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I am trying to track my bouts with diarrhea. I had it pretty bad in early December and decided that it was due to Zinc supplements and a new multi-vitamin. I cut those out and had normal bowel movements for a week or two. I've had three rounds of diarrhea in the past week and I think I have narrowed it down to butter on two occasions and cheese potato soup for the other one. Every time it's an immediate need to go and a small amount but (sorry about this) it's kind of fizzy. Think it's IBS? And has anyone reacted to vitamins?Thanks!
 

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It could just be a bad case of stress. Usually IBS is the term thrown around after suffering with the kind of thing you describe for about 6 or 8 months. Don't get upset about the D. Just try to simplify the diet for a while by only eating things you know for sure do not give you D. Then as you get to feeling better add more stuff to the diet. A few weeks of yogert might help. If this does drag on and on for months then it might be time to think about IBS. If your not feeling sick, have no fever, are breathing okay, and have no blood or anything coming out, then IBS seems to be more likely. If anything like the things I mentioned happen then hippity hop off to the Dr. and get some goodies to make you feel better and keep you from getting anything serious.Most important, KEEP COOL, (don't stress out). If it does not go away after a week or so then go ahead and ask the Dr. for some help. Drink lots of water.Also, keep coming back here to the post and keep people aware of your situation so they can tell you if it's time to take some action in a more direct way. It's always good to have others looking after you. Don't be afraid to ASK the people here to advise you. Eric can help with nervous stuff.
 
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I don't think it's milk, because I drink a lot of milk without diarrhea. I can eat cold cheese without it, too. I think it was the Velveeta in the soup -- maybe because it's processed? Another trigger I forgot to mention (because I haven't had it in a couple of years) is HOT spinach. Not cold spinach, like in dips or salad. Had to stop ordering my favorite spinach enchiladas about 2 years ago.Someone from this groups emailed me and suggested I take calcium with each meal. I've taken 1/2 a calcium tablet with each meal since Saturday afternoon and haven't had diarrhea since Saturday morning -- KNOCK WOOD!!! Happy New Year to All!Ruth
 
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