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i have had enough of being sick. my current treatment that has worked so well for these 3 years is becomign less effective as new problems of either GERD or Ulcer come about. I called the doctor today but the first appointment they have is August 28th. i am losing it with this whole ibs thing, sick of all the feelings of being anxious (not necessarily a stress or anxiety anxious, more of an excited anxious when im alone) in the gut making stomach feel worse. i am close to just coming off of the fiber all together and toughing it out like i once did. i know this is more of a rant and hope it doesnt negatively affect anyone else but i just wanna live my life without limits as i did when ibs started, just let things go naturally. im tired of s**ting at the same time every day because of it. i miss being about to go about in the world freely as i once did. besides, one day about 8 months before i started fiber my ibs went completely away for a full day. this was on a school day too where i went through school completely fine...ate fine felt energized no signs of any stomach problems or brain/gut abnormalities anywhere. i feel almost trapped in a life that i dont wanna be in with ibs and need out...help
 

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Hi,Don't know what to say to help other than we all go through this, I get like that all the time. All any of us can do is find the best way to come to terms with it and have a good life in spite of it. Can I ask how come your doctor is that busy? Is it a specialist or a consultant or something? Coz if it's just a regular GP then I'd say stall the ball that's a bit crazy, get a new doctor! I hope you feel better soon. Usually these feelings of doom and gloom are cyclical and will pass. Mind yourself
 

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Toughing it out was the approach I used for 10 years. It didn't work and eventually led me into the same pit you are now in. The problem comes from despair which feeds inaction. There are a number of possibilities you can try without a doctor's input, even if it turns out to be an ulcer. If it is just D you suffer from, try the Caltrate. (You can also add in Mike's Tapes, which may eventually free you from so much calcium.) There is IBSacol. I can send you a bottle of Provex. Digestive Advantage has helped many. People who are As and Cs can help you find some things that have worked for them. Magnesium works for some. There are herbal approaches to serotonin regulation which don't seem to have the same list of side effects (although there are some to St John's Wort) as the prescription meds.It is like Pin the Tail on the Donkey; but at least it is something you can do to get you out of the victim mode.Good searching and good luck.Mark
 

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dc2002,Ive been on here a year and here's what works:1) for c: about 700mg magnesium OXIDE (not magnesium citrate) taken 2 hours after the last meal and taken before bedtime. Ive been doing this for almost a year now with no problems.2) for IBS, product labeling as follows: NUTRIBIOTIC brand, vegetarian capsules, HIGH POTENCY CAPSULES PLUS, GSE 125mg Grapefruit Seed Extract with Echinacea & artemisia annua.Should be used with a probiotic such as yogert (not on label).
 
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yep its my GP. id imagine they are busy because its a small office and the town has primarily elderly people in it (nothing against any older persons) but from what i know heat makes them worse so who knows. anyways, it is our primary care center registered under the insurance and i have been going to this doctor for over 10 years now, since way before the days of ibs. the guy is more or less almost to the point of being a family friend now too. anyways i called the office back and they gave me samples of pepcid tablets i think...those work for ulcers maybe? when i go for my visit im still gonna suggest endoscopy and getting tests for h pylori, and maybe even sibo?
 

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Are you IBS-D or IBS-C? I eat fiber like a horse but I'm IBS-C. It's about the only thing that keeps me from having to take laxatives all the time. At least my fiber doesn't cause multiple explosive episodes when it works. If you are IBS-D it would seem to be the least likely thing you should eat constantly.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Stud Pile:dc2002,Ive been on here a year and here's what works:1) for c: about 700mg magnesium OXIDE (not magnesium citrate) taken 2 hours after the last meal and taken before bedtime. Ive been doing this for almost a year now with no problems.2) for IBS, product labeling as follows: NUTRIBIOTIC brand, vegetarian capsules, HIGH POTENCY CAPSULES PLUS, GSE 125mg Grapefruit Seed Extract with Echinacea & artemisia annua.Should be used with a probiotic such as yogert hatt(not on label).
Stud Pile, why is Magnesium Oxide better than Citrate? I take Citrate b/c I thought and heard that it was better for the body to assimilate.Thank you,Abi
 

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Abigail,Magnesium, like fiber, will work only if it is NOT assimilated by the body. This is coz it must stay in the colon when you take it, same as fiber does, to do the job - which is to make one poopy.
 
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i suppose i am just ibs with pain and urgency. before i started metamucil i was never c or d, just goiong to much with too much bloating gas and pains of incomplete evacs. now with fiber i will go sometimes 3 days without a good bm but i dont consider that c. occasionally, and more so in recent days, i have been getting random d attacks with the whole stabbing burning pain. usually i trace that back to something i ate though. sometimes i wonder if i really even have ibs as i really only flare up with anxiety and trigger foods such as lactose fructose. it is also important to mention i didnt have any food intolerances until almsot 1.5 years into ibs after i lost 50 pounds from cutting out junk food. yeah those foods would bother me but not to point of D and only if i ate them on a school night.
 

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I was researching 'half-truths' for years, finally changing the definition of it, (as well as truth, and lie) when following a trip to Mexico, I became seriously sick...IBS...the experts said...no cause, no treatment.So I decided to do my own research, my family had a business that sold herbal products...and co-incidence was that I received some material on 'PARASITES'...About the same time doctor gave me a wide spectrum anti-biotic for an upper respiratory infection, I aquired after cleaning a room for a senior that was very, very dirty. (mouse droppings) I noted that this improved my stomach condition.Shortly thereafter, I decided to take some 'fresh' garlic and noted a substantial overnight change...(I concluded there must be a connection...)The key word on the search engine is 'parasites'.Take a lesson from the history of 'ulcers'...once thought to be psychosomatic, now attributed to 'bacterial infections'.In 2004, the Lancet, magazine said a scientiest had discovered a connection between Crohns (a cousin of IBS) and a bacteria.My suggestion try different anti-parasitic treatments, and see if this addresses your problem. It may take months to clear.Here is the treatment. I call Squitti's Trinity + program.1. Anti-parasitic herbs.Garlic, ginger, cloves, black walnut hulls, grapefruit seed extract (one of the best)..2. Fiber cleanser. Psyllium (works twice as good as regular fibers.)3. Probiotics. Good bacteria, found in yogurt of pill form. (get the one with special coating to protect from stomach acids.+ Omega 3. Helps the intestinal system.Do your own research on common food elements that may help, with the belief that it is some type of 'bacterial infection' or 'maladjusted bacteria" that is normally found in your intestinal flora (a criminal of sorts)Key word: PARASITES.
 

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good article. anyone know if it is common to start seeing sugar intolerances develop after losing weight? when my ibs started, like i said i lost 50lbs by cutting out junk food. before that, i had no intolerances, after that is when that all began. is it possible that maybe it is just malsoprtion and not definecny?
 
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