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hi im new here and i was diagnosed with IBS and recently i had a colonoscopy to rule out chrones disease and stuff like that and i didnt have ..i have a bad case of IBS..when i get sick its like every 3 days and i get deathly ill i really feel like passing out sometimes i have to put a pillow between my legs and lay my head on it because my breathing gets really shallow from the cramps..my doc recently put me on zelnorm and today i felt really sick..i woke up this morning and took my pill and my juice with my fiber and forgot to eat cause i know your supposed to take it 30 min b4 u eat.. ive also been taking lactaid because i heard lactose and tolerence is also a relation to IBS...ive been on zelnorm for about 3 weeks and this is my first attack of IBS that ive had i was wondering if this has happend to anyone else also ive been really bloated since taking this and really gassy......and if anyone know anything about the diet or anything like that...im really new at all this stuff..most of my life i jsut delt with the cramps and sucked it up but since ive been on this pill i really want to turn my life around and learn to live with this without the pain..
 

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If you're only going every 3 days,then you are like i am.My doctor said it's constipation that agrivates the system and then turns into cramping and D.Is it really hard to go at first and then it's like the cork comes out and the rest turns into D?I tried zelnorm and really want to give it another chance.Did it help you at all?
 

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umm okay so its been like 23days since i started taking the zlenorm and yes wendypoo it works well with cramps i havent had a attack in a while EXCEPT last night... well i havent had a BM for 6days so i took 2 laxatives and ive been severly sick cramping and a lot of D. anyways i couldnt get into my normal doc today so i saw the PA and she was great..she told me that i shouldnt take Laxatives and with the zelnorm i need to take 2 a day.. one in the morning b4 i eat and one in the evening b4 i eat.. anways she said that if i get and D then i need to reduce it to one but if i get Constipated then i need to move to 2.she said to play with the dosage... plus she said im more C than D...she said it sounds like a cycle, i get C and then i get the D then i get the C and ect ect..well i just purchased this great book called "tell me what to it if i have Irritable Bowl Syndrome Nutrition You can live with" by Elaine Magee M.P.H.,R.D and its got some great tips and some great recipies...oh and one other thing NEVER TAKE LAXATIVES..the PA told me it messes your whole system up she said if you do end up getting very Constipated to get a phosphofleet drink you can pick em up at your local pharmacy and you mix it with club soda and its like a flushing osmosis affect and it cleans your system up..trust me it works in like 30min...and no cramping involved..well i thought id share this with ya'll..if you want some recipies or something id be glad to post them in the recipie section of this forum.. to share with everyone..
 
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