EXPLOSIVE WATERY AND CONSTANT DIARRHEA EVERYDAY: HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED THIS AND WHAT TO DO TO BRING I

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very explosive-diarrhea
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   Posted 8/5/2011 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear IBA users and board,

My name is Jennifer and is a new member of Healing-well. I am here for experience feedback, not medical or professional since veRY few here provide.



I have recently been diagnosed with IBS. I have had constant continuous watery and explosive diarrhea everyday. my life, work, and mental state has been severely affected. Its not so much about having to go to the bathroom so often very urgently, but more about my mental state. its hard for me to focus on my duties, obligations,and daily tasks because I constantly have to mentally prepared for the next urgent bout of diarrhea and all the symptoms and this has caused stress, anxiety, and emotional imbalances which has made the diet, foods, medication, and therapy very difficult due to added stress on the body.


I was wondering if anybody here has had a change in mental, emotional, and psychiatric state due to IBS explosive watery diarrhea urgent that has lead to worsening symptoms and is possible to NOT THINK about THE BATHROOM FOR ANY LONG TERM INTERVAL OR IS IT ALWAYS THERE
 
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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 8/6/2011 3:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I think what you are describing is very common with IBS. I know it causes me anxiety when I am having a bad day with it and have to go to work. I get myself really stressed out with it all.
I am always thinking about when I need to go to the loo, and where the loo's are if I am out.
Tori xx

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irisart
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   Posted 8/6/2011 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the same issue.  As annoying as it is, I was more stressed with nausea and dry heaves from gastroparesis.  I am on Questran which helps a lot, but not during flare-ups.  I can't remember going to the bathroom like a normal person the past year.  My biggest issue has been and is pain.  Are you on any meds at present?  Irisart

portaloo
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   Posted 8/8/2011 2:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had this problem for about ten years and after the gal bladder removal I had to stop working as It was becoming an embarrassment.  I have been almost suicidal with it and have received little help from the doctors.  It controls your life and all I ever think off is ways to stop it and avoid going out.
 
After joining this forum it helped me understand the problem and not feel so isolated.  Doctor refused to prescribe welchol.  She is sending me to see a dietitian.  I was a cook for people with dietary problems for fifteen years.  Just need something to solidify the motion and I know that will solve the problem.  Loperamide works too much and causes a plug and by-pass after a couple of days.
 
After reading many of these threads and considering pectin used in jam to set but decided to try chalk.  So I Tried taking Gaviscon, Heartburn and indigestion liquid with every meal (contains chalk but can affect blood pressure.)  It worked, and I have just enjoyed a holiday away without the fear of having an accident.  But forgot the regime yesterday when I was busy at home and today back to normal explosive D. 
 
I intend to go to the doctor and give her the information that the indigestion remedy is solving the problem.  If it has no long term effects will continue with it.  When I presented the doctor with the bile salt D information she seemed unaware of the condition, as these threads indicated.  But I dont expect a GP to know everything, just look it up.
 
You could try the Gaviscon as a long shot in the dark, but anything that helps you feel human again is worth a go.  The remedy helps with the gas which causes bad pain which manifests itself in many parts of the body apart from the tum.  If you are on medication check with your pharmasist first that you can take it. 

very explosive-diarrhea
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   Posted 8/11/2011 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
WELL, its have to buy 15 roll of toilet tissue each week. ist excessive for the constant going and goiing. its too much money

portaloo
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   Posted 8/13/2011 3:59 AM (GMT -6)   
  the result of which you loose weight, maybe not excessive but enough to make yo feel very weak.  Bombard your doctor and ask him or her the important question.........  'How would you feel if you was like that.'  Watch the reaction.   It is not fair for any of us to live like it, but we are and with little help.  But keep your chin up we will together work on solutions and perhaps we may be rid of this curse. 
 
The indigestion mixture is making my D ab it more controllable.  Missed one day and got two days of explosive D so the mixture is doing something.  Costs me about £4 per week in meds but worth it as I don't keep eating to fill the constantly empty stomach and can eat relatively normal.  Still no cheese or bread though or milk products.  If I do eat breads I stick to pitta type breads.  Can eat lacto free products and the probiotic yoghurts/lacto free are good.
 
The idea for the indigestion mixture was born on here where calcium tablets were used. They did not have much effect , but the liquid suspension indigestion stuff is thick and seems to line, and absorb the bile that is compounding the problem.
 
