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My gastro nurse practitioner recommended IBGuard if I have a flare-up, which I did a month ago. It sure helped. It's a pure form of peppermint oil, and you take two capsules before every meal while having a flare-up. After that, take one/meal. Do not exceed 8 capsules/day. You can buy it over-the-counter. I first bought it at Dollar General, but it was only a 10-pack which lasted me 2 days. I bought a package of 40 at CVS with a 40% off coupon and it was only about $20 for that. It has really helped me. I think it's pretty natural.

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It allows air in your belly and too much gulping (long swigs of drink). Still, especially in a vehicle, I often use one since I'm messy anyway. emoticon

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Why not drinking with a straw? I do all the time - what is the issue with it?? Curious!

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I'm beginning to think I'm sensitive to soy, even though I tested negative for it on my food allergy tests last year.

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My nurse practitioner said most people with celiac or gluten sensitivity have chronic IBS-D. I have found mint tea to help quite a bit. She said there is scientific/medical proof that mint does help. I'm also working on not drinking with a straw; that's a hard habit to break.

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emoticon the trouble with IBS- you have to keep experimenting with what works for you personally

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I saw the doctor last month. Benefiber sure seems to help, and adding more fiber to my regular diet has helped. Also, the Dicyclomine is for IBS-D, not so much for IBS-C. She also told me if I do take it, to only take it after I go, instead of before every meal (like I've been doing). She said it actually doesn't work if I take it that way. However, I took some last week when I was nauseous, and it made me dizzy! So, now I k now where most of my dizziness has been coming from. She also ran a blood work to test for possible underlying food allergies. I'm happy to say I don't have celiac or any other food allergies. It's most likely induced by stress. More to come...

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Thanks Tapper5! I'm to see a "gut doctor" next Monday. I think we'll have to find out what's causing my IBS -C first, but I may ask about using this. Do you take it every day, or just as needed?

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I just started benefiber per doc and also have gas now I know from what

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someone mentioned a book called IBS RELIEF..by Dawn Burstall T. Michael Vallis and geoffrey K. Turnbull...There's Two books but they have the same info in them..Great book I found it very helpful..Get it if you can .I paid $4. on ebay.It has list of well tolerated foods maybe that will help add to the list of things you can eat.

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@CINDA11 - I just started a low fiber diet and has helped my IBS-D like I couldn't believe! I am trying to do a Paleo-like version of it so I limit processed foods and gains but I stick to the veggies that they prescribe and avoid high-insoluble-fiber ones. It has been literally life changing. Now when I have too much fiber I noticed the problems immediately.

And in general - I just joined this team! I was sort of diagnosed last year with IBS but my doctor was just like "you don't feel good, it must be that" and put me on bentyl (which is for IBS-C but I have IBS-D!). It didn't help at all so I started seeing a GI doctor who has run tests and eliminated a bunch of other possibilities. Now, I'm on Viberzi which seems to be helping a lot. Plus, I am limiting my insoluble fiber, as that seems to be a major trigger.



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I went camping this summer and didnt take my fiber. Boy was that was a mistake. I have to take 2 fiber pills a day but unable to take more or get cramping. I also try to eat lots of veggies and fruit to get more fiber. The whole foods like apples do better than increasing the fiber pills.


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My doctor put me on benifiber but I got worse..I could go but the gas and bloating was
really bad.Last apointment she said some people can"t tolerate fiber. to just use miralax.I was only doing 2 tsps a day of benifber..So I'm going on a low fiber diet.. anybody else heard this...
Has it been helpful to you?

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For years I have been eating a salad for lunch do you mean that is causing some of my current symptoms my God I just read this in two places recently.

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I've tried the gluten free products at Aldi's, they are pretty tasty especially the pasta's. The bread not so much! I seem to alternate between IBS-C and D and it affects my mood a lot. I started eating regular bagels cause I got tired of the restriction of not eating anything I wanted. But...boy am I paying for it. Back in the saddle, no more bagels with gluten. Have you tried Linzess for IB-C. It worked the first time I took but it seems to be having a tough time getting through the gluten in my system now.

