Hi I'm a new member. I have been having bowel disorder for over a decade but sort of ignored it until recently because of embarrassing flatulence and bloating. Whenever I mention my symptoms to a GP they normally treat it very lightly and say to avoid beans, drink more water etc. On researching the net and forums like this I've discovered that both my spouse and I have IBS with some degree of lactose intolerance. I have C symptoms with occasional D, and my spouse usually has D symptoms. He has Type 2 diabetes in addition. Would appreciate any advice or guidance you may have. This problem is affecting me at work and although I hear there are many in North America who suffer from IBS, very few are sympathetic and behave as if it is a hygiene or antisocial problem. I also wonder how they control their symptoms, particularly flatulence.
I will be doing H-pylori and occult blood testing and my spouse will be going for colonoscopy. We have not started any medication yet, although I did get some relief with APO-Omeprazole (20 mg) but that rendered my H-pylori test indeterminate so I stopped it for a while in order to re-do the test. Would appreciate any advice in this regard, and particularly any advice that will help with the flatulence. Thanks
Post Edited (brandii) : 4/6/2007 11:30:03 AM (GMT-6)