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hi i it all started about 12 months ago when i was getting pains in the gut i went too see the doc several times than they finally sent me off for a endoscopy and colonoscopy (6 months later)too find i had ulcers in my belly and i was diagnosed with IBS 6 months ago (during the same test) i am in australia so we have very limited supply of med's i really hate IBS i just only drove my girl friend 5-10mins from my house i was feeling uneasy on the way home i really needed to get home!
i bolted in the door ran for the loo well u know the rest is there any hope for my problem? its kind of fighting a brick wall when u know your not going to win i have been suffering from paranoia,bipola,anxiety attacts for the last 10-11 years keep in mind i am only 24 these problems seem too be ruining my life what can i do? i am already seeing a psych for my panic attacts and paranoia but IBS has got me and i am really imobilised and tyred off it
 

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Hi Gazza2005au and welcome
 

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HI and welcome. You have found a great place for answers, help and people who care and know what you are going through. Kat
 

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Hi Gazza and welcome.You may not feel it, but you are so lucky to have found this site. Most of us on here have been dealing with IBS for many years (myself, almost 20 years). So, hopefully, between all of us here we can find something that will keep you from suffering IBS the rest of your life.You are going to need to do 2 things to prepare for the responces you will receive 1. a pad of paper and a pen next to your computer and 2. get your wallet out.The main thing you will find about IBS is that there is no magic bullet. What helps one person does nothing for another or may even make them feel worse. So get your pad out to start making a list of things that are helping others to feel better.DRUGS:Some of these things will be medications that you will need to talk to your doctor about, discuss what you may or may not want to try, and look at side effect carefully, sometimes a med may help with the IBS but the side effects can make you feel so bad that its not worth it. I have been married for 18 years and we still enjoy an active sex life so I will stop taking any med that messes that up.SUPPLEMENTS:There are a lot of Over The Counter(OTC) supplements that are being used by many people here with very good results. You should talk to your doctor before trying any supplements because some can have nasty reactions with other meds or may just not be good for "you" for other reasons. For example, Overitnow is having great success with flavonoid supplementation, but this would not be good for me because it is a platlet inhibitor and I am a hemophiliac (a bleeder) so this could cause me to have serious bleeding problems.HYPNOTHEROPY:This has also helped a lot of folks on this site. If you want to try hypnotheropy in your area be sure you find a hypnotherapist that has the knowledge or experience in dealing with IBS. If you can't find one locally I would highly recommend the(here is where you get your pad and pencil out) IBS Audio Program 100 ( http://www.ibsaudioprogram100.com ). This is what I am using right now and I have not felt this good in 20 years. A couple of things that I really like about this audio program is that it is doing much more than just masking the symptoms of IBS and it is a one time expence.MISC:And there are other things such as Yoga. My wife took a yoga class this summer and then did some searching about yoga on the internet and found some info on yoga postures that are suppost to be good for IBS sufferers. I told her I would try them with her if we were naked! I also saw one post that suggested putting organic cotton balls in your ears. I don't know if anyone tried that one.You should also read as many of the past threads as you can. There is a lot of very good information on this site that is now buried in the previous pages from members that found something that helped them, posted info on it and now they are no longer around. One that comes to mind is a member called "dro" who got a very bad rash and since then he no longer has any signs of IBS.Hope this helpsRobby
 

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thank you for all the replys i will be going to the doc's soon so i will ask while i am there i am also getting back into the motocross sceen hopefully the exercise will help i am also going to try this it cost less than AUD$30 for 30 tablets hopefully my IBS will fade when i said i was diag with IBS i was told by the specialist that i only had it a little bit i just went to pick up my trailer from the rego inspection place all the way there and home my belly felt like someone was squeezing it could this be from the ulcer bug still in my body?http://www.ethicalnutrients.com.au/content/?id=34
 

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Hi One thing I would suggest to you that my Doctor did not mention to me is try to figure out your trigger foods, For me my main trigger was trans-fats, which are mostly hydroginated and partially hydroginated oils. Read your labels. For example vegetable oil is teated with hydrogen to make it a solid at room temperature. That would make it a hydroginated oil. The human digestive track has a hell of a time processing that.If you are not sure what I mean than check this out http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2003/503_fats.htmlhttp://www.ctv.ca/generic/WebSpecials/transfat/ I also found that caffene was a huge trigger. Bye for now, I suggest you do your own research.I just got diagnosed last December, Kevin
 

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thanks kevin, i tryed the IBS Support tablets in the link i posted above they work a little bit it only dulls the pain and discomfort my diet is pretty bad im always eating takeaway foods lately i have been cooking on a non stick electric grill to try and lower my fatty diet it doesnt seem to make a difference i am most comfortable when im at home or when i havent had anything to eat i also know my problem comes on really strong a day or two after i stress alot due too my paranoia i dont go out of the house much so when i do i feel the IBS symptoms 24-48 hours after
 

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quote:Originally posted by Gazza2005au:thanks kevin, i tryed the IBS Support tablets in the link i posted above they work a little bit it only dulls the pain and discomfort my diet is pretty bad im always eating takeaway foods lately i have been cooking on a non stick electric grill to try and lower my fatty diet it doesnt seem to make a difference i am most comfortable when im at home or when i havent had anything to eat i also know my problem comes on really strong a day or two after i stress alot due too my paranoia i dont go out of the house much so when i do i feel the IBS symptoms 24-48 hours after
You might have anxiety triggering it. Mention to you doctor about the stress thing.
 

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yep, i have already spoken to my local GP she reffered me to see a psycholigist that took a good 4 months on a waiting list but i have finnaly been seeing him he wants to work on my paranoia than work on the stressing,thinking alot,panic attacts next meeting i will talk with him and see if we can work on the panic attacts/anxiety as of now he doesnt know i have been getting pains in the gut but its at the point where i cant go anywhere without feeling discomfort so this will be the first topic on the 14th
 
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