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sircharles80
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   Posted 11/7/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I've was diagnosed with IBS for 10 years ago. I recently started having abdominal cramps after bowel movements in my lower left side with some gurgling but no diarrhea. This doesn't happen every time I go and when it does I dont generally notice the cramps until 2-3 hours later. When this happens I usually have gas and it goes away on its own in a few hours. Does this sound like IBS or something else?

Post Edited (sircharles80) : 11/7/2008 9:50:47 AM (GMT-7)


redee2moov
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   Posted 11/8/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
sircharles80
 
WARNING! Lengthy response... (it my first time blush )
 
IBS is such a generic, broad ranging term that your experience certainly fits it by some definitions (unless there was more you didn't share, it sounds very minor compared to how bad IBS can be), but regardless, relief (not the devil) is in the details.
 
I have not been officially diagnosed with IBS but know it well enough to know that I first began experiencing the condition when I was a teenager. I'm 48 now (male). Despite years of episodes of extreme pain, discomfort, etc., I did nothing medically for it until about a year ago, as a result of dealing with other issues. I am daily amazed at the changes that have been taking place now that I am addressing it. (but too much info to share now).
 
I have, and occasionally still do, experience the very thing you describe, however, the disclaimer is it could be very different, so take this with a grain of salt.
 
First the gurgling is always associated with something I ate. Anything containing air, (i.e. ice cream, dry cereal, carbonated beverage) and/or too much fiber (definitely including beans). Fatty, greasy food(fast food type) have been triggers. And if you add a certain level of stress, the cauldran boils (and if I was constipated at the time, look out!).
 
I minimize this part of the problem mainly through diet. Unless I decide to accept the consequences for doing so, I avoid the foamy, frothy, foods, limit my fiber to more digestible types. I eat fairly standard fair, but how I prepare it minimizes the digestive challenges that result in gas. And I watch my stress triggers (yeah right...but I'm getting better at it).
 
The pain/cramping could be many things. For me it was/is (more was than is at this point) either pain through iritation of an inflamation or a hypersensitive intestine. The scouring of the intesinal wall from dry stool (especially if it contained undigested fiber) is another thing I've experienced or the acid burn of the diarhea that followed the constipation during an IBS "episode."
 
One type of cramping I experience comes after a BM which is the natural spasmodic contracting of the intestinal walls, gone spastic (like a charlie horse in the leg), after the stretching and straining of the "workout." This was often (and I can say was at this time) magnified by inflamation already present. Cramping also happens after eating certain foods that are very astringient (pomegranate or cranberry juice), pungent (raw onions) and of course the hot and spicy foods.
 
The inflamation took a several month healing process to eliminate (again too much info for this already lengthy comment...ask me later).
 
To decrease and even eliminate the cramping I use several simple techniques, aside from diet.
 
I have made use of Yoga style beathing techniques and relaxation poses (especially lying on your back in a comfortable room with feet raised, like on a chair, and slow deep breathes, relaxing music also helps). When on the toilet, and I feel a small sensation in that left side (like you described). I use a simple rotational pose (right arm extended over left knee, left arm reaching up to the left side and as far behind me as possible to get a good, but gentle twist, then I breath several slow deep breaths with my abs drawn in tight and released rythmicly). I often get immediate results, but by alternating sides, a couple times if needed, I can even drawn down gas that is a ways up into the intestine. All without the dangerous staining that results in issues like hemoroids or rectal prolaspe (yes, I learned the hard way). I've used this rotational pose at my desk at work, and, while modified, (no arm stuff just twisting and breahing) while I am driving, with good results.
 
For those tough days, (poor diet plus high stress), where I can still get nailed with some heavy cramping, I make some warm ginger tea (fresh grated ginger root in a tea bag, in a glass of water popped into the microwave). It is extremely good at putting my belly at ease. Sometimes I add a 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg for is anti-spasmodic qualities as well.
 
Sometimes this drink is all I need, but the Yoga pose options mentioned above speed up the process. Note, some people (ie my wife) with history of acid reflux (having a damaged esophagus as a result), experience heartburn when drinking warm ginger tea. I have acid reflux now, but as it is more recent I do not experience the heartburn.
 
