(Closed) Any Bees with IBS? How do you deal?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

what about non medical? mmm not condoning anything here

my SIL has it bad, ill have to ask  her what she uses to treat it.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You poor dear.  First the teeth and now this.  I don’t have IBS, but I feel so bad you vomit every day! 

Why is the medical marijuana no longer an option?  I would think if it’s the only thing that helps, you should stick with it. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My FI was just told he has IBS. They gave him some pills to take once his stomach starts acting up (dont remember what its called) but he puts it under his tounge and it disolves..it seems to help him! 

He was also smoking when he would go golf, or drink and he stopped which has helped A LOT!! Do you smoke??

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Have you tried eliminating foods from your diet? I was diagnosed with IBS years ago and was put on multiple prescriptions. Nothing ever worked. I tried natural methods too (but not Mary J). Eventually, I cut gluten out of my diet and it has been a huge change in my life. I never have stomach pains anymore like I did and am much more regular. If I were you, I’d cut out gluten and possibly dairy too (I notice if I have too much dairy it upsets my stomach as well). Cut those out for 2 or 3 weeks and see how you feel. Then reintroduce them and see how your body reacts.  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lara bee: I agree that figuring out the trigger foods and eliminating them works better than any drug out there.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: I had it years ago during my teens. I just avoided certain foods, spicy things and coke seemed to bring on the symptoms.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

IBS is terrible.  I have it, but it is not too bad now.  It was far worse when I was in college (actually pretty much from age 16 to 25) and pretty much controlled my entire life.  I missed out on so many activities with friends, etc. because of it.  I still miss a lot.  I panic when I need to eat at my inlaws house still.  And it’s always a movie THEN dinner….otherwise I’d miss the movie!

But no pills ever worked for me.  No Activia yogurt, Florastor, nothing.  But yea, I would say I get sick about 4-5 times a week.  And I call that minor!

I wish I had suggestions but honestly, I think doctor’s are way behind in finding explanations and treatments for this. 

Post # 15
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11299 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: ;( It’s awful isn’t it, one of the worst pains ever. I suffer from bad period pains but it doesn’t come close to IBS pains.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t have IBS, but I do have something (sorta) similar.  When I was 6, my doctors figured out that my colon was the size of a grown 18 year old’s (they believed it was a birth defect and then kept stretching).  I had 3 surgeries during the 1st/2nd grades, which included a colostomy.  I had the colostomy on (as a 7 year old) for 3 months, and then it was reversed (I thank GOD for that).  The colostomy was basically the last option and there was only a 50% chance of it working.  Now, I only have to take medicine everyday to regulate myself and I’m fine.

I’m not really sure of the technicalities because I was so young, but I do know that 15 years ago, it was so rare that it didn’t even have a name yet.  I had to have my colostomy done at 1 of the 2 hospitals in the country who performed it on such young children.

I really am veryyy thankful that everything turned out fine.  It is a pain sometimes to watch what I eat, but hey, sooo much better than the alternative!

@SoontobeMrsA: I hope you find something to help you soon! I feel so bad for you that you get sick every day 🙁

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