Hope you find relief soon.  I am currently taking a 20ml dose of Indigestion mixture/ supermarket brand, in the morning.

realsis
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   Posted 8/15/2011 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I also have terriable dierrhea. I've had it for over a month now.I'm tired and feel very weak. The doctor said its likely I have IBS. He gave me a anti spasm pill that hasn't worked at all. I'm also new here and wish I had some advice for you but sadly I do not. I just wanted to let you know you are not alone. This is making me very weak and I hate to even eat! Before this dierreah started I was almost always constapaited and could not go. Now I'm going all the time and its been over a month. I have another doctors app. comming up on the 25th. I don't want to be constapated again I just want to be normal. I completely understand your frusteration! Hopefully something can be done for the both of us! I'm so tired of feeling sick! I hate this weak feeling! Just know your not alone! I wish you the very best and hopefully you will feel better soon!

lillye
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   Posted 8/15/2011 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you have your gallbladder removed? If so, have you had bouts of nausea with the explosive diahrrea? I had my gallbladder removed 10 days ago because of biliary dyskenesia (dysfunctional gallbladder)---I thought I would be well bty now, but my digestion is still off and I don't feel very well----someone else suggested Gaviscon---do I need a prescription?

portaloo
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   Posted 8/16/2011 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
No gaviscone and the equivalent  Heartburn/Indigestion mixture is on supermarket shelves and is very cheap.  It is working most of the time for me but still have explosive outbursts after eating too much fatty food, crisps, sausages, and anything with lactose and too many bread products.  Gaviscone or equivalent seems to line the gut as it is a thick suspension.  When I had taken it for one week my motion was chalky but normal.  Sorry but had to work at going , first time for at least ten years.  it helps quell sickness too.   Lillye you should get a check up with doc though in case you have a little post op infection if you are feeling unwell.  I had a little infection after surgery and needed antibiotics nothing drastic.  Just get checked in case. x

melmum
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   Posted 8/18/2011 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
New member, maybe now I won't feel so alone.

I have been told that IBS can start from having been prescribed antibiotics. I had a bladder infection twice and was prescribe antibiotics and now I have IBS or IBD, diagnosis still not confirmed as all the test are not back. I am awaiting stool sample analysis and also been rescheduled for a colonoscopy even though I had one five years ago.

I have been going constantly everyday since the end of June. I have lost weight, never know what to eat although I here we should use soluble fiber in our meals. I was given Dicetel for cramps, its seems to be working but my life is totally on hold with no cure I am feeling very anxious and depressed.

I have not seen my Daughter and grandson in a year and now they will be arriving for a wedding and I don't know how I will cope with this condition, I find it so embarrassing. Its also affecting my personal life and my social life.

I thought I was doing well always eating organic and healthy and dealing with fibromyalgia. I handled that very well but IBS I just feel like I don't know where to turn.

I know many of you are dealing with this problem and would appreciate any help you can give me.

Thanks for listening

m

portaloo
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   Posted 8/18/2011 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
  I know how you feel as there is little help out there.  Immodium just bungs up the problem and can cause a lot of pain and by-passing.  I am managing to get out a bit more with the indigestion mixture.  Laugh about passing pieces of chalk now but much better than passing explosive smelly watery uncontrollable explosions.
 
Unless someone has ever suffered from this problem they know not how it feels.  Have been to doctor who is quite happy for me to take 20mls twice a day of peptolac.  Cant have welchol or statins as my cholestrol is not vey high, always been low.  She has never heard of them being used to controll bile.  Am now having a bit more pain if I eat too many fatty things especially my cravings for crisps that I know affect me.  Have not eaten bread this last week and  have kept off things that affect me because I am going away for a break.  I am not too scared this time as I have my bottle of chalk and will have some with everything I eat.  but will still take the plastic bag in my bag and something to wrap around me in case.  You will know what I mean by that.
 
The warning on the bottle of peptolac is 'may cause constipation!'  I say bring it on! lovely jubly!  I'm laughing again, dont feel exhausted after ten years of feeling like pre death.  I can try to live again.  hope this stuff keeps working.  Blood pressure is not too bad so the relief is effecting that.
 
I know I will never be able to eat normal again but will try to eat healthily in the limitations.  Do hope you can get some relief too from this simple remedy that I found between the lines on here.  Going down serious drug route is the last resort, well colostomy bag would have been welcome four weeks ago.  Keep chin up there is other answers to come from others if this one doesn't help you.   x 

melmum
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   Posted 8/18/2011 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for your reply, much appreciated. What mixture is it your taking to give you a bit of relief.

