Does anyone have these symptoms along with IBS?

Posted by Bettyann @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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@hopefully

I really do not know much about IBS, but I am learning a wealth of information about our colon and the problems that can occur after taking antibiotics. Because of an illness in April that required some stiff antibiotics I acquired c diff and it has returned now 5 times. I am interested in ways to help the body get the “good bacteria” back in the colon. A friend of our family had c diff and the doctor suggested drinking Kefir milk. It is like a smoothie and contains 10 great bacteria our colon needs. I was using Kefir and I did not have the struggle and pain from the other infections. I wonder if Kefir has helped. This is a great supplement for me and is helping me hold my weight at a safe place. This might be something that may help you. It is worth a try. It is kinda hard to find in stores. They place it near the Activa/cottage cheese in some stores. The best source is Aldi’s for $2.79 a qt, Other stores it is priced at over $4 . Best wishes as you continue to find healing and hope.

Now if someone will help me find help and hope in my c diff battle.

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Hi Hopefully!…thank you for your post. I have heard nothing but good things about Kefir. In fact, I think I have been motivated to try some. I know that supplements such as Kifer and probiotics help a lot, from personal account of what others have told me and taking them on my own. Not saying there can’t be ‘bad spells’ … but all in all, we get by those.
What helps me the most is taking Primal Defense Ultra (probiotics) by Garden of Life. I usually take 1 alternate 1 — in the middle of the night when I have to do a bladder run! 🙂 They work best taken on an empty stomach, that I know for sure.
THANK YOU for writing about the Kefir!
I am cutting out all wheat products and it is helping… have you tried a gluten free diet? Takes away a lot of comfort foods, but we always have to make our choices (doggonit anyway!! 🙂

Bettyann thanks for your reply and information. I just had an appointment this afternoon with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and I learned a ton of things about our immune system. She is suggesting going with gluten free and use milk alternatives for two weeks. It is a lot of things to think through and plan accordingly. I appreciate the info that you have given. My real name is Betty, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to add that when I signed up. Hope your body is doing better with wheat free. More will follow later. Thanks ssssssssoooooo much!

@hopefully

Bettyann thanks for your reply and information. I just had an appointment this afternoon with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and I learned a ton of things about our immune system. She is suggesting going with gluten free and use milk alternatives for two weeks. It is a lot of things to think through and plan accordingly. I appreciate the info that you have given. My real name is Betty, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to add that when I signed up. Hope your body is doing better with wheat free. More will follow later. Thanks ssssssssoooooo much!

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Your post made me feel good and I thank YOU!! I am fortunate to have a doctor that will listen (sometimes tolerate might be the word! 🙂 to me about ‘natural’ things… which included switching my chemical blood pressure and cholesterol meds to herbal ones with success! I started today keep a chart of my gluten free diet and told the doc I would send him a copy of it with a ‘report’ at the end of a month. Toodeloo!!

Thanks again to read your post, it is so positive to communicate with others that are having some unsolved health issues. When I first saw your site I really didn’t consider how they were somewhat related. I am so thankful for this method of “sharing and encouraging” in this struggle. I have wanted to start a sharing site like this for the past 3 months and didn’t get it done. I am so glad that I found this site last week. I was so tired I just didn’t even turn on the computer until now.
As I understand you are just starting gluten free. I hope your day is going better.

Google ” Chris Kresser”. He is a doctor who has an amazing article on intestinal issues. It’s fairly long, but just keep reading and I think you will get some answers and information to help you.

@gregoryd

Google ” Chris Kresser”. He is a doctor who has an amazing article on intestinal issues. It’s fairly long, but just keep reading and I think you will get some answers and information to help you.

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Thanks, Gregory!!
I was amazed at some of the things he talked about. We have it so instilled in us that veggies and fruits and the ‘sacred foods’…and so we tend to just believe it, even when we are having a reaction — and then blame something else that is NOT the culprit. That’s what I have been doing. I just could not believe that the squash I’ve eaten with meals several times was what was triggering my ibs…but AH HA!!…the cape is thrown back and the truth is revealed! ha! 🙂
I appreciate your post!!
Betty

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@gregoryd

Google ” Chris Kresser”. He is a doctor who has an amazing article on intestinal issues. It’s fairly long, but just keep reading and I think you will get some answers and information to help you.

