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HAPPY THANKSGIVING IBSERS, BUT IF YOU ARE LIKE ME YOU WILL NOT BE EATING LARGE AMOUNTS OF THE FOOD SERVED TODAY. I'M NEW TO THE BOARD, BUT NOT NEW TO ALOT OF SYMPTOMS OF IBS.I HAVE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS FOR ABOUT 4 YEARS NOW. THEY STARTED BY TAKING OUT MY GALLBLADDER BECAUSE OF STONES. SO FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS I WAS HAVING ON AGAIN/OFF AGAIN SYMPTOMS THEY WERE MANAGABLE.OVER THE LAST 6 MONTHS I HAVE GONE DOWNHILL FAST. THE LAST 4 WEEKS HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTE MISERY, I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LEAVE MY HOUSE TO GO TO WORK OR ANYWERE ELSE. MY SYMPTOMS WERE GETTING WORSE BY THE DAY. MY GI DOCTOR RAN OUT OF ANSWERS FOR ME SO HE SENT ME TO THE MAYO CLINIC FOR HELP. I CAME BACK WITH THE DIAGNOSIS OF VERY SEVERE IBS-D.I HAVE BEEN ON A LONG LIST OF MEDS PROTONIX,PHENEGAN,REMERON,QUESRAN,HYOSCYAMINE,AND THE LIST GOESON.MY SYMPTOMS HAVE NEVER CHANGED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS WERE THEY HAVE BEEN DIBILATATING.DIARRHEA OF COURSE,DULL STOMACH PAINS, SEVERE NAUSEA, AND JUST ADDED ANXIETY ATTACKS (PROBABLY DUE TO BEING CONSTANTLY SICK FOR SO LONG WITHOUT A BREAK)MY BIGGEST PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE IN THE MOURNING AFTER I GET UP ESPECIALLY WITH THE SEVERE NAUSEA.THE MAYO DOCS CURRENTLY HAVE ME TAKING DICYCLOMINE,PERPHENAZINE,ATIVAN,AND IMODIUM.I HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK,AND SOON OR I WON'T HAVE A JOB.IF ANYONE HAS GOT ANY TRICKS,ADVICE,HOME REMEDIES,ECT. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.BY THE WAY FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH I THINK THIS WEB SITE IS GREAT FOR PEOPLE LIKE US.JMC
 

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JMC,I go back and forth from C to D myself. When I'm having a D attack I take Immodium, which does work for me. How much Immodium were you told to take?Also, I've read about others with IBS-D taking Calcium. Do a search on the word Calcium to see what others have posted about it, or maybe someone else can give you some advice on that.
 

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DANE3,THE MAYO DOCTORS TOLD ME I COULD TAKE UP TO 9 IMODIUM PER DAY.WHICH SEEMS ODD BECAUSE THE IMODIUM BOTTLE ONLY SAY TO TAKE 4 IN 24 HOURS.THEY ALSO TOLD ME THAT I CAN TAKE ALL THE MEDS THEY GAVE ME ANTI-NAUSEA,ANTI-SPASM,ANTI-ANXIETY,IMODIUM AS I NEED THEM BUT THAT SOONER OR LATER I HAVE TO COME OFF EACH DRUG SLOWLY AND LET MY SYSTEM FUNCTION WITHOUT THE USE OF MEDS. I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING ANY TIME SOON.JMC
 
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