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poobah
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   Posted 4/14/2007 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Can any of the guys here tell me what their symptoms are like?

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   Posted 4/16/2007 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
BUMP
Thought I'd throw this back up to the top for you. We don't have too many regular male members, but hopefully one will be around shortly.
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gotta go!
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   Posted 4/16/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I have ibs-D. My symtoms are most severe in the mornings. can't make the 30 min drive to work without a pitstop sometimes. One of my peeves is men's washrooms with only one stall. Of course it's always occupied. I have started taking benefibre and it is working very well. I haven't had to stop on the way to work for 1 week and 1 day. :) I have noticed significantly less D. There has been a huge increase in the amount of flatulence but I'd rather fart than ---- my pants. My wife doesn't seem to like it though. I have not started probiotics yet but will be seeing a Naturalpath soon. My mother and sister see her and say that she is great. Sounds like Voodoo to me but I am trying to go with an open mind. It's hard for guys to talk about this stuff with buddies. I find the whole thing humiliating. hiding behind a bush on a back road cause you can't hold it any longer. Good thing I don't work in the city!!! The worst experience most recently was having to stop three times on a 40 min. trip into Toronto to see a hockey game with three of my close friends. Try getting out of that one unscathed!! The Leafs one big that night by the way.
My only issue now is some cramping in the mornings. Knowing that the fibre supplement is slowing things down inside reduces the anxiety I used to get when the cramps came. Lately, just a little passing of wind makes that better. Apparently the gas will subside as my system gets used to the fibre increase.

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   Posted 4/16/2007 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Gotta go!, glad you are feeling better! :-) I want to encourage you to take probiotics. They will help. They will help your D and soon enough they will help your gas. If you're skeptical about taking a pill then at least try eating yogurt or those yogurt milkshake things. Both have probiotics. If you can find Dannon Activia or anything that advertises probiotics, it would help you tremendously.
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   Posted 4/16/2007 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually 7Lil, I have been eating Activia for a few weeks. On it's own I didn't notice any results but I do believe that it can only be good for me. Or any of us for that matter. I was looking for Probiotics at the drug store and they seemed very expensive. They didn't have Acidopholus(spelling?) so I continue my search. I could have been looking in the wrong place. The Pharmasist is stunning and I couldn't bring myself to explain my issue to her. I'll wait until there is someone else at the counter. :)

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   Posted 4/17/2007 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Acidophilus isn't in with the other probiotics (I agree, they're pricey to expensive); it's in with the the other herbal supplements most of the time. They should all be in alphabetical order by name, so look there for some (cheap). You don't have to say what you want it for; just say you are looking for acidophillus pills and someone will point you out.

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   Posted 4/17/2007 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
The only probiotic I can find at drug stores is Acidophilus. And I hate Acidophilus. Instead I go to nutrition stores (GNC) and I also buy online (drugstore.com & amazon.com). It is much cheaper to shop online. I buy a 90 day supply for almost 1/2 what it cost out in stores.
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skippee
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   Posted 7/24/2007 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, first time poster here.

I've spent the last hour or so reading through this forum and have found so much good information. I'm really glad I found it.

I am a 40 year old male who has battled IBS-D for about the last 15 years. I've never really been diagnosed by a doctor with it, but it is something that runs in the family so I have just assumed I have it since my sysmptons are the same. I pretty much have the same symptons as most have stated here. I can go throug brief periods (2-7 days) without any problems, then out nowhere I begin having serious bouts of D that can last a few days. It stops my life in the sense that I'm afraid to go anywhere because I never know when it's going to hit me.

The only thing I've found that works is Immodium. I basically use it as a preventive tactic. When I am going out to eat, visiting friends, or basically going anywhere away from home for more than a few hours I will take 4 immodiums. This always seems to work and gives me the confidence to go away from home. The problem is that I end up paying for it after a few days because I become constipated and then that follows with very watery D. I've thought about taking it on a regular basis, but am always leary of taking medicines like that too often as I'm afraid of it having long-term effects on my liver.

I have never really heard of probiotics until reading this forum so I am definitely going to give that a try, maybe also the calcium. I just want to find something where I can have a somewhat normal lifestyle. I am tired of this problem controlling me and everything I do.

ontoilet
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   Posted 2/16/2013 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
7lil-With all due respect,Activia is an expensive gimmick.There is no proof anywhere that it works.What should he do next? Eat chocolate for pain? Wear a magnet in his wrist? Maybe if he stares at blinking lights?As a male who has been dealing with the IBS symptoms,I am tired of the sexist attitude doctors and the media have toward males who have IBS.Even going so far as to try an diagnose it with a different name because i am male.Activia is for women.It is marketed as such.Should i use Always Pads for my anal leakage as well?More men need to start complaining more so as to reflect real world statistics.

Marsky
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   Posted 2/17/2013 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope it's okay for a female to pop in here, two suggestions:

Someone on the UC forum here suggested I try this probiotic and I swear by it - Renew Life, Ultimate Flora, either the 80 Billion Colon one (aqua box) or the 50 Billion Critical Care one (blue box). You find these at a health food store, in the chilled section near yogurt, oils, etc. BTW, Walgreens sells these probiotics but I would not recommend buying them there, why? Because Walgreens refuses to keep them in a fridge behind the counter, if they are stored at room temp, they lose their effectiveness. Google it, you'll see lots of links for the ones I suggested above.

Second suggestion may seem odd to men but here goes. Years ago on a colon cancer forum I read about an ultra thin pad that MEN and women were wearing, to keep their garments clean if they had a minor accident while rushing or waiting for a bathroom stall to open up. Yes, men were wearing them! You find these in the feminine aisle, Stayfree, Ultra Thin Overnight Pads (black bag with purple logo/lettering). I'm long past the actual need for their purpose but they have SAVED me countless times in dire situations and are much better than wearing depends. What's so useful about this pad is they have wings so they fan out wide where you need to secure them to your underwear and then they are extra-long and cover the rear area, where WE all seem to need coverage the most.

Good luck to you!

Post Edited (Marsky) : 2/17/2013 7:16:24 AM (GMT-7)

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