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Hi everyone,I am happy I found this site. It has been quite helpful to read other people's situations, especially the ones that are similar to mine. I can't even begin to explain how hard it is to turn down my friends when they invite me out to dinner. My social life is in shambles
. I am constantly coming up with excuses not to go anywhere. And if I do decide to go out, I do not eat anything the whole day. However, that is not helpful either since not eating could bring about a lot of other medical problems. So what to do? I eat and run to the bathroom immediately. I am bloated all of the time and can hear the gas inside of me rumbling. Sometimes I am in the bathroom at least 5 times in an hour. And sometimes I have a flare up the whole day, which prevents me from going out at all. I tried probiotics and it seems like they go right through me. I have a combo of diarrhea and constipation but the former is the most predominant. Maybe I can find help here. Thanks for this website
 

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Have you tried taking an antispasmodic or a small dose of Imodium before meals. Those you can do just for a meal you are worried about. Usually taking them 20-30 minutes ahead of time helps blunt the post eating colon activity.You could also see if calcium with meals helps, but that can be a bit too constipating for some people if you tend to alternate.
 
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