IBS

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Hi everyone,saw the Gastroenterologist today and had a long discussion,he thinks I also have IBS,he told me to cut down a little on my fiber ,have a sigmoidoscopy and some new blood tests.When I originally had my colonoscopy I was told to increase my fiber,do they just try anything ???I will give it a try and will see what happens.He also said Diverticular disease and IBS can cause bladder problems.

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    Yes they guess. This forum is great with helping us. You have to suffer from these conditions to be able to understand and treat it. We are better than doctors!!
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    Hi Yvonne

    I guess getting the fibre right is a balancing act.  As for fibre, I have just 1 small slice of bread or 30gm porridge oats per day.  The rest comes in the form of blended veggie soup, well cooked veggies and Fybogel. 

    I was interested to hear him say DD causes bladder problems, as I am currently finding that more difficult to deal with than the DD, which is behaving at the moment.    Best wishes

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      I can have bladder problems anytime but it's always worse when I have loose stools.If it's not one thing it's another .I will try not taking the Fybogel on a morning and see if that helps as everything's worse on a morning.Time will tell.

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    I am in the same boat as you fyber for DD no fyber for IBS what do you do ?
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      Hi Susan,he said to only have Fybogel once a day instead of twice and there is no problem at using Imodium every day.Did you have the Sigmoidoscopy yet?
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      Hi Susan,when you have the diahroea does it make you feel unwell like Crampy and nauseous?I feel really unwell with it and that's why I take the Imodium.

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      Yes it does also really windy. My gastroenterologist told me to take half a Imodium tomorrow just incase I get stressed for my daughters wedding on Saturday. If I get bad I can take another half Saturday x
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      I don't suffer too bad with the windy bit but feel really sickly and loose my appetite,Hope all goes well for the wedding😊

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