Symptoms of IBS ?

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   Posted 10/14/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 19 years old and I suffer from extreme abdominal pain sometimes (usually following alcohol, certain foods, etc.), which leave me on the toilet for a few hours. During this time (yes,this is embarrasing), my testicles and penis shrink and I have extreme diarrhea and sometimes vomiting. Is this normal?

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   Posted 11/24/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Alcohol & certain foods like broccoli will give you gas & make you go to the bathroom. Try avoiding these items.

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   Posted 11/24/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   


There is a good, easy to understand article about Irritable Bowel Syndrome HERE. Page 3 of the artcle lists the symptoms that one with IBS might have. These episodes that you have should be of enough concern to you to start investigating the cause of the problem. As you will learn from the article, IBS is a syndrome diagnosed only when all other maladies have been ruled out.

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   Posted 12/14/2007 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Activa is for both and I can tell you it really helped me.

I would go 3 days of no BM and then 3 days of D. It was horrible. My body was not digesting food properly. THe docs said I had IBS/Ibd, and the gave me prescription pills for the pain and cramping I would have every single time I ate. I suffered for almost 2 years. Every meal I ate felt like I was food poisened. could not eat much for food. Everything had to be bland. Like white rice and baked chicken for the last 2 years.

I tryed Activa and the first 3-5 days I did not notice a difference. BM were still loose. I still ate one everyday and now I have been on it for 1 month. I feel like a million bucks!!!! I go the same time everyday now and its normal and there is no pain associated with it. My mood has improved and I am ten times happier then I've ever been. I can finally go out to restaraunt with my boyfriend and eat from the menu without worring. Just only regret I tried this sooner so I would not have to suffer.

And I can eat anything I want now. I might gain alot of weight at this rate. The foods that I would have to avoid before I can now eat with ease....

Like Pizza, ice cream, soda, chocolate, pudding, chips, sandwiches, an occasional beer OMG the list goes on.....
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