Is it the imodium or calvesgon (Not sure of the spelling ).

I will be happy to get my results back so the Doctor can give me some direction. I am using the stress techniques I read about in the IBS book I just finished reading.

I have some trips planned and I am really worried about those? What to do?

Once again, thanks for responding, hopefully I can find something that works for me as were all different and suffering in different ways.

M

portaloo
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   Posted 8/20/2011 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
M I find immodium just completely stops transition and gives me pain from being bunged up. I am using indigestion remedy (liquid) 2 x 20ml a day to just gently solidify the motion with chalk. It works most of the time and stops a lot of pain from gas. It is harmless so give it a go as it wont make things worse and you can get it in the supermarket. I only use immodium in desperate situations, too harsh for me.

I hope you find something that works for you, x. Gaviscone, but cheap indigestin mixture the same.

MADLYinLOVE
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   Posted 9/7/2011 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Having GI problems is very stressful and can feel very isolating-you're not alone-it's hard-the bathroom becomes a very familiar place-at this point I even know which public bathrooms around me are usually clean and which are closest to the entrance etc. It's draining emotionally and believe me I understand-it's a viscous cycle according to my doc because the stress makes IBS worse-then the worsening IBS makes you stress more and so on and so on. I feel you, I really do-HUGS!!!!

Tinlou
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   Posted 9/8/2011 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Diet also plays a big role in IBS, at least it did for me. I was chronic for a very long time, went to all of the specialists and had all of the tests but it wasn't until a good friend of mine mentioned a wheat/gluten intolerance that my symptoms changed and could be controlled somewhat. I immediately stopped eating anything with wheat, rye, barley and all sugar free gum that contains sorbitol(gives me very bad D) that I began to feel better. I still have IBS because I can't constantly control all of the gluten in my diet since I am gluten sensitive even though the celiac test came out negative. Some of us have very sensitive digestive systems and have to watch what we eat a lot of the time. When you just can't figure out what is wrong with you it can be something as simple as chewing sugar free gum that is setting you off. Keep a diary if you can... Good luck, hope this helps.

very explosive-diarrhea
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   Posted 10/8/2011 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Its clear IBS patients have little control of their bowel movements and since medical treatment can't locate the pathogen, cause, or any factor with certainty, the constant bathroom uses causes IBS to focus their attention of BEING AROUND OR WHAT IS GOING TO OCCUR DURING THEIR BATHROOM VISIT. This is problematic because IBS patients may have other issues at mind for the day such as school, work, or family, but rather instead have to mentally prepare, focus, and put their attention on their IBS bathroom visits and regaining comfort. For some IBS patients, its requires little tension, stress, or difficulty to take their attention off important daily tasks and put them on taking care of their bathroom duties and taking their time to do such and regardless of how much is lost they can relax, be patient, and handle their bathroom duties first as a priority and take care of other issues AFTER PROPER CARE AND ATTENTION TO THEIR NEED TO THEIR PROBLEM.


For some, its not the explosive watery, and constant diarrhea, ITS about THE PATIENCE. it may require some to get used to their restroom and toilet and have cases where they need more than 10 minutes on the toilet alone and more to take fiber, laxative, supplements, and so forth and after their visit has been corrected, THEY FEEL GOOD about THEIR VISIT rather than being in a hurry.


Its sometimes may even annoy some individuals even if in private to hear themselves discharges loud gas, diarrhea, and other in the toilet, but getting use to it helps relieve the tension and restore confidence and after a while, it doesn't bother them.

Tinlou
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   Posted 10/9/2011 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Before IBS I would never use any bathroom but my own to go in but when IBS hit it takes all vanity away and you will not care when, where or how you get to a bathroom just as long as you get there!! In a way, it was good for me to lose that embarrassed feeling about it but on the other hand I still hate it when it happens and I actually do have to use a public facility.

