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Welcome Nancy!
You have joined a truly wonderful team.

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Welcome Nancy!! Happy you joined us.

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Hi Nancy, Welcome to you as well!! Sorry, it's late, I'm tired, should be in bed and I overlooked your introduction. How rude I am. But really we are a nice group of people. Well, maybe they are, I'm the rude one. LOL.
I too take medication that helps mine. My mornings are the worse. I don't eat until around 10:30 or 11 if then. Otherwise I'm a crampy mess and if going someplace, forget it. I need another hour because I know I'll be in the bathroom.
But we do the best we can and that's all we can do. I always say, compared to what some people have to deal with, I will take this.It can always be much worse.
So welcome to the group, I look forward to getting to know you as well.
But for now - I am off to bed!
Night all!! emoticon emoticon Beni

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Welcome Nancy...I agree with Beni..it is a great group and I'm learning from everyone as well. Looking forward to learning from you and getting to know you :)

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Welcome Andria!!
Nobody wants to believe they have IBS, or anything else for that matter. But we do the best we can for what we have. Trying to eat well, exercise and avoid stress.
I have been sick since I was a young child and believe me I have heard it all. We think it's colitis, we think it's this, we think it's that. It's only been into my adult years that they said - yes, it's IBS. But I myself realized stress made it worse, much. So I have worked really hard on that and it has helped. It doesn't stop the flare ups from foods or whatever else is going on in my body, but the stress really made a difference.
This is a really great group (one of the best), it has the nicest people and we all chat with one another in caring and trying to offer suggestions, experiences or help.
You would say this is a group of friends. So, I am glad you have joined us, I look forward to future chats, getting to know you and hoping that we are all feeling our best each day!!

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I am also new to this group but I am glad to be here have had IBS for over 30 years ; I do take medicine now that helps at least it takes the pain away , but not everyone can take certain medicine ; I have IBS 365 days a year never a day with out it so have to take medicine; I blame it on losing my Gallbladder; but who really knows so mnay doctors and so many different medicine; nancy

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Welcome Andria. Glad that you joined out team. I also have IBS-D, it's been many years as well. Stress plays a big part for sure, no doubt about that. I also can't eat before going to an early app't or anywhere that takes me out of the house due to my IBS-D.

I've just finished being sick for two weeks with terrible D...I took way too many Immodiums to try to stop it and finally had to see a Dr. which put me on Antibiotics to clear the bad bacteria in my bowels...I am now on Pro-biotics to try to get some good bacteria back into my bowels. I then got a mouth infection called Thrush due to the Antibiotics. After researching this, I than found that I had to go on a pretty strick diet to put my body back in a healthy state...which I am on now..the Thrush was gone within 3 days and I'm finally feelling much better. But what struck me was that I had to eliminate all sugar from my food..even sugar that's hidden in food because the bad bacteria feeds on sugar.

My goal will be to keep the sugar out of my diet from now on, as much as I possibly can.

Good luck Andria, we're all learning from each other which is great.

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Welcome! I also have had IBS well over half of my life. It is tough because it is off and on. Wishing you the best.

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I have had IBS for many years, most of my life, actually. I can have it for months, then not have it for awhile. I never know when it will come on.

I never eat before I go any where as I am afraid I will have an attack. It is awful to live this way.

Certain things trigger my attacks especially stress which I have had all my life.

This is really a great group. We can talk about this disease together and not be embarrassed.



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Hello there,

Maybe I am in denial, but I've had a very hard time accepting my being ALWAYS sick to IBS. I wanted a definate answer not just "we couldn't find anything so it's IBS related to stress. "
I have been struggling with this for 4 years now. I haven't noticed any triggers -- Just breathing a trigger? Anyways I'm sick of feeling aweful every day and need to do whatever it takes to control it - whatever it is.

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My name is Andria and I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. - I just turned 40 (I know, YUCK) I have always lived with a tremendous amount of stress. I grew up with an alcoholic mother in an abusive childhood, left my abusive husband and raisied four sons on my own. Really, my life is less stressful than it's ever been. -- until I got sick anyway.

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