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    Yes I feel like that everyday....from high anxiety and stress....over time it causes issues sadly. I do have IBS as well....for the past couple of days I've had bad diarrhea which isn't usually like me. I was drinking water yesterday and finally had soup and triggered my bowels....very frustrating and draining. Do u experience this?
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      Thanks for your reply I think it has a lot to do with anxiety as well.Yes I do experience feeling very drained  x
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      No worries. I hope u feel better soon. Our health stems from our gut. I've always had stomach issues since I was a child. I need to take a probiotic....I'm just afraid of taking new stuff. But I hear it's beneficial.
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    Yes, anxiety could be the problem, but you could also have a small ulcer.... one that is not causing a lot of noticeable pain, but enough to cause the stomach to contract.  I had this myself and that was what the GI specialist discovered.

    I hope you are taking good quality probiotics for your IBS as lately the medical community has seen a link between bad bacteria and IBS.

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      Thanks for your reply Mary I do think anxiety has a lot to do with it .I have just had a spell of H Pylori and was treated for that with antibiotics and the I got a bad case of gastritis.I have been taking mastik tablets and also I have a actemel every morning . x
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    You could easily have an ulcer left over with h. pylori that is not completely healed.

    Since your stomach seems upset and you are post antibiotics,  here  is some advise I  retrieved from a  a holistic doc. She recommended these foods:  great food sources of prebiotics include all fruits and vegetables, particularly beans, jicama, asparagus, onions, garlic, bananas, artichokes and root vegetables, apples and pears.  She recommended against grains and bran as they are hard on the gut.

    She advised against sugar while on antibiotics and after --- probably to avoid candida yeast growth.  She recommended taking  both kinds of  probiotics --- those that are live and those that aren't as  they do slightly different things.  She also recommended against eating any foods you know you have allergies to.

    The second kind of probiotic is suppose to be especially  good for IBS as well.   She  also recommended a collagen supplement  to repair the gut walls in  very  large doses. Your  local health  food store could  give you some idea. This and the probiotics should speed up the healing and this  treatment also applies to IBS.

    My stomach was contracting after the antibiotics and I had a lot of pain and got rid of it with borage oil -- an anti- inflammatory  which a holistic doc recommended to me years ago.   You could probably ask for an anti-inflammatory medicine from your doc if you want to go that route.   I  am also on both kinds of probiotics and found a brand of  tea that is a combination of tumeric and ginger. This really helped to cleared up some slimy sensation in my mouth which the mouth wash  wasn't dealing with.  Researchers have even found h.pylori bacteria in the dental plaque, so it apparently spreads around.  The Tumeric has a slighty antibiotic property and with consistent doses of tea over several days the  the mouth cleans up.

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      Thanks for your advice Mary I will look into that and try some of the things you have mentioned x
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    I found a study of mice demonstrating the relationship between  stress and reduction of healthy probiotics. The mice were stressed and their stress-related hormones were monitored. The hormones appeared to reduce the healthy gut flora and provoked inflammation of the gut lining. Treating the mice with supplemental probiotics, and compensating for the ones reduced by stress, resulted in less inflammation.

    One last thing,  since there is a failure rate among antibiotics regarding the H. pylori  I am going to get a follow-up test and think everyone should get one -- especially  if you  have other digestive system problems that would cause confusing symptoms.


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