I must also add that one amazing discovery that has helped eliminate my intestinal cramping even on my most stressful days, has been the discovery that I produce insufficient stomach acid (hypochloridia). I take a simple hydrocloric acid capsul a few times a day with my meals, and I have be able to bring back a number of foods that I had to avoid. It has literally attacked the final vestiges of my intestinal pain. Despite having acid reflux, I needed more acid in my stomach. Go figure! More acid in my stomach stopped cramps in my lower abdomin...crazy, but it has been great for over 5 months now.
 
The last thing I am doing that has been the hardest, to now assist in strengthening my system, is getting more sleep. I definitely do better with sufficient rest.
 
I have gone through a fabulous healing process over the past 12 months. Beginning with excessive belching, farting, puking, cramping, crapping, not crapping, pain, discomfort, and more, with a conventional doctor wanting to remove my gallbladder. I went to an Ayurvedic doctor, who has not only helped me keep my gallbladder, but turned my gastrointestinal clock back 30 years. And aside from a few herbs and supplements during the "healing" phase, I consider myself healed. I am now in the tonefying stage. Any IBS I experience now will be the result of something I chose to do, or the occasional time that life gets out of control, but now I know I can very quickly recover.
 
I am now working at repairing some of the physical damage caused by my years of "toughing out" IBS. I am very optimistic, after what I have experienced.
 
This may have been more than you were looking for, but I hope you or someone else finds something helpful in it. I will gladly share more if you are interested. Myself, I looking for information on rectal prolapse and the lack of bowel "urge" due to a very neglected colon.
 

redee2moov
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   Posted 11/8/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
My last post was so long I did a lousy job of proof reading. So one additional coment for clarification.
 
I meant to say that "except for a few herbs and supplements during the healing phase, my issues has be predominantly addressed by simple dietary and food prep practices." I am currently on a multivitamin twice per day. Hydrochloric acid capsules as needed (usually 4 - 6 per day). The rest is food, best for my body tye, and how I prepare it (again based on body type).
 
Now I'm done.

worsenow!!!
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   Posted 11/12/2008 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
hi, i was diagnosed with ibs when i was 15, and always had the cramping and noises too. Every time!! they got drastically worse after i had my large colon removed last year! they are even louder now, and i still occasionally get pain after bm's. sometimes pain in the belly while in motion.  i have come to realise that i actually feel more stool being pushed through my remaining small bowel. I do feel where it goes and twists and turns, but like the last post said certain foods etc... can exasperate it. try keeping a food Bm and pain diary so you can see what is going on, similarities etc.... then you can start eliminating the food from your diet. i know when i am having a bad day it is normally my fault, but then sometimes you have just got to have that certain food and to hell witht he consequences. hope the diary helps but maybe you should also go back to your doc. x idea
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 so much better. now concentraing of food intolerances, odd bad day
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole 
now med free!!!
 
LOCATION- North east of scotland


Lioness2001
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   Posted 5/16/2010 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi - Your post below was so helpful.  Ive been suffering with cramps after going to the bathroom and have not found anyone with te same problems, until now.  One gastroenterologist wanted me to have an abdominal/pelvic CT scan but I am very reluctant not only because of the radiation exposure, but because I feel in my heart there's no anatomical problem with my colon.  One doctor gave me Elavil but it makes me feel dreadful. The only drug that works is Bentyl.  Thanks for your suggestions.
 
 
redee2moov said...
sircharles80
 
WARNING! Lengthy response... (it my first time blush )
 
IBS is such a generic, broad ranging term that your experience certainly fits it by some definitions (unless there was more you didn't share, it sounds very minor compared to how bad IBS can be), but regardless, relief (not the devil) is in the details.
 
I have not been officially diagnosed with IBS but know it well enough to know that I first began experiencing the condition when I was a teenager. I'm 48 now (male). Despite years of episodes of extreme pain, discomfort, etc., I did nothing medically for it until about a year ago, as a result of dealing with other issues. I am daily amazed at the changes that have been taking place now that I am addressing it. (but too much info to share now).
 
