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12/9/11 7:41 A

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Well I'm happy to say things have settled down in the last 24 hours. I hope it continues ... but as we all know ... it'll be back. In the mean time, I have a date with life!

Thanks for the support and the welcome emoticon

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12/9/11 1:26 A

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emoticon emoticon to the team. It's all been a hit and miss with me IBS - D plus diverticulitis. I certainly have no quick fix or answer...I just keep trying what works for me, eliminating what doesn't and make sure I also know where the bathrooms are wherever I go.

Good luck. Congratulations on the weight that you lost. Keep up the good work :)

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12/8/11 1:26 A

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DENNISMCCRACKEN's Photo DENNISMCCRACKEN Posts: 16
12/7/11 9:16 P

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Thanks for the advice. Yea I am kind of jumping in with both feet. The major change is adding a lot more fruit and veggies. I was already drinking 8-9 cups of water a day.

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12/7/11 8:45 P

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Hi Dennis,
I have alternating IBS and found that taking probiotics is key. I take Align but when the D kicks up I take a probiotic called Florastor. I hope this helps.
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12/7/11 8:26 P

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Welcome Dennis. Have you changed your eating plan considerably over the past week? If so maybe you need to take things a bit slower. I find that there are days that I can eat fiber better than others. I also suffer from IBS - D and must know where a bathroom is at all times (stores, etc.). Are you drinking plenty of water?

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12/7/11 8:10 P

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I've been serious about the program for a little over a week now. My IBS has decided to go into overdrive. It must be all the extra fiber. Let's just say my problem isn't constipation and it's getting pretty hard to sit down.

Is it normal for things to flare up when starting the program?
Should I expect them to settle down anytime soon?

A little history:
51, father of 10 (6 still at home). Married to the love of my life. Software Engineer working 50+ hours a week. So you could say that stress is my constant companion. Diagnosed with IBS and Diverticulitus in the mid 90's. Bowel resection in 2000 (18" of my colon removed). Also suffered from acid reflux for years resulting in a stricture that was taken care of two years ago. I've been on Omeprasol ever since. Add in hypertension (controlled) and, oh yea, cluster headaches. I'm not sure why she still puts up with me...

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