Had anyone with IBS ever had it go away for good?

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mrmagoo
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   Posted 3/23/2006 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering if anyone knew of a case where IBS was 'cured' in an individual?

Dear God if we have to all suffer from this forever, I think I might just want to play chicken in five o'clock traffic this afternoon.

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 3/23/2006 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   

Do u suffer badly????

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   Posted 3/23/2006 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have heard of it going away for people usually because their diets changed or their stress levels went down or for no apparent reason at all. Some people also go into "remission" from the symptoms for a while and then it returns. And some people (me) never have the symptoms go away. If you find a successful regimine (diet, etc.) its possible to find that your IBS becomes more manageble. Just try not to lose hope. I'm sorry you are suffering really bad right now.
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   Posted 3/23/2006 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor told me that people grow out of it. (I'm waiting!)
It makes me wonder though because I know there are elderly people with IBS. How depressing.
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Keriamon
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   Posted 3/23/2006 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe he meant "grow into it" since most people don't get IBS until they are least in their early 20's.

Mr Magoo, whether you have IBS forever or get rid of it really depends on what is causing your IBS. If it is a bacterial overgrowth or even C. difficile, that can be cured with antibioitics and probioitcs (although you may be extra susceptible to getting overrun with bad bacteria again later). Me, I have IBS because I have no gall bladder. If they ever get to where they can grow me a new one in a petri dish, I'll let them install it and I'll be fixed. If your IBS is caused by an allergic reaction, removing those things that you are allergic to from your diet should cure you (although you'll relapse if you eat the wrong thing). And finally if your IBS is just because your gut doesn't work right, well there's some but not a lot they can do about it... right now. Remember, this is an area that's beginning to get more attention. Zelnorm and other drugs are advertising on TV and awareness is being raised. The more reports of IBS there are in this country, the more the drug industry will see a potential profit and will in turn fund research. Sad that it works that way, but be assured something is being done right now. Just keep hanging in there and a cure for all forms of IBS will surely be found one day.

It wasn't until about the 1950's that a cure for leprosy was discovered, and look how long that's been around. There were leper colonies in America up until the cure came out--and they were mandatory. You got leprosy, the government hauled you off and stuck you in this colony where you were seperated from the other sex and not allowed to marry or have relations and you saw your family rarely, if ever. That happened here in America of all places. So while you're terribly sick and unhappy and feel like a pariah, at least people don't fear getting contaminated by you to the point they imprison you!

mrmagoo
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   Posted 3/24/2006 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
wow, didn't expect such a big response. I am much better off than most, however I was having a bad day when I posted that. I am in my mid 20s, and have had this for 5 years, its getting old, and only tends to stress me out more. I need to win the lottery so I can just sit at home all day and do nothing, that should take away the stress, lol.

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   Posted 3/24/2006 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
My gall bladder went bad when I was 18 and I didn't get it out until I was 23, so I know about 1) being miserable during the best years of your life and 2) being sick for five years and being sick and tired of being sick and tired. I feel for you, hon.

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   Posted 3/24/2006 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm with you, mrmagoo!!! (in my 20's, years of IBS, tired of it, want to win lottery and stay home)
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