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kdee
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/2/2006 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  

Post Edited (kdee) : 8/4/2006 6:07:08 AM (GMT-6)


7Lil
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   Posted 8/2/2006 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi kdee,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
I think most of us here have heard at some point "it's all in your head." How frustrating is that!?! I kept switching docs until I finally found one that didn't tell me I was looney. You know your own body, you know you're not making up these symptoms.
How's the Lexapro working for you? Have you tried any relaxation techniques like yoga? Are you taking anything else like fiber or probiotics?
I'm glad you found us and feel a little comforted by our stories. Feel free to jump in, contribute, or ask anything you want.
Take care.
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kdee
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/3/2006 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   

I feel 100% better this morning...all your tips of "Safe foods to eat when you can't eat anything" was the exact advice I needed..but my Dr, should have been the one to tell me that !!

I was eating all the wrong foods when I would have these attacks, wheat toast, yogurt, oatmeal, saltine crackers & 7UP.

I can't/won't take the Lexapor again.  Will try the yoga as you suggested. Have stopped the "fiber foods" I was eating till I get thru the next few days.  Don't know what probotics is ???

THank you for being there !


shelly1979
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 164
   Posted 8/3/2006 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   

hi kdee,

i'm just like you.  i'm even a farmer's wife!  i started to have diarrhea/loose stools everyday starting mid-March this year.  i was so worried that it was something really bad.  i have had all of the tests...colonoscopy, blood tests for celiac & chrones, stool cultures for parasites, EGD, ultrasounds of abdomen & pelvis, cat scans of abdomen & pelvis, hida scan of gall bladder, ultrasound of gall bladder, small bowel series x-ray, etc.  nothing was found, so, they say I have IBS.  I still have diarrhea/loose stools everyday but I'm not going as many times a day now.  i was going 5-10 times a day, now I'm 1-3.  still not normal though.

i went to a theaparist for anxiety.  it was okay, but he said i don't need to come back anymore.  he thinks i can handle anxiety better now.  i refuse to take andidepressants.  they make me feel worse.  

i went to a "naturalist" dr. this past monday.  he said that i needed to take certain supplements so i'm trying th natural method now and we'll see what happens. 

i hope you are feeling better and please post me anytime.  we sound so much alike.

shelly :-)  


shelly1979
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 164
   Posted 8/3/2006 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   

hi again kdee,

wow, i know how the "farm life" can stress you out.  we just bought a $500,xxx farm...yeah, that's stressful enough!  we show cattle and are busy all of the time too.  there are a lot of worries.  i'm a teacher also so there is always a lot to do, plus between my husband and i, we have lost 3 grandparents in 5 weeks.  hasn't been the best of times and the funny thing is, my daily diarrhea started out of nowhere on march 15th (can't forget that day)...at the time, i really didn't feel a lot of stress when this diarrhea started, but i sure have felt it since it started in march!  i'm a type "A" personality anyway...i'm a nervous person and always have been...i'm scared of doctors, hospitals and tests.  (again, always have been...it's just how i am.)  did i mention that i got married this past december??  my GI doctor things that the stress with getting married and everything else "triggered" this diarrhea that i have everyday.  i was perfectly normal before march 15th and it just started out of nowhere...that's why i was so worried.  i weighed 117 in Jan. before the diarrhea started and I weigh about 110 now so i've lost around 7-8 lbs. (not a symptom of IBS, but it IS a symptom of chronic stress.)  my hair is falling out too because of the "shock" to the system.  my Dr. says that this should slow down over time and my hair will grow back.  it just isn't any fun and it makes you be in a cranky mood.

you know, i just ordered a book called "IBS: the First Year" and got it last night.  maybe it would help you??  i just got it in the mail last night so i hope to look it over tonight.  i heard it is a good book for IBSers.

keep me updated with your progress and never hesitate to post me!  i KNOW how you feel and you will need support, just as I have needed it and you will find that a lot of people just don't understand how you feel about this IBS stuff.  it's nice to know you have somebody to talk to.
 
try not to stress and worry.  that's what I'm trying to do..oh, one more thing...don't try to self diagnose yourself from the internet...that will make you worry more.  take my advice...trust in your doctor.
 
do you have diarrhea everyday too like i do?? thought i'd ask because i couldn't remember what you posted.
 
take care kdee...
 

7Lil
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   Posted 8/3/2006 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi kdee,
I'm so glad you're feeling better today. :-) We really do appreciate those days when we get them.
Probiotics are "good bacteria" our digestive system needs to work properly. They help flush out the bad bacteria that make us feel so bad. They're also good for yeast overgrowth. You might want to look in to taking them... I'm on Acidophilus, Kyo-Dophilus, and Digestive Advantage. I also eat Dannon Activia yogurt. Yogurt is a great source of probiotics if you'd rather not take the supplements.
Good luck with the yoga! Let us know how it goes.
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