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Old 02-23-2019, 03:49 AM
 
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Hmm - I might have to check out some mineral oil....

I've read that IF (intermittent fasting) helps with IBS. But that might simply be related to the fact that you are eating during a shorter time period....
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:48 AM
 
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IBS is a diagnosis made after you have excluded more serious causes. From what the OP describes as his/her symptoms, best thing would be to go to GI Specialist and have the relevant tests done.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:47 PM
 
Location: KY
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Agree here on the lower GI workup....

I have had IBS for 25 years now. Retiring, lessened the stress on me which helped a lot with my irritable plumbing. I have to watch eating too much green, leafy (IE: lettuce) type fiber. And I have tried every laxative around I think for regularity like pills and the over the counter powdered "fibers" .

Finally for the last ten years, I have found a measured quantity of 100% prune juice taken the first thing in the morning, works great for me. Start out with the lowest amount that works of the PJ, as too much may cause lower GI pain and the "trots".
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:34 AM
 
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Has anyone tested for Candida as a cause of their IBS?

For constipation, I hear that some Australian natural stuff (Nu-Lax?) made of senna and figs is very good. 1/2 teaspoon at night works wonders the next day.
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:18 AM
 
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As the name says, IBS is a syndrome. So, the first thing to do is go to a Gi specialist and get tested to see what is going on. I had developed fissures over time and had no other indications.

I have/had it for at least a decade. It began as uncontrollable diarrhea and then would sudden revert to the exact opposite.

What has helped me to the point of being able to say I "had" it is an over-the-counter medication called Colpermin. It is a sustained release capsule of tiny peppermint oil pellets. I began taking it three times a day, and it began working soon and quite well. As my condition improved I was finally able to reduce it to one capsule in the morning.

I do increase the dosage from time to time as needed, but that is infrequently.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Early America
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As the name says, IBS is a syndrome. So, the first thing to do is go to a Gi specialist and get tested to see what is going on. I had developed fissures over time and had no other indications.

I have/had it for at least a decade. It began as uncontrollable diarrhea and then would sudden revert to the exact opposite.

What has helped me to the point of being able to say I "had" it is an over-the-counter medication called Colpermin. It is a sustained release capsule of tiny peppermint oil pellets. I began taking it three times a day, and it began working soon and quite well. As my condition improved I was finally able to reduce it to one capsule in the morning.

I do increase the dosage from time to time as needed, but that is infrequently.
Peppermint in some form is what I would use if I had it or any of the associated symptoms. It has long been known to be effective for IBS, but mainstream medicine only recently began to catch on. https://www.prohealth.com/library/pe...rs-prove-28308

My wife had IBS (she was checked for any other possible illnesses). She would drink a cup of peppermint tea at the first sign of trouble, which most often was severe colon spasms/pain, and the tea would clear it up. Some people may need peppermint daily like you are doing. The main thing is to identify and eliminate or reduce trigger foods. In her case it was fatty foods and it didn't take much. Everyone has to figure out their own triggers. And stress. Learning how to manage stress will also help to reduce or eliminate symptoms.


Triggers: https://www.webmd.com/ibs/ibs-trigge...ion-strategies
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Old 03-02-2019, 01:53 PM
 
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A good percentage of individuals with IBS also have Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. I had tests for that and it showed that to be the issue. I started on Creon, and the result has been just amazing. Fortunately, having the medical knowledge to self-diagnose is often helpful as you can then steer the physicians looking after you, in the right direction.
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:47 PM
 
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How much does stress/anxiety influence IBS? I have a friend who is very high strung and she was just told she has IBS.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:11 PM
 
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I have never been diagnosed with IBS, but certain food really go-down poorly, cause gas, bloating, fatty-stools/loose-stools.

Those foods that cause me these problems, I just avoid or limit very much. Nuts, yikes, I used to eat them often but I would get fatty-stools and in looking at my bowel-movements, the nuts appear to have digested very poorly.
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:00 PM
 
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I think there is vegetable diet for exchange аnimal fats and proteins to vegetable.
I have not eaten meat for 2 months. Passed on lentils, beans and peas. And walnut.
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