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lynz2008
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   Posted 5/30/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
hi everyone my name is lyndsey. i was told 5 months ago that i ad ibs. ive been in and out of hospital with it and its a painful thing to have. i have stomach all the time and dont know wot to do. was wondering if any one ad any tips with diets or any solutions to help me cope with my ibs

Keriamon
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   Posted 5/30/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
What are your symptoms?

Do you have Diarrhea (D), Constipation (C), or do you have some of both alternating (A)?
Do you have acid reflux?
Do you have a lot of gas? Do you belch it or fart it out or is it trapped?
Do you bloat?
Are you ever nauseated or vomiting?
Do you hurt in any particular place? What sort of pain is it? Aching or stabbing? Constant, in waves, or does it build up slowly and then go back down slowly or go away suddenly--like when you have a bowel movement?
Is there a time when your symptoms are worse--morning, lunch or evening?  Have you noticed a connection with stress, like it's worse at work or when traveling? 
Are you stools oddly colored or shaped sometimes? 

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   Posted 5/30/2008 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi lynz,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
I think Keri pretty much covered all the bases. I hope you stick around and join the chat... maybe we can help.
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lynz2008
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   Posted 5/30/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
i have c and d. the pain is awful. its like a burning type pain its werid. ive been under a lot of stress latley, dont think thats been helping. i feel drained all the time and also pretty depressed its gettin me pretty down. im goin on hoilday in 2 weeks and dont want to feel like this on my hoilday. taking my little boy 1st hoilday abroad. all help is helpful? ive tried relaxation and that ease it while im doin it? any advice on what certain food to eat? i also discharged sumthing awful like a clot of black blood, type thing not sure wot it was, feel a bit funny saying it but scared as i dont know wot it is? my doctor doesnt help me she just tells me to eat loads of weetabix, wot a daft doctor lol

lynz2008
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   Posted 5/30/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
thank u keri and 7lil for sum advice ill stay in touch need all the help i can get lol haha ha ha ha

Keriamon
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   Posted 5/30/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Anything that looks like black blood is not good. If it repeats, you might try scooping it out of the toilet and taking it to your doctor to see if it's indeed blood. Black blood is usually from higher up in the GI tract and is often caused by bleeding ulcers, which need medicine to heal (but it could be a sign of something more serious). If you can't get it out of the toilet, you might try taking a picture of it, and showing it to your doctor. If you take Pepto Bismol, that can cause black stools. There may be a few other medicines or vitamins or herbs that may make a black stool, but generally black stools are from bleeding and should be treated seriously.

Where is your burning pain located?

pb4
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   Posted 5/31/2008 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
From what I've been told by a few docs, IBS can be fairly controled for most with proper diet and regular exercise...enough fibre and cutting out junk/processed foods and sugar as well as sugar substitutes especially sugar alcohols.
 
I highly recommend taking a good probiotic daily and indefinitely as well, these things mentioned have all helped me with my IBS as well as my crohn's disease.

:)


My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

Post Edited (pb4) : 5/31/2008 10:51:16 AM (GMT-6)


lynz2008
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   Posted 6/1/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
thank u all for youre replies. i am indeed gona go to the doctors and see wot the cause is, and im pretty scared. my pain is in the middle of belly most of the time but i do often get mad shooting pain at the sides.

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 6/1/2008 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I have IBS & have it under control thru diet & some exercise..........
SnowyLynne


lynz2008
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   Posted 6/1/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
wots the best food really to ave?
 

7Lil
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   Posted 6/1/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
It seems most IBSers do well with low-fat bland foods... Specifically, chicken and turkey. Rice seems to be OK and I'm pretty sure potatoes as well. As least, that's what works best for me. Stay away from red meat, beans, and deep fried anything.
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 6/1/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
That is exactly what my Dr gave me. whenever I get a flareup I go back to chicken, potatoes(baked, mashed, boiled) and cooked veggies. NO fresh fruit or uncooked veggies. Fish is Ok it not fried. Rice is OK but sometimes I have a problem with it. Noodles work well with just butter and parmesan cheese.

jt80
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   Posted 6/1/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
HI,I'm on a diet of cooked veggies and lots of water along with the cooked veggies chicken turkey or fish but I have not had fish in awhile.I stay away from fried foods creamy sauces and oily and fatty foods working out may keep your symptoms at bay they say working out is good.I need to really start doing that myself like yoga and bike riding.I wish you all the best with this and I hope you'll find something that will work for you the best feel free to come back to this forum it's a great help and your not alone all my best JT. :-)

lynz2008
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   Posted 6/2/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you all for youre advice on what to eat. im starting a fresh diet now gutted that i ave to stop eating fatty food, i love my fry ups lol

7Lil
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   Posted 6/2/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I hear you on the fried food!  They're my gluttonous weakness.  Every so often I will indulge on french fries or deep fried zucchini and pay the price later.  You know, sometimes it's just worth it.  tongue
**Portion control is key**
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Keriamon
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   Posted 6/2/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I have found that I can tolerate deep-fried food if it's fried in peanut oil. The partially-hydrogenated vegetable oil they use at most places, which is full of trans fats, gets me just about every time (if I'm fine when I eat it and eat safe foods for a couple of days afterwards, I can make it; otherwise it will bother me). However, Chick-Fil-A here uses peanut oil, and nothing I've ever eaten there has bothered me. Also, I can do pretty well with my grandmother's fried chicken, and she just uses regular canola oil. In short, good fats are generally okay and bad fats are really bad.

7Lil
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   Posted 6/2/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to say, however, not all good fats are tolerable. I can only have a few nuts, otherwise I'm paying for it. Macadamias, Brazil Nuts and Pistachios are the worst for me. (too bad they're so yummy!)
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Sarita
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   Posted 6/3/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
That's the thing about digestive disorders, everyone reacts so differently to foods...but the greasy, fried, spicy stuff seems to do even "normal" people no justice, so it's a pretty safe bet that they're not safe IBS foods!
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