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Hi, I've had post infectious ibs for about 2 months. For the first month and 1/2 or so it was absolutely awful. It has gradually gotten much better already. I see another doctor today for a second opinion. But I feel fairly close to 100 percent. I know it probably doesn't seem like a long time to have post infectious ibs, but progress has been slow. Improvements are like every 2 weeks. I am hoping that is all I have and I can move on in a few weeks.
Well, I've heard numerous times that the prognosis for PI-IBS is that it usually resolves or at least decreases over time. For some lucky people it only lasts for a few months, for others it lasts for a few years.But either way, it's very common for PI-IBS to resolve over time or at least to fade.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:37 AM
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:50 AM
I have been taking digestive advantage intensive bowel support for about a month and a half. I also have walgreen's version of align though I haven't tried that yet. Right now I am only taking one digestive advantage. Not sure if I should try the walgreen probiotic or just keep doing what I am doing. Still get abdominal pain and once in awhile I'll have a bad day if I had a little bit of something that irritates me. Part of me wants to take both probiotic daily and see what happens but I haven't talked to my doctor.
Responding to your request of what I have taken to feel better. The antibiotic is Cipro, it makes me nauseated and sometimes gives me diarrhea, but if I can make it through the regimen I usually feel better for a few weeks. What has helped the most is the probiotic Florastor. My doctor's nurse recommended it and gave me samples. I am having a hard time finding it in the drugstores so I am going to order it on-line when I need more. I also have added Ultra Flora that I got at Walgreens. It has 8 strains and 15 billion, I figured it couldn't hurt. I went to see a Homeopathic Doc yesterday and he gave me some enzymes called Digest-All. I took them before dinner last night but did get up this morning feeling bad and 3 bouts of semi-diarrhea bms. The last time I tried enzymes (when my GI was playing guinea pig with me) they made me feel like I had a brick in my stomach and these are doing the same thing. I only have 4 samples, so I think I'll finish them and see how I feel. They are supposed to help with the bloating and gas, we'll see.Do try the probiotics, they were like miracle workers in a short time after starting. Actually felt back to normal for the first time in a year and a half. Hope they help you as well. Here's wishing you the best.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:26 AM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:26 PM
Hi Brian.How did you find Trimebutin treated you,were they helpful?Ive read about that drug because its available all across Europe but not available here in the UK.
I've been having IBS-PI for 4 years now. It didn't get cured, but it does get better. At times, I enter into remission and I can enjoy life fairly normally. However, flares are a common occurence and I'm also more vulnerable to other instances of gastroenteritis/stomach bugs. When I get one of this, it aggravates my symptoms again. I've got one last month, when I was into remission, and it started it all over again. I take antispasmodics daily (now it's mebeverine, but in the past I've also taken trimebutine maleate) as a first-line treatment. The second-line treatment is drotaverine, another antispasmodic very useful for relief of cramps (my main symptom is abdominal pain, but also D). I also take various meds to relieve the other symptoms.If you want to talk about it, PM me.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:18 PM
Thank you Refuse, to you as well. How long have you had PI IBS for? What are you on currently other than the 4 probiotics?
The probiotics shouldn't hurt a thing, I would go ahead and try whatever you have. I'm presently taking 4 different kinds with different strains and it seems to be doing me a whole lot of good. Feel normal most days, just a bad morning on occasion which I'll take and cherish the good ones. I hope I'm on my way back to full recovery. Best of luck to you for a speedy recovery.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:09 PM
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What started your IBS symptoms back in 2007? Did you get CDiff or anything like that this year to bring it all back? Were you pretty much healed before then?
I had my first bout in 2007 and then after antibiotic treatment last April it all started all over again. I was in the hospital 3 times last year. Besides the probiotics (Florastor, and Ultimate Flora) I'm back on a low dose antibiotic to try and keep the infection at bay. I will take these (10 days worth) for the next 4 months to see if it will finally rid me of the infection. I've also had a sinus infection at the same time which we are hoping will also be cured by the low dose antibiotic. I'll let you guys know if it helps. I also take an anti-spasmodic when my stomach starts rumbing and rolling, and Calcium D3 which helps diarrhea as well as your bones. Hope this helps. Best of luck to you both.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:51 AM
Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:44 AM
Interesting, I am glad you are feeling better though. I had a little bit of a flare up yesterday after doing fairly well for almost 2 weeks. Boy is this depressing. Went to the bathroom 4 times, when I am usually two times, sometimes one lately. I also felt warm and tired for the first time in awhile because of the pain. I am starting to think I need to see a therapist.
An antibiotic (clendamycin) gave me c-diff in 2007. 5 days in the hospital for treatment and I was back to 100% in about a week. Another antibiotic (Levaquin) did it to me this last time. 3 different stays in the hospital in May, Aug, and Sep and I'm still fighting it. I feel much better today then I was back then. I felt like I was going to die, or wished I had, it was that bad. I'm still fighting bad gas, bloating (I look like I'm pregnant) and nausea on occasion and have been having an attach about once a week, but nothing like it was. I'm hoping this maintenance antibiotic will get rid of it once and for all. The probiotics have helped me tremendously. Funny how none of the doctors even recommended it
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