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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/8/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
 I am fairly new to HW. I usually hang out over at fibromyalgia. But I have a question about IBS. I have had IBS for years now and have left it untreated. But for a long time now, especially last seveal months, when I have to go its like lightning strikes. I have no warning. I stop dead in my tracks and try to gain control and when that don't work I run. And usualy have accident all the way to bathroom. Very embarrising in public and at home. I hide it from hubby and others. I have accidents in my sleep. I always have loose stools. I have tried benifiber and metemucil (sp?) and other otc stuff but no relief. Also, bad gas with no relief for otc meds. Its very embarrassing. At home and public. I do have GI appointment monday but was just wondering why I have no control over bowels? It happens at least 6 out of 7 days. And some days several times a day. What gets me is there is no warning. And I just can't make it to bathroom. DO they have meds to help with that? Is there a name for that kind of problem? Or is it just IBS? I really need help with this and have went to long dealing with it on my own. I was just to embarrassed sad
Well thanks for listening and for and advice
unoffically fibromyalgia, osteoprosis, allergies, chronic depression, PTSD, bipolar? ( I don't think I am), anxiety, stress, panic attacks, psycosis ,Oh Yea  IBS, bone spurs...
Provigil, zyrtec, klonipin 1mg 4 1/2 a day, seroquel, geodon, soma, lortab, remeron, zorcor, lidoderm patches, hyoscyamine, topomax, phenergran as needed, actonel 
( will udate list after appt. with GI and Rhuemy for dx and meds on 8-11-08 & 8-20-08)

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/9/2008 2:35 AM (GMT -7)   
im sorry poco for you feeling like this, but i realy don't know. At least you are seeing the GI doc on monday they should have answers for you. i was always 'c'. but on the odd occasion that i had to run i always made it on time. Except now after having the colon out, there have been times where i have only passed wind, and a little extra comes to greet me. I understand your feeling of embarrasment, its not nice, but fingers crossed the docs will know what is going on.
take care and please let us know how it goes xx
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole

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   Posted 8/9/2008 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear poco,

I am sorry to hear this is happening to you and I empathize with how embarassing this is for you.

I am glad to hear you have a GI appointment on Monday and I am sure you will recieve a medical screening exam and possibly tests by your physician.

Take care and let us hear what your outcome is.  We are always here to support you.



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   Posted 8/9/2008 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear about your "runnings". I get like that too. I've found, that for me, is to starve myself 3 to 4 days a week. I eat as little as possible on the days I eat. ( hot dog in 2 days, nothing else.water ok) I found that as soon as food hits my stomach...20 minutes later.........Starving may NOT be the best thing to do....but it works for me.
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