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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 4/29/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had IBS for several years and by avoiding the foods that upset my system most of the time I do ok.  I have noticed in the last couple of months I have spells that seem to last about a week.  When the first bad day of D hits I usually cut back on food and just make sure to intake plenty of liquids.  After giving my system a break I will eat small meals several times a day.  I usually still have D and I am almost always hungry after I do.  I don't want to eat more because I am sure I will have to go and, as we all know it isn't always convenient.  Last Tuesay I actually came home from  work because I had such bad D and cramping.  I went back to work the next day but just had some toast in the morning and came home for lunch.  Since then I still have D and today I met friends at the mall who wanted to have lunch, I couldn't really say no so I just ordered a baked potato.  I made it home before ending up in the bathroom.  I was telling my mom that I thought it was strange that my system would still be acting up 6 days later and I wondered if it was because I wasn't eating enough.  My stomach doesn't usually bother me when I eat it just starts the bathroom running.  Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?  My mom suggested I talk to my doctor and I will but wanted to ask here, everyone here has more experience than most doctors I know :-)

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Date Joined Jan 2004
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   Posted 4/30/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Unfortunately that is what IBS is like. My suggestion to you, is to start a food diary so you can see what YOUR food triggers are since they are different for everyone. Just by going out to the mall may have caused you problems too because I am sure you were very worried about it and nerves and IBS do not mix.

Also you did state that you avoid the foods that cause you problems. I have learned that my food tolerances and intolerances change and things that bothered me before don't now and vice versa. It may be time to start noticing if anything new is causing to upset you.

Good Luck and Take Care
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