I'm a lupus sufferer who is wondering if I can add IBS to the list

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   Posted 1/6/2009 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,  I've had lupus for ten years and managed to damage something in my digestive system with overuse of NSAIDs - If I had rich food after taking meds I would suffer with diarrhea immediately after.  I ended up in hospital with a stomach bleed and stopped taking the NSAIDS.  That was two years ago.  Lately, even though I no longer take the NSAIDS, I have found that I can get diarrhea when I eat rich food (ie Christmas Day) but also when I have had just a salad (the oil?).  This happens spasmodically and I can't seem to justify the attacks anymore.  I also have the noisiest stomach after eating - it growls forever!! 
I've been reading all the symptoms to look for - I don't get bad stomach spasms but sometimes feel like my intestinal area is perhaps slightly tender and inflamed.  This could all be down to lupus and I will ask these same questions on the lupus board but something is definitely different.  Obviously, my lupus meds do say I could be prone to diarrhea but the growling and tenderness????
Anyway, I would appreciate any advice you may have - oh, I forgot - it seems fungal infections can play some part.  I suffer from candida infections on an almost permanent basis - its always heavily present, though I didn't think I had any symptoms - perhaps that is it???

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   Posted 1/6/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Candida for sure can cause a lot of problems. Are you being treated for it? Are you at least taking probiotics? For someone in your situation, and pretty much all IBSers, it would be a great idea to eat yogurt or take probiotics daily. Indefinitely. Of course it won't cure you, but for me it improved my nausea, D, gas, & gurgling by about 80%. A couple bad days here and there will happen, but that's way better than daily episodes.
Real quick I wanted to address your comment about eating a salad... Raw foods are tough on the gut to digest. Especially leafy greens with a lot of fiber. It caused copious amounts of gas. Many IBSers have to stay away from salad.
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   Posted 1/6/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm doing well - I managed to create an entirely new topic thread in replying to you. eyes

So a quick copy and paste in case you didn't find my reply...

Thanks for your help.  I am starting the probiotic yoghurt today I am sure that will help.  As for the salad and leafy green veges - it looks like I will have to find myself a good multi-vitamin.  Now I know why I have such a natural aversion to broccoli and cabbage!!  Shame about all the gorgeous summer fruit that is about at the moment that I shouldn't be eating....

You have helped ease my confusion!!


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