I have IBS with diarrhea. I’m taking med for it. Had several bowel movements already today. How do you get things done in house and go out on errands and going to Dr appointments? Driving me crazy!
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falconfly just to add to your yogurt of choice I buy Yoplait Light and it seems to work
I do not know where you are from but you are absolutely correct. I cannot get 5 gastroenterologists to agree in a treatment or listen to suggestions from France. The same is true with IDs. I applaud your effort and wish we could educate our MDs.
joannem I just had gall stones in my gallbladder and the surgeon just said take out the gallbladder and he did. The other remedy that you are using apple cider vinegar I also used when I had acid reflex. It worked fast but not for long so I added tyenol and it seems to work. When I went to the surgeon that worked on my Hiatel hernia and I told him about the pain that felt like bad acid reflex he said it wasn’t acid reflex because he fixed it during the surgery so once more my doctor gave something for the pain but could not tell me the cause. I seem to hear that a lot from my doctors
I have bought the Activia, but I will also add the Yoplait Light for an alternative…thank you
philjody I have been adviced by my doctors to take lots of fiber yogurt with live culture Yoplait and I also take Metamucil twice a day in the morning and once in the evening. I do take medication which you may want to a gastroenterologist about. So far my IBS-D is under control
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I found this thread where @bettyann, @madelinehowell @roxie43, @rebeccah and others are talking about IBS-D
Eventhough you can’t push too hard, do you find that exercise helps manage the IBD?
My Mayo gastroenterologyist permormed botox treatments through endoscopy finding to relieve my symptoms similar to yours. I have GERD and a “jack hammer” esophagus. I had high pressures at the end of my esophagus at the stomach-esophagus sphincter. The treatment lasted one year before it got painful to eat and swallow again even my meds. The only other cure is surgery. I just had it done again and is wonderous. The procedure takes a bit over 2 hrs pre to post op. This may be an answer to your issues. Ask your specialist. Good luck.
I was diagnosed with IBS-D when I was 16. In my 20’s I went gluten free and I had a wonderful 4 years! Then I got a stomach bug after Thanksgiving Nov 2012 and by 12/23/12 I guess I started having GERD and IBS-C. It was an awful year to follow. Lansoprazole, pantropazole, omeprazole, all took the edge off but did not work. Finally I tried Nexium and it worked! But, I still could not cheat and have chocolate, coffee, alcohol, sugar (including fruit), or seasonings. I also started having panic attacks. I used essential oils and took a zantac twice a day up to ween myself off the Nexium. To this day I still can only eat brown rice, chicken or turkey (no red meats) and safe vegetables: zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots. I eat 2 eggs and a slice of gluten free bread for breakfast. I can take a probiotic and a biotin vitamin but all other vitamins go right thru me. With this limited diet I am concerned I am not getting the proper nutrients I need but I also can’t take supplements or drink vitamin drinks. Does anyone else have this similar issue? Is there something I can do to improve my situation/symptoms. If I cheat and have sugar, fruit, or even just one sip of alcohol, I get acid indigestion which makes me nauseous. I used to feel strong and used to be able to work out but now I’m limited to work outs cause I can only work out in the morning on an empty stomach and can’t push to hard. Thanks for any advice!
@jackiem95 I have been having a problem with loose stools also, and Metamucil and Citrucel have both been recommended. According to my PCP, they add bulk which supposedly firms the stools. Frankly, I did not have success with either, and I had minor success with Imodium. I have come to realize that I must have IBS-D or something like it. Initially I thought it was a lactose intolerance but I have cut out lactose and still had a problem, albeit a lesser problem, so obviously it was not just the lactose that was causing my problem. I have not yet figured out what else is.
I will have to look into the FODMAP diet, perhaps that will help. I will be interested in hearing if you find any solution to this problem.
This type of problem really does impact lifestyle, keeping a person at home.