IBS, taking deep breaths and vomiting

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zanie
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   Posted 9/13/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

was diagnosed with IBS earlier this year after blood tests and an ultra sound ruled out anything more serious. I took dairy out of my diet and it made a significant difference. The gastriologist thinks it's stress. They discharged me last month and now I've had 3 attacks in the space of 3 weeks, today being the worst. (so I know it can't just be dairy)I find that taking a deep breath makes the pain worse. Today I was actually sick which has never happened before and it actually made my pain better (is still there abit but bareable now!) I've heard that taking a deep breath and vomiting can be linked to the gall bladder but the majority of my pain is on the left, not the right. Has anyone else had similar symptoms?

Thanks in advance!! :-)

IBS_sucks
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   Posted 9/14/2010 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like how I started, good luck. your pain in the lower left? Mine was and hasn't gone away for over a year now, sometimes it can get to cover my entire abdominal area. It has been over a month since I was able to wake up without nausea, and dry heave a lot. Accupuncture worked for a while, but my symptoms just kept getting worse until accupuncture didn't even work. And I was skeptic of accupunture too. I have no insurance now so i am screwed, but if you have insurance don't let a dr. tell you it is just stress or depression or just dairy or wheat. Stay on them becuase they may sound all sincere or 100% correct, but the truth is they forget about you before you start your car in their parking lot. Don't let a dr. tell you that you will learn to deal with it, because in truth avoiding certain foods can help, but you need them to give you a solution. Make the Dr. earn their $200 a visit!! Good luck

zanie
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   Posted 9/14/2010 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks!!
Yeah, it's really frustrating- just as you said! The fact is, I get it when I'm really relaxed and so it does feel like they are fobbing me off!! So true, they should earn their money!!

shawn12
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   Posted 9/14/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Neither foods or stress cause IBS, but both contribute to generating the symptoms.
 
" The fact is, I get it when I'm really relaxed"
 
Stress has a delayed reaction. Nor is this the kind of stress you thinking about.
 
IBS is consider a chronic condition and there is not a cure. There are effective ways to manage the condition however for most people.
 
Its important to understand the connections to stress and depression and IBS as much as it is understanding foods and IBS, even the act of eating.
 
A good doctor will be able to tell the difference between IBS and gallbladder problems.
 
You should read over this sites carefully.
 
http://www.aboutibs.org/
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shawn12
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   Posted 9/14/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Zanie, IBS is a very complex condition.

This is worth reading as well.

Gut Feelings: The Surprising Link Between Mood and Digestion

http://www.healtharticles.org/mood_digestion_081104.html

You actually have a type of brain in your gut, called the enteric nervous system.
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zanie
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   Posted 9/14/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, thanks. I couldn't get the link on your first post to work. Yes, I know it is very complex. I guess I am just trying to find people to talk to who understand aas noone I know really understands.
So what sort of stress is linked to IBS? Forgive me if it says in the link- it doesn't work!

shawn12
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   Posted 9/16/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
A very important part in all this is the fight or flight responce.
 
The link should work now.
 
Gut Feelings: The Surprising Link Between Mood and Digestion

http://www.healtharticles.org/mood_digestion_081104.html
 
These are more
 
Understanding Stress
 
The cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not completely understood.  For various reasons, the symptoms appear to result from altered patterns of muscle contraction in the gut and increased sensitivity to distension and movement of food, gas, or fecal material through the gastrointestinal tract. There also appears to be a predilection for the bowel to be overly reactive to various triggers: eating, stress, emotional arousal, gastrointestinal infections, menstrual period, or gaseous distension, which can exaggerate or perpetuate the symptoms."
 
"

What is stress?

In contrast to the common interpretation of the term "stress" as a psychological phenomenon, it should be understood as any real or perceived disturbance of an organism's homeostasis, or state of harmony or balance. For example, in this viewpoint a severe hemorrhage, starvation, extreme temperature, or worry about the unpredictable onset of abdominal pain all qualify as stressors â€“ some as "physical" stressors, others as "psychological" stressors. The fear to leave the house in the morning without knowing if one can make it to work without having to stop on a busy highway because of an uncontrollable bowel movement, or the fear of experiencing uncontrollable abdominal discomfort during an important business meeting are sufficient stressors to activate the central stress system."

http://www.aboutibs.org/site/about-ibs/management/understanding-stress/

The Neurobiology of Stress and Emotions


By: Emeran A. Mayer, M.D.
UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, California

 

We often hear the term "stress" associated with functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Many patients experience a worsening of symptoms during times of severely stressful life events. But what is stress? How often does it occur? How does our body respond to stress? This article explores the mechanisms that link stress and emotions to responses that have evolved to ensure survival and that, in the modern world, affect health—including gastrointestinal function.

 
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