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I have type D IBS, I've had it for about 8 years now. I know that stress triggers it for me alot. I've just recently deided to take this bull by the horns and deal with it. I've been reading alot from Heather Vorous and working on my diet, and taking alot of fibercon. What else can I do. Does the Caltrate really work that good. I've even been tolerating soy milk. I would just like for someone to kinda point me in the right direction. Thanks
 

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Unfortunately, everything works different for everyone. You have to find out what works for you by trial and error. For example, my GI suggested that I take two Citrucel caplets in the morning and one in the evening for IBS-D. This works well for me, but I have heard other people on this board abhor Citrucel. I also take calcium (Oscal brand), take Bentyl when needed, and I take Ativan when needed for anxiety. Otherwise, I watch what and when I eat. For example, big meals trigger IBS. So, especially when out with friends, I only eat mild, bland, and small portions. It's no fun, but neither are public restrooms. Something that hasn't been mentioned too often on these boards is exercise. I find it helps me as well quite a bit.
 

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One thing you might consider if stress is a big trigger is hypnotherapy. It seems to help a lot of people short circuit that stress causes symptoms which make you even more stressed out cycle.It is trial and error to find which things work for you. It seems that for the people it works for Caltrate works very well. There are too many people over too many years saying it works to think it isn't helping anyone.K.
 

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WALTM,It seems logical to put a person with kidney stones on a low calcium diet, but that actually encourages more stone formation. As calcium levels drop, oxalate levels rise, and high oxalate concentration in the urine promotes stone formation. Sometimes doctors tell their patients to avoid foods like chocolate, nuts beets, rhubarb, spinach strawberries and wheat bran the foods that are high in oxalates.Drinking water is important for sltone prevention just sip water throughout the day.Linda
 
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