Anyone else have the same symptoms?

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/5/2006 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   

I was diagnosed with IBS several years ago.  I continue to do research online looking for an explanation to symptoms I have.  When I have an episode my legs and back ache.  I have terrible gas and bloating and at times can also be nauseous.  Within an hour or so I am hungry yet don't feel like eating a thing.  At times the pain that runs up my back is so bad all I can do is sit or lie down.  It is very difficult at work as my boss frowns upon naps or resting at work. :-)  Does anyone else experience these things and if so any suggestions would be helpful. 

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   Posted 12/6/2006 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
You know, some time ago we were discussing hip and joint pain and it seemed that a large number of us had it for some reason. I thought the extra calcium I was taking might be causing my bones to be sensitive, but I'm still taking calcium and my stomach's better and no more hip pain. I also changed my chair at work. That helped quite a bit initally, but I think maybe just getting my guts straightened back out got rid of the rest. Unfortunately, no one on here's figured out why so many people seem to have pains like that.

Can you use a heating pad or, at the very least, a hot water bottle at work? My first couple of plane trips overseas were agonizing; I have never had back problems, but mine sure hurt after 8-9 hours in coach. But my last trip I got one of those self-heating back wraps (get them at any pharmacy) and put it on for the duration and was like a normal human being when I got off the plane. I think it kept my muscles from "freezing up" as I sat upright for hours on end without moving.

Gas pains are also eased by heat, so I think if you could try something warm on your back and/or stomach, that might help you out at work. Other than that, try gas pills. I used to use the chewable kind because I could take them without water, but you may need something stronger; I think Gas-X has a new Advanced Strength version out that you may need. Also, if you have access to hot water at work, try making tea. Some of the other ladies on here are big herbal tea drinkers and they can tell you what to drink for gas (peppermint, I think) and what to drink for nausea (ginger, I think).

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/7/2006 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi miwoman1. I suffer from the nausea and gas. Gas I haven't really looked into but I've heard theat peppermint works. Apparently ginger pills do too. I use ginger pills for the nausea which works beautifully!!! And it actually says on my bottle that it's for gas. LOL. But I've not taken any notice of it working or not. Though ginger and peppermint are both used for nausea. Ginger in any form.

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   Posted 12/8/2006 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I take a super strenth gas pill right after I eat and it works wonders. I usually get the 166 simethicone store brand which is stronger than the GAs=X was. maye they are out with something stronger now. Peppermint tea calms the stomach but ginger works the best for nausea. Combo pepperment, ginger and fennel capsules before eating work very well.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/9/2006 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I cant believe you asked? Finally!! I thought I was going nuts, my legs and back hurt pretty bad this week, I thought I was sleeping funny or something?!  and today my ibs is awful on me.  I'll have to pay closer attention.  All these signs!!
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