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Hi again:Does anyone get a feeling of weakness when they have Diarrhea? Sometimes when I lose fluid; I get a feelimg of weakness. Does anyone experience this? Thanx, Beenie
 

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This is very common and you need to replace those fluids with water or gatoraid.Linda
 

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Hi Beenie. Sometimes the pain and spasms are so bad, and lasts so long, that when I am done I need to nap or at least lay down for a couple hours. As LNape said remember to replenish the fluids! Catlover Linda
 

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definetly been there!! like the others, i rest and drink water and gatorade(gatorade is really good since it puts electrolytes back into you!!) drink up!!
 

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Oh yes, totally wiped out after round 3 if meds have not kicked in. Not much on the Gatorade but found I do well to have a bit of fruit2o followed by a cup of coffee with non dairy creamer and sugar. Be careful though coffee and cane sugar seems to bother many IBS-D's. It's a delicate dance, you get to learn what your body can handle.
 

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I think all IBS-D sufferers can easy get dehydrated which will make you feel week, dizzy and even nauseous.If I'm having a bad day I prefer strait water but otherwise if I'm at work and I need more I've been using Gatorades Propel lately. If you don't have to pee every few hours your probably under hidrated...I'm not one to talk though since I think I never drink enough for how hard I work.
 

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Yes sometimes if I have D bad and go allot, I alomst feel drained like you do after the flu. Takes the next day to bounce back.Hope you feel betterKat
 

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Yes. In fact, I believe it's pretty common. When you have allot of D your body doesn't absorb any nutrients from the food you eat. Leaving you with a general feeling of malaise. Sports drinks are especailly good to put the electrolytes back into your system.Drink up
 

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I really would not bother with Gatorade or Lucozade or any of those drinks - They are making your body work harder trying to convert all the crappy sugarsWater is the only thing that your body likes, and I wouldn't waste your money on anything else - Besides I know what is in Gatorade as I used to work for them !!
 

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this is exactly why I think Drs. need to prescribe more pain meds for Us IBS-D sufferers!!!!!!! After round 3 -4-5 for the day YOUR WHIMPED AND CAN'T DO ANYTHING....yet things still need done and in my situation my husband is very ill and I can't depend on him to take up my slack. There on those occasions I need pain meds to get up and do the things that must be done......take care of my 10 year old daughter etc. etc. etc. I'm it and NEED TO DO THINGS. If it were a back pain sufferer like my husband is among other things he gets pain meds by the score. But we IBS-D sufferers are just supposed to gut it out......I don't agree
 

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Twocups, have you ever thought about getting a referal to a pain management clinic? I've received one, and visited my first one about 3 months ago. There was an insurance issue so I had to change about 2 months ago.. and I go to one that has prescribed me Morphine to take when it gets bad along with my Elavil.The first thing he asked was has anyone offered you a trial of Morphine to slow down your bowels? I said, No. He said, "you've lost 55lbs, you are unable to work, and you are thinking about dropping out of college, I think something needs to be done and I think this will help you get your life back." He was right- Right now, I have my life back. I hope and pray everyday that it will last.
 

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THank you!!!!!!! I am going to do just that in the near future after I get a colonoscopy ( turning 50 soon anyway and figure I haven't had one in 10 years) I like your attitude!!!! People don't expect people with back pain, cancer pain, etc. etc. to just carry on and gut it out and somehow I get the feeling that we are just supposed to. I guess its because of the stima that IBS-D has attached to it that its sorta in your head and if you didn't just get so worked up you wouldn't have it. I needed to hear someone agree with me today, having a bad day attitude wise and glad someone supported me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 

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Yeah, I totally agree with you. My gastro wasn't comfortable prescribing any pain medication, but he didn't have a problem referring me to a pain management clinic. Both pain management clinics I've visited so far have prescribed me pain medication. The first one I had to leave because of the insurace reasons, like I said.I think there are some of us that really can benefit from pain medication. IBS can be very severe- I don't care what other "people" say about the issue... for me, pain medication has been a life-saver along with the Elavil. I don't care if other "people" say it doesn't help our kind of pain- it helps me.I'm also a lot younger than you. The reason I say that is because doctors seem to been a little hesitant prescribing pain medication to people my age (not even 25 yet!), and both of them didn't even hesitate to prescribe it- so I would think that's a very good thing for you. Since you are an adult, most will take you more seriously. Also, Lyrica, a nerve pain medication (also used for people with seizures) really helps as well. I take 150mg a day. Elavil, Lyrica, and the occasional Morphine and I'm good to go.
 

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hi my name is adriana im only 20 and have had IBS since i was around 15, i have tried numerous things to try and control it but nothing seems to work, any suggestions?
 

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Hi Cowlove and welcome to our BB. Sorry you are having problems at such a young age. Some people get results from Imodium, others get regular with fiber. Then there's Caltrate. A lot of people here have had success using Mike's IBS hypno tapes, including myself. There's also a lot of different meds (too many to list)and supplements that have helped people manage their IBS.There is so much to read and plenty of knowledgeable people here willing to help ya. Take a few minutes and look around... read up. What tests have you had done? What are your symptoms? What meds or supplements do you take or have taken in the past. Hopefully we can help you gain some control and guide you in the right direction. Again, Welcome to the boards and good luck to you.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Brett Sr.: What tests have you had done? What are your symptoms? What meds or supplements do you take or have taken in the past.
i havent had any tests cause i told my doc the symptoms ive got and she said to me straightaway that it was IBS, my symptoms are bloating, gas, diarrhea but these only occur when i usually eat something like white bread or potato, the supplement i am taking at the moment is innerhealth plus IBS support and somedays it works and somedays it doesnt and in the past i have tried all those mint supplements but they just made my symptoms worse and bring it on quicker.
 

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Hi Cowlove, It could end up being IBS. A good start would be to see a Gastro doc and let him/her check you out. Stool tests and bloodwork are easy to have done. I'm surprised your doc didn't get these 2 basic tests done for you.
 
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