I have, and occasionally still do, experience the very thing you describe, however, the disclaimer is it could be very different, so take this with a grain of salt.
 
First the gurgling is always associated with something I ate. Anything containing air, (i.e. ice cream, dry cereal, carbonated beverage) and/or too much fiber (definitely including beans). Fatty, greasy food(fast food type) have been triggers. And if you add a certain level of stress, the cauldran boils (and if I was constipated at the time, look out!).
 
I minimize this part of the problem mainly through diet. Unless I decide to accept the consequences for doing so, I avoid the foamy, frothy, foods, limit my fiber to more digestible types. I eat fairly standard fair, but how I prepare it minimizes the digestive challenges that result in gas. And I watch my stress triggers (yeah right...but I'm getting better at it).
 
The pain/cramping could be many things. For me it was/is (more was than is at this point) either pain through iritation of an inflamation or a hypersensitive intestine. The scouring of the intesinal wall from dry stool (especially if it contained undigested fiber) is another thing I've experienced or the acid burn of the diarhea that followed the constipation during an IBS "episode."
 
One type of cramping I experience comes after a BM which is the natural spasmodic contracting of the intestinal walls, gone spastic (like a charlie horse in the leg), after the stretching and straining of the "workout." This was often (and I can say was at this time) magnified by inflamation already present. Cramping also happens after eating certain foods that are very astringient (pomegranate or cranberry juice), pungent (raw onions) and of course the hot and spicy foods.
 
The inflamation took a several month healing process to eliminate (again too much info for this already lengthy comment...ask me later).
 
To decrease and even eliminate the cramping I use several simple techniques, aside from diet.
 
I have made use of Yoga style beathing techniques and relaxation poses (especially lying on your back in a comfortable room with feet raised, like on a chair, and slow deep breathes, relaxing music also helps). When on the toilet, and I feel a small sensation in that left side (like you described). I use a simple rotational pose (right arm extended over left knee, left arm reaching up to the left side and as far behind me as possible to get a good, but gentle twist, then I breath several slow deep breaths with my abs drawn in tight and released rythmicly). I often get immediate results, but by alternating sides, a couple times if needed, I can even drawn down gas that is a ways up into the intestine. All without the dangerous staining that results in issues like hemoroids or rectal prolaspe (yes, I learned the hard way). I've used this rotational pose at my desk at work, and, while modified, (no arm stuff just twisting and breahing) while I am driving, with good results.
 
For those tough days, (poor diet plus high stress), where I can still get nailed with some heavy cramping, I make some warm ginger tea (fresh grated ginger root in a tea bag, in a glass of water popped into the microwave). It is extremely good at putting my belly at ease. Sometimes I add a 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg for is anti-spasmodic qualities as well.
 
Sometimes this drink is all I need, but the Yoga pose options mentioned above speed up the process. Note, some people (ie my wife) with history of acid reflux (having a damaged esophagus as a result), experience heartburn when drinking warm ginger tea. I have acid reflux now, but as it is more recent I do not experience the heartburn.
 
I must also add that one amazing discovery that has helped eliminate my intestinal cramping even on my most stressful days, has been the discovery that I produce insufficient stomach acid (hypochloridia). I take a simple hydrocloric acid capsul a few times a day with my meals, and I have be able to bring back a number of foods that I had to avoid. It has literally attacked the final vestiges of my intestinal pain. Despite having acid reflux, I needed more acid in my stomach. Go figure! More acid in my stomach stopped cramps in my lower abdomin...crazy, but it has been great for over 5 months now.
 
The last thing I am doing that has been the hardest, to now assist in strengthening my system, is getting more sleep. I definitely do better with sufficient rest.
 
