Flu-like symptoms w/ IBS?
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 05:36 AM
Posted 02 March 2007 - 05:21 AM
Thank you so much for answering. As you can see in my previous message I am just beginning my search for answers/causes to this problem.I appreciate what you have said and will check into the fibromyalgia forum. You said, "It is fairly common for people to have both IBS and fibromyalgia". Before I proceed I wonder if you believe that the the flu-like symptoms would occur only when they are preceeded by the intestinal rumblings, gas, belching, pain, etc. If it were fibro. wouldn't I experience these problems at other times, and more frequently/consistently? This sickness happens about 2 or 3 times a year, with at times months passing before a reoccurance. Does it sound like I have IBS? As you can tell I know little about either condition.
Posted 02 March 2007 - 06:23 AM
Sometimes one illness can trigger another, so that they come together doesn't set off any it can't be both bells for me. With any of these problems you can have better times and worse times. None of them are entirely consistant. For Chronic Fatigue and Fibro patients often the problem is they start to feel better, do too much trying to catch up from when they were feeling bad and that triggers a bad spell again.3 times a year might be something else if you were talking a day or two at a time. That you have weeks at a time several times a year makes me think it still could be CFS/Fibro and IBS.It may be worth keeping a diary and try to figure out what is common to all the times this happens. Is it certain months of the year, or only after stressful events, etc.?
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