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I saw the ads here for Ibascol and was wondering if anyone here has tried it and if it had any benefit for IBS/D? I read the info on their site with their testimonials, but wanted to see if was any help before I purchased yet another "remedy"- Thanks for any responses- donnamaria
 

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Yes, I have. But my situation is complicated regarding doses, effectiveness etc. Go over to the products forum and take a look at the posts there. Also, do a search for 'Ibsacol' to find the relevant posts. ------------------susanIBS D/C type & M.E/CFS
 

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Yes, I have. But my situation is complicated regarding doses, effectiveness etc. Go over to the products forum and take a look at the posts there. Also, do a search for 'Ibsacol' to find the relevant posts. ------------------susanIBS D/C type & M.E/CFS
 

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Yes, I have been using Ibsacol--with varying results. Initially, when I began using it, in the spring of this year, my IBS-D was more or less in a controllable state. I felt the Ibsacol was helping it to stay that way, along with an occassional handful of Questran if I was eating out. Now however, after September 11, Ibsacol is useless to me. Lomotil and Pepto are providing me some relief from the D.
 

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Yes, I have been using Ibsacol--with varying results. Initially, when I began using it, in the spring of this year, my IBS-D was more or less in a controllable state. I felt the Ibsacol was helping it to stay that way, along with an occassional handful of Questran if I was eating out. Now however, after September 11, Ibsacol is useless to me. Lomotil and Pepto are providing me some relief from the D.
 

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I've been using Ibsacol for about 5 weeks now, and to my surprise it does actually seem to be helping for the moment, and I am the most sceptical person going!I have had to play around with the doses a bit to find the right amount for me, but up to now there has been a definate improvement.I would recommend trying it, the only down side is that it is quite expensive, especially to be ordering it on a monthly basis.
 

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I've been using Ibsacol for about 5 weeks now, and to my surprise it does actually seem to be helping for the moment, and I am the most sceptical person going!I have had to play around with the doses a bit to find the right amount for me, but up to now there has been a definate improvement.I would recommend trying it, the only down side is that it is quite expensive, especially to be ordering it on a monthly basis.
 

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janellen .. you might want to try increasing your doses of Ibsacol for a couple of weeks.. it could help. Ibsacol doesn't "stop" working, it usually needs an adjustment in dose. Also, be sure to take Questran away from the Ibsacol as Questran absorbs fat and can "eat" the Ibsacol before it can work. Or please email me if I can help you directly.Kind thoughts to you allDianneFor the record, I am a Director of the New Zealand company who developed and produces Ibsacol.
 

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janellen .. you might want to try increasing your doses of Ibsacol for a couple of weeks.. it could help. Ibsacol doesn't "stop" working, it usually needs an adjustment in dose. Also, be sure to take Questran away from the Ibsacol as Questran absorbs fat and can "eat" the Ibsacol before it can work. Or please email me if I can help you directly.Kind thoughts to you allDianneFor the record, I am a Director of the New Zealand company who developed and produces Ibsacol.
 

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I have been using IBSACOL for over a month now and have seen no difference in my symptoms. If anything, I feel worse- a lot more fatigue/hip pain and dizzyness to accompany my constantly gurgling tummy. I also continue to bloat out a lot. I tried this with skepticism too because I feel my problem is bacterial in nature (ie.overgrowth of some sort of bacteria- probably yeast) and didn't know what IBSACOL could do to address that. It may help others who have typical IBS, but for bacterial problems of the gut it seems to be a waste of money. Dianne is very helpful, though. She couldn't offer me a money back guarantee- (only on unused bottles)- but the problem is that you have to give this product a 2 month trial- so you will still be out a lot of money if it doesn't work after 2 months and you have no 'unused bottles' to send back! Just a word of caution to those that may share my problem/symptoms. I really don't think IBSACOL was designed to address bacterial imbalances of the gut....but I am sure Dianne can speak to that based on how this product was developed and what it is intended to address. I hope you have better luck than I did after spending over $220!!
 

