Is anybody's IBS-D worse in the morning??

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shelly1979
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   Posted 7/11/2006 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all...
 
Since I am trrying to accept the fact I have IBS-D instead of something more serious (I've had all of the tests), I have a question for you all...
 
Do any IBS-Sers have diarrhea FIRST thing in the morning??  I mean, right when you wake up in the morning, you have diarhea / loose stool the first 5 to 10 minutes after being awake?  I ALWAYS do...every morning for the past 4 months. 
 
Just wanted to see if anybody shares the same experience and maybe it can help easy my mind.
 
thanks!

Sarita
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   Posted 7/11/2006 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Yup, most people with diarrhea problems tend to have a lot of issues in the mornings.  When your body wakes up, you give your guts a kick-start, and things quickly start moving around in there.  Also, you might notice that you tend to go immediately after eating.  Some people mistakenly believe that whatever they just ate 10-20 minutes previously ends up in the toilet bowl that fast, but that's not the case.  Eating stimulates your gastro-colonic reflex; peristalsis (contractions) occur to move food through the intestines and then whatever was just lying around in there previously will be evacuated.

Make sense? 

Don't worry, it's completely normal for this to occur with IBS!


Keriamon
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   Posted 7/11/2006 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I always have more problems in the morning. Most of the time it's after I eat breakfast and get kick started that way, but when I was having diarrhea every day for two months bad last summer, it didn't always wait until breakfast.

shelly1979
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   Posted 7/11/2006 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Diarrhea always hits me in the morning about 5 - 10 inutes after I wake up...I get a "poop pain" and I'm off to the very familiar bathroom. I feel better after I go though, and I hear that that is common with IBS-D. I'm usually able to lay back down and try to relax before I have to face the day.

My stomach hurts in the morning too...it's like I feel full. I had the EGD and there was nothing found so I know there's nothing in there. My GI Dr. did however find that i had GERD (acid reflux) and could this be aggravated by IBS-D? THought I'd ask while I was thinking about it.

Keriamon
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   Posted 7/11/2006 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think IBS aggrevates GERD, but sleeping does. When you lay on your back all night long and your stomach gets good and empty, the acid will reflux back up your esophagus and you will wake up with problems. If your Dr told you to take something for acid reflux, take it right before bed. If he didn't prescribe something, there's always OTC stuff. You may want to try another pill in the morning when you get up, but I think you can usually get relief from eating something. This is where your stomach and intestines work against each other: I know eating oftentimes makes D worse or triggers it, but leaving your stomach empty will make the acid do more damage. I think the best compromise is to eat small snack-meals many times during the day so that you don't leave your stomach empty of nothing but acid, and you don't shock your guts with a large amount of food all at once. Some people have found that the more frequent meals make them have less diarrhea and/or less pain.

sami-jo
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   Posted 7/12/2006 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Shelly, what are you thinking about when you first wake up and get the poop pain? I get the same thing- and usually I wake up and am thinking about something that makes me anxious- then my stomach hurts and then I have the urge and the D. The same thing can happen to me throughout the day- the phone ringing and me thinking maybe it is bad news, or even just getting the mail can make me anxious, and then I have to "go". Do you have this happen?

Sami

Keriamon
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   Posted 7/12/2006 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
If getting the mail makes you anxious, then you need to change the contents of your mail. You must be getting too many bills. I find I like going to get the mail when I have ordered me a little something, like a book; it gives me something to look forward to (otherwise the hike to the mailbox is boring). So long as you're not making more bills!

sami-jo
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   Posted 7/12/2006 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
All of the doctor bills are what makes me anxious! It's like every little thing the insurance company has to question. Makes me crazy! Plus just looking at them reminds me of the whole ordeal.

Keriamon
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   Posted 7/12/2006 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
You definitely need to find something to look forward to in the mail. Maybe a tea of the month club? Then you can at least have something nice to sip on while going over your bills, lol. Or maybe a chocolate of the month club?

shelly1979
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   Posted 7/13/2006 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Sami,

Yes, I think, "Okay, when is the "poop pain" going to hit me?"  And in about 5 minutes, it does.  Don't you just hate this?  It's a bad cycle.  I thought I would be "normal" by now.  It's been 4 months straight now.

take care.


piercedinwales
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   Posted 7/14/2006 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi...I'm new to this and I'm pleased that I'm not the only one with IBS cause my doc makes me feel stupid always trying to get help. I always have pain in the morning and need the toilet, whether it's a bad or good day. The pain lasts almost all day, every day with terrible flare ups at times. I have tried every anti inflamiary the doc can think of, head pills, as he thought it was all due to stress.
Even if I'm really looking forward to something the situation with the pain never changes. It's the doctors that stress me trying to put it all down to stress, as even on my best times I can have an attack of the owrst pain, and when I've been through terrible stress the symptoms get no worse. I'd love to get a food intolerance test but my docs refuse me and I can't afford to pay for one. I've tried cutting out different foods and the only thing I know makes me worse is alco-pops so I've cut them out forever! Good luck to everyone on here. You've been a real help just reading your messages makes me realise I'm not alone and it's not all in my mind!

