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Old Yesterday, 08:39 AM
 
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For 2 months I was having cramping, diarrhea or close to it. Sometimes 4 times a day. Dr told me it was IBS. Now 2 months later itís almost cleared up. The only change was that stopped eating Doritos (one of my favorites) because I noticed that was giving me stomach aches (never did until recently) and also reading ingredients for soybean oil which I noticed sometimes bothered me (but never gave me 2 months of diarrhea). Itís pretty much cleared up except for 1 day last week when I was very worried about something. 1 day of problems is normal for me if Iím under stress....but the 2 months of worrying about being near a bathroom and not remembering what it was like to have a normal BM was concerning. Now itís back to normal pretty much and the cramping almost gone also. Could it really have been IBS for 2 months?
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Old Yesterday, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Why do you doubt your MD?

I don't have IBS but know someone who does....stress for her is a MAJOR factor along with particular foods.

As far as I know, IBS can come and go at will. Best to stick to an appropriate diet and do what you can to keep stress down in your life...
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Old Yesterday, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Pittsford, NY
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MSG, monosodium glutamate causes those exact issues.
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Old Yesterday, 11:00 AM
 
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I think the diagnosis of IBS is = you have digestive problems, but no medical causes of it

So if it were the Doritos, it's not like the Doctor could ever have figured that out.
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Old Yesterday, 01:47 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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In case you missed it, here's a description of IBS. Points to pay particular attention to:

1. Symptoms can come and go over time
2. The underlying cause isn't exactly known

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20360016
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Old Yesterday, 03:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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When I was developing a soy allergy, my first symptom was diarrhea after every meal, usually 15 minutes after I started eating. I didn't realize it was a soy allergy until I started having other allergy symptoms.
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Old Yesterday, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Take it for what it is and run with it.

I have never been diagnosed with IBS............but if I eat the wrong thing, my digestive-system
will be in turmoil for quite a few days.
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Old Today, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Look up SIBO and see how many of the symptoms sound familiar. My wife had problems with that for over a year, and it was a freakin' nightmare.
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Old Today, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Could be diet, stress, allergy, IBS etc...

I'd listen to your doctor.
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Old Today, 11:06 AM
 
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What tests were done?
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