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Click on the link below and check out the foods that WebMd shares that may aggravate and may be making your IBS flare up! Hope it helps, everyone!

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3/8/11 6:40 P

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The link below may be of help to you if you have this condition -- alternative therapies??? Click on the link below and see what you think!


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2/20/11 4:02 P

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I'm sharing an article on IBS and how to fight it with Fitness! Hope it offers a few tips and help for you. I had this condition many years ago, but meds seemed to help for me ever since beginning them, but click on the link below and let's see how fitness can help as well!

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1/25/11 6:33 P

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Click on the link below and check it out if you suffer from this condition. I used to, but then was put on medication and have been doing well ever since!

IBS or ??? and Ways to Help!

www.webmd.com/ibs/slideshow-ibs-over
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Sounds like I have the IBS that is the opposite of the rest of you - it acts out as chronic constipation. Sometimes I'm so backed up that my body is wracked with pain from gas buildup inside me. I find if I stay on a healthy diet, I do much better. If I eat a lot of fibre, no chronic gas buildup - but I have to watch about the gas output.

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I'll talk to my mom's new doctor when she sees him. Also, my mom had blood work that she might be gluten intolerant but her old G.I. doctor says she wasn't so I want a 2nd opinion for her.

That's so interesting BYRD198, my mom has diarrhea and I would think the Metamucil will increase the diarrhea, interesting....

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4/10/10 7:10 A

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The med I'm on, I take 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. And, so far--so good, and check with your dr. about Hycoscamine (spelling?) -- as it was a true lifesaver for me.

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4/10/10 2:49 A

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I've had IBS for years. I am also on an anti-sposmodic. The problem is I have to take it 20 mins before a meal. I usually just take it at the end of the day.

What does work for me-and I suffer from diarrhea-is to put 2 tablespoons of Metamucil in a small glass of water. I drink this once in the mrng and once before bed. It helps tremendously with the diarrhea.

 
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Thanks Cheryl. So the hycoscamine is a prescription, when my mom sees her new G.I. doctor I'll see if I can speak to him.

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A mild anti-depressant can help some people, Nancy, and it helped me in some ways. Just a lowering of that stress level -- can do wonders! And, check out the Hycoscamine prescription -- a true lifesaver for me and it may help her as well.

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Thanks for sharing that info Cheryl! My mom has suffered from IBS for so long, we're looking if she's definitely gluten-intolerant and maybe a mild anti-depressant to see if that helps.

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Women are at least twice as likely to experience IBS as men. Due to fluctuating levels of hormones, women are more likely to experience IBS symptoms during or around the time of their menstrual periods. Younger to middle-aged adults are most likely to experience IBS. In fact, half of all people with IBS will first develop symptoms before they are 35 years old, with 90% of IBS sufferers developing symptoms before age 50.


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1/8/10 7:00 P

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Info from the Net! (The link to the article is shown below for further reading!)

St. John’s Wort May NOT Help IBS!
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Study Shows Herbal Supplement Doesn’t Treat Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The herbal supplement St. John's wort is unlikely to ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a new study.

The study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, is the first to scientifically evaluate St. John's wort as a treatment for IBS. The herb is used to treat depression. Since
antidepressants are commonly used to treat IBS, researchers wanted to see if St. John's wort might also treat IBS.

"Because people tend to struggle with IBS for several years, patients are really looking for inexpensive, over-the-counter treatments such as St. John's wort," says researcher Yuri Saito, MD, MPH, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "Unfortunately, our study showed that St. John's wort was not successful in helping IBS patients."
IBS affects up to 20% of adults in the U.S., mostly women, according to the National Institutes of Health. It's a common disorder that causes symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation.

"Several of the chemical neurotransmitters that are in the brain are also in the colon. Therefore, it's been thought that antidepressants may affect sensation in the colon in a similar way to how they affect sensation in the brain," says Saito in a news release.

In the study, 70 people with irritable bowl syndrome (86% women) were randomly divided into two groups. One group was treated with 450 milligrams of St. John's wort twice a day; the other group received a placebo treatment.

After three months of treatment, researchers found both groups reported an improvement in IBS symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating.

But the study showed that a greater improvement in IBS symptoms was seen in the placebo group than in the group treated with St. John's wort.

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11/16/09 7:17 P

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Where do you find the Hycosamine Cheryl?

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11/15/09 12:28 P

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IBS...and...diverticulitus
Not fun, nothing helps !

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I'm just going to add that I take Hycoscamine (spelling?) -- I call it my "Hyco" - but it works wonders! I used to have to live the same way -- couldn't or didn't want to go anywhere if I didn't know where a restroom was -- but I take 1 pill in the am and 1 in the pm -- and I'm set! Basically, it's a anti-spasmodic -- so your intestines, etc., aren't contracting and pushing the food or bile through so quickly -- things just pass through naturally without that painful and burning force!

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My mom has it for years with much discomfort and chronic diarrhea.

A friend of mine's son was having chronic diarrhea after many tests they found out he has gluten intolerance. It can be genetic so the whole family was tested. Turns out she and another child have it. Her son is fine now and very healthy.

I told my mom to get tested, got her bloodwork done and she does have gluten intolerance. She feels better now avoiding foods with gluten, wish her GI doctors had thought about testing her!

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What I do to make it better
no fried food
no dairy
try to have smaller meals more often
don't smoke

but I have to say when I eat at restaurants I just expect it.


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I do. They prescribed a med for me and I never took it. I knew that when I didn't eat a bunch of crap that I didn't have it flare up as much. I do know where the bathrooms are in every store and every restaurant and every gas station around though ;)


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I watch not stop taking the medication for it .. better control of what I do ...

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I'm adding this post as, so many times, because of the constant stress that we feel and place on our bodies, IBS seems to be one of the first thing we'll notice with our bodies! I used to deal with it -- and I'm on meds, so I "feel" things are under control. BUT, without that med, I'm not sure what my digestive system would still be doing to me. So, let's share -- if we have the condition -- let's give the other friends our support and ways to lessen the pain, the symptoms and more!

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