I need to make sure I keep a good supply of my digestive enzymes on hand or else I'm screwed

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jt80
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 1/29/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone hope you all are well I'm good hanging in there as usual just wanted to come through and vent a little.I realized that to keep away the dreaded D from happening I need to make sure I keep a good supply of my trusty digestive enzymes.Without them after eating something I will experience the dreaded D all the time I found my relief from the D when I run out I'm really screwed.The digestive enzymes are my life savers they will keep me from urgent trips to the bathroom,my digestive enzymes give me peace that I need and I get to enjoy a meal without fear that my tummy will start grumbling in pain.So I need to make sure that I stock up on a few bottles but they are so darn expensive but I'm glad that I know someone who works at the store that I get them who will give me a discount.

I cant eat without them my digestive system is so sensitive that I need aid in the digestion of my food that makes me mad a little.I can remember when I could eat all that I wanted and enjoy my food without and urgent trip to the bathroom.It is what it is I'm just glad that I found the answer for stopping the dreaded D I hate spelling out the word and even saying it.The dreaded D cause me such agony I felt like I would never being able to enjoy food without it going through me I'm so happy for my trusty digestive enzymes I will never go without them.I go through a bottle so quickly cause I take one with everything I eat and run out of them so quickly if I only buy one bottle.If I want to enjoy my food and peace in my stomach I need to make sure I have them at all times these are my saving grace lol.

Other then that I've been feeling a little stressed out cause I'm hunting for a new apartment my landlord does not want to renew my lease.So I'm constantly online looking for apartments to go look at I need to be able to find one by the end of February or else I have to move back home to my family's.Having my own place is my sanity with dealing with IBS I'd rather go through it alone having to share a bathroom with other people is my worst nightmare.LOL I like to know that my bathroom is not occupied by someone during an urgency to go have a bm I wont be able to deal so I must find an apartment soon.Please guys keep me in your prayers that I'll find a new apartment sooner then later I would greatly appreciate it.I will let you guys know how that is going I'm going to go look at two tomorrow lol it's so funny when I go see apartments I make sure their on the first floor you know if I ever have to run home quickly to use the bathroom that I wont have to go up so many steps lol.I'll just be able to get right in and out and for some reason I ask the landlord if the walls are soundproof cause I have this thing of my neighbors knowing how many times I use my own restroom.By now I should not care if their really noticing how many time I go use my own bathroom somethings wrong with them not me lol right.

IBS is a ***** for real but I'm just happy when my symptoms do not act up and I can get through the day without feeling sad or down on myself over my symptoms.I just need to have the attitude everyone craps it is what it is do not stress over something I cant control.Anyways like I say always I always have this site to remind me I'm not alone and that I can come to relate and share my thoughts with people who are understanding,I wish you all always good digestive health till next time take care. :-)

Post Edited By Moderator (7Lil) : 1/30/2009 7:42:03 PM (GMT-7)


Marsky
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 1/30/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
You are definitely not alone. We are here for you JT! Like you, I'd be choosy with new apartments too, first floor would be important to me as well. My husband and I own a house, but if I were in your shoes, I'd flush the toilet too, to be sure you have good water pressure. :-)

I'm snowed in currently in Cincinnati. I work for a school district and we just had our 4th consecutive snowday. Another snowstorm is due to hit early next week. I ran out of my Bay's english muffins (one of a handful of daily foods I eat now). I managed to get out to the store last night and bought more. The lesson I learned is I am going to freeze another package or individual muffins in the freezer, so this never happens again. It sounds silly that one food item shouldn't throw off my diet, but it sure seemed to. I've been in the bathroom more lately. I should be less stressed out though, I love being home and rarely get cabin fever. As long as I have a working toilet, I'm happy. LOL

Like you though, when you run out of something, it can throw everything off.

What is the brand name of enzymes you take? I'm just curious. Maybe they would help me. Are they expensive?

Good luck with your apt. search. Vent with us anytime!

And finally, like you I prefer to type D, instead of the entire word. I hate that word too! In fact, it's hard for me to type D with the word "dreaded" before it. LOL

Mary
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!


jt80
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 333
   Posted 1/30/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marshky I threw out the bottle of digestive enzymes so I do not have the name in front of me but I believe if I'm not mistaken the name of it is UNO'S Adult Blend digestive enzymes.Their pretty pricy their about $22.00 a bottle yeah so it's pretty pricey I'm so thankful I know my friend that works at the health store for that good discount.I hope they work for you and thank you for wishing me luck on my apartment hunt I'm going to need it lol still have not found a place that I like.I will always come on here to vent I feel like this is my home of calmness and encouraging words to get me through please let me know Marsky how the digestive enzymes work for you I hope they can help you out like they have helped me. :-)

Marsky
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 1956
   Posted 1/30/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
JT - I know they could in theory work for me but I wouldn't try something new like that until next summer. I work for a school district (when we're not having snowstorms, we've been off for 4 days now!) and mid-day hours. Love my schedule but this entire IBS like situation I have is a delicate balance. Since I'm over 75% sure of what works for me now, I usually keep things as calm and even keel as I can. But I am off work for 10 weeks over the summer. I'll consider trying something new then.

For now, I just know what works well for me! If that makes any sense.....

I was just about to do an enema today too, since it's quiet, no work, and I'm stuck in a messy bm stage. Not D but not "normal" or whatever is normal for me now. Then a neighbor planned a last minute ladies night out. It's smack dab across the street from me and I was enlisted to make phone calls/invites. I feel compelled to go now. Could be fun. A cabin fever type break. But I don't think I should do an enema now.....they sometimes take 12 hours or more to finish up.....LOL! Yikes, couldn't take that chance.......

I had grilled cheese for lunch. And I'll eat a yogurt cup later. I'll be okay for a few hours. And I can always come home if I feel ill. They would understand.

But I really was just about to do one when the phone rang! LOL! That was a close call........he he

Mary
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!

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