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Hi i have pain on my right side by my hip when I press along the bottom its very sore, I went the doctor years ago after loosing half my body weight in 12 months on a crazy diet she said that I have an infalmmed colon and to eat better.'So on and off from there I have bad it i am currently over weight and i drink a bit so ive tryin to loose weight and cut down drinking.I Have had a celiacs test that was negativeI had the pain bad once ( i thought it was bad ) I went to the hospital the dr examed me and said it wasnt my appendix it was bad food poising that was many years ago I am not 33I get pain on the right and sometimes its in my naval the pain seems to move around< i get a lot of gas, foul smelling stools. gurgling and like tingling,I only eat brown and whole grain breads but I do tend to over eat a lot and also smoke, sometimes I can go to the toilet 5 times in one day others just once and i feel like I want to go and I cant.I have taken Phole healthy bowel tablets they have really helped some days i get no pain but recently it hasnt been goodI also use to take metamuicl and aleo vera drinksAny ideas people sorry if its a but jumbled and mucked up im new here
 

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Also get heart burn, and the had tests for that heli ploric thing that was positive I was treated for that and retested its was clear
 

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Pain that moves around is typical of IBS. Appendicitis tends to stay in one place as it is one small part that is a problem. With IBS it can be anywhere along the whole colon.Pretty much everything you discuss sounds very typical of IBS.I would get a handle on portion control. Both for weight and for controlling the IBS. Smaller meals more often usually keeps the GI tract in better shape and working more evenly. Also can help for weight control. Measure out what you want to eat (can set up a bunch of small bag of things like snacks) and only have in front of you what you plan to eat. Don't have the left overs sitting out on the table, or eat from a big bag of chip or the box of crackers.Sometimes getting smaller plates helps. 1) You can't put as much on the plate and 2) a full plate feels like you eat more than a small amount in the middle of a huge plate. When you eat out if you can't control what goes on the plate get a "to go" box and put 1/2 the meal in it before you start. Most restaurants serve too much food and if you can't keep picking at it (as the leftovers are in a box) once you've eaten the right amount the portions stay controlled better.
 

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Hi thanks I thought it was IBS as I have mucas or how ever you spell it sometimes too I feel.And my bad eat habits dont help I will do what you said with the smaller plateAny other hits should I keep taking the yoghurts and yakult drinks etc
 

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Feel nearly beter today obviously just a flare up?And what about alochol I like wine is that ok?? Ive cut out fizzy drinks etc dont buy potato chips if I do a small packetIs the IBS from how much you have of something??? I seen a lot of diet shows on tv ppl with bowel problems loose weight and it goes awayAlso i take iburofen (dr just gave me those ) for pain because I was talking paradex which is off the market now.What is the best pain killer for IBS thanks
 

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Alcohol varies. Some people get some benefit from the relaxation of a glass or two. Some people get diarrhea from a sip or two.There are no hard fast rules for IBS as to what you can eat or how much you tolerate. Some people are very sensitive to some things. Some people have the exact same symptoms no matter what they eat because other things trigger their IBS.Being overweight never helps any part of the body work better, but IBS can happen to people who are underweight or normal weight. I can't promise it would just completely go away if you lose weight. However getting to a healthy weight may help a bit, and it is good for you for lots of reasons.Ibuprophen can make some people's IBS worse, you will have to see if you tolerate it. Tylenol tends to be easiest on the intestines but can be hard on the liver if you take too much. You need to take less tylenol if you drink alcohol.Usually antispasmodics and antidepressants are used to treat IBS pain. Narcotics may make the pain much worse if you take them too often. Won't happen to everyone but some people get "bounce back pain" if they take too many narcotics for too long. This pain is worse than the IBS pain and is harder to treat.
 

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Hi thank you so much for all your help I really appreicate it.I am doing my weight watchers so that controls how much I eat each day but I still have bad days.I will keep up with the probotics and stuffAnd do what you said about the portion sizes IE if i buy something split the stuff upTHen i wont eat a small roll of salami in a weekend hahahahI like my wine I can quiet happily drink a bottle and a half which is BAD but after about the 3rd glass no pain lol
 

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HI, Have you seen a specialist, either GI or colon rectal specialist? You need to schedule an appt.and they will run some tests on you. Bloodwork, stool, and maybe x-rays and the like.
 

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Hi no I have seen my GP years ago and she said by pressing around my colon was infalmmed and to eat betterJust something I get on and off
 
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