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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!
Hi to all. I have been battling spontaneous and severe diarrhea along with back pain for several years. I have really no life when I go outside, see friends, no social life because of this. Latest diagnosis is IBS-D Given Viberzi 100mg twice daily. I have severe abdominal pain and block up. I also have pretty intense spinal problems. I had a spinal fusion L2-L7. I have pain and numbness, buttocks and back leg pain. I have researched and found Cauda equine syndrome, which I know you are not suppose to do this but my doctors are not ones who go beyond what they have already done. I cannot control this diarrhea, cannot stop it and I am really at the end of a pretty long rope. Can anyone share suggestions or anything. I have been to Mayo and I will come back. I live several states away. But would like to hear any comments. Thanks you, Sharon
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Block up and diarrhea, extremes. What meds are you taking? Could be the problem. I’ve found the use of a probiotic on a regular basis solved my problem!
Thank you. What medication did your doctor give you when you had diarrhea after eating the first meal of the day as I have that trouble also. You said it helped you…..
Also relieves neuropathic pain, but caused me to sleep for 12+ hoursevery night, which is the only time I’ll take it.
I had a colonoscopy today and they told me I have IBS. I have suffered for months with episodes of violent diarrhea and vomitting. I am wondering what are some steps I can take to make this improve.
You are absolutely right about the diet you discovered. My findings is the liver likes the special diet. The liver loves vegetables I believe because it was originally designed for the jungle. I heard people eating raw vegetables and healing a lot of ailments, but I am sure they don’t have IBS. My lower back and neck pain plus Neuropathy is giving me all the signals about what I should eat. I discovered vegetables decreased the pain but bread and sugar increased the pain. I stopped consuming all carbohydrates and loaded on vegetables. Not only my pain went down but suddenly my 50 years of GERD stopped. I learned about the liver and inflammation in 1960. But last year I realized how it worked. Now I can eat some bread and get the pain and load on vegetables and stop the pain. Raw vegetables is where I observe how fast it calms the pain within one hour. I am afraid consuming raw vegetables because of bacteria but the quick effects is teaching me how the system works. I am taking Liver Support Factors pills to help the liver when I eat things out of diet and yes it helps. With the pills and diet I put Crohn’s in remission that is a big job. But my stress levels also are much lower because I am not working. Keep up with your diet and avoid any processed foods or drinks. My best wishes to you.
I am sorry to hear about your suffering. I discovered that the liver is in control of our health. I have Crohn’s and suffered a lot but more constipation than diarrhea. The most devistating was acid stomach and reflux. In 1960 they were about to remove part of my intestines do to severe pain and five doctors said surgery in a consultation meeting. My mom took me to a doctor in Italy and he knew immediately that it was the liver. He cured me with shots of Methionine, vitamin B-12, and vitamin K. I can’t explain this process to any doctor in USA since they don’t believe the liver could do such thing and Methionine is not a drug. I never understood the damage bread have caused my entire life. Last year I discovered that diet is the secret to success. The liver loves vegetables but all fresh. Any item that offends the liver all symptoms are back. Most of the available foods are liver offenders. We only learn them when we get very sick. I noticed that bread, sugar, and carbohydrates increased my pain and vegetables decreased the pain on my neck and lower back. For many years I was told it was arthritis but now I know is the liver. Since your system is in more trouble than normal you have to make sure your food is blend and mashed. Including fruits have to be cooked and eat as compote. I remember rice controlled diarrhea but it is also carbohydrates. Just be aware that your stress levels and food diets is causing the problems most likely. Also medication can offend the liver and doctors are not paying attention to it. There is so much new knowledge out there in the cellular level they are forgetting the functions of the liver. Exercise, blend foods, vegetables, protein (fish, chicken, or non fat meat) eating together will improve your health in days. Vegetables should be cooked and put in a blender to mash it. Nothing processed should be eaten. Just fresh vegetables and fresh meals. No soft drinks just herbal tea and water. Avoid coffee until you feel better. I have put Crohn’s in remission and you should control IBS. One small wrong item will cause a flare up so be aware of it. I am now using flaxseed to control my intestines and it makes them work perfectly well since it is fiber. You have to wait until the diarrhea stops. Avoid bread and sugars for the recovery duration. Once you are better than introduce them one at the time and check if it is offensive to your system. Vegetables are: zucchini, brocoli, cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, and no bell peppers, onions, and garlic until you recover. It is amazing how sensitive the system is and how fast it recovers. If doctors had to pay for medication out of their pocket I am sure they will recommend to eat more vegetables. Please take very seriously what you consume. You have offensive items in your diet plus stress plus lack of exercise. I hope I gave you a direction to understand the source of our health.
