. only when i was 17 was i diagnosed with IBS. it has been a constant battle with different GP's to try and say to them nothing you tell me to do works. I am now...

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  • Ibs

    Hi I have had h pylori twice I have just been tested fof the the third time . It was clear. My symptoms are still the same. I am passing wind about 100 times a day. Not most days. It makes me feel sick . I do go to the toilet every morning most times . I know eating bread drinking milk or even have a...

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  • IBS & constant tiredness/brain fog

    Hi, I am new to this! I have recently been diagnosed with IBS after 2 1/2 years of chronic pelvic pain. Have got large adhesion on my omentum (large flap of tissue covering bowel). I am due to see an IBS specialist nurse next month. I am trying to eat gluten/wheat/lactose free. I would like to know if...

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  • 6 ways to combat your IBS

    Hi everyone, I've been suffering with severe IBS for a while now. I wanted to get some of my thoughts down on my blog so I remembered what started to help me over the past year or two. I thought I'd share it in the hopes it might help some of you... Moderator comment: I have removed the...

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  • Is it IBS???

    Hi, I've been having a lot of issues with feeling bloated and chronic abdominal pains for ages and it got really bad last year and I was rushed to hospital because it was thought I had appendicitis! I had blood tests done, but all came back normal. Since then, it has been on and off and I've...

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  • Need help controlling IBS pain

    Hey, I'm Katherine, I'm a 14 year old girl and I was diagnosed with IBS a little over a year ago, it's ran in the family unfortunately. But ever since I have had IBS it's basically ruined my life, I've been embarrassed in school more than once because my school nurse thought I was...

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  • Immodium And IBS D

    Have always suffered from loose ish stools with my IBS. Was only diagnosed earlier this year after going through a stressful event. Have always been able to treat my symptoms with Mebeverine as food didnt make much of a difference it was triggered by anxiety and stress. Said stressful event is now arising...

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  • DIATOMACCEOUS EARTH

    Has or does any one take this for IBS-A?  I saw it mentioned on a social network and received several good reviews.  Any input is welcome.  Thanx

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  • IBS

    I have just been diagnosed with IBS and going to try Fodmap diet although cannot cut out Coffee and tea. Has anyone else tried this diet?

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  • Stool starts OK but then goes mushy?

    Hi, just a quick question, hope someone can give an opinion (first got IBS at 15, it continued mildly into my 20's. Almost 40 now and have mild bouts once in a blue moon).  Can you tell me if fairly typical for IBS bowel movements to start out normally (as in shape and consistency) but then...

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  • Fed up with ibs

    Hi I am 20 years old and I'm fed up with ibs D. I have suffered since I was around 15/16 and symptoms have gradually got worse over the years. There's no point wasting my time taking the buscopan or mebervine the dr suggests as it doesn't help me, after repeatedly going back with the same...

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