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Serotonin: The Brain Gut-Connection

Posted by LDW in LDW's Blog, 20 August 2014 · 0 views

Good Evening,
Just came across a site : - Serotonin: The Brain Gut-Connection. It says that Serotonin is a key player in the functioning of GI Tract Muscles. Very interesting article.
The GAPS book also mentions that certain amino acids play a major role in our brain gut connection.  I have started taking the amino ac...


How To Cope With an IBS Attack!

Posted by balancedgrub in balancedgrub's Blog, 20 August 2014 · 135 views
IBS, low FODMAP, constipation and 7 more...

Being a sufferer of IBS I can tell you life is not a bed of roses. Most of my days are hit and miss if I wake up with symptoms of IBS or eat something I’m sensitive to or stressed or eat to much. In other words a pain in the gut! Well today I has a bad episode as I went to a restaurant and ate a dish with hidden garlic in it! So now I have a bloate...


I b s constipation and stomachs adhesions

Posted by petetasha2 in petetasha2's Blog, 19 August 2014 · 302 views

I have been an I b s sufferer for 18 years had two operations to remove adhesions 11 years ago and lately have been in severe pain with constipation and dr thinks my adhesions are back and has said could have adhesions removed with surgery again what's your thoughts

Thank you



Posted by Nojokeibs in Nojokeibs' Blog, 16 August 2014 · 747 views

A selection of books from my bookshelf.  You will probably find these in a library without much trouble as they are not particularly new.  I hunt library sales and have found some of these there. I'm not going to specially put them in order according to how much I like them or anything.  If you're at the end of your rope and looking for som...


Color of Stool/Probiotics

Posted by Rocco99 in Rocco99's Blog, 13 August 2014 · 1,142 views

I was in the Hospital for three days last week with a Kidney stone stuck in my ureter tube, they blasted it out and placed a stent in the tube until August 25, they also found some air in my stomach that they said should not be there and were looking for a tear in my intestines which they could not find, I just started taking Probiotics 3 days ago and not...


Last Few Days

Posted by Paisley in The Struggle Is Real..., 31 July 2014 · 2,816 views
#pain, #IBS-D

The last few days I have gone completely gluten and dairy free; however, I have felt a lot of pain in my abdomen... does this happen for others?


Does constipation cause temporary anxiety?

Posted by Richard Horman in Anxiety, 30 July 2014 · 2,543 views

I have random bouts of anxiety.  The only associated event that seems to be attached to the anxiety is random constipation.  When I am constipated I frequently (and possibly always) experience anxiety.  I have taken a prescription for the anxiety which is usually effective.


The Secret Power of Pain and Pleasure

Posted by Nikka_Sparks in Nikka_Sparks' Blog, 21 July 2014 · 2,278 views

What makes you happy?
You might think that’s a relatively easy question to answer.  “A long-weekend, a DVD Box set of HBO’s latest smutfest, a 4 liter tub of Rocky Mudpie Brownie Cluster Chunky Chocolate Fudge Slide , a...


Another Day in Paradise...

Posted by freile_bende in freile_bende's Blog, 10 July 2014 · 3,625 views

Today was a the aftermath of yesterday. Yesterday began stressfully resulting in me running to the bathroom every 15 minutes from diarrhea. I couldn't eat after that, every time I tried, I ended up in the bathroom again. Honestly, though as much as I prefer this to my usual monthly state of constipation, this makes me so muc...


The continuous struggle and frustration....

Posted by Court_1013 in Court_1013's Blog, 07 July 2014 · 3,560 views

So.. I am writing here in hopes of finding some more advice from other people who are finding their IBS to be unresponsive...
I was diagnosed with IBS approximately 3 months ago; I have been having a very on and off response from my body. I have tried so many things and they each seem to work for a week or so and then I am back at square one. Then...



