IBS in Chronic IBD - diet, etc. from my specialist...

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   Posted 6/22/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 6/22/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
how the heck do you win??? seriously.. things to stop diarrhea cause constipation and things for constipation cause diahrea! ugh.

im so sick of everything about MY STOMACH IBD and IBS!
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest-Finally tapering off prednisone 5mg every week.. Staying on Lialda 2 twice a day. Currently colonoscopy shows remission. Apparently my symptoms are from my IBS side of my issues.
Medications:Prednisone 5mg, Lialda 2 twice a day, Align probiotic, Hyomax as needed.
I am so sick of this disease!

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   Posted 6/22/2009 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
You "win" by understanding how it all works and not going to extremes during the process.

*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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   Posted 6/23/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I basically had mild nervous IBS for long time. For me I would say the diet and treatment in helping IBD helps IBS. Quincy is right about not going too extremes. Over time you body can become intolerant or build up a resistance to herbs, drugs, or anything. As with me it does anyways and I have to stop or cut back.

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   Posted 6/23/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes, you know milk products are on that list of not to eat.  I don't really have any problem unless I really overdo.  I can eat ice cream, mayonnaise, etc. once in a while - just not every day.  I do not drink milk but use a little on cereal maybe once a week.  Everyone has to experiment and if it bothers - put it on the list of food to avoid!!


Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
Cannot tolerate mesalamines.  New specialist (June) - Cortifoam and Anusol three times a day for now.  Hope it works!
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.

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   Posted 6/23/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting.
25 years old; diagnosed March 2007;
Currently: persistent rectal inflammation
Asacol, 4 tabs, 3xday; Rowasa nightly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; Primadophilus Reuteri; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen

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