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I've had IBS for 15 years and am finally getting better thanks in large part to things I have learned on this board.But my b/f who has always had a cast-iron stomach and who never used to have any clue what I was going through is showing all the signs of IBS! I just can't believe it. He's been having D attacks more and more frequently until now its just D every morning. He's just gone to the doctor today.I see him go through all the mental things I did...mainly denial and not being able to believe there's not some pill to make it go away. He doesn't believe its IBS at this point and thinks they will be able to treat it. I don't him to be prepared for a long hard road...I just feel so bad for him.
I suppose at least he has someone who understands what its like (me)
 

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Modgy, my wife and I both have IBS.I remember he first time I told her I had IBS, her eyes got real big and then she said she had it. I told her first. I hope he does not have IBS and its something easily treatable. If not he has your support and understanding.
 

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Modgy, my wife and I both have IBS.I remember he first time I told her I had IBS, her eyes got real big and then she said she had it. I told her first. I hope he does not have IBS and its something easily treatable. If not he has your support and understanding.
 

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Hi EricYeah, I suppose from a certain point of view its better for a relationship if both people have IBS than just one or the other! At least they can help and support each other. I know the science doesn't quite support this observation, but it seems more and more young people are developing IBS or other GI problems?? Of my closest friends, four out of five now with some bowel condition...
 

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Hi EricYeah, I suppose from a certain point of view its better for a relationship if both people have IBS than just one or the other! At least they can help and support each other. I know the science doesn't quite support this observation, but it seems more and more young people are developing IBS or other GI problems?? Of my closest friends, four out of five now with some bowel condition...
 

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IBS is just very common and so are gi problems in general and much more attension is being brought out to the public on them, especially IBS, so more peope are also talking about them. Young people have always had gi issues really.Watch how much vit c, you use because it can cause stomach cramping at high doses. My wife quit smoking and became c pretty bad, by the way.but that has gotten somewhat better after a couple months.Why don't you and your boyfriend try Mike's tapes together for a while, if he is just developing IBS, it may really benefit him to do so now, if the doctor diagnoses him with ibs, which by the way how did his appointment go?First he has to be diagnosed, of course.But they could greatly benefit both of you and you could do them and enjoy them together.
 

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IBS is just very common and so are gi problems in general and much more attension is being brought out to the public on them, especially IBS, so more peope are also talking about them. Young people have always had gi issues really.Watch how much vit c, you use because it can cause stomach cramping at high doses. My wife quit smoking and became c pretty bad, by the way.but that has gotten somewhat better after a couple months.Why don't you and your boyfriend try Mike's tapes together for a while, if he is just developing IBS, it may really benefit him to do so now, if the doctor diagnoses him with ibs, which by the way how did his appointment go?First he has to be diagnosed, of course.But they could greatly benefit both of you and you could do them and enjoy them together.
 

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"High doses of Vit C can cause cramping and d. With the flu season coming on soon and the lack of flu vac's, be carefull with high amounts of Vit c. It maybe a trigger to IBS.""PrecautionsGeneral There are no known toxicities associated with vitamin C. Large doses of vitamin C may interfere with tests to determine occult blood in the stool and tests to monitor blood glucose levels in diabetics. Health Conditions People with a history of gout, kidney stones or kidney disease should not take more than 500mg of vitamin C daily without medical supervision. Side Effects Approximately 15 percent of people taking moderately high doses of vitamin C experience abdominal gas, bloating and cramping. The mineral ascorbates such as calcium or magnesium ascorbate are not acidic and may solve this problem.""Diarrhea can occur due to large doses or an overdose of vitamin C, and can generally be controlled by lowering the dose of vitamin C until the diarrhea no longer occurs. Also, approximately 15 percent of people taking moderately high doses of vitamin C experience abdominal gas, bloating and cramping. The mineral ascorbates such as calcium or magnesium ascorbate are not acidic and may solve this problem." http://www.birrs.net/katsherbs/HSR%20Vitam...20C%20Guide.htm In IBS that maybe more of a problem.
 

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"High doses of Vit C can cause cramping and d. With the flu season coming on soon and the lack of flu vac's, be carefull with high amounts of Vit c. It maybe a trigger to IBS.""PrecautionsGeneral There are no known toxicities associated with vitamin C. Large doses of vitamin C may interfere with tests to determine occult blood in the stool and tests to monitor blood glucose levels in diabetics. Health Conditions People with a history of gout, kidney stones or kidney disease should not take more than 500mg of vitamin C daily without medical supervision. Side Effects Approximately 15 percent of people taking moderately high doses of vitamin C experience abdominal gas, bloating and cramping. The mineral ascorbates such as calcium or magnesium ascorbate are not acidic and may solve this problem.""Diarrhea can occur due to large doses or an overdose of vitamin C, and can generally be controlled by lowering the dose of vitamin C until the diarrhea no longer occurs. Also, approximately 15 percent of people taking moderately high doses of vitamin C experience abdominal gas, bloating and cramping. The mineral ascorbates such as calcium or magnesium ascorbate are not acidic and may solve this problem." http://www.birrs.net/katsherbs/HSR%20Vitam...20C%20Guide.htm In IBS that maybe more of a problem.
 

