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Bettyann
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Does anyone have these symptoms along with IBS?

Posted by @bettyann, Aug 2, 2012

I have intermittant flare ups with IBS-D…and it started again a number of days ago (a lot of stressful things cropped up)… But for the last several days this has been my pattern: I am pretty OK in the morning, then I eat lunch…careful what I eat, (plus the stress level is down more now) but either within 15 minutes or sometimes longer, the diarrhea starts.
I could DEAL with diarrhea, but soon after (like an hour or so) I am hit with terribly overwhelming tiredness, as well as bloating, slightly headachy, and sometimes discomfort and some naussea… I feel a have a ‘heavy sick like feeling’ all over. This has been lasting for 4 or 5 hours… then if goes away and I can eat later in the evening with no problems.
Can anyone relate to this weirdness? I would really appreciate your replies.
Thank you!

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Posted by @madelinehowell, Aug 4, 2012

I have IBS and a lot of gastro symptoms and all the stuff you mentioned above. I have gotten a lot of relief from eating probiotic FOODS every day (I only take the probiotic capsules if on vacation). My favorite probiotic food is Keifer. Goat milk Keifer is the best as cows milk causes some symptoms, but the goat milk is more expensive. Have you heard of GAPS syndrome or the GAPS diet? It has helped me a lot and I just started on it this year. You basically rebuild your Gastrointestional system. It takes 2 years at least. No grains at all, not just avoiding wheat, all cooked food, (avoiding raw or uncooked foods-harder to digest) eating good wholesome meats (except pork) for maximum protein and good fat, no white sugar or processed foods. Maybe this will help. I’m getting better some already. Every one in a while I “clean out my system” using my own cooked chicken broth, honey, and water only—for a few days. It is really a hassle to have to struggle so hard to feel only half decent. People all around me are eating potato chips, cookies, hamburgers, cakes, you name it and have no problems.

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Posted by @bettyann, Aug 4, 2012

Thank you, Madeline, for such a nice, thoughtful reply. It came now just when I needed it… Just got done having a good cry because sometimes I just feel horrible and have NO IDEA what it is… but I think I need to seriously consider the diet you are talking about.
Sometimes I just feel horrible but can’t pin down specific symptoms… and ‘just rotten’ is not something a dr wants to hear (or can help with…)
Thank you for your encouragement. It is something I really need right now. I go to the dr only for emergency situations…usually… and the thought of being through a dozen miserably invasive tests makes me shudder. Well, enough already.
Thank you so much. I appreciate you.


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Posted by @shirleyfoggepiazza, Dec 9, 2016

I used to eat gluten and dairy food. When my husband left, I could no longer eat gluten free. He took 3/4of a million. I would like to know more about your diet. Have heard of GAPS. If you do not mind, I would likeinformnation


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Posted by @roxie43, Aug 11, 2012

Hi Dear,
For some reason as we age we digest foods differently.. I love milk and anything with dairy but it does a nasty job on my tummy.. I would see a nutritionist and also monitor what you eat so you can know what flares up the problem.. I would keep a daily log for a few days to get a clearer picture.. Best of luck sweetie

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Posted by @bettyann, Aug 11, 2012

Hi Roxie, THANKYOU for your reply! I know what you give is most excellent advice,but with me, its just sorta odd. What I seem to be finding out is that I can ANYthing…but only once in awhile. But is DOES seem to help me to cut WAY back on white flour products and only eat them occasionally.
The less I eat at one sitting, the better off I am…
I hope you are doing well, Roxie! Take good care!
Betty

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Posted by @rebeccah, Aug 15, 2012

I too have flare ups with IBS. Yes, the diarrhea, bloating and tiredness. I have intense pain that started every time I take an antibiotic.The doctor thought it might be CDiff at first. Did your doctor diagnose it, or are you like a lot of IBS patients who do your own research because your doctor doesn’t really have an answer for you? I think that’s how a lot of patients end up going to the Mayo Clinic; they can never get a satisfactory diagnosis from their hometown doctor.


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Posted by @bettyann, Aug 15, 2012

Hi Rebecca,
Yes, I was diagnosed with it — rather offhandedly, but ‘its in the charts!’ 🙂 I appreciate your writing and letting me of that possibility of which you spoke. I honestly do not suffer from ‘intense pain’ of any kind (except trapped gas pains at times) …its more of an annoying, bothersome, dull feeling. But I can go for days, sometimes weeks without any kind of ‘symptoms’… aside from when Mr. Diarrhea decides to have me make Olympic sprints to the bathroom! And there is NO figuring (or sensibility or consistancy) as to what will trigger that.
I do take good (expensive!) probiotics and nope, haven’t had any kind of antibiotics because I know that kills good colon bacteria)…
Thank you so very much for your post, Rebecca. I appreciate it.


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Posted by @rebeccah, Aug 15, 2012

When mine strikes, I give up on eating any solid food. I can only tolerate water, Gatorade, and weak tea. And sometimes vanilla flavor Ensure.


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Posted by @rebeccah, Aug 15, 2012

P.S. I am on the probiotics also, and they do not cure anything; just makes it a little more tolerable. 🙁


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Posted by @rebeccah, Aug 15, 2012

I found a good herbal tea that seems to soothe mine. Bigelow’s Lemon Ginger herb plus probiotics caffeine free tea.

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Posted by @rebeccah, Aug 15, 2012

It sounds like you have a good attitude to cope with IBS, and I am glad you are not having intense pain. The alternative medicine is the way to go; for me it’s herbal teas.


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Posted by @bettyann, Aug 16, 2012

Thanks, Rebecca, once again, for your concern. As I said in my original question, the problem I had been having was ‘intermittant’.. hardly a steady one. So, it is nothing I am that concerned about. If this problem would be acting up on a steady basis, that would be another matter… but is does not.
I am very much into alternative medicine and avoid doctors unless it is absolutely a situation which makes me contact them. I don’t believe ‘the doctor keeps you healthy’… although whatever works for anyone it is 100% RIGHT for them… so please do not make the dire prediction that ‘there will come a time when it will get worse’…. because that is not in line with any of my beliefs…at ALL. We create our own reality and what we BELIEVE will have the strongest tendency to come about. This is the voice of MY experience. ok? ok! 🙂
I do thank you for taking the time to reply, however. I think I might think twice before I post a question again! 🙂


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Posted by @rebeccah, Aug 17, 2012

Wishing you all the best and hope you are feeling better.

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Posted by @bettyann, Aug 17, 2012

Thank you, again!


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Posted by @bettyann, Aug 17, 2012

Rebecca, you will never know how thankful I am to you for making me see things more clearly… even though it came through, for me, in a fearful way…but sometimes you have to meet and face your Fear Dragons in order to make your choices. (Sometimes over and over again…) And I have. So thank you. It all comes down to faith and trust and what we believe in … and that sometimes sees people on one end of the spectrum to the other. And its all alright.
We all have learned to look at ‘healing’ in different ways and it can vary, and its just fine to have a combination of ways. And there is no Right or Wrong in it … its just what we do, what we choose.
Sometimes we test ourselves, and I did that… because even though you may think that this way off — I still created what I heard from you and needed to hear, in order to choose…once again…what works best for me. So I SO sincerely thank you! Wishing you love and joy and all good stuff all the way around!! 🙂

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