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babygirl10150
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   Posted 12/4/2010 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I did a search on here for nausea since it's my main and worse symptom and was brought to the IBS section. I found a 3 page thread that fits my other symptoms to a T. A lot of the people that posted have GERD also. So I guess I'm wondering how many people here have been diagnosed with IBS and GERD. I've always had intestinal trouble (lived on laxatives for 22 years) before I had a colostomy in 2004. Everything was going great until I got pregnant the third time and the reflux began. It makes me wonder if there's a link between the two. There I go self diagnosing again. tongue
Michelle

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stkitt
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   Posted 12/5/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I have both but the IBS started way before the GERD.
 
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   Posted 12/24/2010 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My IBS started around the Time I was diagnosed with Fibro and anxiety...my GERD is something
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Nor_TX
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   Posted 12/26/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I have both plus Colitis and Gluten Intolerance.  November is the worse time of the year for me and every condition in my body is flaring.  I am trying my best with what I am eating but things are bad.  Right now the GERD is winning.  I am back to researching what to eat.  Tomorrow I am picking up some jars of baby food for a few days.  That usually helps.
 
Last night I had a bottle of gluten free, dairy free hard apple cider and writhed in pain all night.
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opnwhl4
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   Posted 12/26/2010 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Michelle-
My GI doc told me I have IBS, but said he wont officially dx me with it because sometimes it makes getting insurance harder with that dx. Not sure if that's true or not, but that's what he told me. So I believe there may be some connection between the two myself.

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Tinlou
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   Posted 12/26/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
After numerous tests I was diagnosed with ibs as well. The reflux most likely has been there all along because mine is the silent, sneaky type. I would only occasionally get the burning that traveled up in to my back and never really had severe reflux but as of late have been getting a lot of stomach burning. hoarseness, sore throat symptoms that sent me back to the doctors and told i had GERD. Since plenty of us have both I can see that the two would go together and could be related.

+IWillBe
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   Posted 12/27/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there.

i also have gerd and ibs-c. I agree with you, nausea is my worst symptom! i have very low appetite =/
Both have very similar symptoms which makes me think its common for a person to have both illnesses.

babygirl10150
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   Posted 12/27/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't been tested for IBS that I know of. I don't think it really matters much if I do or don't but I sure have some symptoms. Found this interesting.
Michelle

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judy02
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   Posted 12/31/2010 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I think they can be linked. I think if food tends to move slowly in your upper GI tract, then it makes sense that you can then also be prone to constipation at the lower end.

I think they basically just diagnose you with IBS once it starts to affect your bowels...

Tinlou
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   Posted 12/31/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with IBS after all tests result, cat scans, colonoscopy, endoscopy and blood work all came out fine. I think that is how it is usually diagnosed when there isn't any other real explanation for our symptoms. It is good to know nothing is wrong but not so good that you basically have to just live with it since there isn't any real cure except to change your diet/stress level as much as you can.
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