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I posted a couple months back about a successful couple weeks I had due to a new regiment I was trying and I wanted to share with everyone THAT IT IS STILL WORKING!!! Its like I have a new life. Or my old life from college back. I am just so thankful that the combination of what I've been doing has been working so effectively and consistently. I'm knocking on wood as I type
There is hope, I think. I don't want this to sound like bragging or something, I just really want to share what worked for me with you guys since I know that so many people have to suffer unfairly
The number one thing that I reallllllly think is the main reason for the last month (with ZERO D-incidents. Should I repeat that? NOT ONE D IN THE LAST MONTH!!!! I dont even know what to think of that!) is the Digestive Advantage pills for IBS. I buy them on Amazon and think they are worth every penny. Whoever came up with this - genius. And I am convinced that the other main contributor to my success if PEPPERMINT. How it took me so long to discover the wonders of peppermint, I don't know, specially since it has helped me since I was a kid in soothing nausea - Tic tacs, chewing gum, altoids, etc. I take a peppermint gel every day. I drink peppermint tea every morning and most nights before bed. And I keep peppermint pills in my purse for days when I need to go out and run errands. (I also buy these things on amazon since I have an amazon prime account and usually find things with free shipping woo!)In addition to these two miraculous amazing things, I take a Vitamin D pill every morning and half a calcium tablet every morning. I still keep Immodium in my pocket (I never feel comfortable unless I know I have at least 3 on me when I leave the house) but I now only take them right before a meal if I'm out at a restaurant (you can never be too careful, right?) or if I get really nervous somewhere (have you ever noticed that when you're nervous, you can stress yourself into having D? UGGGGG). But I was really trying to not be addicted to Immodium and now I go several days without ever taking one! I've also been exercising 3-5 times a week at the Y doing Zumba, Pilates and Yoga and though sometimes I think the Pilates makes me gassy (maybe that's psychological but all the contracting of the stomach has got to do SOMETHING right?), I think the combination and trying to be healthy has been helping for serious. Plus I've been sleeping better.I have not had to give up red wine (mmmmm my worst vice) or chocolate and though I quit coffee and caffeine back in October, I allow myself a small cup every couple days just cause I love the taste and I have ZERO problems (so far). ITS AMAZING! :-DI know everyone out there is trying everything they can. I'm a poor, self-employed graphic artist living at home with her parents, trying to have a social life and in a very serious relationship with The Boy (who has ZERO knowledge about my problems and I would like to keep it that way for now), so I have been looking for relatively inexpensive ways of dealing with this and I'm tellin' you that this stuff is WORKING. I am just so incredibly HAPPY lately that I wanted to share this happiness with you guys, this amazing support forum, in hopes that maybe some of my good fortune can help someone else. I hope everyone is having a decent week and staying warm if you're one of the "lucky" ones to get snow (blegh. I'm snowed in this weekend and it suckssss).On a side, funny note, there's a song called ULCERATIVE COLITIS by the amazing Hank Green (of the legendary Vlogbrothers) and even though a lot of people with IBS don't have colitis I think a lot of people can relate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0uIa28VH_g...=video_response
 

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HAPPY for you. Keep doing what you are doing. Thanks for spreading your combo.Mark
 

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I am so happy to hear yu are doing so well. Thaks so mucvh for sharingI have digestive advantage in my medicine cabinet I bught a while back while I father was in hospice care bac home, and I tok it a time or two but then never did again. I willputt it out and start taking it.How many do you take a dayI also have been using Vit. D?3 and willcontinue with that.thanks again and so happy for youDeeDee
 

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Also d you use the peppermnt casules on Heathers Ibs Help site or what r can anything work\I understand peppermint is wonderful for you thanks again
 

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hey DeeDee -I'm cheap so I found the cheapest Peppermint capsules on amazon I could find. I take one a day and then keep them with me because I find that they are good "soothers" so to speak. It could all be in my head, but if its just placebo effect, I dont care! :(The Digestive Advantage took about 2 weeks to kick in and start working. During those 2 weeks I noticed an improvement but now that I've been using it for 3 months, I'd say they are worth it. The directions say take 1 - 2 pills daily. I take 1 but in these boards some people whose symptoms might be worse say they started with 2 daily. I take them with my birth control first thing when I wake up so I feel sort of protected for the day.Vitamin D is good -- I've read a lot of people have tried it. I forget the scientific reason. Something about how we dont go out in the sun enough to get Vitamin D and so this messes with SOMETHING inside us and our guts. Whether or not its helping, I dont know, but I will be continuing takin the D because it can't hurt, right? :)Good luck!
I hope these things work for you too.
 

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I am soo happy for you. That is awesome. I also strongly stand behind Digestive Advantage. It took about 6-7 months and taking two before dinner. It did not take the IBS-D completely away but it did help control it better. Until recently when it was getting worse again. I have never heard of peppermint pills. I don't like peppermint but it sounds like something I need to try. I wish you continued success with your IBS.
 

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Thanks for the info on peppermint capsues and digestive adantage. I started out a couple days ago taking two tables of digestive advantage each day, and the peperint capsues I have a few left I ordered from Healthers Hep for IBS site, and coud not find any at Target so instead i got peppermint tea, and been using that. I am so hoping this will help meI too willnot give up trying to find something which willhelp meHugs, DeeDee
 
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