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This is the strangest thing. On Tuesday I had a SBFT drinking barium. It gave me watery diarrhea for about 24 hours but no cramps or pain. I have not had any cramping or pain or diarrhea since! Whats up with that? I have gone from daily drop on the floor pain to normal. I even tested myself by eating Taco Bell (lettuce and refried beans but not alot). Nothing! I am sure it is going to come back but I am a bit stumped by this. Any thoughts?
 
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j. Take it slow. Don't let yourself think you have IBS whipped or it will come at you again. Chill out all the time if you can. I have my IBS pretty much under control, but last evening I let my guard down and ate a trigger food thinking I could handle it. It got me today. Had a small casuse of DGood Luck Jack G aka DirtBikJ
 
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barium is constipating - which could be helping you since you have D and pain primarlily. could you take other constipating things? have you tried antispasmodics?
 

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I've had 2 upper GIs with SBFT and a BE, and each time I was told to be careful because the barium is constipating. However, I found the opposite to be true, all of these tests caused me to have severe D for a few days after. I guess this could have been just because of the stress involved with having the tests though, or the lingering effects of the prep.
 

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I feel for you. I recently had an upper GI, but instead of making everything better for a while, my bowel movements started decreasing and the color changed (which they tell you about barium). That stuff was so gross though that I never wanted to eat yogurt again because that's what it tasted like.
 
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gosh i think you should order some of that stuff - acacia root - from the heather van vorous website - as its chalky and fills the colon, and is soluble fiber which is known to soothe the digestive tract and slow peristalsis in folks with D. i'd really give it a try and see what happens. you could also try supplements that make one more C - is it calcium or potassium, i can't remember. or iron? its one of those.
 
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