On another note, yesterday I had to be somewhere, at a specific time. The anxiety with that had my stomach feeling just awful all day. Now today I am fine, this IBS most definitely has a psychological significance for me.

lillye
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   Posted 10/18/2011 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
After having my gallbladder removed on Aug.5, I also have had episodes of the explosive diarrhea and sometimes still yellow bile---thank goodness the constant nausea is gone but my digestion rarely feels normal---I really think Carafate helps the loose stools and the pain---I only take it once or twice a day now but can definitely see improvement---I also take prilosec once a day (20 mg) and I take a digestive enzyme a naturopath recommended---it helps---and I drink 6 oz. of kefir every morning----It does help to know others suffer this because you feel like something is terribly wrong--I have gastritis as well but didn't know it until my doctor did an endoscope---it showed chronic inflammation---before this past June, I never had stomach problems---now I live around what I can or can't eat etc...Someone suggested gluten free diet so I am going to try it---

Mutsi
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   Posted 1/3/2013 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I have just developed this problem since mid Nov. and figured it could be a form of cancer.I must admit,my mom had this problem for years and if it is cancer,I think I would be very acceptable with that diagnoses since I really don't want to live that way.Definitely will try the galviscone though.
 
Mutsi
 

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Be sure your doctor has tested for clostridium dificil (c. diff). This is a bacteria that can cause infectious colitis with severe explosive diarrhea. It is treated completely differently than IBS, so make sure it's been ruled out.
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a10cowgirl
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   Posted 1/18/2013 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had IBS with diarrhea for a long time. I won't take prescription drugs because of the side effects. I do natural treatments. One product I have found that works instantly is "Esdifan". It's actually zeolite in a capsule. Zeolite is lava dust and has a negative ion that also attracts heavy metals in the body and pulls them out. You will love this product. It stops diarrhea without fail instantly. It has been a God send to me and I keep some with me in case I'm out and have an attack.

My background is in anti-aging medicine and nutrition. I am Vocational Nurse LVN.

Some of the foods that can cause diarrhea is wheat gluten, milk, cottage cheese, and cheeses. They are inflammatory and can cause issues with diarrhea especially if you're sensitive. A little feta cheese doesn't cause a problem, but stay away from Cheddar altogether. Goat milk is okay, almond or rice milk.

Cags47
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   Posted 7/20/2013 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had same symptoms for 4 weeks diarrea all the time like a very yellows colour terrible urgency to go after eating been to docs took stool sample and bloods nothing but its making me so ill I'm exhausted with it cry

buetbuet
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   Posted 7/29/2013 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi i have had a constant need to go the toilet everyday for 10 years. I now have panic attacks every time i go outside as even on short trips i am terrified there is no toilets near by. The doctor has put be on anti depressants, anti spasm medications and beta blockers and none helps. I cant work or take my son anywere and it has ruined my lifre

dontworry
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   Posted 8/27/2013 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had constant diarrhea for the last 13 years and have finally accepted this is my life now I have tried many different types of herbal and non herbal medications, none of which has helped.
Buetbuet the best thing to do is start small trips places u no there are toilets I used to be to scared to even go out the house but now I have realised no matter how anxious I become my diarrhea is coming with me I have children and much like you was scared to take them out. now I dont care if I need the toilet no matter where I am I going 'get out the way'. I have come to realise that fatty foods and foods containing dairy make me worse and the pain is sometimes unbearable. I work in care and everyone is understanding of my issue. As much as I wish it would do one it is a pain in my bum.

sick of it!
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   Posted 10/12/2013 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
portaloo said...
I know how you feel as there is little help out there. Immodium just bungs up the problem and can cause a lot of pain and by-passing. I am managing to get out a bit more with the indigestion mixture. Laugh about passing pieces of chalk now but much better than passing explosive smelly watery uncontrollable explosions.


Unless someone has ever suffered from this problem they know not how it feels. Have been to doctor who is quite happy for me to take 20mls twice a day of peptolac. Cant have welchol or statins as my cholestrol is not vey high, always been low. She has never heard of them being used to controll bile. Am now having a bit more pain if I eat too many fatty things especially my cravings for crisps that I know affect me. Have not eaten bread this last week and have kept off things that affect me because I am going away for a break. I am not too scared this time as I have my bottle of chalk and will have some with everything I eat. but will still take the plastic bag in my bag and something to wrap around me in case. You will know what I mean by that.



The warning on the bottle of peptolac is 'may cause constipation!' I say bring it on! lovely jubly! I'm laughing again, dont feel exhausted after ten years of feeling like pre death. I can try to live again. hope this stuff keeps working. Blood pressure is not too bad so the relief is effecting that.



I know I will never be able to eat normal again but will try to eat healthily in the limitations. Do hope you can get some relief too from this simple remedy that I found between the lines on here. Going down serious drug route is the last resort, well colostomy bag would have been welcome four weeks ago. Keep chin up there is other answers to come from others if this one doesn't help you. x
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