It seems to me that stress. . .

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foreverEmily1
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   Posted 6/21/2007 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
It seems to be that stress makes mine flare up as I have notice that mostly it is after I am eating out, eating fast, in a hurry or stessed out with something. Otherwise i am not so bad. I have also found that if  I eat slowly and relax as much as possible and take my time it can be controled better.
Can anyone relate to this?
As it was explained to be by my doctor: the condition is where after we eat the  brain waves making the large intestants think it is in a hurry to move things though, when in fact it is not. Thus, everything is in fast motion and the intestants are overworked causing an extra acumulation of fluids which causes the  D. with pain. Any coments on this? I would like to hear any other facts your doctors have given you.
 
By the way, does this boards have spell check as i am bad at that?
 
Thanks

Keriamon
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   Posted 6/21/2007 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, everyone on this board can relate. I technically don't even have IBS (I have problems stemming from a lack of a gall bladder) and stress STILL makes me have worse D problems.

And yes, your doctor more or less accurately described what happens when you have IBS-D (obviously the same hurry-up thing doesn't happen to people with IBS-C). No one knows for sure what exactly is going on in there, but that certainly seems to be what's happening. I don't know that working faster, though, is what causes the fluids--I have always been under the impression that you end up with D when the intestines move too fast because your intestines don't have time to absorb the water and bile that they are supposed to absorb, so it all ends up coming out with your stool.

Nope, no spell check. I'm on a different type of community message board that does have spell check and I have to admit that I've gotten used to it and have to remind myself to read these posts twice to try and cut down on my errors. :-)

foreverEmily1
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   Posted 6/21/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Keriamon, thanks for your reply. You may be right about the absorbion of the water. I don't have a gall bladder now either but had the problem befoe the removel. this problem does run in my family as my mother and sister had/has it too.

Keriamon
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   Posted 6/21/2007 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have a problem with bile stools--yellow and/or burning--get your GI to prescribe you Welchol. It specifically absorbs excess bile (strange thing is, though, it's really a cholesterol medicine, lol). It's what I take and it stopped me from having frequent D. Now, so long as I don't stress or eat anything too bad on the old guts, I'm normal most of the time.

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 6/21/2007 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
As long as I watch what I eat i'm fine...........
SnowyLynne


foreverEmily1
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   Posted 6/22/2007 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
SnowyLynne,
You know, I have been thinking that too but did not know where to start on the food list. I never eat spicy foods so do you have any suggestions of what not to eat? Thanks

Keriamon
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   Posted 6/22/2007 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Fatty and greasy foods will usually make a gall bladder problem (including a lack of gall bladder problem) worse. Pizza, ice cream, fried chicken, french fries, fast food... those are all things to stay away from. If you can get your guts calmed down, you might find that you can tolerate small amounts of those things occasionally, or you might find some version that you can have. I have found that Red Baron frozen pizzas are okay, provdied I don't eat more than 1/2 of one at a time, and don't eat it more than once every week or two. I can also tolerte Chick-Fil-A because they deep fry in peanut oil, which seems to be toleable to me. Still, I don't press my luck and eat it too often.

My biggest trigger, though, is caffeine. I can tolerate it in chocolates and green tea, but that's it. Black tea has to be decaf and no coffee at all (because even decaf still has a good deal in it). I could drink decaf cokes, but the only kind I like is expensive and I've been off cokes so long now that I don't even really want that much anymore.

Have you seen posts on calcium? Linda (Inape) did a bunch of research on it and found that Caltrate 600 w/ vitamin D is the most constipating form of calcium on the market in the US, and that if people who have D take it, they will lessen thier D. Linda also doesn't have a gall bladder, and that's all she takes to control her D. I have more of a problem, though, and have to have my Welchol, but I take the calcium in addition to it as well, and that way I don't need so much Welchol. Calcium is also good when you have a bile problem because calcium soothes minor irritations in the digestive tract, which excess bile can certainly cause. They think it's the reason why people who consume 3 servings a dairy a day have a significantly lower occurence of colon cancer. Which makes sense, given that it keeps the intestines from being irritated. So it's helpful on that account as well.

bennettgirl
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   Posted 6/28/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I just went to Florida 2 weeks ago and loved it.  I DID NOT have a problem with my stomach the whole time.  NO Diareaha.  I actuallly had normal bowel movements and I ate things I havent ate in a while.  I was so excited.  I did still have a burning sensation in my sides which after a while did quit.  Other than that I was so calm laying out on the beach.  I came home last Tuesday and went back to work on Thursday and Yep had Diareaha on Saturday.  I was so upset.  My stools or even just pure diareaha are a yellowish color/orange color.  When I wipe it seems like a bright yellow.  That is probably what the burning sensation is also.  Its weird how when I was in Florida that I ate things I had not eaten in months and even drank alcohol.  Now.... 
 
 
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