1morechance
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   Posted 7/16/2006 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shelly,
I can relate to almost everything you had experience in the morning (exactly the same for me), usually the build up will starts will passing alot of gas (Flatulence) and then like what you say:

"Okay, when is the "poop pain" going to hit me?" And in about 5 minutes, it does.

It had happen to me mroe than 6months and I don;'t know when it will ends...

Do anyone get rumbling noise coming from the stomach and follows by ab discomfort and a lot of flatulence?

Also is IBS contagious? Will I pass on to my family memebers?

Keriamon
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   Posted 7/17/2006 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
No, IBS is not contagious (unless you have a parasite or bad bacteria masquerading as IBS, and then you can transmit it through toliet seats). IBS is solely a functionality problem. I liken it to erectile dysfunction; things just don't work right and for no good reason. And last I knew, erectile dysfunction didn't catch. LOL.

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   Posted 7/17/2006 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi 1morechance,
Keri is right... IBS is not contagious. However, GI troubles (IBD & IBS) have been known to be passed down from generation to generation. My grandpa has gut problems, my dad does too and my sis does a little as well. It's discouraging, I know, but at least you can be somewhat prepared and ready to face it if your family develops it.
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forrest
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   Posted 7/20/2006 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I get that same thing as you bowell problems right upon waking everyone i have talked to say thats a normal owell problem with ibs i take a imodium just before bed and it helps alot with the problem of having to go right upon waking

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   Posted 7/21/2006 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Forrest,
Do you take Imodium everyday? Have you spoken to your doc about long term side affects? The only reason I ask is because I think Des, the other mod, was told that her diverticulosis (or is it -itis?) was caused by Imodium abuse.
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forrest
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   Posted 7/21/2006 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I just started it about a month ago only taking one pill a day and somtimes skipping a few days i only take it when my stomach and bowells are making crazy noises!

mrsbill1
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   Posted 3/10/2013 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi does anyone ever get an IBS attack that seems to go away for awhile during the day,only to return with bloating and diarrhea? This has been happening to me for the past week.. The only thing that is different in my life is stress...any input would be greatly appreciated

btcountess
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   Posted 3/10/2013 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, you should read the book Wheat Belly - I started eliminating wheat/gluten and almost immediately eliminated bloating, nausea, dizziness and especially the constant D. I feel so much better. I know it has helped because we went to a wedding last night and I thought I could try just a little - had four bites of wedding cake and three pieces of sweet and sour chicken. Guess what - feel horrid today and started D again. Back to TOTAL wheat/gluten free. Good luck!

Marsky
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   Posted 3/11/2013 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Eating - anything - kicks my gut into gear. Consequently, I allow 2-3 hours before reporting to work for all my trips to the bathroom to cease. And I eat a light breakfast within 15 minutes of rising.

I also do not eat while at work (however I work 10-2, I'm grateful that I don't need to work FT), so usually I don't have solids from 7 am until oh 2:30. Even then, I usually only eat a hard boiled egg, a banana or string cheese. Making sure my dinner is a larger meal (roast chicken, grilled salmon, rice, steamed veggies, salad, etc.).

Gone are the days of eating anytime, anywhere, because I know my gut will become active and I'll be making half a dozen trips to the bathroom, spaced out over an hour or two. That's when people say - can't you just stay in there and finish? I HATE that comment the most. Sure, that's my problem - I just got up too soon from the toilet. Sigh..........

Post Edited (Marsky) : 3/11/2013 6:12:45 AM (GMT-6)


salsadancer
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   Posted 3/13/2013 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same routine - poop occurs in the morning. What do you take for it?

DanielleMichelle
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   Posted 3/15/2013 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I am the same way. Every single morning never fails. I've tried not eating after 5 or 6 and it still happens.
Bipolar, OCD, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Depression

1600mg Lithium, 100mg paxil, 600mg Neurontin

gvgurl13
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   Posted 3/16/2013 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I am new to this forum, But have recently found what works for my IBS , and thought i would share it. I know how hard it is to live with this and any bit of information on it always helps others. I take a Pepcid AC in the morning, along with a digestive enzyme supplement after every meal ( I use Digest-13 available at Walgreens it has all of the enzymes in it for all foods intolerable), then i take a multivitamin. Hope it helps seems to really help me. Maybe it will help you too, give it at least a week for the full effect.

mnm_uk
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   Posted 3/18/2013 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

I found this thread after a good search and I think it sum's up my problem pretty much spot on.

I've been to the doctors many times, had many tests up the hospital and each time nothing is found and, they
advise me it's IBS.

I find in the morning before I leave I have to go toilet 3 or 4 sometimes 5 times within 30 minutes of waking up,
weekends tends to be not a problem (maybe i'm not just thinking about it) like I am during the week / I lay in on
weekends.

I've tried cutting out certain foods, not eating after different times at night but nothing seems to change.

I find when i'm anxious I get a "bout of IBS". Is this normal?

When I start to feel this I Try not to think about it but it never seems to work.

Anyone have any advise?

bellanefe
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   Posted 3/23/2013 4:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I noticed me too, in the weekends or the days i dont have to go out or see my boyfriend i am always better ! I have very strong IBS-D when I get stressed if it will happen to me when I will go out or not..
Me too I ve been in doctors many times, 2 diferent both diagnosed IBS.. Instead of Immodium I take laxatives and they seem to help..
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