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#1 Roanna


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 02:29 AM



I am almost certainly diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome by my doctor. I developed it after having a bad stomach bug 8 months ago and never really recovered except for a few months at a time.

I am currently having an IBS "attack" and was wondering how long do they usually last for and is it IBS or is it something else. 

I have been eating very plain food if I am eating anything at all as I have no appetite but I feel nauseas after most things or have diarrhoea or semi loose bowel motions.  

I can't seem to keep rice in or rice bubbles (as advised as safe on an IBS help site) and am surviving on 1 piece of bread for most of the day but even with this little food I still have diarrhoea. Some of the food seems to be coming out whole also- rice bubbles. (sorry for the visual....)

I woke up in the night with sore stomach and diarrhoea also. I have lost some weight as well but with little food that might be normal! 

Nausea and back pain are usually my main symptoms. The back pain is gone but nausea still strong! 


What I am really wondering is does this sound like IBS or is it an infection or something else?? I am on day 9 of eating mainly white bread and safe foods. 

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