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You are very welcome. I felt some empowerment myself after reading his article. It makes very good sense when it’s put together in that way. I am on my quest to resolve this SIBO nonsense. Hopefully I’ve at least found the path I need to take. I’m glad it helped you. God Bless.

@gregoryd

Google ” Chris Kresser”. He is a doctor who has an amazing article on intestinal issues. It’s fairly long, but just keep reading and I think you will get some answers and information to help you.

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Where can I find this article?

@gregoryd

Google ” Chris Kresser”. He is a doctor who has an amazing article on intestinal issues. It’s fairly long, but just keep reading and I think you will get some answers and information to help you.

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Try this:
http://chriskresser.com/got-digestive-problems-take-it-easy-on-the-veggies
However as was suggested, GOOGLE Chris Kresser and just explore the different articles. What I do since I don’t eat a lot of fresh or cooked veggies, is drink either Naked or Odwalla or Bolthouse fresh veg juice… maybe only a 1/3 of a cup a day…and this agrees with me. Good luck!

Just thought I would add an update and maybe it might help someone! That would be good. At my daughter’s suggestion I have been been eating NO GRAINS…not just no wheat…but NO grains… I thought I would ‘just die’ without pasta even the good ol’ rice pasta, but you know what? It is HELPING!!
Forget the gluten free (for me!) I am really GLAD that the gluten free diet works well for some people…but for me, it doesn’t… in fact, the gluten free bread makes me feel sick, same way with gluten free macaroni….
I am not so strict that I can say not one tiny smidgeon of grain never passes my lips… but I just substitute. Thank heavens for mashed potatoes! I have also discovered that American cheese is not my friend…. I know we are all different. And what works for some doesn’t work for others. The FODMAP is not an end-all perfect idea for EVERYbody… we just have to keep working to find out what is best for each of us. Good luck!!

Does anyone have bile/mucus in stool? Im having this problem along with the same as everyone else here!

I am in my 40’s and have had IBS most my life, but the last 3 years it has gotten unbearable. The bloating and nausea are very tiring. i believe I have tried most everything. (gas meds, prescription nausea meds, dicyclomine, amitriptyline, Heather’s IBS herbal meds. Does anyone have any other suggestions that has helped you?

Welcome to Connect @holly5757.
I moved your message to this existing thread where you’ll meet @bettyann @gregoryd @rebeccah and others, and see some of the things that have helped them.

I’m also tagging @citylady @missie @mgnunez75 @boogirl @uneeq1 @bobsconnect @luladavis who have been talking about IBS more recently. For example see this thread: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-a-relatively-healthy-person-with-a-problem-bloated-belly-my/

Holly, why do you think things have changed, especially in the last 3 years?

@colleenyoung

Welcome to Connect @holly5757.
I moved your message to this existing thread where you’ll meet @bettyann @gregoryd @rebeccah and others, and see some of the things that have helped them.

I’m also tagging @citylady @missie @mgnunez75 @boogirl @uneeq1 @bobsconnect @luladavis who have been talking about IBS more recently. For example see this thread: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-a-relatively-healthy-person-with-a-problem-bloated-belly-my/

Holly, why do you think things have changed, especially in the last 3 years?

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I have always had a lot of stressors in life in general. I did get married last year and I thought life leading up to my wedding was the culprit. But as it has been over a year and I am still having the same issues i am thinking that was not it.
I am positive my gastroenterologist is shaking his head to himself at every appointment I have had as nothing has worked as of yet.

@holly5757

I am in my 40’s and have had IBS most my life, but the last 3 years it has gotten unbearable. The bloating and nausea are very tiring. i believe I have tried most everything. (gas meds, prescription nausea meds, dicyclomine, amitriptyline, Heather’s IBS herbal meds. Does anyone have any other suggestions that has helped you?

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I’m sure you have heard that smoking two (tobacco) cigarettes per day works well with some IBS sufferers. Perhaps pot would do the same or better ? Best wishes.

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