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Hello All,I am new to this group. I am 28 and was recently diagnosed with IBS. Can anyone help me with good info on everything from diet to lifestyle that have been successful for them. Thanks over and over.Eric
 

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Hi and welcome to the board, but I am sorry you need to be more specific with your symptoms in order for us to offer some advice. Do you suffer from constipation, diarhea, pain, gas etc.------------------"Remember To Stop and Smell the Roses"Rose (C-type)
 
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Sorry about not giving enough info. I actually suffer with a mixture of bowel movements and gas. I always have the sensation that I need to use the restroom. It gets bad after eating anytime. I hope that gives you a little background.
 

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One good place to start is use the hop to bar at the bottom of the page (or from the main list of bb page) look at the Living with IBS section of the board, a collection of sucess stories.K.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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Hi eric, welcome to the board. I think the best thing you can do is browse the pages on this BB and look at all the associated pages too (hypnotherapy, products, the page kmottus suggested) and just have a read of what people are trying. There are many things to try, from dietry changes, medications, supplements, lifestyle changes, hypnotherapy or CBT. See what takes your fancy or seems particularly relevant to you. There is general info that I think most IBSers are given to start with, which is eat more fiber and avoid commonly irritating foods like stimulants (coffee, alcohol, fatty or fried foods).susan
 
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I would give anyone in your situation the same advice. Be sure that you have a GOOD doctor. There are plenty of doctors out there that will give you a pill and tell you to eat more fiber, but, there are a FEW that are really on top of IBS. The sooner you find one, the sooner you can get on with your life.One way of telling, if they say they are going after the "problem" and not the "symptoms" they are better than average.
 
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