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After a year of dealing with my problems, that is what the Cleveland Clinic diagnosed me with after spending a week with them. I also have some other issues. Isn't this fun?Per the last post, what are your symptoms?
 

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Oh I vary with my symptoms.. I can go weeks without a spell, then D for a day or so, then constipated, then back to normal, then the viscious cycle repeats itself. Like I'm usually C before my period, then D the day it ends, then it can go either way after that for a few days then back to normal once a day in the AM. If I eat something that my system doesnt like on the week of my period coming I get real bad D. But, if my system is doing good that month with the IBS I can eat whatever I want w/o consequence.
 

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this is new and very up to date on PI IBS. Dr Spiller is perhaps the leading expert in PI IBS research.http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/518355_printI developed IBS from PI IBS I believe. You basically treat it as you would IBS. Although for some PI IBSers over time they can just get better.
 

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Sarmiento were you able to read the above?I don't think or remmeber seeing a percentage, but the majority are d at least in the begining. because the d helps get rid of the intial infection. However once a person develops "clinical IBS" things might possible change.Also as I have stated I believe my IBS started from dysentary and mine is considered d/c, with more on the d side of things and in the past a lot of major pain attacks, twice a day sometimes and four times a week, but I have worked on that and am much much better after the HT, even the bowel symptoms improved and this has been long term.Pain pathways can become "embedded" when you have a pain attack day in and day out.An analogy to this kind of is a small stream at first becoming a river.
 

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Sorry it took so long to reply. I have IBS-D, my Doctor said that after five years half of those who had Post Infection IBS no longer have it. Does anyone know if this is the case?I have a lot of pain with long long trips to the bathroom.
 

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I don´t know if I have Post Infectious IBS but I do remember the day it started. I was about 7 or 8 and in the afternoon I started to feel incredible spasms in my stomach . It was so bad that I could´t move any more so my father had to take me to hospital. They gave me some pain killers so I could at least walk on my own, made me some tests, I stayed there for a few days and they sent me home. They didn´t find anything obvious just said that I had intestines full of gas and that caused the pain.And since that day I have suffered from the pain every day of my life, some days better, some days severe. When I think of all the days I spent at school with the incredible pains it makes me almost cry.. what a nice story.
 

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This is in medscape and its 11 pages long. Its 2005. You have to register but its free and they don't spam you. Its pretty up to date.Abstract and IntroductionClinical FeaturesImportance of Psychiatric FeaturesRole of SerotoninRole of Inflammatory CytokinesRole of Mast CellsEvidence of Chronic Inflammation in Irritable Bowel SyndromeAnimal Models of Post-infective Irritable Bowel SyndromeAnti-inflammatory Effect of ProbioticsAnti-inflammatory Treatments in Irritable Bowel SyndromeConclusion"From Current Opinion in GastroenterologyPost-infectious Irritable Bowel SyndromePosted 12/08/2005Robin Spiller; Eugene Campbell Abstract and IntroductionAbstractPurpose of Review: Irritable bowel syndrome patients form a heterogeneous group with a variable contribution of central and peripheral components. The peripheral component is prominent in irritable bowel syndrome developing after infection (post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome) and this has proved a profitable area of research.Recent Findings: Recent studies have overthrown the dogma that irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by no abnormality of structure by demonstrating low-grade lymphocytic infiltration in the gut mucosa, increased permeability and increases in other inflammatory components including enterochromaffin and mast cells. Furthermore, increased inflammatory cytokines in both mucosa and blood have been demonstrated in irritable bowel syndrome. While steroid treatment has proved ineffective, preliminary studies with probiotics exerting an anti-inflammatory effect have shown benefit.Summary: The study of post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome has revealed the importance of low-grade inflammation in causing irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. It has suggested novel approaches to irritable bowel syndrome including studies of serotonin and histamine metabolism which may be relevant to other subtypes of of the disease.IntroductionAlthough the idea of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) developing after infection is not new, being first clearly described in 1962,[1] scientific study of mechanisms is relatively recent. The demonstration of mucosal abnormalities, overthrowing years of dogma that IBS is characterized by no abnormality of structure, has stimulated others to re-examine the IBS gut. Post-infective IBS (PI-IBS) develops in 3-30% of individuals with bacterial gastroenteritis. Known risk factors include female sex, severity of initial illness, bacterial toxigenicity and adverse psychological factors, including neuroticism, hypochondriasis, anxiety and depression, as reviewed in 2003.[2] The purpose of the current review is to update the literature since 2003, during which time there has been an explosion of interest and many productive new approaches with implications for novel treatments."http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/518355
 

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i don't get c or d, i just go more frequently, my normal is about 3/4 times a day but when I'm having an episode i can go up to 8/10 times a day. i get a lot a mucus, sometimes when i need to go its just orange mucus. but the main thing that stops me is the stomach pains, stomach cramps and bowel spasms i have 24/7 which i take amitriptyline for. i tend to get ill after eating food that my stomach just dose not seem to like any more. i used to be a vegetarian before i got this now i can hardly eat any veg at all. i ate a bag of marshmallows for the first time in ages last friday, it resulted in me having 4 days of work and being advised to go to accident and emergency by my doctor. i developed pi-ibs after being in hospital with peritonitis. my symptoms seem extreme. any one else similar?
 
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