I have gone through a fabulous healing process over the past 12 months. Beginning with excessive belching, farting, puking, cramping, crapping, not crapping, pain, discomfort, and more, with a conventional doctor wanting to remove my gallbladder. I went to an Ayurvedic doctor, who has not only helped me keep my gallbladder, but turned my gastrointestinal clock back 30 years. And aside from a few herbs and supplements during the "healing" phase, I consider myself healed. I am now in the tonefying stage. Any IBS I experience now will be the result of something I chose to do, or the occasional time that life gets out of control, but now I know I can very quickly recover.
 
I am now working at repairing some of the physical damage caused by my years of "toughing out" IBS. I am very optimistic, after what I have experienced.
 
This may have been more than you were looking for, but I hope you or someone else finds something helpful in it. I will gladly share more if you are interested. Myself, I looking for information on rectal prolapse and the lack of bowel "urge" due to a very neglected colon.
 

Marsky
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   Posted 5/16/2010 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
lengthy post or not - wow, that was very insightful redee2moov! I read most of it but want to write down some of the tactics you've used. For example the yoga position on the toilet, I have my own - I hug my knees, bending way over and then touching the floor in front of my feet. For some reason, this position eases my sometimes discomfort too and helps move things along.

My situation is rather unique, I had my lower colon removed due to cancer so I haven't been officially diagnosed with IBS either. But my symptoms are similar (and recently I've gained some helpful info on the ulcerative colitis forum here, although I never experience bleeding) to IBS.

And like you redee2moov, I manage my situation mostly with diet. That old saying you are what you eat? So true, so true!!! So I feel like a live, walking and breathing human puzzle. If one of my puzzle pieces are missing, I have trouble. But if all - diet, reducing stress, exercise, Colace, probiotic - are in place, I actually do pretty well. But I can easily get into trouble too. One reliable tactic I use and use often is skipping meals. I have to skip them prior to social events and during the event. I just time my solid intake so I am without food for short periods of time and also make sure I eat enough I can effectively skip a meal every now and then. It's just no fun socializing and then being holed up in a public bathroom, for long periods of time. While everyone else is having fun. Then the endless questions start - you're still going? Or you still need a bathroom? So I just eliminate food prior to social events and do just great.

One final thing with me is my body seems to go thru it's own natural purge. Even if I do everything right, I often experience mini-cleanouts. Just bm and bm, for several hours. Not exactly D, but not formed either. If home and I have the time, I allow my body to just do its own thing now. I feel better (much later) and actually have a few great days after a purge. These purges seem to occur once or twice a month (and some women feel they're hormonal related).

But anyway, interesting post redee2moov, just wanted to say I appreciated it even though I wasn't the original poster on this thread.
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg + Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 Billion daily


shawn12
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   Posted 5/18/2010 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
redee2moov


Your were never officially diagnosed? Why not?

You can get cramps after a bowel movement in IBS. IT can go vboth ways you can feel better and you can get pain. It does sound like IBS.

When was the last time you saw a doctor though about it?
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.


Lioness2001
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   Posted 5/18/2010 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
shawn12 said...
redee2moov


Your were never officially diagnosed? Why not?

You can get cramps after a bowel movement in IBS. IT can go vboth ways you can feel better and you can get pain. It does sound like IBS.

When was the last time you saw a doctor though about it?


I'm not sure your post was to me, but I was diagnosed with "irritable bowel syndrome." And thanks for posting that you can get cramps AFTER a movement. I'd never heard of such a thing and none of my friends had either. Some days are better than others, and the antispasmodic Bentyl works well. They wanted to put me on Elavil but it spaces me out. I've seen 3 gastroenterologists and they all agree it's IBS. They say it's "motility" of the colon. I had a colonoscopy 2 years ago, sonogram to rule out female issues. The only thing left is an abdominal ct scan and I don't want to risk the radiation, nor do any of the doctors really feel they'll find anything. It doesn't appear to be food-related. I can have it for months, then it'll go away for months, and then come back. I always thought IBS was diahrea, etc. and I have none of that. Everything in that area is normal.

shawn12
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   Posted 5/20/2010 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
 
No I saw your were officially diagnosed.
 
There are some 30 functional bowel disorders.
 
You don't have d or c or d/c?
 
