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Hi everyone, I'm new here. Today was a horrid day, saw yet another specialist who told me he can't do anything for my IBS-D. I also suffer from migraines (imitrex works pretty good for most attacks there). The IBS has me a prisoner in my home, i take immoniumD (you think i'd know how to spell it by now) usually 30 minutes before I eat out when I have to eat out for special events and occasions.This summer i barely got out, I'm in constant fear I'll have an attack and most summer activities are away from restrooms - so I sit at home alone which depresses me even more. I dont eat all day most of the time since I'm at work, and when i get home I pig out cuz I'm starving and, of course, then I'm house-locked for the night.Anyways sorry about the whinning, but I'm just soooooo discouraged. This is the first time I've ever dared to talk so openly about this condition and ask for help, but I need to get some suggestions on what may help this 'prison'. One time a doc put me on bentil (?? spelling) and that made things even worse for some reason. Are there herbs? OTC meds? Any suggestions at all? Oh, the other thing is i'm borderline diabetic and have been instructed to eat several small meals a day.....but with the IBS I don't dare to except on the weekends. So my sugar level is creeping up from pigging out at night and they plumet during the day. Urrrggghhh..sorry i'm whinning again. Thanks for your help and input you may have. I sure do appreciate it maybe it will help break this downward spiral i'm on.*crosses fingers*Spring
 

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Welcome to this site Spring. I too am a new member but have spent many hours reading through current and older postings and other information on this site regarding supplemets such as calcium, fiber, medications, what foods work and don't work, how to cope, etc., etc. There is a wealth of informantion here. Other than putting you on bentyl did the doctor have any other suggestions? Any GI tests to rule out other medical conditions? For me, a combination of eating the right foods (rice cakes, BRAT diet) staying way from aggrivating foods (fatty or fried food, heavy creamy dishes, garlicy food, etc.), calcium, imodium, fiber and a few other meds often, but don't always work. I combine this w/exercise including walking, sit ups and light weights. Plenty of water. Depending on how I'm feeling I do more or less of all of the above. I hope this helps. I wish you good luck.
 

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Hi Spring and AVI, If you have not done so already, click on the link below my name and read up on Mikes tapes. They don't cost much and are great for the anxiety end of things. Another option to consider in your quest to get control of your life back. Marilyn will gladly answer any questions you may have about the success of others and what you can expect to get out of listening. Good luck to both of you
 
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