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   Posted 4/14/2007 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Can this happen with IBS - C? So much so to actually go up a dress size?
I feel pretty uncomfortable...

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   Posted 4/14/2007 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Syrup,
It is not terribly uncommon for IBSers to gain weight (especially with IBS-C).  IBS causes many of us to bloat.  Lots of members have talked about how they look pregnant and can't fit into their clothes.
Here is a link to a post about weight gain:
Are you on only medication that has weight gain as a side effect?  I remember when I got on birth control I gained like 10 lbs.  Same goes for steriods, my buddy got a severe case of poison oak and the doc prescribed Prednisone -- he gained almost 10 lbs from being on it for 10 days.
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   Posted 4/15/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I also am overweight and have IBS/C.  It is also all in my belly.  I am careful not to overeat.  I have heard that the belly fat is indicative of heart disease.  But, actually it probably makes more sense that I have it from the IBS/C.  I took a nuclear heart test and did well on the test.

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   Posted 4/15/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes it can do a number on your belly that is why most people (women) feel like they look pregnant. The rest of the body is okay, not very proportional. The bloating is horrible, I do find though that I'm not as bad anymore since I take my Miralax and fiber regularly and use Beano for when I'm eating extra carbs. Cuts down on the bloating for me.
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   Posted 4/17/2007 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Any other suggestions for bloating?

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   Posted 4/17/2007 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes antispamotics will help prevent bloating along with a lot of simethicone like in Gas-X and Maalox Max. Pepto helps me and when things get really bad I take one Dulcolax which gets the gas moving.
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