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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Also known as IBS

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  • Coenzyme Q10 Helped Me

    Hi Having been diagnosed with Microscopic Collagenous Colitis in September 2017, I decided to look at alternative ways in which to relieve/cure my symptoms and set about devising a self-help plan. Apart from dietary changes, I also researched the Coq10 supplement and decided to try it. 21 days into...

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  • Been dealing with severe ibs cramp for 10years +

    I’m 20 years old, I was diagnosed with ibs at a very young age, around 8/9years old.  I’ve been dealing with it alone sines then. I have sever flare ups that cause a knotting feeling in my belly and constipation, I’ve tried paracetamol & ibroprofen to help with the pain but it doesn’t touch...

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  • Ibs & acid reflux

    I have ibs & now acid reflux with severe pain in stomach under  zyphoid process. I have anxiety which was under control now showing it's ugly head in the mornings. Dr put me on IBGUARD.  This has helped ibs some. But the pain is hard to deal with. I go for an EGD next week. I think...

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  • Agony through stress

    Hi everyone can any help? I have woken up today with awful pain under my belly button and nausea,  pain in stomach and don't know how to remove the pain.  Can stress do this? What can people suggest I do that they've found has worked for them? Apart from having medication switched over...

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  • Just diagnosed with ibs

    Hi, I’m a 16 year old female and I was diagnosed recently with ibs. I had been going through the diarrhea phase of it for a very long time, whenever I had a bm it was normal or it was dirrahea. Back in July I had to go to the hospital because I wasn’t able to have a bm for over a week. When I followed...

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  • Bloody mucus in poo, what is wrong with me?

    I am a 21 year old female and have been experiencing (mostly) bright red blood in my poo for the past couple of months. At first it didn’t happen very often, but has gradually got worse so I bleed with nearly every bowel movement now. Sometimes I feel like I need to rush to the toilet, only to release...

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  • Now how do I recover?

    Help please,  this is the 2nd time I've had viral laryngitis within 6 weeks! I felt lousy last Wednesday and Thursday and slowly started to recover on Friday.  What do people think of pro-biotic to strengthen the stomach after being ill? Anything else anyone can recommend to build immunity?...

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  • Life's a living hell and I want to think it's IBS

    At the end of July, I had a fit of severe constipation, excess gas, a 'swimming' feeling in my guts, and nausea. It lasted about a week or two. During that time I was put on aggressive laxatives, including GoLytely. Just typing that name out makes me flinch-I sat on the toilet for upwards of...

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  • IBS Stomach pain and tender stomach anybody?

    Hi all! I am new to this group, it was around 7 months back when suddenly i got severe gas, burping and stomach pain, the stomach was tender to touch. The pain continues till today, I get stomach pain mostly on top of belly button and left side and the entire area has point tenderness. Stomach pain...

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  • IBS taking over my life!!!

    Hiya I was wondering if any one could help, I have suffered with upset stomachs for about 10 years on and off I went to the doctor who  diagnosed me with IBS and gave me medication which helped for awhile but then in the last 2 years it has got so much worse I did a private  food allergy test...

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  • hi

    ive recently been diagnosed with ibs about 2 days ago after months of back and forth from doctors, does anybody feel pressure right up your bum and that you need to poo constantly also back pain at bottom and pain going down into legs ?

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  • Coenzyme Q10 Helped Me

    Hi Having been diagnosed with Microscopic Collagenous Colitis in September 2017, I decided to look at alternative ways in which to relieve/cure my symptoms and set about devising a self-help plan. Apart from dietary changes, I also researched the Coq10 supplement and decided to try it. 21 days into...

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  • Health anxiety and IBS flare ups!

    I am a 29 years old male, 12 years ago was diagnosed with IBS, after a 6 month battle with chronic anxiety and panic disorder, I finally beat it and everything was good....12 years later, I have recently a few months ago recovered from a bad bacterial infection, after several blood tests and ultra sound...

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  • Ibs and diarrhea? What counts as diarrhea?

    It seems pretty hard to find a good answer to this question cause I hardly see it mentioned online. My question is about the true definition of diarrhea. Can you have ibs d if you DONT have soft or watery stools but you have an increase in normal consistency bowel movements? Gotcha example I am currently...

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  • My arch nemesis, need help and insight

    Hello guys, my name is Nikolay and I'm from Eastern Europe, and I'll try to explain you my problem and hopefully find a solution for it. I never had any problems with my Stomach, occasional diarrhea and stomach pains weren't common at all, maybe once a month or something, so I was always...

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  • I have bloating only.

    One doctor told me it was IBS and another said it wasn't. I have just started on Magnesium Citrate. I would be grateful for any help.  I eat quite a bit of veg and salads and do not want to stop.

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  • tired of being sick constantly

    Hi, im new to this. im teegan and im 19 years old.. beginning of this year i was diagnosed with crohn’s disease, i have lost over 3 stone without dieting or exercise i had to get my appendix removed because i also had a real bad infection what the hospital had left me with for a few month what give me...

