MS and IBS-C and the brutal cold

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Denjski
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   Posted 1/17/2009 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone...my name is Dennis and I have been posting on both the MS and the IBS pages...I have both MS and IBS, so depending on what is bothering me the most, is where I post..

Its that I have realized that the MS at times can trigger my IBS-C....thats Irritable Bowl Syndrome-Constipation and right now the brutal cold is stressing my body causing my MS to flare up, causing my IBS also flare up. I live in upstate New York and can deal with winter, but this cold goes into bones when I go outside, and yes I have multiple layers on.....lived up here for years, I know how to dress....I think its just the thought of knowing I have to go outside that gets to me....

I guess the point to this post is does anyone else have to deal with their MS triggering other problems?

I have to go to the store, I have to put on first the long underwear, insulated socks, sweater, flannel lined pants, coat and wool hat...wish me luck
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rhondab
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   Posted 1/17/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dennis

U'r right...MS can cause probs with constipation. With or without IBS, people with MS do have probs with constipation. I think many here have triggers of different types....heat is a big one. Another may be over doing or pushing. That of course brings on fatigue which of course can cause all those other nice things like vertigo and numbness to act up...if not already a resident problem. Keep bundling and layering friend. Stay as well as u can and stay in touch. Good to hear from u!
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 1/17/2009 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Dennis,

It is nice to hear from you again.  I try to drink hot tea near constantly in the cold.  It is very easy to get dehydrated in the cold which can really mess me up in the gut/bowel department.  Keep warm and feel better.


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Denjski
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   Posted 1/18/2009 2:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been actually feeling pretty well, or at least what "well" is for me now. Usually when I start to feel like this some kind of trigger has been pulled, but the only stress has just been the cold. If its only one or two days at a time, I can deal with it...this deep cold has been around for a week, and be around for an other 4 or 5 days. But! Tomorrow is going to be a warm up to 28F! I'll take what I can get

I also drink tea to stay warm..usually Margert's Hope Darjeeling
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 1/18/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I love roiboos!!!  I got completely addicted years ago visiting my neice in south africa.  I drink tons of it!!! It has no caffiene which works for me.  Oh my roiboos......I love it!!!!!

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Denjski
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   Posted 1/19/2009 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
One of the reasons why I like this Darjeeling is the low caffiene content, and the taste of course..as we all know MS can cause us to pee and the less caffiene, less peeing!

nothing like running to bathroom pushing people out of the way because you have that "urgency" to pee
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 1/19/2009 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh hahahahah I so want to see you pushing people down!!  Oh wait.........I have done that.  Does it count if it is your own children? 
Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
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bohuck2
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   Posted 1/19/2009 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Everyone here,
I am really glad to hear that others have problems with their bowels. I have always thought that MS played a big part in that but i really wasn't sure of it. It's getting to the point where I don't want to drive or ride in a car too far because I will get feeling as if I have to go to the bathroom and can't hold it back. Thought maybe it was just because of old age. Maybe it's both???
 
 
 
 
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Denjski
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   Posted 1/21/2009 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
This is Dennis..... I think as the MS eventually starts to affect every thing that moves, one way or an other, in our bodies. I think that may be the easiest way to explain whst MS does to us..

And I am pretty old my self. I just turned 56, I have RRMS, diagnosed about 12 years ago, but I had my first symptoms in my early 20s..They were relatively minor and I was able to still be really active...had to give up downhill skiing when the MS took my balance control, but I still ride a mountain bike. 10 years ago I could still do 20 mile rides once every couple of weeks all summer and autuumn long. I went out for several rides this summer, maybe about 8 miles ....and that was more than enough.....the thing is excercise really helps keeps you regular.
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