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My GI specialist diagnosed me with IBS-C, and so did my regular practitioner. I take t Dicyclomine and sometimes Miralax. A friend told me about the Miralax, but because I heard some bad things about it here, I asked my regular practitioner, and she said it's safe even for kids, so it's safe for me. I used to think I could only eat cooked veggies, but discovered it isn't salads. Those actually help, but cabbage is a big "no-no" no matter how you dice, slice, or fix it. I've been thinking maybe soy was bothering me, but after reading some of the posts here, and reflecting on some of the changes I've made, I'm thinking I may be gluten intolerant. I think I'm going to start cutting back on it. Aldi's grocery stores have a line of gluten free products. I think I'll give them a try. About a year ago, I realized some meal replacement bars I was using were hurting me. So, I looked for some recipes here on SP and found some great recipes. I make my own, and none of them have wheat flour. You either grind up oats in your food processor or buy oat flour (which is very high priced). I've been wondering if maybe it is gluten and not soy that's bothering me. I also use whey protein powder in some of my recipes, and that helps too. Do any of you who have the IBS-C get nauseous after you finally do have a bowel movement? I've also found that fresh peaches help me with the IBS-C without making me sick to my stomach. What I'll do after they go out of season, I don't know. I love fresh peaches anyway. So, that's a plus. Raisins will work, but I've gotten sick afterward. I also found that exercising helps as well as eating more often. I try to have a 100 calorie snack at least twice a day. My regular practitioner also suggested that. She said that otherwise I'd throw up frothy stuff. That's happened, and it's awful! Since I have to eat a little more, that's another reason for exercising. I've lost over 120 pounds, but, if anything, this IBS-C has made it more difficult as I tend to gravitate more toward "comfort foods" when I feel lousy. I do know that my weight loss is a factor because before I lost weight, I would go 3 x's a day (after eating each meal). I don't even weigh myself every day for this reason. If I haven't had a bowel movement for a few days, my weight will be up. That can be discouraging. emoticon My GI specialist said stress was definitely a major factor, and that it just got out of hand before being diagnosed.

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Sleep! Getting regular sleep is very important to my IBS!


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Oh, and I should have specified that I have IBS-C.

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I have IBS-D and I find that my triggers like others have mentioned is MSG, salad, orange juice, most things that are deepfried. I do drink caffeine free pop and that seems to be fine. My doctor gave me some stuff called "NORMACOL" and it works - but is on an as needed basis - so by the time I remember to take it - I am having a flare up and it is useless. I will be looking into Primal Defense and Digestive Advantage - thanks for all the great advice.

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I had found that Zelnorm worked, but I don't mind that it was pulled b/c I hate taking meds.

My doc guided me to the foods that I need to avoid and have more of (avoid rice & artificial sweeteners, have more peaches & pears, etc.), which has helped the most. She also prescribed prenatal vitamins with DHA. I was on Lactulose for a while, but didn't like it, so she switched me to Miralax. I don't take the Miralax nearly as often as she recommended, though.

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I sent you an email. It doesnt work for everyone but it might be worth trying.

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Interesting. How can I learn more about this technique? Any website you would recommend.

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Have you tried homeopathy? you can try their method yourself or ask a family member to do it for you. Sometimes using a pendulum works. My mother can test anyones allergies with a necklace.

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I am yet to identify my trigger food.

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i had post trauma anxiety which caused migraines. i was signed off work on sick leave & spent time researching migraines on internet. i read up on websites like national health service or wikipedia. then i started researching stomach pains & IBS sounded right. i had many of the symptoms but i kept reading about all the awful tests they do. i also read that it can be caused by trauma & i knew it started getting worse at the same time as the migraines.
i knew gluten made me more constipated & bloated so i cut down on wheat, cake, cereals... it wasnt perfect but much better
after i was up for 2 nights (& kept my husband up as well) screaming in pain he took me to the doctor. i dont know why she decided it was IBS without testing but she gave me Movicol. it definately helps with the constipation but can cause bloating & i have been throwing up- both normal reactions.
so even though i dont know for sure, i am pretty certain it is IBS. I am not loosing weight too fast so it is nothing serious and not eating gluten helps so I am happy with what the doctor said