Hi @srobison, welcome to Connect. I’d like to connect you with other members talking about the issues you raise here. First meet @agr205 @Pookith85 @jeanie26 @keysgull @bobsconnect @holly5757 and @missie who can share their experience and advice about IBS and IBS-D.
You may also be interested in taking part in these discussions:
– Cauda equina http://mayocl.in/2aWudfX
– Spinal fusion http://mayocl.in/2bbREQi
What have your doctors recommended to try and stop the diarrhea?
Over about a 2 year period, I have been prescribed so many meds, which have not worked. Probiotics, the FODMAP eating plan, and a whole lot more. Finally trying Viberzi, a new script for IBS-D. 100mg twice daily. Not really helps. I do have bad spinal problems. L have had spinal fusion, L2-L7. I have cervical stenosis and need something done with that. I feel all of that has a lot to do with my diarrhea. I have a feeling my spinal problems have a lot to do with this, but I feel the doctors have gone as far as they want to.
falconfly if stress, certain company or bad news causes my IBS-D than I would be on the pot all day. Good luck
srobison I also have IBS=D and it really was out of control. After my first meal within an hour of going outside I would get diarrhea and it was bad. So when I finally went to a gastroenterologist he gave me amitriptoline, dyclomine and Put me on over the counter fiber like Metamucil and yogurt which I take daily. This combo seems to be working. I rarely get diarrhea and if I do I take something over the counter. These combos are still working for me. I hope this was helpful
Yes, it is helpful and gives me some hope. Thank you.
I understand your problems–I also have suffered with IBS for years. Used Alosetron for a year and for some reason it quit working. Dr. switched me to Viberzi I had severe cramps and was throwing up–Dr. said try to stick with it–I am looking for a second opinion. Anyone have a diet suggestion?
Did you read my comments? About vegetables and protein simple and clean diet. Processed foods are very effective and are causing problems. The best is steamed or cooked vegetables with olive oil or chicken broth. Low salt. No bread, carbohydrates, and sugars. I am learning about the behavior of the liver. Never suspected bread and sweets causing diabetes, triglycerides, GERD, Crohn’s, high blood pressure, and inflammation pain sometimes called arthritis. I have all those under control understanding how the liver works. The liver loves vegetables specially raw. I heard of incidents people healing eating raw vegetables. I’ve tested it and it takes the inflammation pain down in one hour. I am scared of the bacteria concentration therefor I cook the vegetables. But if I eat things I shouldn’t and get a lot of pain I eat raw vegetables specially broccoli and cauliflower. I take charge of the pain quickly. The secret is the medical science must learn how to test the liver to know the quantities of free radicals, toxins, fat, and other trouble makers that accumulates in the liver. How is the liver functioning as the person is suffering from IBS or Crohn’s. If doctors had to pay for our medicines from their own pocket I wonder what they will advise. It will be a totally different treatment I am sure. I am convinced since 1960 that the liver controls our health. I almost lost part of my intestines to correct diagnosis of severe inflamación causing a lot of pain medication not able to stop. A doctor in Italy knew what to do immediately when he touched my pain and I fainted. He cleaned my liver. I was brand new for 3 years and never lost part of my intestines. I can’t convince the Doctors in USA that there are treatments that removes inflammation, allergies, Crohn’s, IBS, arthritis, memory problems just by understanding the liver. Why is it that nutritionist know it and our medical doctors don’t know it. It makes me very upset specially when they will not listen. I heard the liver have about 500 functions so easy to get us sick even one of the function if not working properly. I hope Mayo Clinic does something about it.
Yes, I certainly did and I’m trying to absorb all this great information…thank you.
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