Is this part of IBS???

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   Posted 12/18/2006 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I was dxed with IBS about 30 years ago, had a lower G.I. done and was having a flare at the time. I get colonostopies done every three years to check for polpys. Gastro also told me I had IBS and Diverticulous.

Yesterday I had a devere bout of IbS, I think I have a permament ring around my butt, it eased up later in the evining, i took metamucil and woke so many times during the night with gas pains and bloating, burping and a feeling I had to go to the bathroom.

When ny IBS gets this bad I get pain in my left side ribs and breasts, right up to the shoulder. Anyone else get this.

I had no problem with IBS for years but it sure has come back. I also have gerd. I still have the IBS oday and lots of abdoiminal action.

Thanks, Linda

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   Posted 12/18/2006 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Linda,
Do you normally take a fiber supplement? If not, that may explain your nocturnal awakening with gas and bloating. It is best to ease into fiber; never start with a regular dosage. Your body needs time to adjust. Given you have Diverticulosis as well, that can add to abdominal pain. High fiber intake is key to managing Diverticulosis as well as IBS.
Docs mention that IBS can flare with stress. As this is the holiday season, it is not uncommon for us to feel stressed out. Could this be why your IBS has appeared again?
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