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Hi again EricThanks for the info on vit C...I actually take it because it helps me to go to the toilet, and I have problems with both fiber and magnesium. Its one of the few things that work for me, although I think yesterday I took too much and today I sure have the D!I am curious about Mike's tapes and hypnosis in general, particularly as I have other problems apart from IBS which are of the psychological sort and which are becoming more and more difficult to cope with (basically feeling very un-peaceful and like the Universe is hostile!)I am an atheist but am slowly coming to belief in God. Hypnosis doesn't bother me from a religion point of view BTW...
 

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Hi again EricThanks for the info on vit C...I actually take it because it helps me to go to the toilet, and I have problems with both fiber and magnesium. Its one of the few things that work for me, although I think yesterday I took too much and today I sure have the D!I am curious about Mike's tapes and hypnosis in general, particularly as I have other problems apart from IBS which are of the psychological sort and which are becoming more and more difficult to cope with (basically feeling very un-peaceful and like the Universe is hostile!)I am an atheist but am slowly coming to belief in God. Hypnosis doesn't bother me from a religion point of view BTW...
 

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Modgy Hypnosis, has nothing more to do with religion then meditation or relaxation. Its actually a natural state of humans.Its a myth and a misconception as far as religion goes. Almost all religions use forms of meditation and even hypnosis.but I am glad your not opposed to it for those reasons."Hypnosis is a heighten state of focus"Its also been"Hypnosis has been officially recognized since 1958 by the American Medical Association."Also, the IBS does not have to be driven by psycological issues either to use HT, it works on the body because of psycophysiological reasons.It can even be used in groups for IBS.It does have to be targeted at IBS however, not just general hypnotherapy. This is gut focused clinical hypnotherapy for IBS.Here is some info for you.Hypnotherapy for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders By: Peter J. Whorwell, M.D., University Hospital of South Manchester, England http://www.aboutibs.org/Publications/hypnosis.html Hypnosis Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome By: Olafur S. Palsson, Psy.D., Research Associate, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill http://www.aboutibs.org/Publications/HypnosisPalsson.html What is IBS?Treatment options for IBSWhy consider hypnosis treatment for IBS?Clinical hypnosis: Something for you?Overview of the research on hypnosis for IBSU.S. health professionals who offer hypnosis treatment for IBSLinks to information sources on irritable bowel syndrome"Why Consider Hypnosis Treatment for IBS?by Olafur S. Palsson, Psy.D.Hypnosis is only one of several approaches to treating irritable bowel syndrome and may not be the most suitable option for all patients (click here for discussion of treatment options for IBS). However, hypnosis treatment has some advantages which makes it an attractive option for many IBS sufferers with chronic and severe symptoms:- It is one of the most successful treatment approaches for chronic IBS. The response rate to treatment is 80% and better in most published studies to date. - The treatment often helps individuals who have failed to get improvements with other methods (see for example: Whorwell et al., 1984, 1987; Palsson et al., 1997, 2000).- It is a uniquely comfortable form of treatment; relaxing, easy and generally enjoyable.- It utilizes the healing power of the person's own mind, and is generally completely without negative side effects. - The treatment sometimes results in improvement in other symptoms or problems such as migraine or tension headaches, along with the improvement in IBS symptoms.- The beneficial effects of the treatment last long after the end of the course of treatment. According to research, individuals who improve from hypnosis treatment for IBS can generally look forward to years of reduced bowel symptoms." http://www.ibshypnosis.com/index.html The Effects of Hypnosis on Gastrointestinal Problems http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...c;f=10;t=001040 Canadian Psychological Association http://www.cpa.ca/factsheets/IBS.htm HOW AND WHY HYPNOSIS WORKSThomas Yarnell, Ph.D. http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...c;f=11;t=001682 "Hypnosis is one of the oldest remedies against physical diseases and mental disorders of mankind. The term hypnosis is used for the description of a technique as well as for the description of an altered state of consciousness which is induced by this technique. Hypnosis is a scientific tool in psychophysiological studies of gastrointestinal functions secretion, motility, visceral sensitivity and their processing in the central nervous system. Hypnosis is an empirically validated treatment of the irritable bowel syndrome even refractory to medical treatment which is recommended by international expert groups Rome II and the British Society of Gastroenterology." http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...c;f=11;t=001556 Mike's tapes. http://www.ibsaudioprogram.com/ which are on sale at the moment. http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=5;t=000576 people who have used them here.CBT and hypnotherapy successes pages 1 2 3 http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...c;f=11;t=000017 Its an easy method and can be very effective for IBS, currently it is statistically the most effective IBS treatment, with little if any side effects because its natural, as a matter of fact most side effects are reduced anxiety, better sleep, better focus and less back aches, reduced muscle tension, booost in the immune system, etc.Hope that helps, many people are skeptical and of course for good reason with IBS, not many things really do work and find out they love the tapes and how much it really does work on IBS, regardless of there predominate IBS.
 