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  • right side pain, IBS or something else

    I have been suffering with right flank pain for 6 weeks. Sometimes pain radiates to right and left shoulder, back. Mainly right back pains feels deep, colic in nature, comes and goes. Goes up after eating high FODMAP foods GERD has been bad, I have got the GERD symptoms down by eliminating wheat/gluten...

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  • Is this site against Vitamins, Herbs, or Alternative Meds?

    I've got a question I can't seem to find an answer to. Is this site against vitamins, herbs or in general alternative medicine? I've been suffering for over 20yrs & used western meds and alternative meds & posted what's helped me. I've had my posts deleted by moderators. I...

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  • Back pain and IBS

    I've recently been diagnosed with IBS after a bad bout of what I thought was trapped wind. The symptoms listed in various articles seem to bear this diagnosis out. However, nothing much is said about back pain. My IBS spasms start with bad back pain which then spreads round the right side to the...

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  • stomach rumbling irritable bowell

    I have ibs-d the hardest part I find is the humilating noises that emanate from my stomach and bowells , ive had to leave 2 relationships because of the embaressment , i dread being anywhere quiet , Its worse when im in bed so it is impossible to start a relationship, im only 32 and throught of being...

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  • IBS and stomach cramps?

    Hello! So I have recently (the past week or so) been having more pain in my abdomen than usual. I used to deal with IBS-C, now it seems to be a mix between both constipationa and diarrhea (sorry, we’re getting really personal) I felt totally fine (minus my usual anxiety stomach pain) until I ate at...

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  • IBS / bile acid malabsorption

    So for seven years I have had constant diahrea, sickness and unbearable stomach cramps, dealing with all this has obviously made me depressed. Most doctors and specialists told me I was making it up and you know what after being told that for about 5 years I started to think I was losing it. They also...

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  • Habit change...

    Hi all. Just a question for you all, I use to suffer from ibs -D really bad, but recently over the past couple of month at everything is different I go once a day instead of 3-8 times, but I've started getting stomach pain. I'm worried it could be more, I've been told it could be piles...

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  • Mebeverine - how long until it works?!

    A week ago I was given Mebeverine tablets by my doctor for IBS and so far I am experiencing little, if any, change in my symptoms. My main symptom has been chronic stomach pain, nearly always late evening/early hours of the morning. Perhaps it has helped to make symptoms appear slightly less frequently...

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  • Magnesium

    Hi all, because it is a really important mineral, anyone taking magnesium supplement, apparently most people are deficient in magnesium, which can lead to multiple problems including gut problems, so if you are taking it is it helping with IBS issue's?,

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  • Smelly stool a problem?

    I've been battling 'IBS' for some time now. 29 yr old male - blood work as recent as end of May came back great. Last year had an upper GI and colonoscopy and everything was normal. Have no reason to believe there's an issue with liver kidneys pancreas etc.  There are some things...

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  • Ibs and relationships?

    Hi,  At first I was only having ibs C, which was fine and I could manage that, but over the past few months it's  changed to the urgency to go. And it's really hard whilst being in a relationship, we've only been together for 6 months so when I feel the sudden urge I get so embarrassed...

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  • Kefr

    I've had IBS for yrs n yrs ..I am 59 now an it started in my early 20s. My pain is totally on the left side an I have learned how to manage it by laying on my left side to move the trapped gas however I can't always do this. I take a probiotic, fiber,everyday ( bentyl, gas x, charcoal tabs) as...

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  • Ibs ?????

    I has never been diagnosed with Ibs but as a child I would hold myself a lot and now I find myself consipated just about everyday and when I do relief myself it’s not fully and I have a lot of random stomach pain  Could this be ibs ?????

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  • IBS?? Something More Sinister??? Need Guidance

    My symptoms were abdominal pain on left and right sides as well as diahrea and constipation. Which turned to flat stools after that subsided. After a CT, a colonoscopy with fasting AND prep, my results came back normal, yet my stool is still flat consistently. I'm worried and confused because people...

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  • Gas! Help please.

    I need some ideas on how to relieve pain full gas after eating. I've tried gas X, it just doesn't seem to work for me. Is there any other meds, or prescription meds for it maybe. I already take a PPI, and have bentyl. It doesn't matter what I eat it randomly occurs. I only drink water and...

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  • Can this really be IBS? Please help! soft, sloppy, mushy poo! :(

    Hi There,  Following sooo many tests I have been diagnosed with mild gastritis which was diagnosed via endoscopy and my colonoscopy was clear. I have have had endless bloods taken and also a stool test and they were all clear. Following a large bout of diarrhoea and nausea about 11 weeks ago, of...

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  • Pain and loose stools every morning - sound familiar?

    HI guys, so I'm finally getting a CT colonography in 5 days, I'm terrified actually - mainly of taking the prep - barium sulfate to be exact.  It says that there have been fatalities whilst taking it and it's freaking me out, that and perforation! Anyway I guess I"m worried that...

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  • How can i gain weight with stomach issues?

    Hey just a quick question, i have lost almost 10lbs in the last 6 months of being unwell, and my stomach issues make it difficult to eat a lot of foods, I'm only 9st 3lbs which is too skinny in my opinion and alot of people have been saying how thin i look recently. I still have a decent appetite...

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