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I have been using IBSACOL for over a month now and have seen no difference in my symptoms. If anything, I feel worse- a lot more fatigue/hip pain and dizzyness to accompany my constantly gurgling tummy. I also continue to bloat out a lot. I tried this with skepticism too because I feel my problem is bacterial in nature (ie.overgrowth of some sort of bacteria- probably yeast) and didn't know what IBSACOL could do to address that. It may help others who have typical IBS, but for bacterial problems of the gut it seems to be a waste of money. Dianne is very helpful, though. She couldn't offer me a money back guarantee- (only on unused bottles)- but the problem is that you have to give this product a 2 month trial- so you will still be out a lot of money if it doesn't work after 2 months and you have no 'unused bottles' to send back! Just a word of caution to those that may share my problem/symptoms. I really don't think IBSACOL was designed to address bacterial imbalances of the gut....but I am sure Dianne can speak to that based on how this product was developed and what it is intended to address. I hope you have better luck than I did after spending over $220!!
 
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I have a very mild case of IBS in that I'm really not constipated nor do I have diarhea, but I do experience all the other symptoms: switching between the two, extreme bloating, loud gurgling, somtimes feel like I have a fist in my abdomen near my navel, etc. I took IBSACOL (three-four caps) at every meal and felt little or no help at all. True, I only used one bottle, but I have no intention of buying another bottle if I didn't feel any better so far. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think I should have seen some improvement by now.
 
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I have a very mild case of IBS in that I'm really not constipated nor do I have diarhea, but I do experience all the other symptoms: switching between the two, extreme bloating, loud gurgling, somtimes feel like I have a fist in my abdomen near my navel, etc. I took IBSACOL (three-four caps) at every meal and felt little or no help at all. True, I only used one bottle, but I have no intention of buying another bottle if I didn't feel any better so far. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think I should have seen some improvement by now.
 

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I wish you folks would write me and ask for some help.Ibsacol works in about 80% of cases of IBS. If there is a bacterial infection present, it cannot work as efficiently, if at all.There are so many different symptom sets that are called "IBS", known to every one who frequents this board. Often though doses need to be personalised. This is not a drug; does not behave like a drug. It is more properly a food. We will help you with this.Sadly, most of success stories with Ibsacol never return to the board, but many stories are there in Products and Info. and you can email to any of them; they invite you to do so.Please email me and I will try to help where I can. Best wishesDianneI am a director of the NZ company which developed and produces Ibsacol.[This message has been edited by dianne (edited 10-01-2001).]
 

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I wish you folks would write me and ask for some help.Ibsacol works in about 80% of cases of IBS. If there is a bacterial infection present, it cannot work as efficiently, if at all.There are so many different symptom sets that are called "IBS", known to every one who frequents this board. Often though doses need to be personalised. This is not a drug; does not behave like a drug. It is more properly a food. We will help you with this.Sadly, most of success stories with Ibsacol never return to the board, but many stories are there in Products and Info. and you can email to any of them; they invite you to do so.Please email me and I will try to help where I can. Best wishesDianneI am a director of the NZ company which developed and produces Ibsacol.[This message has been edited by dianne (edited 10-01-2001).]
 

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Dasilva:It really took a full month before I noticed a marked improvement. Also, like Dianne says, sometimes you have to up it to 4 X 4 for a couple of weeks, then go back down to 4 X 3. And you have to take it very regularly, not skipping doses here or there.
 

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Dasilva:It really took a full month before I noticed a marked improvement. Also, like Dianne says, sometimes you have to up it to 4 X 4 for a couple of weeks, then go back down to 4 X 3. And you have to take it very regularly, not skipping doses here or there.
 

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Hi Donnamaria, The trickiest part of this supplement is getting the dosage right. I have been on it almost 5 weeks. When I first started I took the recommended dosage,after about 2 weeks ,I started feeling better and took less. That mistake set me back....stay with what they tell you to take....never miss a dose....watch your diet very closely. In all fairness to this product....I have had ibs for over 20 years....spent thousands of dollars on GI doc's and more stupid tests than I care to remember....and had 0 results!! In 5 weeks I had reduced bm's by half.....now that's not what ya call a miracle but it sure is alot better than what I had. I would say to anyone .....give it a fair shot. The worst you can do is cut your tp bill by half!! I have ibs-d with urgency and pain. I guess when you have dealt with this monster for soooo many years....you just deal with the trade offs.
 
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