Just found out i have IBS

How many years did you deal with pain before a doctor would help..
0-5 - 33.3%
5-10 - 33.3%
10-or more - 33.3%

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   Posted 4/19/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello i am almost 30 and have had issues going #2 since i was little. I really started feeling it around 17 and now it is so bad that i cant even go anywhere, i have used zelnorm and lactulose and neither has worked for me more then just a few times. I started using a natural colon cleanse called oxy powder and it will help a little i go but the pain does not go away and i dont go as much as i am suppose to. I am so tired of feeling this way i finally went to se a G.I. doc and he started me on amitiza 8mcg and i have used it for 3 days now and have not gone yet but the pain has been gone. I know i have to go but it just dont come out...I have to go next month for a scope and then the doc will know more, i have never had one done but i just hope after all these years i can get out again and enjoy life with my kids. Has anyone ever felt this way and did things get better, and if so how and what helped you the most. I am a very active person and being stuck in the house because the pain is so bad and i never know when my body will finally let me go, and when i gotta go i better be by a bathroom.....Help i am scared and dont feel like this will ever be better........

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   Posted 4/25/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
have you tried drinking a glass of prune juice and eating a yogurt DAILY? I'm serious. Prune juice for motility and yogurt for stabilizing healthy bacteria in the intestine.

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   Posted 4/26/2009 12:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Definitely don't feel like you are alone or that no one has been where you are. At one point, I was having horrible panic attacks, and diharrea with pain pretty much every night of my life. I couldn't be alone. I was terrified to leave my house and completely dependent on the TV. I do...still have attacks of IBS and panic from time to time. I am working on my third in a week as we speak, as its my period time and it always seems to happen then if its going to.

I have overall seen GREAT improvement. I have a life that I am happy in and do still in the back of head worry from time to time, but rarely have problems. Here are some of the things I have done that have proven to help me. To spite this list, don't stop going to your doctor in order to rule out everything you can. But all or some of these could be of great help. I will thinking of you.

First and foremost is my faith in God, HE assures we are never alone
Chiropractic-this has been huge for me. I recently stopped b/c of financial constraints and the attacks have returned a bit. It works!!!!
Digestive Advantage
Exercise-a healthy core improves digestive health and function and exercise slows the tract which can help as well. It also relieves stress as well, which can trigger attacks.
A healthy intestinal friendly for you diet
Regular nights sleep
When you have pain, try a heating pad and deep breathing. They help. Also, remember there is always someone who has a lot worse than you do. Keep it in perspective. Good Luck and I wish you the very best.

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   Posted 4/26/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

I have been where you are and I find that taking Fibercon daily, and eating yogurt have helped me.  I used to be in severe pain with much cramping.  I have had the scope and it really is not bad at all.  The prep is the hard part.  :)  My dx was IBS.

Take care and I hope you do get some relief soon.



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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/23/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
What has helped me is: Peppermint Capsules,Miralax taken with amiitza 24 MCG. I tried the otc first of digestive track and it didn't give me good results. Eliminate caffeine,alcohol.

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   Posted 7/24/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I keep telling my mom that I am getting to where I don't want to leave the house and it is really starting to get on her nerves that this is all I ever talk about. She thinks my constant dwelling on the subject is making me worse, and she might be right. But the fact is, I am worse, and that is why I dwell. It is a vicious cycle. You are not alone. You have people here who know exactly what you are going through and we will listen. And someone else mentioned the scope isn't bad, and they are right. I was afraid of it too, but it wasn't too bad. It is uncomfortable, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't really hurt and you will be fine.
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