Super frustrating, it all makes sense but how do I fix it?

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 12/15/2009 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all, so my IBS manifests itself as gas, gurgling, hemorrhoids, loose stools of all shapes, sizes, colors and smells, incomplete evacuation and a couple of other symptoms off and on. Now the loose stools, usually the (TMI alert!) end that comes out first looks pretty formed like my old BM's did before my IBS started (almost 2 years ago), with a nice firm, easy sliding shape. The rest however is smooth, often thin, slick and leaves...residue as it were, and the trailing end is always so unformed it often breaks off before being passed.

It all seems like an issue of transit time/digestion; like the beginning the the BM has been in there long enough that it's ready to leave, but the rest of it is all soft and stuff because I'm getting the urge to go too early, you know? It should be sitting in there a little longer and letting all the bacteria work on it and letting all the water be absorbed and whatever else happens to stool inside the small and large intestines. Does that make sense?

So what's happening to speed up my transit time? Or what can I do to slow it down? I need to get more of the good bacteria going on so that all the work can be done, but what can I do to wait a little longer before getting the urge to go? Increase my transit time you know?



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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/27/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jesse

Get online and read up on the benefits of sauerkraut in your diet and how it can help. I'm using it in my diet and it is helping tremendously. I dont have IBS but I do have a yeast infection called candida. It is advanced enough that I was having diarrhea and/or loose stools 90% of the time. With about 3 months of kraut therapy I have reversed this problem so that I now have normal stools maybe 90% of the time. Read up on probiotic therapy like using vsl#3. Contact me if you want at




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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/5/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I had IBS since 1983, and went through a litany of treatments, medications and physicians. Starting with Herb Benson, specialist in the Boston's Deaconess pain clinic, and later famous for the "Relaxation Response," try a variety of meds, none of which helped. I went on to some well recommended Internal Medicine doctors, who with medicine and adding grains (much like sandy cattle feed), again posted no real improvement. All tried their best, but found no real relief for me.

My first success was with acupuncture, which would last for about 4-6 weeks, but required constant management.

SUCCESS AT LAST: After one of my wife's colleagues gave her a food that remedied her needing to get monthly cortisone shots in her spine for arthritis, from a grain derived from a seed which contains the highest and safest source of Omega 3s (anti-inflammatory) of any other source in the world. She advised I try it for my IBS. This food I speak of has normalized my bowel function and eliminated pain and irregularity. It has been since March (09'). I would be happy to talk with you about my experiences, if you wish to contact me at . Best Regards, Bob
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