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i had post trauma anxiety which caused migraines. i was signed off work on sick leave & spent time researching migraines on internet. i read up on websites like national health service or wikipedia. then i started researching stomach pains & IBS sounded right. i had many of the symptoms but i kept reading about all the awful tests they do. i also read that it can be caused by trauma & i knew it started getting worse at the same time as the migraines.
i knew gluten made me more constipated & bloated so i cut down on wheat, cake, cereals... it wasnt perfect but much better
after i was up for 2 nights (& kept my husband up as well) screaming in pain he took me to the doctor. i dont know why she decided it was IBS without testing but she gave me Movicol. it definately helps with the constipation but can cause bloating & i have been throwing up- both normal reactions.
so even though i dont know for sure, i am pretty certain it is IBS. I am not loosing weight too fast so it is nothing serious and not eating gluten helps so I am happy with what the doctor said

Can we lose it? Yes, we can!!

Some day or another I'm gonna lose ya, I'm gonna lose ya & NOT TAKE YOU BACK!!

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How did you self-diagnose IBS?

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Hi everyone. I am new on sparkpeople.
I have had constipation since I was 12. I have had severe pain 6 times in the last 3 years, sometimes being hospitalised because of fainting. In hospital they tested me for appendicitis and then told me there was nothing wrong with me.
I self-diagnosed as IBS but in UK if you tell the doctor what you think you have you will be told that there is nothing wrong with you so I wasn't told I had IBS until last month. I take Movitol twice a day and it helps with the constipation. Because I didn't get the pain regularly I don't know if it is working properly yet.
I have also stopped eating gluten.

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Hello guys, i'm new as well and a self diagnosed IBS C & D sufferer. Thinking back i've had IBS since i was in elementary school. I was always having issues with my stomach. Just 4 yrs ago I was at my cousins house (around 1am) and a sudden pain hit me like a ton of bricks needless to say I ended up in the hospital because I passed out from the stomach cramps (which I know call my episodes). It felt worse than my labor pains and I had twins. I know now that dairy is a huge trigger for me and stress as well. The doctors at the hospital prescribed Belladonna for the pain which worked fast to. I was grateful for that. Please continue with all the great tips

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What were your symptoms for fibromyalgia (sp?)? I have had numerous occasions where my body was achy from the top of my head to somewhere around my ankles. My symptoms aren't consistent with a person with fibro so I'm not sure what it is. Any clue?

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Thanks..will look for it.

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I usually order mine from Amazon because I get a better price, but you should be able to get it at WalMart or Target or most drug stores.

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Where can you buy Digestive enzime? Walmart/target?

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Do you know if you have any food allergies? Sometimes IBS symptoms can really be caused by food allergies. My OB-GYN told me I had a spastic colon, not IBS! I found relief by taking one Digestive Advantage pill a day and eating Activia Yogurt once a day. I have to watch the trigger foods like too much dairy or wheat and absolutely no carbonated drinks at all! Hope you find some relief soon~I know what you are going through!
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I cannot find Activa Yogurt anywhere. I live in Western Australia. So after hunting it down, I eventually settles for what we call here Alivae, supposed to be a yoghurt that helps in what seems to be the same as Activa does, has done nothing for me. I really am struggling. I haven't been diagnosed with IBS yet but when I stumbled across this team, I can't believe how someone out there struggle like I do, I started to think I am going crazy or something is weird about me, because I eat vege's sooooo much and all things good. but boy, I cannot go unless I have taken laxatives, I seriously cannot. Psyllium doesn't help. Stool softener doesn't help. Nothing works, but laxatives

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IBS-C is when you have severe constipation and IBS-D is when you have diarrhea. No fun either way!

