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I have IBS-C, and trying to find some relief
What have you tried?
Hi @flip1949. Welcome to Connect!
I’m glad @keysgull already responded and with the exact question I would have asked! I’m also tagging @citylady @holly5757 @missie @mgnunez75 @boogirl @uneeq1 @bobsconnect and @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/. You might also find this thread interesting: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/does-anyone-have-these-symptoms-along-with-ibs-would-really-appreciate-your-comments/.
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I’ve tried, IBgard, peppermrnt oil capsules, fiber, Tennel capsules, and Tea. don’t eat red meat, mostly ciicken, fish, lots of salads and everything baked nothing fryed nothing spicy. It mainly hits me at night with the feeling of bloated, stomach pain, which make it hard to get a good night sleep. Exercise seam too help a little.
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Welcome back Flip.
@keysgull and @flip1949 I’m wondering if you might have some thoughts for new member @clemlaa who started this new discussion
Leaky Gut, Constipation and Gluten Free https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/leaky-gut-constipation-and-gluten-free/
I would like to know if anyone experiences IBS like I do. I either go or don’t go to the bathroom. When I do, it usually feels incomplete. Once I start walking around, I often feel the urge to go again. It feels like there’s a huge ball pressing down in my rectal area, like pressure, like my rectum is “open”. My doctor has me on daily Benefiber to soften stools. I often take Tylenol for pain relief in hopes of shrinking my tissues. Does anyone have any ideas on how to rid myself of this?
Hi @mvestuto, I’d like to connect with other members who live with IBS. Please meet @jeanie26 @srobison @cherriann @flip1949 and @keysgull. You may also be interested in these discussions:
– Severe IBS-D and pain in spinal area http://mayocl.in/2bYWgJU
– IBS-C http://mayocl.in/2bYXi8S
I also thought you might find this article useful “What to Do for Incomplete Evacuation” https://www.verywell.com/what-to-do-for-incomplete-evacuation-1945278 Does any of the advice ring true for you?
Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction. I certainly still need to keep reading about this feeling of not eliminating and pain associated with it.
So much I don’t know…or don’t understand about IBS. I am grateful for all the information I can get. My stomach feels sore/achy for long periods of time and then suddenly, just gets better and goes away. Sometimes I can go for months where I can eat just about any type of food I want with no problem, and then – suddenly it changes and I have to be so careful about every little. I am always searching for advice and answers! Thank you.
Has your Dr said if you have internal hemorrhoids? That can cause a lot of rectal problems. Cortisone suppositories would help also. If you are not currently seeing gastroenterologist I would urge you to get appointment with one.
Thanks. Yes, I have hemmorhoids, which make it worse. I did not know about the cortizone suppositories. My doctor never said anything about that.
Yes I feel the same way but I have too watch what I eat all the time and still have flare ups, I started drinking warm ginger tea with lemon at night. still I wake up with stomach pain, I will be so glad when a cure come up for the problem.
I don’t believe I have internal hemorroids, and if I do, my internist has never mentioned it. I really had never considered hemorroids might contribute to IBS, but I can see that there certainly could be connection! Appreciate very much the information – another subject to add to conversation at my next doctor’s appointment. Thank you.
I do have IBS I see a gastroenterologist and he has put me on fiber twice a day plus some medication. (That you need to talk to your doctor about). So far my sytoms have gotten better.
Glad to hear you are under care of gastroenterologist who will run necessary tests to rule out very deadly conditions. Call them tomorrow about cortisone suppositories and ask if they can band large internal hemorrhoids to cure the problem.
I dont know why he seems reluctant to prescribe anything. He tells me sometimes meds cause other problems. He seems to feel benefiber and avoiding certain foods will help.
I had same problem. They really push fiber supplements which never helped me. I do try to avoid wheat products and dairy. It helps.. But IBS is malfunction of nerves in colon causing pain, nausea, general feeling of illness. Doctors don’t really know root cause. I do take ginger, and. Coconut oil (organic) as well as gas pills. Helps me a lot. Also I have rectocel from childbirth. This forms week area that catches stool and makes it difficult . I think the gas pills and coconut oil is making stool soft and passes easier. Get fiber from Cascadian Nut and fruit grain cereal daily. Lots of good natural fiber.
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