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#1 hyperactive

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:57 PM

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Hello everyone,I really hope someone here can help me with my stomach problems. I have visited many doctors(some of them experts in gastro) over the years and most of them sent me away saying its IBS. I have even heard some weird answers from doctors like "thats how your life is,you need to get used to it" , another saying "I am expecting too much from doctor's"and another even saying " I need to talk to my system". I had to tell him i do talk to my system but it refuses to listen to me lol!!!. This is my third post in this forum and in my previous posts i couldnt explain my problems clearly because i was really confused about my symptoms. That confusion arised partly because of my misunderstanding of how our digestion systems works and also because of some of the answers i got from doctors. I know its not IBS because i dont have any pain nor do i experience cramps. My issue is that i just dont have any regurality with my B.M's. I need to use the toilet throughout the day but its so random that the timing is different everyday apart from the first thing in the morning. They are small B.M's and the stools are not well formed, i can see water in my stools. Its as if my colon is not contracting properly. When i get up in the morning i have to rush to the toilet immediatly as soon as i get up from bed and i can hear loud sounds in my stomach like some thing is running inside . Simply said I really dont know when my next one is going to be.One doctor who i am seeing now has suggested loperamide and i am taking immodim now one in the night and one in the morning before i go to work. Dont take the dose daily just once in a while. Immodium does alleviate my symptoms, the stools are well formed and the frequency is less but the trouble is it knocks me off. I cant concentrate on my work when i take in the morning and sometimes i get mild headache. I have seen people here writing they take 3 to 4 immodium's a day but nothing happens to them and here i am taking one daily and suffer from dizzines. Do i need to follow any guidelines when i am taking immodium to avoid the dizziness effect? I hope people who take 3 or 4 immodium's daily can help me perhaps?I have avoided dairy and wheat from my diet(dont know what i have to eat now). It did help me to an extent like it reduced the water content in the stools but no proper timing again. This has really started to dominate my social life now. I cant properly concentrate on my work because i have to keep running around the loo in the office, cant go out with my friends because i dont know when my next b.m will be. To sum up my life is literally revolving around toilets. I am 25 now and i really want to work harder and go up in the career ladder but this is really holding me back. I had some pretty bad moments in my life when i had to go out. I am extremely sorry for writing a long post and perhaps it is ridiculous on part of me to expect members to go through this long story.I am only doing this because of the hope somewhere left in me that maybe somebody can understand what is going on with me and suggest something on regulating my stomach but i am really clutching at straw's here. I think i have a hyperactive colon but please let me know your thoughts.Thanks in advance


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:19 AM

You can take loperamide every day and in large doses,its usually best taken with food though.Dizziness could be dehydration from the loperamide,you need to drink more when taking the loperamide to prevent the dehydration.
Diagnosed originally with microscopic colitis in 1992 but no inflammation detected on subsequent colonoscopies,so IBS diagnosed. Hoping to share my personal opinions and experiences to help others and become more aware myself. No medical training at all.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:03 PM

Hi,Thanks for your reply. I do take enough water when i take loperamide but will try to drink more from now. I have also seen people advising to take calcium supplements. I found couple of them in holland and barret's today. One was with magnesium and other one without magnesium? Which one do i use? I dont know what will be the effect of magnesium on my stomach.Thanks again.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

You want the one without magnesium. Added Boron is ok.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:07 AM

Calcium Carbonate with Vitamin D is the one you need from Holland and Barretts.
Diagnosed originally with microscopic colitis in 1992 but no inflammation detected on subsequent colonoscopies,so IBS diagnosed. Hoping to share my personal opinions and experiences to help others and become more aware myself. No medical training at all.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:41 AM

Also I would like to adk what tests have you made? Immodium is not very good medicine if you have inflamation, colits. What do you feel at night? Do you have any weight loss?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:45 AM

I know its not IBS because i dont have any pain nor do i experience cramps.

Not ALL IBS'ers have pain or cramps.
Please remember this is a group of folks seeking support on how to live with and manage IBS. THESE ARE ONLY MY OWN THOUGHTS. IF YOU WANT AN EXPERT OPINION, ASK A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

Also I would like to adk what tests have you made? Immodium is not very good medicine if you have inflamation, colits. What do you feel at night? Do you have any weight loss?

.................................................................Hi,Sorry for the late reply. I was taking calcium supplements as suggested to see if that would work and give my feedback. But as my luck always sucks another remedy goes to the bin. It didnt help with my symtomps but i had horrible flatulence. My gut was like a harmonium box that night. Fortunately i took the supplements on weekend.I had many many tests done until now all were negative. Colonoscopy(5 years back), stool test, abdominal x-ray,blood test and celiac blood test. Thanks for asking. I dont have any weight loss. However i do feel lightly bloated after i have my dinner but thats about it. I never had my gut disturbing me in the middle of the night Its very calm during the night but thats the calmness before the storm begins next day morning after i get up.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:47 PM

Not ALL IBS'ers have pain or cramps.

.................................................Hi,Thanks for your reply. That's the first time i am hearing from someone that not all IBS'ers have pain or cramps. Because most of the doctors i have visited has said pain or cramps are must for IBS.My G.P has put me through all the tests he knows and the results were negative . He is as confused as me now because he doesnt know why all the results are coming clear and yet my gut is abnormal. He said he cant promise a referral to a Gastro specialist because of drastic cuts in the health service here in U.K, My only option now is going private.,

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:57 AM

hi, I read your article with interest and it is very common for ibs/d sufferer,s not to get cramps at all as you are evacuating on a higher level then other type sufferers. the only time i have had any cramps is when i have been taking meds for the condition such as merbeverine or imodium, by taking these anti-spasmodics i end up getting cramps because of the binding action and then get real bad constipation which is more painfull and sometimes more debilitating then the diohrea :( I have had my ibs/d for over 20 years and it is a very frustrating condition because of the lack of understanding by professionals who in thier own ignorance blame the sufferer as either being a malingerer or suggesting that "you have a word with yourself." how belittling and un-professional can you be? it might be a good idea to get some acceptance of your condition for your own piece of mind, this will give you a lower stress level hopefully and this will in its own right help to a degree.then my advice would be to keep on and try things out, bit by bit, because what will work for one might not be just right for the next.the very best of luck to you and just remember, trying and failing makes you a tryer and no one is a failure if they keep on trying :)





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