IBS "attack" description
Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:20 PM
Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:41 PM
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:02 PM
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:48 AM
IBS in and of itself is a blanket statement that doctors use. It could mean something as simple as you get irregular diahrea all the way to having fake heart attacks. It depends on the severity of the symptoms. With that said, an attack can mean multiple things on this board and in the IBS community. It could mean that an hour before a bowel movement your lower back is killing you and you want to scream. It could mean your gut cramps every day before you have diahrea. It could mean trapped gas in the small intestines and you feel like vomiting for hours. Etc, etc, and etc. I guess to generalize it, I would refer to it as a uncomfortable feeling ranging from mild to severe caused by the gastro intestinal tract. As far as how long attacks are? Some people feel bad for almost the whole day, sometimes days on end with only minutes of relief; and this can go on for years mind you. Other people can have an attack that last for seconds to minutes. Depends on the individual, type, onset, and many of factors. The key to managing is figuring out what cuases your personal attacks and trying to figure out what started your IBS.
I have been told that I have IBS, but when I hear people describe it or read about it, they always describe IBS sufferers having "attacks".. Does this mean you eat something and then feel really bad for an hour and then feel normal? Do you have pain/d/c everyday? For me, I almost always have pain, every single minute of the day, but the way people describe it makes it seem like the pain comes and goes? Is this true for you guys?
Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:31 PM