IBS Targets the Anxious and Driven

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7Lil
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   Posted 3/5/2007 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting article...
 
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   Posted 3/5/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Another article...
 
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   Posted 3/5/2007 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lil... I saw that too and thought how true it is.
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   Posted 3/5/2007 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks I printed this out and I will read it this evening. I wanted to mention, my GI doctor's progress notes are untrue with somethings he wrote. Also, he even mentioned that he was not able to get me to focus due to me telling him about the Internet findings I have read. He doesn't think the interenet is a good source. I don't believe everything I find, but I do like to research.
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   Posted 3/5/2007 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
You are right JHP, the internet can be deceiving. Its best to get your information on sites such as mayoclinic or medscape, etc. There is just too much false information out there. Healing Well is a good source for people to share their experiences and treatments etc. but do not rely on medical advice here. There are no docs here to diagnose you, only fellow IBSers that can assure you that you are not alone.

Take Care


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JHP
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   Posted 3/5/2007 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree! I do know we all have to realize we aren't all the same. I know I could really get myself worked into a panic attack if I thought I had what everyone else has. I like the suggestions to the natural medications and also just being able to vent and know I am not alone.
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   Posted 3/5/2007 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
There's a real camaraderie here that is hard to find. We all know what the other is going through.
On top of that, I learned a lot about what type of meds I should look for, and what supplements I should think about taking. My docs never mentioned calcium or probiotics. Had I never started taking probiotics I'd probably be far worse off than I am now. I owe it all to HealingWell.

We've got a great group of people here. :-)
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   Posted 3/5/2007 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I generally take what I read on the internet and apply logic to it. Does it make sense? Are the conclusions realistic? Can I see any errors in their conclusions? And more importantly, does this jive with something else I've already read. The more often I read about something reported in different places (especially in different studies), the more likely I am to believe it. I believe in arming myself with knowledge before I even approach a doctor because, due to past experience, I don't trust doctors very much. I also grew up in a house where both parents worked in the medical field, so I am used to being informed, not kept in the dark like regular people. You'd be amazed at how much more information my doctors would give my mother because they knew her and knew she was a nurse, than they would give your average person whom they thought too dumb to get it (in some cases they are right, but in many cases they are wrong and they don't try to tell the difference).

In that BBC, article, there's the person ONEDAY needs to see: Peter Whorwell, professor of medicine and gastroenterology in the School of Medicine and director of the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service, agreed that IBS is often not taken seriously enough.

Get yourself to Manchester and see that guy! Write him a sob-story e-mail about how you keep getting crappy doctors who won't treat your PCOS, won't even let you see a gyno, and who won't take your excruitating pain and bloody bowel movements seriously. I bet he'll help and arrange for you to see him (or one of his collegues) directly!

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   Posted 3/5/2007 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I had to answer this.  I came down with IBS with constipation and my doctor said it was from grieving.  My husband had died around that time when the symptoms began.  Come to find out that many people have IBS with symptoms.  My new doc says that the bowels become sluggish.  I am 61 years old now. I now take konstyl and 1 6 mg. Zelnorm each day.  I am happy to say that my problem is gone.  It does not make sense that as soon as I took the meds my anxiety and driveness disappeared.  Watch out for any physicians who say things are psychological.  Usually it is a cop out on their part.

Keriamon
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   Posted 3/5/2007 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
A lot of people get constipated with age. Anybody that deals with older people knows that (and your doctor should have known it too). I think it's like the article said--anxiety makes a bowel problem worse, it doesn't cause it. The people who were anxious and stressed never had IBS until they got the bacterial infection, then their anxiety seems to made it harder to get over. And, of course, people who weren't anxious got IBS after the bug too (even if at a lesser rate of occurence).

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 3/5/2007 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
As we get older we are less active physically, don't always sleep as well in general don't have the routine of work and play that we had before. This in itself can make a person more constipated. My guess would be that the anxiety would be more apt to cause diahrea then constipation but that is IMHO

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   Posted 3/7/2007 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
So true - my anxiety really makes my bowel go into overdrive!!!!!!

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