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Hi, I never knew there was an IBS-C and IBS-D. What is the difference? Thanks

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It has to get into your system first. Might take about a week for it to act. Wishing you well!
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LIKE2BFIT~It might be but I found it too difficult to stick to that diet regimen. Dairy and carbonated drinks were also triggers for me so that is why I take Digestive Advantage to help me with the every day foods. I can have a little of the dairy when I am cook or bake with it but carbonated drinks are definitely out! If I have a craving for one I leave it in the refrigerator over night so it goes flat then I can drink it! Have you been tested for celiac disease? Might want to consider that first.
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Good for you! I hope it works as well for you as it has for me! Let us know how it works for you!
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I went to drugstore.com to order Digestive Advantage. My husband keeps forgetting and I rarely leave home. I have bi-polar. Thanks for info. emoticon

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How interesting! I thought serotonin was only produced in the brain. I suffer from depression and anxiety and stress is the biggest factor with my IBS. I can have both IBS-C and IBS-D depending on the kind of stress! I take Lexapro and Tranzene now. I used to take Paxil but it made me have more seizures. The meds I am on now can contribute to having seizures but so far so good! Thanks for the info!
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Is Gluten free diet the best way to manage IBS?

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Its good you stopped taking the zelnorm because I was taking it also in the past and my doctor told me sometime last year that they were not prescribing it anymore because they found cases where people were having heart attacks and strokes.

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I have felt so much better since I have cut out ALL Dairy Products, Pastries, Bread and Biscuits in fact anything with Wheat/Yeast in I do not suffer anymore. I have switched to Soy/Goat/Brebis Products and take Artichaux Tablets which are very good for the digestion. I drink 8 cups of Herbal Tea as well and since all of this I feel so much better.

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I just learned that serotonin is also produced in the intestines. So, taking Paxil ( a seritonin re-uptake inhibitor) keeps up the level of serotonin in your body, making you feel better. That's how it hleps depression AND IBS. Glad you found something that works for you.
One thing I've found that helps my IBS is a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. The processed foods really cause my IBS to act up.
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Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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new here. i have had ibs off and on my whole life. about 15 years ago it got to be a daily struggle. in the bathroom 15 -20 a day. nothing helped. i started having panic attacks 5 years ago on a nightly basis and was put on paxil, within 4 days my pain went away,2 weeks and i felt like a new person. i never thought i would feel this good. i know everyone wants non med ways but felt this was worth charing. i am sure ibs has different causes for different people i believe mine was a seratoin imbalance. i have to stay on a certain dose i have tried to drop down and can feel the pain come back and the strong movement of everything moving through my intestines. it has been a life saver for me i couldn't leave the house my ibs got so bad. just wanted to share

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I've also noticed that highly caffinated beverages cause pain for me as well. Its weird cause you'd think that it would cause you to go. emoticon

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HI
I was diagnosed with IBS 8 years ago. My trigger is
raw vegetables, mainly lettuce. I drink metamucil
daily and I stay away from raw vegetables and I very rarely have issues. It works great!

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Hi;I too am new to this site. I had misdiagnosed IBS for years, they kept telling me it was lactose intolerance. I have discovered that I do have trigger foods and emotional stress, well lets just say my phrase for years has been I'll let you know how I am doing when I get out of the bathroom! The last straw for me was a bout that made me unable to get out of bed for a week, the pain was so intense. I have found that through diet, exercise and some personal therapy to teach me how to deal with stress better my symptoms are under control. I think IBS is a name for something that the medical community knows little about. It is an umbrella term that can not be fixed for everyone the same way. My personal belief is that we need to listen to our bodies and take more time out for ourselves. Life is busy for everyone and when you have IBS this is even more important. I am glad there is a forum on this.

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I've not seen anyone mention this. Energy drinks, you know, the beverages with all the caffeine? These will start the spasms faster than anything else. I avoid strong coffee beverages as well.

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10/27/08 8:19 A

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I am a newbie to this site too. It is great! I've had IBS for quite some time. I use to have IBS-D but in last 5 yrs IBS-C. I don't know which is worse. I finally found a great doctor that seems to be helping me after going thru so many. I make sure I have 25-30 mg of fiber a day. I take probiotics, either Floragen-3, or culturelle daily. I eat small meals. The only time I have any problems now is If I go out to eat and overeat. For the most part I am not sick every day like I use to be. The fiber and the probiotics have really helped tremendously. Now it is easy to get the fiber in, fiber one has many great products.

