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I have this stupid IBS Syndrome for 13 years now. It did go away a long time ago for almost four months. It was amazing feeling normal for such a long time. Only the person who has IBS knows how to appreciate at least one entire day of feeling normal (no pain, no gas, eat anything you want) Unfortunately, I don't know the meaning of feeling normal again for many years. I really need to know if anyone out there has the same symptoms I do. The doctors say you just have to try and see what works for you. I have tried a lot of different foods. The problem is, today I eat something that agrees with me, but tomorrow the same thing makes me terribly sick. I never know what to eat. Every time I try a new food that I think it works for me I feel very excited, but two days later is not good anymore. The second biggest problem is gas. I did not have this problem before. Everything I eat moves inside of me, I feel a lot of pain and gas. It is disgusting and very unconfortable. I can hardly work sometimes. Is there anything out there that prevents or helps ease this terrible symptom. Thank you
 
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Hi Tuca, I completely understand your frustrations - especially with food. It seems like there are few safe foods that are safe consistently. Do you have diarrhea or constipation as well? For me, I think that probiotica has helped with gas. I buy it at CVS. It's expensive ($15 for two months supply), but might be worth it. It's by the same makers of Immodium. I also avoid foods that I know will cause me gas. This is hard because sometimes it seems like all foods cause gas. But, I no longer eat broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, even though I love these foods. So much for trying to be healthy! Kathy
 

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Foods may or may not be a trigger and they are definitely not the only trigger. Other things could be triggering you but generally if you eat it safely much of the time but occasionally have problems when you eat it I wouldn't call it a trigger. If it bothers most or all of the time you eat it then it probably is a trigger food.Gas--things to trySimethicone (Gas-X and others messes with the bubbles)Probiotics (reduce the amount of gas made by bacteria)Don't feed the bacteria. (some people have problems with some of these but they are not universially bad for everyone)Avoid starches other than riceAvoid Lactose (milk)Avoid Fructose (sodas especially those with high fructose corn syrup)Avoid Raffinose (beans and cabbage).K.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 
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