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Modgy Hypnosis, has nothing more to do with religion then meditation or relaxation. Its actually a natural state of humans.Its a myth and a misconception as far as religion goes. Almost all religions use forms of meditation and even hypnosis.but I am glad your not opposed to it for those reasons."Hypnosis is a heighten state of focus"Its also been"Hypnosis has been officially recognized since 1958 by the American Medical Association."Also, the IBS does not have to be driven by psycological issues either to use HT, it works on the body because of psycophysiological reasons.It can even be used in groups for IBS.It does have to be targeted at IBS however, not just general hypnotherapy. This is gut focused clinical hypnotherapy for IBS.Here is some info for you.Hypnotherapy for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders By: Peter J. Whorwell, M.D., University Hospital of South Manchester, England http://www.aboutibs.org/Publications/hypnosis.html Hypnosis Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome By: Olafur S. Palsson, Psy.D., Research Associate, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill http://www.aboutibs.org/Publications/HypnosisPalsson.html What is IBS?Treatment options for IBSWhy consider hypnosis treatment for IBS?Clinical hypnosis: Something for you?Overview of the research on hypnosis for IBSU.S. health professionals who offer hypnosis treatment for IBSLinks to information sources on irritable bowel syndrome"Why Consider Hypnosis Treatment for IBS?by Olafur S. Palsson, Psy.D.Hypnosis is only one of several approaches to treating irritable bowel syndrome and may not be the most suitable option for all patients (click here for discussion of treatment options for IBS). However, hypnosis treatment has some advantages which makes it an attractive option for many IBS sufferers with chronic and severe symptoms:- It is one of the most successful treatment approaches for chronic IBS. The response rate to treatment is 80% and better in most published studies to date. - The treatment often helps individuals who have failed to get improvements with other methods (see for example: Whorwell et al., 1984, 1987; Palsson et al., 1997, 2000).- It is a uniquely comfortable form of treatment; relaxing, easy and generally enjoyable.- It utilizes the healing power of the person's own mind, and is generally completely without negative side effects. - The treatment sometimes results in improvement in other symptoms or problems such as migraine or tension headaches, along with the improvement in IBS symptoms.- The beneficial effects of the treatment last long after the end of the course of treatment. According to research, individuals who improve from hypnosis treatment for IBS can generally look forward to years of reduced bowel symptoms." http://www.ibshypnosis.com/index.html The Effects of Hypnosis on Gastrointestinal Problems http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...c;f=10;t=001040 Canadian Psychological Association http://www.cpa.ca/factsheets/IBS.htm HOW AND WHY HYPNOSIS WORKSThomas Yarnell, Ph.D. http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...c;f=11;t=001682 "Hypnosis is one of the oldest remedies against physical diseases and mental disorders of mankind. The term hypnosis is used for the description of a technique as well as for the description of an altered state of consciousness which is induced by this technique. Hypnosis is a scientific tool in psychophysiological studies of gastrointestinal functions secretion, motility, visceral sensitivity and their processing in the central nervous system. Hypnosis is an empirically validated treatment of the irritable bowel syndrome even refractory to medical treatment which is recommended by international expert groups Rome II and the British Society of Gastroenterology." http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...c;f=11;t=001556 Mike's tapes. http://www.ibsaudioprogram.com/ which are on sale at the moment. http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...ic;f=5;t=000576 people who have used them here.CBT and hypnotherapy successes pages 1 2 3 http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...c;f=11;t=000017 Its an easy method and can be very effective for IBS, currently it is statistically the most effective IBS treatment, with little if any side effects because its natural, as a matter of fact most side effects are reduced anxiety, better sleep, better focus and less back aches, reduced muscle tension, booost in the immune system, etc.Hope that helps, many people are skeptical and of course for good reason with IBS, not many things really do work and find out they love the tapes and how much it really does work on IBS, regardless of there predominate IBS.
 
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