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mala407
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 7/23/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone,
Does anyone find that their IBS flares up when its really hot outside and you're in the heat for too long?
Thanks!

Mala
26 years old, living in Chicago, Chronic abdominal wall pain due to nerve entrapment. I have IBS-D and neuropathy. Gall bladder removed, 2 failed exploratory nerve surgery, pancreatitis, several hospitalizations for IBS flareups. Medications: Welchol, Align, Lunesta, Oxycodone, Thiamine, Zyrtec-D
 
I am a dance teacher and choreographer who loves children and cats! I am to be married on June 27, 2009 to my wonderful fiance Jon!!


Marsky
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   Posted 7/23/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, if the heat tends to bother you and wear you out, then there could be a connection. Since stress has a direct connection to my IBS symptoms and summer is my least favorite time of year, yes I have IBS flares. I'm in the midst of one right now. Everything is different in the summer, from our family's calendar schedule, to the weather, to the meals we are eating or I am tempted to eat (all the delicious fresh produce available right now). I do so much better when it's cold out, I'm eating comfort type meals again and it's dark by dinner time. Sometimes I just cringe when my husband says - hey, let's grill out! And meanwhile, I'm missing roast chicken, mashed potatoes, or pot roast. But who wants to overheat their kitchen by using their oven for a few hours a day? Maybe I should move north although I do live in Ohio. Until yesterday, the heat and humidity were really starting to get to me.

Marsky/Mary

Post Edited (Marsky) : 7/23/2008 1:18:04 PM (GMT-6)


Keriamon
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   Posted 7/23/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmm, never noticed this before myself. I would actually think for people with D, you'd have less problems because when you're hot, you're sweating and the fluid you're losing is fluid that's not ending up in your intestines. Of course, this can make C worse!

Also, when you're hot, you tend to eat less, which can be helpful!

But especially back when my gall bladder was spasming, I felt BETTER to be warm or even hot. I can remember leaving a restaurant meal and going to sit in the car because the heat helped me. I guess it was like an all-over heating pad--and I hurt all over. Even now, I will sometimes seek out heat when I start to feeling bad. I definitely had chills as part of my GB attacks and I think I still occasionally have that happen when I get too much bile in my system and it starts objecting. If I chill, then I tense up, which is just going to make it worse; heat relaxes everything.

Someone pointed out that our diets generally change in the summer to more fruits and veggies--neither of which are very good for IBSers in their raw state. Also, people do picnics and stuff like that and tend to eat more junk, which is also not so good.

But, hey, you're talking to the woman who, if she's got C, gets worse C if she takes fiber, and if she's having D, gets worse D taking fiber. So just because I am better in heat doesn't mean it's not horrible, horrible, horrible for others!

Rockabilly Chicadee
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   Posted 7/24/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
YES!!! The heat KILLS me!! It only takes a little while and if I can't cool off, I'm all lower abdominal cramps, pain, and queasy. I usually try to cool myself off ASAP when this happens by putting coldness (be it cold water, touching something cold, ice, sticking my hand out the window of a moving car - ANYTHING) on the pressure points on the insides of my wrists and on the back of my neck. My brother calls it "super-cooling" because I often get the chills as a result. Once I get the chills and my teeth start chattering I'm usually about five minutes away from some relief (although not always COMPLETE relief, but you take what you can get, right?).

Also, I've found that essential peppermint oil mixed with unscented lotion rubbed on the bottoms of my feet will cool me off REALLY fast!! I highly recommend Young Living Oils for the peppermint - it's a little pricier than other oils, but it's also the purest I've ever found and it works the best for me. Just mix about two drop in the palm of your hand with some unscented lubriderm and slather it all over the soles of your feet. Cools you off right snappy!! It also works if you rub it clockwise on your belly - but sometimes the smell gets to me when I'm feeling queasy, so I tend to stick to the soles of the feet. The mint natually cools your body down and helps lower your temperature, as well as aids in digestion and acts as a muscle relaxer. It's pretty awesome stuff, and the oil won't effect any reflux because you're not ingesting it. :)

Wow...every time I start to think I'm alone in something, I find another post up here from someone else who goes through the EXACT same thing!! Nice to know it's really NOT all in my head! ;)
 
 
oxox,
Mae
 
27yo Female, diagnosed with IBS in 2002.  Taken lots of meds, but never got relief from any of them.  Been subjected to too many tests to list, but never had a colonoscopy.  I think that's the only one I'm missing. :p
 
GOOD NEWS!!!  I found a new GI doctor and I'm seeing them for the first consultation on August 6, 2008!  WISH ME LUCK!!


mala407
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 7/25/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much everyone! I'm going to try the Peppermint :) Hope you're all having a good day
 
Mala
26 years old, living in Chicago, Chronic abdominal wall pain due to nerve entrapment. I have IBS-D and neuropathy. Gall bladder removed, 2 failed exploratory nerve surgery, pancreatitis, several hospitalizations for IBS flareups. Medications: Welchol, Align, Ambien, Oxycodone, Thiamine, Zyrtec-D


I am a dance teacher and choreographer who loves children and cats! I am to be married on June 27, 2009 to my wonderful fiance Jon!!


Provrb3130mom
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 7/28/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes! If I plan on going outside in the pool or anything on a hot day, I had better not eat before I go out, or I get painful bloating, gas, cramps and will be in the bathroom off and on the rest of the day.
 
So I try to wait a while if I've eaten before going out. 

Denjski
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 105
   Posted 8/5/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes it happens to me, but..... my main problem is bad constipation along with all the other sundry symptoms....and when it its hot, my problem becomes having to go, and quite easily!!! Butt I also have MS and then the heat starts to affect that....and things go downhill fast...I have to cool off fast, a cool shower and a glass of cold iced tea and I am close to being as normal as I can be for awhile
It seemed like a good idea at the time

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