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i was just curious if anyone had tried preB for the ibs. i read an ad about it and it seems ok it does have a wide assortment of vegtables and fruit.

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AMANDAPANDA41 Posts: 6
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ibs has to be the most annoying problem ive ever been through. i think im slightly confused though because i know dairy might be a trigger for ibs, but why would you eat yogurt? I think i might try this anyway because of the probiotics that are found in yogurt. thanks so much for the tip!

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SEXYPINEAPPLE Posts: 4
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Hi! I'm new here, but find this place to offer alot of good info. I too have tried so many things for IBS, but high quality probiotics have been a big help to me. The best I've tried is made by Garden Of Life. It takes some time to build up, but it really helps and also just helps with yeast in the body, which causes pain, so good in many ways.

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I was diagnosed with IBS when I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, in 1999. From all the research I have done it is my understanding that if you have fibro you have IBS and vise versa. I tried Zelnorm until my health insurance stopped paying for it. That's when I called the drug company and they told me that Zelnorm was a 12 week program. If my symptoms were longer than my doctor needed to consider my problem as long term and that would require a whole new drug therapy.
About 3 years ago I was looking at Alternative Medicine magazine and found an ad for Bowtrowl. It's claim to fame was that it treats IBS. I did a web search and found it and ordered it. I now go to the bathroom 3 times a day or about 30 min. after I eat. Before I was lucky to go 3 times a month. I love it!!

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Oh....I just read some of the other remedies. I might try the Equalactin or the Green Tea pill and the probiotic drops. I drink Green Tea and take Probiotics but not in this form.

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I had Lupron injections before my hysterectomy. It helped tremendously, and then had the hysterectomy and boom I've hurt just as badly if not worse than before.....I guess everyone it differet.

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10/22/08 10:06 A

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I was diagnosed with IBS and suffered for several years, Pain free now for 9 years. My cure was my OBGYN. I was given a shot called Lupron and for a month was pain free. Lupron ( I believe is spelled correctly) made my body think that is was in a menopausal state. You see IBS and Endometriosis have the same symptoms and once I was given this shot my symptoms got better. After the month was over and I was symptom free. My OBGYN and myself decided that I would have a Hysterectomy. This was the cure that was right for me and I have been symptom free and feel great now. Just check with your OBGYN and make certain that you have been diagnosed correctly. Good Luck.

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The thing that I have found helps quite a bit with me is taking a combination of BioGaia Probiotic drops and a natural Green Tea extract pill with no glucose in it. I found that it helps towards regulating when laxatives do not work anymore.

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Just thought I would let you all know that I was diagnosed with IBS 12 years ago. It took 9 months and many different specialists and tests to find this out...I thought I was going insane. My pain (or labor cramps which I called them with no end result) which either lasted 6 minutes or 12 hours lasted for over 2 years until my mother introduced me to a special herbal tea. I was skeptical about taking the tea because I had tried so many other things. It brought the pain down to a stage that was bearable. The tea contains burdock root, sheep sorrel, turkish rhubarb, slippery elm, and ginger root. It is a home made herbal tea which requires three days to make but well worth it. If you take this tea it takes about 2 weeks before you feel the change. Not sure if this will help you all but if you are interested you can send me a message at dare2dreamgypsy@yahoo.ca and I will send you the recipe. Please put "tea" in the subject line so I do not spam or delete you.



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10/20/08 8:23 P

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I am a self diagnosed IBS sufferer and have tried various things to control it, but the best thing so far has been to take 2 oz. of liquid aloe vera twice a day. It tastes like water and has really helped me. Hope it helps someone else too.

