Sport and IBS, please read (esp Blondie15!)

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roadtrip
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   Posted 1/18/2006 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
 
I'm just curious how IBS effects some of you guys in terms of playing sport? I used to play football and be reasonably active in other sports as well, before my IBS got bad that is. Now the only thing i tend to do to stay fit is walk briskly - i found that if i move and jump around alot i feel uncomfatable and end up getting stomach pains, which usually consist of trapped wind end envitably the big D, which is not alot of fun. So i just don't even attempt sports any more, which is a shame because i miss playing football and the like...
 
But what about you guys - does your ibs stop you or have you found a way to get round it?
 
I was reading some of your posts blondie and i get alternating C & D like you (plus alot of wind), but you seem quite active with the vollyball etc - what's your secret!? tongue
 
 
 

7Lil
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   Posted 1/18/2006 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to play a lot of volleyball and it seemed to actually help my IBS. Regular exercise is a must for good digestion. On top of which I think it distracts you too. "Mind over matter."
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blondie15
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   Posted 1/18/2006 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Haha yeah I basically either work out (lifting weights in the weightlifting program at school) or have a 2 1/2 hour practice every day. My diarrhea isnt the type where I consistantly get it alot, its sporadic, but when I get it its bad. Mine is also directly related to what I eat and when. So like, if I have practice I try not to eat within an hour to two hours before, which will decrease my gas and gurlgy feelings. Like, the other night, I had D during practice, so I had to take an immodium because once I go, it usually happens 2 to 4 more times so i waslike oh crap. But the immodium usually stop its.
If you get alot of wind, have you tried taking simethicone (sp?) its basically gas ex but the generic i think. I take that alot when I get gas.. but working out usually helps move my gas along. If im constipated, it also usually helps with the passage of the poop! haha. So maybe you might have to get your body used to a more intense sport gradually? Like when you walk, run the rest of the way home and so that way if you need to have D, your at your house. And slowly build up your bodys tolerance so your used to exercising. Idk if that helped or not...i hope it did! :)
Sports also helps my stress level..it definatly keeps it down!! Idk what i'd do without my volleyball! hehe

roadtrip
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   Posted 1/18/2006 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   

thanx 4 getting back so quickly :-)

Thanks for the ideas but i dunno if they'll work for me sad   I've tried moderate exercise before but it just ends up with the same problem, the thing is my trapped wind really is trapped! - it just stays their and gurgles inside!, with no where to go it just ends up coming out with the D a bit later on, i think exercise aggrevates this...

but thanks 4 the tips and those anti wind drugs sound good, and who Knows, perhaps if they help i might work some more exercise back into my daily life... :-)


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   Posted 1/18/2006 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Beano and Gas-X work great to help control the gas. You may also think about cutting out gassy foods like beans, cabbage, onions, bell peppers, cauliflower, garlic (I think - but not sure). The list goes on and on. Most "greens" and "beans" cause gas, but if you take Beano before eating them it should help.
This is a tough one, I'm sorry roadtrip.
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roadtrip
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   Posted 1/18/2006 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   

ok cool, that beano sounds interesting - all natural too

Beano's also the name of a long running kids comic in the UK lol! tongue


bunnybabe
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   Posted 1/18/2006 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
i used to run a lot (outdoors, trails and such) i knew every available bathroom along the route, i also got to a point when i would wear an extra pair of shorts.
then i got sick, so i did extra yoga--but i am close to starting up running again, starting slowly of course... i kinda just prepared myself for the worst when i went out...
but i think exercise helps my ibs.... i am not in competition, but i would imagine nerves would also bring up attacks...
--bunny
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