IBS out of Breath

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   Posted 8/11/2009 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, this is my first chat.

I have all the usual symptoms of IBS, bloating, constipation, diarrhea; I have different results with the same food on different days. I do not have much pain or cramping however.


My main issue is that when I get bloated my stomach puts pressure on my diaphragm and on my lungs and I get out of breath. I can’t walk 30 ft without having to stop to catch my breath. Forget about stairs, they are impossible.


When I have no IBS symptoms I can jog, run up two stairs at a time and do 90minute work outs at the gym with no problem.


Does anyone else have these symptoms?  

I have had my heart and lungs checked and they are normal.


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   Posted 8/20/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
The symptoms that you have mentioned point to IBS but shortage of breath is not a well known symptom. I would recommend you take some more tests to check the right cause.
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