Is anyones symptoms as bad?????

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   Posted 10/8/2006 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I woke up the other night with a burning pain just below my ribcage that went all the way across my front. The only way I can explain it is if you have ever had a real bad flu with aches pain & fever. That is how I feel when I get bad except I have no fever. I have noticed my legs even ache when this is bad. I had gb removed in march. Now new doc says it is ibs & from not having gb. I mainly have loose stools, sometimes water D. I use to think I was const. because I would have so much presure on my backso I refused to strain & I have found out that I'm not const at all I sometimes just don't go everyday. It allways comes out loose. I also stay real gasy.
new doc did mention welchol if it does'nt improve. But my main question is doe's ibs hurt this bad??

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   Posted 10/9/2006 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Definitely try the Welchol. I've been on it about three years now, I think, and I love it. It's the reason why I have normal poops.

I did get into a bad spell last year hurting real bad and having D everyday. I tried calcium (at first yogurt, then supplements) and that took away the pain. My theory is that I had irritated my guts eating things I shouldn't have--including sugar alcohol--and calcium is known to soothe GI tract irritations. If you haven't tried it yet, try some Calrate 600 w/ vitamin D twice a day. It is also slightly constipating, so it may take care of your loose stools all on its own.

The other thing I found is that foods that bothered me when my gall bladder was bad still bother me some now. Caffeine is one thing I really can't have. I also have to go light on super fatty foods--like ice cream--and greasy/fried foods, like pizza and fast food.
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