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I've been struggling to drink more water because I know how essential it is for constipation, however I find everytime I have any, the pain, gas and bloating gets so much worse. I've tried the water warm, iced, room temperature, with and without a straw but it still causes problems, also I make sure I'm relaxed and drink it slowly. I only have bottled water. Since taking Immunolin, the pain has improved a whole lot, then when I drink water it comes back again.
Anyone had this problem?
 

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Is drinking water a new thing for you right now? I used to NEVER drink water, just diet Coke all day long, until I decided to be a Big Girl and control my IBS with my diet. Now water is the only thing I can drink! I was pretty bloated at first. I was so dehydrated that my guess is that my body was holding on to the water because it didn't know what to do with it! lol. It went away after a week or so. I still get more bloated than normal around TTOM. But what else can I do?? If you've been drinking water for a while, though, and still have problems with pain/gas/bloating, then I don't know why that is. Sorry if I'm not helping.Jane
 

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Jane, Thanks so much for your reply.I used to drings gallons and gallons of water before I got IBS ... it was the only liquids I consumed, because I loved it and to me it is/was such a stress reducer. I only started having problems since having IBS. I really miss water so much and still love it. I think it is so important and used to make such a difference in my life before this IBS. I guess it's just that my stomach is soo sensitive to everything now ... I don't know anymore.
 

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I drink 8 glasses of water a day, and have done so for years. However, if I drink it too much too fast and on an empty stomach, it will give me pain and a cramping feeling as you described. I have no idea why, just wanted to let you know that it happens to me too. ~Mrs. Mason
 

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My stomach has a tough time with water. Sometimes, water seems to stay stuck in one spot in my stomach longer than any solid food. I can even move around and hear and feel water in the direction in which I move. I have also had times where I literally regurgitated water. It was a nauseating, vomiting sensation where no food or acid came up, only water. If I have a particularly severe bout of nausea, I have to lay off the water for a while. Water also worsens any headaches I get, and I cannot drink any when my head is in pain.It often feels like water gets "stuck" in one spot in my stomach. The water doesn't seem to be "absorbed" or "used up" and I never feel it move downward.I still drink 8-10 8-oz. portions of water daily only to avoid bloating and distention that may be worse than what I have now! Plus, I use milk of magnesia daily that causes loss of a good deal of water, and I want to ensure that my colon gets plenty of water to constantly push everything out.My mother, who really doesn't have major IBS problems, claims drinking water always makes her nauseated. (Perhaps I inherited it.)
 

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Hi,The same thing happens to me except I have IBS (D) and when I drink water it makes it much worse. I don't know why. I asked my doctor and he told me that tap water may containchemicals that set the IBS off. He said bottled water sometimes contains differentminerals etc. He told me to keep trying different kinds until I find one that I can tolerate. Well,so far I have NOT found one. Does anyone have any ideas on this? If so it would be greatly appreciated.Just wanted to let you know that water does the same thing to me and my son. (He has IBS too)Take care!
 
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