Hey y'all. I have IBS my whole life (I'm 37) and just within the past 3 years have been diagnosed with "extremely extra severe" acid reflux. That is how the doctor termed it. One thing I've found to help is the breathing and stretching pilates with Tonya Nettles, I believe it is. It is on On Demand. You can either search for breathing and stretching or look it up under the fitness tab, yoga/pilates tab and beginners. It's really been helping me stay relaxed when there is pain and also get me more limbered up and "loose". It won't count towards burning a lot of calories but it does some and maybe it will help get you to a place where you can do more exercise.
I hate the constant flip flop between D and C, and back again and since I have started doing the stretching and really concentrating on breathing and what I'm doing, I am much better able to deal with the pain. (It even made this last go-round a lot easier and didn't need to use something to stop you or something to get you going!) When there is pain, I can concentrate on my deep breathing and (been practicing) keeping relaxed and to not tense up and make it worse. If nothing else, it is a start and for me, a huge help! Hopefully it will help someone else on here too!
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I used to have this problem! I stopped walking around the block because I couldn't trust being too far away from the house just in case. I wish I had an exact solution to this as I just don't know what changed it. Maybe it was the exercise itself that helped me not have to deal with this so much. Not sure.
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I have thought about the Digestive Advantage and Align, but I cannot afford to buy them. Do they work for D or just C? I know that too much yogurt and it will kick off an attack, but I can have it once in a while.
I was just talking to a friend and she got a book that has all sorts of natural stuff for GI problems and talks about what will cause the problems, too. Like if you take something for acid reflux it will eventually make things worse. She had been prescribed one of those things. There are a bunch of other things that cause problems, like painkillers. I already knew that about Aspirin, since it not only caused D it caused burning and bleeding. The book also has something on "leaky gut syndrome" which they had something on TV about the other day and also in a magazine I got and I have a lot of the symptoms from that. I am going to try looking up more of that information tonight.
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I'm sorry that you are both having such trouble. I remember those days. I knew where every bathroom was between my home and whatever destination I was headed to. You may have tried this but I can't say enough about how much Digestive Advantage Intensive Bowel Support by Schiff has helped me. I also eat Greek yogurt but not every day.
I have learned many of my trigger foods so I avoid them but there are many days when I can even eat those! (Except that I never drink regular coffee.) I hope you find some relief soon.
I know exactly how you feel! I stay in the house to do my exercises most of the time but I like to take walks too. I have been having a problem passing gas for the past 3 days and it is awful. I am so bloated that I can't stand it. I don't like going to the Drs. any more because they don't know anything. We pay good money to see them but they can't help us. It is so frustrating. What can we do? I just don't know anymore.
I am so sick of this problem. I finally had a good day to go out and take Cassie for a walk (it's been cold) and I was not getting attacks this morning and early afternoon. I didn't make it but to the 2nd house from mine and had to turn around and run back here. I haven't wanted to take Immodium because it causes problems the other way, but ended up taking it again. I have been having attacks daily since I ate some Chinese with a lot of veggies. Chinese w/o veggies usually doesn't bother me.
I did go to a GI doc in the past. He couldn't find anything wrong to cause the IBS problems and had no ideas what would help get rid of them. The dietitians there also don't know anything about IBS. I don't know how to get the exercise when I cannot even leave the house for weeks at a time. I would like to be able to take Cassie for walks and to eventually be able to do a 5k walk, but this is driving me nuts and to just sitting in a chair.
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