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After prescription meds (Amitzia the newest), doctors, etc. just didn't work for me. What I found was taking 400mcg magnesium, 2,000 IU of D (living in the North East we tend to be low) has solved my problem after 4 days and still working for 4 months now..why don't the doctors share this kind of stuff is beyond me. Move on!

- Submitted by DEBRABUF 6/9/2011 in Everything Else | 2 Comments
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ELLIMINTY 6/9/2011 9:28:00 AM

    Actually, the reason most physicians don't make these suggestions is because some don't know. Magnesium has only recently come out as a possible aid for IBS sufferers, but because IBS is such a broad spectrum (essentially, anyone with a bowl problem that they don't know the cause of is diagnosed with it), it might not work for everyone.

As far as I know, Vitamin D hasn't been studied as a potential treatment for IBS, but anyone who doesn't get a lot of sun exposure without sunscreen should be taking it.

I'm glad it works for you! I personally have found that I need to avoid oily foods, so I have to make sure I'm getting enough Vitamin E in my diet elsewhere, but it keeps me from curling up on the floor in pain!

Congrats on finding a treatment!
RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/9/2011 7:15:00 AM

    Because there's no money to be made in vitamins. I learned long ago that your diet affects your body - cottage cheese is the worst on a bad back because the gases build up in your stomach and it distends and presses on the spine. However, mix some yogurt with it and the problem is gone!
You might want to look into Acidopholus as well - all it is is probiotics for the stomach - which is what yogurt does too.
WTG! on finding the right Vitamins to do the job!!
B-6 for menopause - not the B12 doctors prescribe.
B6 combats the irritability and fatigue - B12 makes you eat.

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