You might actually have Chronic functional abdominal pain syndrome.
 
Its like IBS but without the d or c or c/d.
 
They use a cluster of specific symptoms for an IBS diagnoses.
 
I will post some more for you soon.
 
 
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Joan M
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   Posted 5/23/2010 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
hi, i have chronic ibs for 16 years and was diagnosed with it right away. it is ibs c (constipation) I have had bowel cramps and have a female gastroenterologist. females are very familiar with cramping because it is often part of our natural cycle. and now i take a medicine (script) called dicylomine 10 mg. at night. others might need a higher dose. i am allergic and highly sensitive to drugs.

Lioness2001
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   Posted 5/24/2010 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, that's what I was prescribed - Bentyl is another name for it. I was supposed to take it 3 times a day but I couldn't tolerate that. It made me too out of it.
But it works well on lesser doses. Thanks so much for replying - it makes me feel better to know other women have this problem.
I have to say that I can have bouts of it, then months when I don't, and then out of the blue it comes back. VERY annoying. It does NOT appear
to be tied to anything I eat or drink.

shawn12
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   Posted 5/24/2010 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Lioness, you might want to read this.

chronic functional abdominal pain

Originally printed in Participate -- Vol 7 No 1, Spring 1998.

Go to the IFFGD website for Information on subscribing to Participate (and becoming an

IFFGD member).

People with functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders can have a variety of symptoms that

range from painless diarrhea or constipation, to pain associated with diarrhea and/or

constipation (usually called irritable bowel syndrome). There is another, less common

condition of abdominal pain that is chronic or frequently recurring; it is not associated

with changes in bowel pattern. This condition is called chronic functional abdominal pain

(CFAP).

CFAP is a functional GI disorder. There are no abnormal x-rays or laboratory findings to

explain the pain. It occurs because of altered sensitivity to nerve impulses in the gut and

brain, and it is not associated with altered motility in the intestines.

http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/cfap.pdf

 

 


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Lioness2001
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   Posted 5/24/2010 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Shawn this is FABULOUS! I wish I had found you and the article you posted earlier. This has given me a great deal of information and a lot of what it says in the article sounds like what I'm going through. Again, thanks so much for taking time out of your day to post this information and link! :)

shawn12
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   Posted 5/25/2010 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Lioness2001

I am glad it was helpful.

Some treatments for IBS might help this as well. Have you ever heard of gut directed hypnotherapy?
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gut ache
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   Posted 11/23/2011 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for this post. I will try the twisting Yoga position that you mention. I soooo identify with you.


redee2moov said...
sircharles80


WARNING! Lengthy response... (it my first time [img]/community/emoticons/blush.gif[/img] )



IBS is such a generic, broad ranging term that your experience certainly fits it by some definitions (unless there was more you didn't share, it sounds very minor compared to how bad IBS can be), but regardless, relief (not the devil) is in the details.



I have not been officially diagnosed with IBS but know it well enough to know that I first began experiencing the condition when I was a teenager. I'm 48 now (male). Despite years of episodes of extreme pain, discomfort, etc., I did nothing medically for it until about a year ago, as a result of dealing with other issues. I am daily amazed at the changes that have been taking place now that I am addressing it. (but too much info to share now).



I have, and occasionally still do, experience the very thing you describe, however, the disclaimer is it could be very different, so take this with a grain of salt.



First the gurgling is always associated with something I ate. Anything containing air, (i.e. ice cream, dry cereal, carbonated beverage) and/or too much fiber (definitely including beans). Fatty, greasy food(fast food type) have been triggers. And if you add a certain level of stress, the cauldran boils (and if I was constipated at the time, look out!).



I minimize this part of the problem mainly through diet. Unless I decide to accept the consequences for doing so, I avoid the foamy, frothy, foods, limit my fiber to more digestible types. I eat fairly standard fair, but how I prepare it minimizes the digestive challenges that result in gas. And I watch my stress triggers (yeah right...but I'm getting better at it).



