Any body else experience weight loss from their IBS
Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:26 PM
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:59 PM
Actually, you may be wrong.I lost several pounds after months of IBS. And the doctor concluded it was water weight. (I had watery D so it does kind of match)I was constantly dehydrated, its better now. But I think its likely IBS could cause some weight loss.
If your weight is going away when you eat the exact same amount that you eat when you are gaining/maintaining weight that is NOT an IBS symptom.Now a lot of people eat less when their IBS is acting up and that is normal weight loss.
Posted 13 September 2010 - 05:59 AM
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Posted 14 September 2010 - 03:09 PM
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 09:20 PM
..That is the point. Diarreah is an IBS symptom. You can lose weight from it. Normal people can have diarrhea from eating too much fiber/exercise. But it isn't a 24/7 problem. For example, if you throw up every day from a sickness. The sickness is making you lose weight. Yes, throwing up can happen to anybody. But it has a cause in this situation. Leading the weight loss to be from your disease.
Anyone can lose a couple of pounds from water weight changes (diarrhea, sweating, etc.). If it happens to healthy people it can happen to IBSers. Nothing about IBS will cause your weight to never change for any normal reason ever again for the rest of your life. It will go up and down for all the reasons anyone else will have their weight go up and down.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 07:27 AM
I have now regained the 17 pounds I lost. My IBS is gone...thanks to the book "Unlearn Your Pain" by Dr. Harold Schubiner.I hope you are feeling better soon.
There is a very important difference between an eating disorder and the symptom of IBS that causes many of us to lose our appetite for food, where nothing sounds good, and our bodies sometimes flat out regect food, this is called medical anorexia and is no more controllable than bowel movement symptoms you can try and overcoming it by forcing your self to eat and drink in whatever small amounts possible but do not confuse it with an eating disorder. if you know you don't have one you don't, and as a fellow sufferer who has lost nearly 40 pounds although i'm still not yet underweight, just thin, eventually having people accuse me of having an eating disorder is one of my biggest fears when dealing with my IBS.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:03 PM
I know it is not funny but you really cracked me up with that last line "He's said that he wants to try to build me up a bit 'when I feel better' - it's been two years since I started losing weight and four since I became ill, so goodness knows when that will be." It's funny because it's true. I know EXACTLY how you feel. I have always been thin too and now that I've lost weight I look terrible. I'm trying my hardest to gain it back though. I have not had it as long as you (I do hope you feel better soon) but I have been able to stop losing weight. I'm just having a problem gaining it. I suppose not losing anymore weight is something to be thankful for though.
I'm really struggling with this. I've always been underweight due to a fast metabolism (yes, I'm one of those annoying people who genuinely is naturally thin) but since I've been ill I've gone from 7 stone to 6 stone and I absolutely hate it. I'm not eating significantly less than I used to - it's much harder to eat right when I'm feeling awful all the time but I try my best, so I don't know what else to do. My gp is aware of it and weighs me every time I go in, but as my weight loss has been very gradual he never seems unduly concerned. He's said that he wants to try to build me up a bit 'when I feel better' - it's been two years since I started losing weight and four since I became ill, so goodness knows when that will be.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:14 PM
I am also 5'7 and I was 130 and I am now 122 although at one point I was 120. The doctors are also telling me that I probably have IBS although I am having a colonoscopy next week. I did have a Celiac test done to see if I had gluten intolerance. I also tried going gluten free but the test came back normal. Have you tried going without cheese and fattening foods? I've read that one way to help gain weight is to eat carbs and drink ensure. I think the ensure is what has helped me to gain back those 2lbs. I was also told to drink my calories like instead of always drinking water, I should drink apple juice, ensure, .. that's all I can think of at the moment. Also, they say to eat slowly and eat several small meals a day rather than 3 big meals. And I'm always told stress can affect my IBS.. I'm so tired of hearing that. I'm really not that stressed out but I'm trying everything. I hope these other ideas will help you. So far they seem to have helped me.
I too have lost weight since being diagnosed with IBS almost 2 years ago. My stomach hurts before I eat, while I eat and after I eat. I am hungry for nothing - and everything makes my stomach hurt. The doctors tell me that my weight loss is within normal range of gaining/losing 10 pounds per year. I am hoping that at some point my appetite will improve to the point where I actally WANT to eat...even chocolate doesn't appeal to me and you can ask my husband and all my sisters how wierd that is for me!I have been lactose free for 6 months. I haven't had a cup of coffee for over a year (oh how I'd love a cup right now). I went very strictly gluten free for 2 months with no difference noticed. I avoid baked, refried, pinto, garbanzo, kidney and black beans...which makes no difference either. I kept a food diary for 9 months and could find nothing that made any sense as far as what triggered increased or decreased pain. So I pretty much eat when I know I have to and the foods I choose are boring and unappealing. I'm hoping to gain back about 7 pounds soon so that my clothes don't hang on me. I am 5' 7" and currently weigh 117.
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