Posted by akath17 in akath17's Blog, 06 July 2014 · 3,568 views

Good Evening!
I was recently diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and looking for some serious advise. I was experience extreme diarrhea regardless of what I ate, and also experienced times when I was completely constipated. More often than not, however, I suffered from extreme diarrhea.
After meeting with my GastroEnterologist he recom...


Looking for advice..

Posted by jjohnson57 in jjohnson57's Blog, 04 July 2014 · 3,464 views

[s]I am 22 and was diagnosed with IBS about 2 years ago. I have been on a Gluten and Lactose free diet for 6 months. I definetly have a lactose intolerance and especially now that I have cut it out cannot go back to eating it at all and even Lactaid's will not help but have been tested for Celiac and was negative. Doctor just said to keep eating Gluten Fr...


CURsEd. There isn't cure is there?

Posted by BlueHungry in BlueHungry's Blog, 17 June 2014 · 3,323 views

I've had IBS for about 3 years, it started in 2012, early March. I'm going to be 20 soon, I've had this since I was 17.
It's horrible. It began with a bout of GERDS during my A-level year after perhaps too much coffee. I had a mental breakdown and had series of alternating urgency, constipation and diarrhea. Then that stopped after 3 months. My par...


IBS combo

Posted by Bobbie516 in Bobbie516's Blog, 14 June 2014 · 2,267 views

I have has IBS since my early 20's and maybe even in teens. I can be going along ok and then eat something that causes horrible abdominal cramping that doesn't stop until my bowel empties and I have diarrhea. I call these "attacks". They can last for hours, depending on how constipated I am at the time. At other times, I am usually somewhat constipated. I...


Ways to afford extra medical costs

Posted by saindywetu in saindywetu's Blog, 14 June 2014 · 2,057 views
medical costs and 2 more...

It’s no secret that the Affordable Healthcare Act didn’t exactly lower healthcare costs for a lot of people. Yes, it makes healthcare available to everyone, but now that you are required to purchase a plan, you’ll probably end up paying more somewhere. Whether that means paying a penalty because you aren’t insured, higher insurance...



Posted by sandralee62 in sandralee62's Blog, 02 June 2014 · 571 views

Hi everyone..I have been struggling with IBS D for 30 yrs,,, ugh,,,I tried the new medical food entra gam ,
It was an unbelievable 4days, I used 1 tsp with 2 oz, of water each day for 4 days. I immediately got a terrible headache. My intestines felt like they had been blown like a balloon. I was just miserable after 2 days the diaherra hit and lasted fo...


Newly Disagnosed & Frusterated

Posted by Court_1013 in Court_1013's Blog, 29 May 2014 · 735 views

I have recently been diagnosed with IBS and as I am sure you all know... I am frusterated. Although my doctor is very compassionate towards this condition, he isnt that great at giving me options. I have been placed on an anti-depressant as per request of my GI specialist. I have been tested for numerous things which concluded all negative. I am not lacto...


New to site

Posted by Marion07 in Marion07's Blog, 13 May 2014 · 730 views

I have had IBS for years, and have gone through many tests, medications etc. For a number of years now I've had chronic constipation and have been using a combination of Laxaclear (the Costco version of Miralax), fiber supplements, magnesium, exercise, diet and plenty of water. I have had regular colonoscopies and the last one, two years ago, was fine...


Beginnings of my Journey (Lucky Me...)

Posted by GrumbleGuts in GrumbleGuts' Blog, 07 May 2014 · 681 views
IBS, Yuck, Lactose, illness

Well, what a day it's been. I had my Lactose Intolerance testing today after hmm.... 13 years? Miight be a good idea to get that ruled out, or at least that's what I thought...
Turns out, it's not so fun drinking the happy juice! I mean, being diagnosed at age 8 I had had a lot of testing already (the barium x-rays, blood tests, urine tests, the wo...


hey, it's me!

Posted by rellybelly17 in rellybelly17's Blog, 27 April 2014 · 204 views

Everyday health asked me to share my story for IBS awareness month so here it is! 

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