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I have IBS-C, and trying to find some relief
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.
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Really appreciate you saying that about childbirth. Apparently, my pelvic floor is lower, covering the bowel area, adding to all this. I assume that is what you mean.
Very common for tear or weak area in tissue between vagina and rectum. It creates a pouch area and stool can’t pass normally. Try pressing around area and see if that helps stool to come out ,more easily. Did not learn this from Dr. But other women
Thanks for the tip. I have noticed if I push around a certain way, it does seem to help.
Thank I appreciate your thoughtful indepth comment. I did know myself until I moved to MD and saw a doctor about my uncrontrolled movements every morning. He put me on amediaphen and other fiber Metamucil. It seems to be controlling this problem. And most importantly she is listening. .
I have not heard anything from my doctor about a pelvic floor he just calls it IBS
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?
Yes I have growths in bile ducts aka PBS my stools were very stiff and felt bloated, fiber actually iritates intestines ask your doctor to see if your magnesium deficent! I have pills and oil subdermal I take it like 2 times a week also calms anxiety helps in absorption of calcium and soften stools I feel much better I got it on Amazon . Take at night has a drowsy effect also helps skin and heart ,connective tissue ligaments cartilage , I got Doctors Best high absorption 100% chelated Magnesium take 2-200 mg at night before bed found some labs I was magnesium low ! The oil has a tingle to your skin goes away fast By Austra topical grade 100 percent pure good luck ,I know it is a horrible feeling feel better!D ps I prefer the pills
High fiber irritates intentinal lining and I think cortizones aka steriods should be reserved as a last solution ! I have been put on predisone so many times my immune system wont shut off also a steriod used when all else fails for anaphylaxis shock , I swear by magnesium look up foods rich in magnesium for constipation I take in pill form have doctor check your levels with a simple blood test! Spinach and other greens are magnesium rich I take in pill form ! Good luck D
Can not find this medication online amediaphen. Could it have another name?
I have IBS with constipation. I’ve seen specialists and had colonoscopies. They always prescribed fiber supplements which never helped and actually seemed to make things worse. I did some research on line..reputable links like Mayo, WebMD, etc. There I read fiber supplements don’t work for everyone. When I pushed the issue with my doctor they told me to start using MiraLAX. It did help but when I first started using it I got cramps before going to the bathroom. That went away after a short time. I now use ClearLAX which is Walmart’s version of MiraLAX every night. I also watch what I eat. I can’t digest beef well and too much doughy stuff like pizza doesn’t go well for me. I can have 1 slice of pizza but if I eat 2 or 3, I feel it within an hour of eating it. I make a LOT of soups with lots of veggies and use chicken or organic chicken broth as a base. I can’t eat too much at one time so I graze throughout the day. As for what I can and can’t eat..it’s different for everyone so you have to experiment. I have to stay away from fiber drinks like Metamucil Psyllium Fiber though. Again..everyone is different but if I use that stuff I feel just like you described. I stick to ClearLAX.
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Yup! This pretty well sums it up for me;.always watching what I eat and not too much at one time. I take Benefiber, which helps some, but not all the way.
Thank you for your information/experiences about IBS with constipation. My IBS has developed into this type in the last few years and I, like you, find I feel better and have less digestive issues if I “graze” my way through the day. I’ve been taking fiber supplements every day, but sometimes don’t find them as effective as they use to be….so perhaps MiraLAX/ClearLAX might work better, and a possible replacement for the fiber pills. Thanks again for your post.
Im not sure whats in miralax? I would go for the 100%pure I tried the fiber thing made me worse, you dont want to damage intestinal lining especially small intestines thats where absorption of vitamins minerals proteins ect begin, I read extensively before I put anything in my body I was a medical student because I was concerned about my brother RIP and my health! You know if you have taken too much magnesium it will give you the runs ! Which is a great indicator being constipated is a misrable exsistance !! Just trying to help good luck to you!
I hear you fiber is no good for me either! I live in N.Y. can’t help buthave a slice hear and there, I do not feel well with a high fat meal eitherI always eat fruit and vegetables fresh of course or frozen ,But hadproblems with bowl movements for years and was reading one day and cameacross magnesium I am 53 as a child my Sicilian grandmother use to give mea teaspoon of magnesium before I went to bed and found some labs ,bloodwork couple years old I was 1 numeral from being of the charts magnesiumlow! It works great for Many reasons I suggest you Google it first ,fiberdoes un repairable damage causing malnutrition aka malabsorption can’tbelieve the doctors are so far behind well I.actually can just because theyhave a PhD does not make everyone a good Dr! Be well Deena
I have been diagnosted with IBS with Diarear and am taking Metamusil twice a day as well as Amitriptolene and Dicyclomine for it and so far it has done well. So I would talk to your doctor about it
I had for long time a hiatal hernia for a long time and didn’t even know it. I saw a gastroenterologist because of my inability to eat without having the food stuck in my chest. When I went to a surgian to have the hernia fixed he put me on a diet of not eating just three meals a day but six meals a day but smaller portions. So far it seems to help with my IBS as well
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