The pain/cramping could be many things. For me it was/is (more was than is at this point) either pain through iritation of an inflamation or a hypersensitive intestine. The scouring of the intesinal wall from dry stool (especially if it contained undigested fiber) is another thing I've experienced or the acid burn of the diarhea that followed the constipation during an IBS "episode."



One type of cramping I experience comes after a BM which is the natural spasmodic contracting of the intestinal walls, gone spastic (like a charlie horse in the leg), after the stretching and straining of the "workout." This was often (and I can say was at this time) magnified by inflamation already present. Cramping also happens after eating certain foods that are very astringient (pomegranate or cranberry juice), pungent (raw onions) and of course the hot and spicy foods.



The inflamation took a several month healing process to eliminate (again too much info for this already lengthy comment...ask me later).



To decrease and even eliminate the cramping I use several simple techniques, aside from diet.



I have made use of Yoga style beathing techniques and relaxation poses (especially lying on your back in a comfortable room with feet raised, like on a chair, and slow deep breathes, relaxing music also helps). When on the toilet, and I feel a small sensation in that left side (like you described). I use a simple rotational pose (right arm extended over left knee, left arm reaching up to the left side and as far behind me as possible to get a good, but gentle twist, then I breath several slow deep breaths with my abs drawn in tight and released rythmicly). I often get immediate results, but by alternating sides, a couple times if needed, I can even drawn down gas that is a ways up into the intestine. All without the dangerous staining that results in issues like hemoroids or rectal prolaspe (yes, I learned the hard way). I've used this rotational pose at my desk at work, and, while modified, (no arm stuff just twisting and breahing) while I am driving, with good results.



For those tough days, (poor diet plus high stress), where I can still get nailed with some heavy cramping, I make some warm ginger tea (fresh grated ginger root in a tea bag, in a glass of water popped into the microwave). It is extremely good at putting my belly at ease. Sometimes I add a 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg for is anti-spasmodic qualities as well.



Sometimes this drink is all I need, but the Yoga pose options mentioned above speed up the process. Note, some people (ie my wife) with history of acid reflux (having a damaged esophagus as a result), experience heartburn when drinking warm ginger tea. I have acid reflux now, but as it is more recent I do not experience the heartburn.



I must also add that one amazing discovery that has helped eliminate my intestinal cramping even on my most stressful days, has been the discovery that I produce insufficient stomach acid (hypochloridia). I take a simple hydrocloric acid capsul a few times a day with my meals, and I have be able to bring back a number of foods that I had to avoid. It has literally attacked the final vestiges of my intestinal pain. Despite having acid reflux, I needed more acid in my stomach. Go figure! More acid in my stomach stopped cramps in my lower abdomin...crazy, but it has been great for over 5 months now.



The last thing I am doing that has been the hardest, to now assist in strengthening my system, is getting more sleep. I definitely do better with sufficient rest.



I have gone through a fabulous healing process over the past 12 months. Beginning with excessive belching, farting, puking, cramping, crapping, not crapping, pain, discomfort, and more, with a conventional doctor wanting to remove my gallbladder. I went to an Ayurvedic doctor, who has not only helped me keep my gallbladder, but turned my gastrointestinal clock back 30 years. And aside from a few herbs and supplements during the "healing" phase, I consider myself healed. I am now in the tonefying stage. Any IBS I experience now will be the result of something I chose to do, or the occasional time that life gets out of control, but now I know I can very quickly recover.



I am now working at repairing some of the physical damage caused by my years of "toughing out" IBS. I am very optimistic, after what I have experienced.



This may have been more than you were looking for, but I hope you or someone else finds something helpful in it. I will gladly share more if you are interested. Myself, I looking for information on rectal prolapse and the lack of bowel "urge" due to a very neglected colon.

gut ache
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   Posted 11/23/2011 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
redee2moov

Thank you for your post. I will try the yoga position during a b.m. I have the same identical problems you so generously posted in your lengthy e-mail. The gas is so painful that I usually have to go to bed and rest because it is exhausting. My diet is so limited and I am always on "frightened to pass gas alert." Or as a friend says, "don't trust a fart." Thanks again.
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