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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/6/2009 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone.  I'm new to this site and just wanted to see if there are others out there feeling the way I do.  I was diagnosed with IBS about 14 years ago.  For a long time it never really bothered me that much but in the last few years it seems to be becoming a daily battle.  I honestly would love a complete day where I felt well.
Does anyone else out there feel that their whole digestive system just doesn't seem to be working?  I can feel okay and then I have breakfast (normally a scone and cappuccino) and then usually will start to get crampy pains.  Within about half an hour to an hour I will go to the toilet but I never seem to feel relieved by this.  Then the lethargy starts and I just feel as if every bit of energy is being zapped out of me.
I get a lot of queassiness and nausea too, bloating, noisy rumbling stomach, crampy twinges.
Sometimes I get loose bowel movements - very occasionally totally soft almost liquid ones.  I also get constipation sometimes too.  I get a lot of streaks of yellow mucuous in movements.
Does any of this sound familiar to anyone and can anyone give any advice on how to cope with this because I'm really getting down about it.
Thank you

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 3/7/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Jenny--  I can definitely identify w the total lack of energy!  (Not the nausea tho)-  I do feel my appetite is not "up to par".   But--YES----i feel drained!   And the morning.

Try some sort of anticholinergic.  (Nulev, Librax, Bentyl)-   Robert



Tired of IBS
New Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 3/12/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a new member too but can totally relate to your symptoms.  I have been dealing with ibs for over 15 years and the good news... I'm still alive!  But it is frustrating to say the least.  I feel very fatigued when going through an IBS spell.  I feel tired from the moment I get out of bed.  Lately I too feel nauseated.  Wish I had the magic answer but I usually come out of it by taking Metamucil every day, lots of water, cutting out the caffeine completely.  I also take an antispasmodic called Levsin that seems to help but makes my mouth very dry.  Another thing that helps are peppermint capsules.  They help to relax the colon.

New Member

Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 4/10/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I can relate! I feel fatigue all the time and coffee doens't evern work for me any more. Even if it works, it doesn't kick in until an hour later. Bentyl and Uulev both have side effects of drowsiness and blurred vision.... So I quit taking that! I wanna be able to think! Can any one gives me some tips to overcome the tiredness?

New Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 4/14/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh yes I can relate! Even as I am typing this, I am feeling pretty awful. Cramping, very slight nausea, after 2 trips so far to the bathroom. Levsin has helped me a LOT, being a new medicine for me.

I have lost about 14 lbs. with an ongoing case of the IBS-D for a year now. I keep thinking the loss of energy is due to that, just plain a bag of bones now at 110 lbs.

I do feel the same, my whole digestive system just doesn't work right. From literally my throat to all the way down to the end!
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