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I have IBS-D and my problem is different than yours. I really hope that you can find help for your condition.
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Your story is so interesting! My IBS started acting up after my gall bladder surgery, which looking back now, is when the anxiety of leaving comfort zone started creating all sorts of hassles. Needless to say, I have learned after 22 years what my triggers are, and what situations to expect trouble. I stay on my benefiber, away from white flour as much as possible, and eat a high fiber diet. (I even track my fiber on SP). My ultimate help with the real ugl;y stuff was doc putting me on low dose paxil-it gives me a step up on handling the anxiety, which cuts the cramps and colon hassles. I still have to really talk to myself sometimes, remind myself, there's no danger here, everything's under control, but I still get those warning signals sometimes! I hope your struggle can come to an end soon. Obviously every situation is different, and must be handled individually, but there's relief out there somewhere!
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I have IBS-C as well. It has never gotten as bad as yours though. I found helpforibs.com to be really helpful. Great info on what to eat to calm an attack and what to eat to avoid. I used their acacia fiber for a couple years...it was a lot better for my body than the different kinds of fiber that you can get at the big box stores. For the last year + I have been drinking shakeology and that has helped me a lot. I just have to avoid raw broccoli and big bowls of leafy green salads. If Let me know if I can be of any more help.
I'm so sorry to hear about your problem. Unfortunately my problem with IBS is the opposite of yours and I can't offer you any advice.
I will keep you in my prayers that some Dr. can find an easy solution to your problem.
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I have had problems with my stomach and IBS since my ceseareans in 1999 and 2000. This week has really been bad. I went to the doctor and was told that my x-rays show I do not have a total blockage. I understand that but my food has been sitting there since April 3 I think to myself. Can someone understand? Right now I am on soft foods. The Dr. in Hawaii says she can send me to Stanford and maybe have another surgery. I have had three surgeries and I take 6 herb/fiber pills, 6 laxative softeners, 6 stool softeners, and metumucil. Last time I went to Stanford I was told they can't do anymore surgeries. I feel every time I eat my food is stuck in my throat. Anyone have any ideas on what to do? Vegetables don't seem to help. I am sorry if it sounds like I am complaining but I just need some advice. I took Zelnorm before the doctors took them of the market and that was a big help.