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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IBS WoW! It teaches me every day.. of my do’s and don’t’ when it comes to what to put in my gut..dairy products are a no-no for me..when the urge permit itself I spurge and suffer the consequences..with that been said I suffer the consequences with almost everything I put in my gut..it don’t like hardly nothing anymore..I’m learning to listen to it though because its winning..it’s either listen to it or walk around looking 9mos preggo LOL..I use 50 billion unit of probiotics and I noticed my bowels move without me drinking a magnesium citrate Everyday..I have constipation..no diarrhea..that about it for that..I could go on and on but what’s the use..
God bless each and every one of u wonderful peeps..peace

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@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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Hi, I also have IBS and my gastro put me on psyllium husk fiber. I buy
Costco brand, Kirkland or there is Metamucil. ​ He started me on 2 a day
but you can go up if needed. Take it 2 hours before or after you eat
food. I have mild IBS and it has worked for me. Hope this helps, Missie

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@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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@hopefully and @bettyann, I also see a naturopath who has helped me immensely over the last four years. Thankfully, I no longer suffer from chronic sinusitis. I take omega three and DHA which have helped my dry eye condition. I also take an all natural fiber drink and herbs to relieve constipation. The herbs are pure and are carefully harvested and manufactured by Nature’s Sunshine. Seeing my naturopath monthly and taking all natural herbs has made a huge difference in my life. Also, have learned a lot about the gut-head and body connection. My naturopath is very knowledgeable and explains details to me that my primary care doctor does not have the time to cover. However, my pcp, optometrist, and gastroenterologist are all open to the herbs that I take.

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@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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Hi @cbs61752. It’s so nice to see you back! I hope you are doing well. For those who may not be familiar, can you give us a little lesson on exactly what a naturopath is and what they do? Maybe some insight into what an appointment looks like? I’ve heard so many people recommend naturopaths. I’m glad to hear it made such a difference for you!

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@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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I have been seeing a certified naturopath on a monthly bases since 2012. She has her PHD in naturopathic studies, which is an all natural approach to striving for optimal health. Like a medical doctor, she has an in depth understanding of the body’s organs, and how they function in the various systems. In addition, she is knowledgeable about herbs, and how they are used to strengthen the body at the cellular level. Herbs are all natural plant based supplements. They do not contain any dyes or fillers, which can be toxic and stressful to the body. She also might recommend essential oils which can be used in a diffuser.

Each time I have an appointment, I tell her how I am feeling, and I do a Compass Survey. This is done by putting my hand on a plastic hand that is connected to her computer. This generates a report which reflects how my bio markers are functioning and if any are not aligned properly. (Don’t ask me how this actually works, it just does, and is usually accurate.) For example, it might show that I have been stressed out, had joint pain, inflammation, infections, etc.. The report will also suggest a particular herb as a remedy.

The next thing she does is muscle testing, which to me seems a bit hocus pocus. Seriously, I don’t know how it actually works, but I will attempt to explain. With one of her hands touching various herbs, she pushes down on my extended arm with her other hand. Supposedly, if my arm dips down, it means my body likes that herb, because my body knows what it needs. Actually it seems to me that my arm dips down every time she pushes on it, but she evidently knows how to read my reactions. (Ok, are you still with me?) So she puts all the herbs that I liked in a basket and then proceeds to write up each herb and how many and when I should take it, i.e. breakfast, lunch, and/ or dinner. When I go home, I order the herbs online from Nature’s Sunshine, a reputable herb company.

The cost of the office visit is $35, but I spend a good $100 each month on the herbs. This of course is a considerable amount of money on a monthly basis, but I stay healthy and don’t have to go the doctor and buy prescriptions. After suffering for years with chronic sinusitis, this is definitely working for me. The whole premise is that she does not treat diseases, but rather she suggests herbs based on what my body instinctively knows that it needs. A rather interesting concept, wouldn’t you say?

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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 ! I am new in this discussion panel. I have been suspected to be IBS-D. U mentioned about Kefir. u but but it from ALdi. Pl. confirm that. I would like to try it very much . I am in a Low FODMAP diet and I think it is helping me. U can try that too. Pl. let me know about kefir, where to buy. Thanks–Agr205

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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 @agr205. Welcome to Connect!

Kefir is a cultured milk product, similar to yogurt, that contains lots of probiotics and nutrients. I think most grocery stores carry it in the yogurt/milk section.

Can you tell us a little more about the3 Low FODMAP diet? That sounds interesting but I’ve never heard of it.

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@rebeccah

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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Ditto. Sounds like my symptoms. I am tracking what I eat to try to determine what sets off the big D. I eat small portions and really limit the foods that are thought to set it off. I also started taking Caltrate Plus.

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@rebeccah

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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You can eat bananas cut back on animal fats only lean cuts try to get goodfat from avacodo salmon and tuna steaks cooked no raw seafood bananas are Binding so be care full but loaded with potassium good luck

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@rebeccah

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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I totally beleive in holistic ways ! Went to eastern western med school I have pbs ala liver chi stagnation trying to hook up with Dr of Chinese medicine but will ask if he wants me to have blood tested might go to clinic where Iwent to scool ? They have massage tai chi acupucture and a pharmacie I have been on tuneric for years it works NY ptebyterian and other hosp are incorperate both types of medicine Chinese medicine is based on calming the shen aka mind first and always I never had a doctor foucusing on calming me down a combo is the way my ins cover accuputure? Good luck Deena

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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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Did you try thrive maket.com for keifer water and youcan get probiotics in pill form pricey always look on Amazon? Keifer water is part of Paleo auto immune diet. You can down load recipes on their site also on Pintest good luck in paleo aunto immune protocal I belive no dairy the probiotics in pill form has a lot more of the good bacteria than yogurt contains .

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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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Just seen a show on Vice HBO they actually put good poop from a heathy person and put it in like an enema it works for people with crones collitisis IBS and so forth .they have been doing this for race horses since 1800 s if you have HBO you can down load HBOGO for free its called fecal medicine and works Im oppisite dont go enough actually you can google that hbo show have a friend that had part of his intestine out very dangerous operation good with bannana I think rice is also binding till you could come up with a plan! Good health to you Deena

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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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Whole wheat in no good go whole grain instead!

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If stress and no antibiotics are involved….see MDS and diet is all that works. The fatigue could be IBS with Fibromyolgia….that may be the fatigue. Blood tests might provide more accurate diagnosis

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@madelinehowell

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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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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