IBS: Having a hard time

Posted by pjss48 @pjss48, Wed, Jan 2 9:36am

I have ibsd and having diarrhea a lot. I’m on bentyl and immodium. Can they quit working? I don’t know what to do.

Thank you for your reply. I’ve had colonoscopies which were fine. I will try Metamucil. I take Klonopin and Mirtazapine for anxiety but don’t think they are a problem. I think I will find a probiotic, maybe that will help.

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@taya

For years I have had problems with diarrhea. Coffee is the main trigger and I never drink that away from home.
My dr says just take Immodium which causes the opposite problem. Traveling is a nightmare as I am always looking for a bathroom. I don’t have control over the diarrhea and am constantly laundering clothes and cleaning up the bathroom. Any suggestions?

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How much immodium did you taking that controlled the diarrhea but caused constipation? Before I was diagnosed with IBS and went on the low Fodmap diet, I took only 1/2 of an immodium each morning which pretty much controlled the diarrhea. Once in awhile if I did have an episode I took another 1/2. Never had an issue with constipation. Of course immodium only treats the symptoms and not the cause. But there are days on this diet that I am tempted to just forget it and go back to daily immodium!

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luky06.ene number(unit) immodium.Diarrhea the and.

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luky06.For diarrhea one number immodium.you do not get another one.

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@taya

Thank you for your reply. I’ve had colonoscopies which were fine. I will try Metamucil. I take Klonopin and Mirtazapine for anxiety but don’t think they are a problem. I think I will find a probiotic, maybe that will help.

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Same here. Sorry to here. Seems like at times traded one problem to another. And some kind of science peoject

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@taya

Every morning upon awakening I have a dull stomachache, just an overall feeling of malaise. Usually around noon I start to feel better and continue with my regular activities. Could this just be anxiety? Anybody have this problem?

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Could be what you ate the night before. Do you eat before bed or drink before bed? Sometimes that can cause stomach aches. But yes it could be stress or anxiety those things really can affect your body in a negative way

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For me everything changed when I started using Fiber twice a day. Not fiber gummy's but fast absorbing powder…It has no flavor and you can use it in coffee or tea and it really works…

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@ngarriso

For me everything changed when I started using Fiber twice a day. Not fiber gummy's but fast absorbing powder…It has no flavor and you can use it in coffee or tea and it really works…

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What is it called?

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Benefiber Fiber Supplement twice a day in any drink…. @ jackiem95

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@pjss48

How can a person with IBSD have surgery on knee or hammer toes when I also have depression and anxiety disorder. I can't

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Hello @pjss48

I'm not sure I understand your question regarding surgery on your knee and hammer toes. Has your doctor indicated a problem based on your history of ISBD and anxiety issues? If so, it might be helpful if you could share more information as you feel comfortable doing so.

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@pjss48

How do others handle constipation? Usually I have diarrhea. Been taking IbGard.

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Suggest you see a nutritionist about the Low FODMAP diet.

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@pjss48

How do others handle constipation? Usually I have diarrhea. Been taking IbGard.

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I will look into it , thank you

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Has anyone successfully worked with an Integrative Medicine specialist for multiple digestive issues including IBS and GERD? A friend referred me to someone who is a PhD in integrated medicine. I think some practicing in this specialty may also be MDs or DOs. Anyway, this partiuclar person is supposed to be very competent and has had success treating IBS patients.

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Hello @jackiem95,

You may notice that I moved your message to this discussion about IBS as I thought it would be beneficial to bring more people into the conversation.

You’ve asked a very pertinent question – the need to address gaps in conventional treatment for IBS, GERD and a few other digestive issues is an important priority. Integrative medicine can help people with many conditions better manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life by reducing fatigue, pain and anxiety. Here’s some information from Mayo Clinic:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/complementary-alternative-medicine/care-at-mayo-clinic/pcc-20393587

These published studies might interest you as well:

– Complementary and alternative medicines in irritable bowel syndrome: An integrative view https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3923011/
– Acupuncture and related therapies for treating irritable bowel syndrome https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1756284818820438
– Remedial yoga module remarkably improves symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome patients https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876382015300561

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Every morning upon awakening I have a dull stomachache, just an overall feeling of malaise. Usually around noon I start to feel better and continue with my regular activities. Could this just be anxiety? Anybody have this problem?

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