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Has anyone heard an explanation why for the 50% of IBS people who are IBS-A, that it cycles from C to D? What causes it to cycle to D? If you go to a site like Heather Von Vorous, the group-think (no offense, very nice people!) is that it is some trigger food. FInd that one nasty food and you will finally stop cycling between C and D.But I eat the same foods every day. I have a very restricted diet yet cycle through periods of great calm (very mild C) to D, and I have yet found a reason why it happens. I am beginning to think it is phases of the moon, like being a werewolf. Has anyone read a medical explanation for why this happens? I just do not believe it is because we all just have not found that one trigger food, especially when we control our diets and eat the same food every day, while the cycles change like seasons of the weather around us.I have my hair highlighted golden blonde. Maybe it just takes about 4 weeks to get from my brain down to my intestines? That is about as sensible as some of the other theories I've heard that refer to sperm count and other bizarre things (e.g., moving to "D" signifies you had an alien abduction the night before...)
 

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Depending on how long you are constipated it could be "paradoxical diarrhea".This is when you haven't moved the stools for long enough the body will try to "flush" it out and maybe dumping some extra water into the system which makes the stool flushing it out wet/loose/watery.For some people if you can prevent being constipated for days at a time can break the cycle. (and for some the flush out seems to empty them out too much and set them up for the next round of constipation).Fiber can help get things more even keeled. And some people do have trigger foods that can cause diarrhea even when they are usually constipated.K.
 

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Hi,I have had IBS most of my life and I have just lived with it, it is what it is. I figure with everyone in my family having heart disease and cancer I'm just grateful not to have to get cut open and have my innards removed.
My question is this, what is IBS-A,B,C,&D? I keep reading about these terms, but I don't know what they mean. I have noticed that mine has shifted over the years. It first started out as "spastic colon" when I was 15. Then in my teenage and early 20's it pretty much went away. I credit this to smoking pot. Yes, I know I was a idiot, and I quit almost 20 years ago, but honestly when I smoked I NEVER had trouble with IBS. Trust me however, knowing this still would not entice me to EVER smoke it again. I'd rather be sick with IBS than in jail or brain dead from some chemical somebody snuck in there I didn't know anything about. I did notice that a couple years after I quit, I started having the sharp can't breathe or stand up gas pains with the upset stomach. Then after a couple years I would go from constipated, to sharp gas pains, then upset stomach. I once went on a yeast free diet. No sugar, no carbs, and a lot garlic supplements. I lost 15 lbs. in two weeks and it did help the IBS, but now I eat horrible and am bloated like a dead fish most of the time. Is this consistant with the A-B-C-D thing that I am reading about? Also most days it feel like my stomach has a 5 lbs rock in it. Anyone else ever have that? I wondered if perhaps this was a hiatial hernia, because I had a lump in the middle of my diaphram that you can feel when I lie down, but not when I stand up. I wondered if other people also have this. It's not terribly big, but you can feel it when your rub your hand across my diaphram area when I lie down. Most days I have lived with this w/o complaining too much b/c it wasn't an everyday thing, but now all I do is burp, and feel like I have a 5 lb. bag of sugar in my stomach and chest. I guess it's time to start a healthier diet and lifestyle huh? Maybe I will go on the yeast free diet again, and try to eat healtier all around. But God I
my chocolate!!!Cyndi
 

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