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I have had IBS for 30 years. There is a wonderful product out on the market called Equalactin. You chew 2 of these and take 8 oz of water (follow the directions very carefully) and get overnight relief. If I can take this as soon as I feel pain, I can avoid the terrible cramping and the need for Bentyl
Equalactin is over the counter. Check your smaller pharmacies in by the stomach remedies.
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I've not tried the acupucture, but have tried the deep tissue massage. I have alot of adhesions due to surgeries. It felt good to have it massaged, but didn't do alot of good with the IBS.

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Hi! I see that no one has mentioned acupuncture. I personally have never had the chance to try it, but I friend of mine has. She did for about 6 months or so, and now she is relieved of all symptoms.

For myself, I suggest plenty of water, yogurt, staying away from your trigger foods, and Yoga - helps with stress-relief. Hope this is helpful!

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10/19/08 2:22 P

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I take Bentyl as needed for the bad stomach cramps and it helps a lot!

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10/19/08 10:49 A

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I know how everyone here feels I to suffer from IBS, My doctor says it is from stress also from dairy products, as we get older our bodies change I am now Lactose intollerant and that causes IBS.

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DGILMORE2 I know how you feel. I've been having the attacks, too. Not sure what it is other than stress. I am so sleep deprived... :(

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I just had a bad attack two days ago, I haven't had one like that for awhile. I quit going to the hospital for pain meds, I just lay on my stomach and try to relax the best way I can, and when I finally go to sleep, I wake up and its gone. It almost feels like stomach spasms. Maybe there the same thing. Not very smart in this catagory. It is one of the worst pains I have had to deal with. And it scares me to eat because I think it might trigger another one.
Thanks for listening

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I am new to this site and I am a self diaganosed sufferer of ibs, i avoid all gluten and as difficult as it it is as you will understand the only way to deal with the symptoms. I avoid all gluten products and all with a high GI this helps for me!

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I am so glad that you wrote in. I am also new to the site. I've been having MAJOR issues with my stomach for over a year. I was diagnosed with IBS years ago but it felt like there was more wrong with me than just IBS. It was finally determined that my gallbladder needed to be removed (just like you). It's now 5 months after the surgery and I am still having a lot of problems. I've tried to control it with my diet and exercise, which has helped some, but I still frequently have issues.

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My miracle cure for lifelong IBS constipation : Trimebutine (gentle laxative) and Movicol (hydrating electrolyte).
Diagnosed in France after a biopsy.
After 21 years of misdiagnosis in North America; coeliac, chron's, various food and chemical intolerances ... (doctor's even suggested a colostomy when I was 11!) and many medicines Donnotal, Exodol, Prepulsid, Lactulose, veganism, dary and gluten free diet, extra fibre, reduced fibre, Psyllium, Aloe Vera, Sennokot, Senna tea ...
Previously solutions either didn't work, were simply a harsh quick fix, or stopped working after I became accustomed. 3 years on and pain, bloating and constipation are still in check.

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I found my triggers and work diligently to stay away from them. Dairy, spicy foods, greasy foods, and caffeine. Caffeine includes chocolate. I also exercise to manage the stress. I've been do pilates to help relax. I didn't think I'd get any benefit from pilates, but they are wonderful.

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I did great on Zelnorm, has anyone found a substitute!

Cathie

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KITTEN0509 Posts: 12
10/13/08 8:06 P

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Hi everybody, I'm new here and have self diagnosed IBS- When I first started trying to lose weight, I started a high fiber diet (Kashi cereal for breakfast, spinach salad with veggies and Activia yogurt for lunch). My symptoms are virtually gone, disappeared. My doctor was proud of me :)

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Hi Everyone,
I have been taking Dicetel 100mg 3 times a day at meal times for almost a year now. I also have been eating Danon Activia and I find that it keeps me regular cause if I don't take it on the weekend, say Friday or Saturday night, my weekend gets all messed up, or if I go away to Mexico where they don't have it, at least the Dicetel helps. I also take during the week in the morning before I go to work an imodium. I don't take it on the weekend. Most times this works, but there can be the occasional time where I eat something that I shouldn't have.

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I was prescribed Bentyl when I was first diagnosed years ago but it never helped me one bit.

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