I am so tired of this IBS

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Darn IBS
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   Posted 8/15/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so frustrated as I have tried everything in the book, the diets, the doctors and Lord knows what else I have done.
Tired of this whole thing as no one can help me with my diagnosised IBS
The doctors says one specific thing regarding the IBS and then do this and do that and then the next time I come in it changes
They have given me presciption drugs, works for a day or so, then stops working. Diet doesnt help and I am tired of starving myself. I thought the medical industry knows what they are doing and I guess they don't. They are only trained to give a person a pill or a test or "try this" and then out the door. I am now studying the biological aspect of this and am taking every single book on biology out and looking through the net for alternative treatment. I am tired of my body being poinsoned by these drugs
I found this website, purely by accident, which helps explains how I got this way and what to do. It is worth a shot and believe me if this works, this website is going to get credit for this www.ibsthecure.com
I do not understand why with all the doctors that are out there that they cant let the sufferers know why this is happening. Do they want to keep us sick for the sole fact of making money. I am really beginning to belief that
 

spinnaker
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   Posted 8/15/2009 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you on studying up! Knowledge is power and experts don't know everything nor do they agree on everything (something you quickly learn if you or a loved one has ever done the 'multiple opinion game' with physicians looking for answers). But we need to be careful we don't swing too far off the other end too. Sometimes treatment plans given to us by doctors or in books take a long time to see results. Plus we have to figure out how to fine tune advice to our own bodies and lifestyle too. So be informed, definitely and keep searching, but every so often stop and reevaluate the options (diets, meds, relaxation techniques, etc.) you've been given and see if you gave them a fair enough shot.
I have had IBS for a very long time and only realized what it was about 2 years ago. I am lactose intolerant and blamed all my symptoms on that, even though I knew better. I hate it too. It schedules my life for me. Dinner then a movie? No way. It has to be a movie THEN dinner. So I can make it home! etc etc etc I am under too much anxiety/stress to give up some favorite foods that kill my digestive system. And so I stay in this cycle.
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Darn IBS
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   Posted 8/15/2009 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you very much for your concern. I know I am getting into an area that doctors do not believe in, but, then the question is will it work? What I am finding out is that this problem comes from years of consumption of the wrong kinds of foods and our bodies can not handle this. It does make sense. I have had this for way too long and I want to deal with this another way as I am finally realizing that doctors don't have all the answers. I am trying to think logical about it and it does seem to be making "some" sense. I am trying this for one month and if I do notice a difference one way or the other I will definitely post this here. All I will be doing, and nothing more, is taking a combination of fiber and a herbal tea to clean my colon and this I will take for at least a month. If it works I will then go ahead and take it for another month and then stop and that should be the end of it. I understand that the program should be taken for 2 or 3 months.

spinnaker
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   Posted 8/15/2009 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Herbal tea and fiber sounds harmless enough, just make sure you've talked to your doctor first if you are on any meds. Even OTC drugs may interact with some herbs. And allergy (pollen) sufferers sometimes need to be wary of herbals), not to mention some herbs are toxic! though still sold. What I always do when i want to research anything on the web from meds to windows I always do a "negative" search. Looking for "problems with __________", "risks of _____________", etc., you get the point. Just to see both sides.
Hope you find what you are looking for and then share!
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Darn IBS
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   Posted 8/15/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I can not tell you how much time I have put into this and I am actually beginning to think that there is no cure that the docs can give because they are not trained that way. and I also dont think now that drugs, whether OTC or prescribed, will resolve any issue with IBS. This conclusion I came up with after reading about two or three biology books
The tea is already pre-mixed, as you say, do not mess with herbs, I totally agree with that and I wont even go that route. So, since I am acting as a guinea pig for everyone on this site, I will let you know something in about two weeks. If this works, I sure hope that eveyone on this blog helps themselves to this. The logic, to me, at least of what I am doing, is to take the fiber and this grabs on to the &^%$!!!! (speachless word) in the small and large intestine. Fiber alone will not clear what ever it is out, so to move it I am taking the tea. This does make a bit of sense as I used to take fiber alone and all I got was more constipated. So, hopefully, with that there will be an old sailors saying of "Thar she blows!!!!"

Darn IBS
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   Posted 8/18/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
hi spinnaker
I do have some more info for you on this. Would you please contact me through email? Thanks

kreinhardt
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   Posted 8/19/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Here is a bit that I have learned about these probiotics

Probiotics are miraculous for intestinal health rebuilding your intestinal micro flora.

The bad bacteria produce toxic by-products that contribute to our ills and also a chronic degeneration of our body. The good bacteria helps to inhibit this growth of the harmful bacteria, promote good digestion, increase our resistance to infection and helps to boost out immune system


IBS Knowledge
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   Posted 8/19/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Go Girls, Keep on educating your self on this and you will get it cured

Morgoth
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   Posted 8/20/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Forgave me for being blunt and maybe asking the wrong question (I come from the Chronic Pain Forum), but isn't IBSa very general term for a wide varienty of conditions? If so, what I believe it is, the whole point of giving advice on certain diet/medication (OTC or not) is plain senseless.

E.g.: As Kreinhardt quotes: "The bad bacteria ...". Now there are no "bad" or "good" bacteria in your digestive system. The bacteria in there all have a specific purpose and they are activated by various receptors (which ionize the ones that need to start working). When the wrong ones are activated, or to many or to few are activated you get into trouble. Changing or "repairing", "reconstituting", etc. your intestinal flora is just plain nonsense. Usually nothing needs to be reconstituted, unless a lot was killed of by wrong or toxic food or medication.

E.g.: It was often said yoghurt was good for the intestines, especially for persons with diarrhea. Now when that diarrhea is caused by an intestinal flora which is already too active, the yoghurt kills you (it nearly got me, literraly).

