reversal of C and D

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   Posted 5/24/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone.. it seems like every couple of years I'll get this attack by my IBS-C that turns into D

It happened again this stomach turns into an acid volcano, constant nausea and extreme gas...when I sit on the toilet, which is often with this, its like my colon explodes! there is so much gas it just blows everything right out of me! the stool is watery, almost like a dark slurry with some formed stool...this goes on for about a week, then its over! just like that the burning and nausea are gone... I will be fatigued after all this, I also have MS and this attack also makes the MS worse..

but Saturday night around 9PM, it was over. I could tell...during the week I am taking taking massive quantities of simethicone,cimetdine, coca-cola and peppermint oil. Today, I went and did a quick 5 mile bike ride along the Erie nausea and even an appitite. There have been times of emotional stress that has severly affected the IBS, but there was none this time..

I don't know what starts it, and I don't what ends it..since I am usually plagued with constipation, in a way I can deal with this because I'm going, not completely blocked , but still....

does anyone else reverse like this?
It seemed like a good idea at the time

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 1956
   Posted 5/24/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
My former sister-in-law experiences IBS like this. She is a nurse and says so many of her coworkers seem to have it (why I don't know, stress from their busy 12 hour on-their-feet shifts?). She said there's a term for it - dumping? Her symptoms never lined up with mine so what worked for her didn't always work for me. She used to tell me that Fiber-con worked the best for her, in keeping things more consistent and not having these major blow outs (pretty much what you described).

Hopefully you'll receive more replies. Wish I could help you out more but from all the time I spend on these medical forums, anything other than one formed stool bm a day, seems average for IBS sufferers. We seem to have such varying degrees in symptoms and yet, none of our symptoms fit in with people who have normal, one dump a day, colons.

Sometimes I wish I could attend a summer camp for IBS adults. Where we could all vent, complain, laugh, cry and then have a new handle (attitude, resolve, approach, etc.) to our situations. But that camp would have to give us one working toilet per camper! LOL
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 5/25/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard of "dumping"... everything in you just blown someone with constipation, I won't say this is pleasant, but I feel really empty and cleaned out, and that does feel well. but there is constant acid volcano going on in my gut the same time..that is not pleasant as for my IBS-C I now use sennosides and stool softener every other day, and it works and has been working the past 5 months....

someone else started a thread about sennokot, what I take ia what sennokot is....for some reason people seemed to be obssed with buting the brand name instead of buying their own sennosides and softener or other stores brands with the exact same ingredients.....don't unner stand
It seemed like a good idea at the time

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