IBS question for princesa

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   Posted 3/7/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Princesa (or for anyone else that would like to reply),
You said in an earlier post that "IBS commonly has you alternating between constipation and diarrhea. I was often bloated and crampy and felt uncomfortable after a large meal. Sometimes I'd feel like I was starving, but after eating just a few bites, I'd feel full and suddenly have no appetite.".
How do you deal with your IBS and get that under control. I find that treating my UC does nothing for my IBS and I'm at a loss as to how to treat both.
And is the problem with large meals totally a result of poor quality of digestion i.e. not enough enzyme production. Because if it is then doesn't that suggest that the problem originates in the stomach?
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   Posted 3/7/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have crohns-colitis (CD affecting my colon) and IBS as well...luckily with IBS it can be fairly controlled with diet and exercise (fibre is extreamly important for IBSers as well as probiotics) infact, fibre and probiotics can also aid with IBD issues as well, my GI was the one that told me to take fibre supplements daily for the rest of my life and it's given me nothing but help.

Fibre aids with D and C, and probiotics are a must because both IBDers and IBSers tend to have bacterial over-growth issues which exacerbate symptoms for IBS and IBD.
Eating smaller meals is important for everyone healthy or not because the digestive system has to work that much harder in breaking food down when you eat large meals.


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