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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/12/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I'm new here.
I'm 36, and have had IBS like symptoms since I'm 14. I was on everything from Tagmet, Bentyl, Pecid, etc.
I am currently on Bentyl as needed.
In 2000 (age 28) I had my first colonoscopy confirming I did indeed have IBS.
I would say that I have maybe 3-4 episodes a month now. Pretty controlled.
But last night was a BAD one.
I was in the bathroom from midnight until 6am.
My stomach was in SO MUCH pain. The pain usually lasts 3 minutes, then stops for 10 minutes, then repeats.
Today my stomach is SO sore I can't even bend over.
It feels bloated and I can feel the gas bubbles in it moving around.
It also feels like acid indigestion now.
Mind you, during the episode I took 2 imodium because
I couldn't take it anymore.
Does this happen to anyone after a bad episode (that you are so sore for a day)?

Lady Frog
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 139
   Posted 5/12/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Soreness after an attack is usual for me. It's like when I attempt to do sit-ups after not doing any for a few years. A super sore, can't walk completely upright yet can't bend the tummy kind of sore. Hubby jokes that he can tell when I've had a bad one by the way I walk for a few hours afterward. He says I look like a little old lady all hunched over and walking slowly so that I don't jar the guts.

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1451
   Posted 5/12/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
BBG. you said you had a colonscopy confirming that you had IBS so I am a little confused. IBS is a diagnosis made when everything physical has been ruled out but have you had a CT scan or been tested for H. pylori or celiac disease. Are you still taking Pepcid or Tagamet as much of your problem could be from acid as that will cause gas and discomfort. It is not all about heartburn when if comes to acid.

Are you keeping a food diary? Since you have it so often maybe you can narrow it down to certain foods. Also, have you tried the Probiotics or Digestive Advantage IBS as that has helped people. I would definetly try a GAS-X pill, one or two after you eat or you can take one or two before. And do stay away from carbonated drinks. Just a few ideas which you have probably heard before. You might also ask about a endoscopy to check for gastritis. I hope you find a solution soon.

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 45
   Posted 5/15/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
hey, im sorry to hear about the IBS.
I used to be the way you are, 3 - 4 episodes a month. not they are much more often. But anyway, the soreness i think is very common.. If i have a very bad episode i know that the next few hours or day will be bad, as in I have to watch out what I eat, and If it will come back again. I have never had one as long as you i dont think. that must have been hell:(
What do you do to help the pain when it gets bad?

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 5/15/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
With IBS you learn a new/better way to eat.......

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