Bottomline, we need more info, and very specific info, if we're ever going to be able to help each other out with practical sollutions.

I've been studying chronic diarrhea for 20 years now in all it's aspects. ANd though I'm not an MD, I've got a solid scientific education and a lot of access to verious national and international data. I currently work on a detailed procedure to reduce chronic diarrhea and intestinal bleedings using myself as guinea pig (in hospitals, under doctor supervision and under well established laboratory conditions).

As Spinnaker says "Knowledge is Power". I couldn't agree more. The more info we can share, the more data we can collect and the more precise we can be, the better will our awnsers and possible sollutions be.

Don't take my critisism personally. I'm always blunt and don't like beating around the bush, I haven't got time for that. Hope to get to know all of you better in the future.

Greetz.
To stand and be still at the Birkenhead Drill is a mighty bullet to shew.


IBS Knowledge
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   Posted 8/20/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
There is a marvelous book to read call Cure the Incurable by Mikhail Tombak PhD graduated from the faculty of biology and chemistry of the Russian University. Head of Center for Health Sciences in Moscow.......
 
The definition of IBS as far as I am concerned is a colon that is partially block, about 30-40 years ago it was called colitis. Now we have IBS A,C and D and to me it is all the same and yes yogurt (storebought) is not going to cut it
 
With a blockage you have got bacteria level that builds of chemistry that you dont want and once the blockage is cleared you still have this off balance and waiting for the body to do it on its own will take much time and thus the reason for probiotics
 
Our colon is our lifeline and once we understand how important this one organ is relating to the rest of the body, the healthier we will all be
 
As far as I am concerned, and believe me, I have been there as I had a blockage in my colon at the portal vein of the liver, causing my liver to swell up and also affecting my kidneys. This had me bring out the books to see how I can help my self and needless to say if it wasnt for understanding how the body works, I dont think I would be here today or else I would be on a ton of drugs that I would refuse to take.
 
We should all steer away from the drugs that make our liver work harder and understand the biology of this "disease" We can go ahead and call it whatever name we want, make another name for it, or lets call it another disease, whatever, this book is fantastic in helping people understand and to help themselves
 
Knowledge is Power!!!!
 
 
 
 

Post Edited (IBS Knowledge) : 8/24/2009 11:11:05 AM (GMT-6)


cowboy22
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   Posted 8/26/2009 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I use kiwifruit.Im in nz so native to here but if you can get it its well worth it .Its got wonderfull enzymes to aid digestion..

gonuts
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   Posted 8/27/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I love kiwi, It is one of my favorite fruits. Never knew it was that good for you.. I will go out a get some!! smilewinkgrin

thanks Laura
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IBSucks
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   Posted 8/28/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Im 45 years old and was recently told that I have IBS (they think). For three months now I have been in pain every day. I had been passing blood accasionally in stoold and was told it is hemmeroids. I have had all the tests don like blood work,  upper GI, Colonascapy, chest exray and an abdominal CT scan , all of which I was told came out fine. The first diagnosis was constipation but I dont see how that can be the case for months without a single day of not having pain. I have a internal pressure all the time, my stomach feels bloated and many times I feel like there is a bubble in my chest under my left breast and sometimes to the center. Sometimes this also seems to cause stabby chest pains occasionally that are typically on the left but occasionally on the right. Sometimes the cramps are in my stomach, sometimes on the lower left and right side and sometimes in and around my belly button. I also seem to be getting frequent back pains, typically around my lower back on one or both sides. It seems when I eat (reguardless of what) my stomach immediately starts getting bloated and cramps start to come on. Cramping medicine hasnt helped and gas medice like gas ex is pretty much usless. The cramps seem to migrate but always return to the same places eventually. My left upper abdomin under and around my breast typically has some degree of uncomfort all the time. I also noticed slight head aches once in a while. I dont have the same appetite as before but its not a poor appetite, I just dont want to eat because I know the pain will start. I have lost 16 lbs in the last 30 days from worrying and stress over all the tests I have been taking. At this pont I dont know what else to do. My doctor said some people grow out of it so I hope so. This just came on all of the sudden it seems. One day I was fine, the next day I was bloated. Does any of this sound familiar to you? I worry about pancreas problems as that can be a severe issue.
 

stirr
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   Posted 9/14/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Pull-up DogtorJ.com and read (What In The World Do I Eat)! Good -Luck

Might Help!

seattlehealth
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   Posted 9/28/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Dealing with IBS, especially at a young age can be very discouraging. Not only does there not seem to be a great deal of information out there, but it is a condition that is often overlooked and unheard of and yet can drastically affect your life. What many people don't realize is that IBS most often stems from two leading causes: (1) food allergies and intolerances (2) problems with intestinal bacteria, yeast/candida, or parasites. Because the causes and the symptoms of IBS differ so greatly between individuals, IBS is a challenging condition for doctor's to recognize, as well as treat.
There is some very helpful information at www.IBStreatmentcenter.com that would be of great use to anyone dealing with IBS issues. The website holds an enormous amount of information regarding the varying causes and symptoms of IBS, as well as testing strategies and treatment options. There are also some valuable patient testimonial video clips and links to further resources such as books and blogs. If you feel at all "lost" when it comes to IBS, why you are still suffering, and what you could be doing to help rid of your symptoms, this website is a fantastic place to start exploring. Also, check out Dr, Wangen's (author of the extremely informative book The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Solution) blog at www.http://www.ibstreatmentcenter.blogspot.com/. There is also some great information on the foundation's facebook page (search under Innate Health Foundation).
I hope that this helps! Remember, you are not alone and there ARE ways to rid of your symptoms!
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