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Fri, Mar 13 8:52am · IBS-D in Digestive Health

Thank you for thinking about me, but the opening to my stomach doesn’t close at all and peppermint makes it real bad. The ginger, I can tolerate and I don’t know about the fennel. I appreciate it!

Fri, Mar 13 8:52am · IBS-D in Digestive Health

Miralax has not caused too many problems like diarrhea unless I ate a lot of cooked spinach or greens. My urology doctor (she is the head of the urology department at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC) had me start on just a little bit of Miralax and a serving of oatmeal to add bulk (Metamucil gives me gas). Add a little bit of Miralax until you find the right balance. I do use an extra dose if I have some cheese or chocolate which constipates me. Hope this helps.

Fri, Mar 13 8:52am · IBS-D in Digestive Health

I just read some more replies and saw some on Linsess. I get very severe diarrhea with the full dose and still some diarrhea, but not as much on a lower dose. I don’t use it any more. Prunes or prune juice give me bad gas. I take Dexilant in the morning and Ranitidine at night for reflux. I also take 2 Colace in the morning and 3 at night. I also have very bad reflux because the opening to my stomach doesn’t close at all. Citracel gives me severe reflux as does anything with citrus. I also have endometriosis so bad that all of my intestines are one big lump of scar tissue. My bowels and bladder have dropped again and my Urology doctor said no surgery now, it won’t help much.
So I eat a lot of vegetables (not in the cabbage family-too much gas) and fruits, especially bananas and blueberries and exercise like taking a walk or stretching or even lots of vacuuming, gardening, etc. The oatmeal recommended by my urologist is to add bulk to my bowel movements. I soak it with milk and eat it raw not cooked. Try it, it has a nutty texture. I also make a pumpkin mousse which is just pumpkin pie filling made with skim milk, eggs, 3 packs of sweetener, pumpkin and a little pumpkin pie spice. I bake it at 370’ for 55 minutes uncovered and it keeps in the fridge for a week. I add it to my morning cereal like bran flakes or wheat Chex plus the soaked oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of ground flax, some sliced banana and 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries. This breakfast keeps me full and satisfied and keeps my bowels moving.

Fri, Mar 13 8:52am · IBS-D in Digestive Health

I agree! It has been proven to keep the sphincter open to the stomach.

Oct 10, 2019 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

The bladder has fallen, but the bulge is in the front of the vagina, so if she tacks my bladder again it will definitely need to be put it in a sling and there won’t be much room for bladder to expand. She says not to have it done unless I absolutely have to. I did go to bladder physical therapy which was well worth the time, travel and money! It is usually only available at larger teaching hospitals.

Oct 8, 2019 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

In NC we can call the local county hospital or senior center and a representative sets up a free appt. and uses SHIP – a computer program which helps you make the decision of which Medicare supplement plan is best for you. Most decisions are based on which prescription medicines you use.

Aug 1, 2019 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

I agree! You are having an allergic reaction that is very serious. If the swelling goes from the tongue to the throat you won’t be able to breathe! Call 911!

May 14, 2019 · Cymbalta in Chronic Pain

I had the same issue with Cymbalta. So on a weekend when I didn’t have to work ,I took in the morning and had no problems and now I can sleep again! Plus the Cymbalta has helped so much with depression and pain,