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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 6/17/2007 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I am interested to see if anyone has the same symtoms I have. I am a 51 year old male, I believe I may have ibs. After having surgery in 2005 for a fishure I have developed this situation that is very upsetting. I have to be up for more that 3 hours before I can leave the house. I start with constipation and over the next three hours it turns to dirrarea. This is every single day of my life. I can not enjoy the things I have done in the past like fishing etc.. Not only that but this daily ritual is really getting to me. I can not help my wife with taking our son to school if she gets sick. I must plan out each day accordingly. I work for myself, but it is impossible to explain this to anyone. I am in pain after using the bathroom half a dozen times each morning. Let me add that I have always had some sort of this situation, but never as bad as it is right now. I did also have internal hemroids removed during the surgery as well. My family has a history of stomach problems as well.
Please let me know if anyone has had this experience.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 6/17/2007 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi jk,
Welcome to HealingWell!  :-)
People with IBS (mainly IBS-D) seem to suffer most in the mornings.  It seems when we wake up, our intestines get jolted awake too.  Have you come across any posts that talk about calcium?  Lots of people are managing their IBS with the help of calcium supplements.  The calcium soaks up excess water in the intestines which helps reduce D.  I wonder if it might help you to take some calcium at night before bed.  You might want to read this post, it is long but loaded with good info: Calcium Info
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