IBS support. How do you deal when IBS gets in the way of work/life?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
250 posts
Helper bee

I have IBS but I have figured my trigger items: caffeine, dairy, and broccoli. My doctor also gave me dyclociclomine- i think dont have the bottle on me now- and it works in 15 mins.  Mine I get such a pain in the stomach it is unbareable.  You should get an allergy test done.  It may help figure out your triggers.  with the meds it is completely maneagable and I can go on with my life with no issues. good luck. 

Post # 4
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5285 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Jessicachantal:  I have IBS and my limitations on food are insane! I can barely eat anything and if I eat the wrong things I’m running to the bathroom!!! I find that going to the gym and keeping a regular active routune my syptoms are not as bad. If I go few days without working out I start to feel the effects. Aslo try to get enough sleep..when I dont get enough sleep my IBS starts to act up and I get stomache attacks really bad

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m sorry, that sucks! Your profession definitely isn’t IBS friendly! I’m luckier in that aspect… I work a desk job and nobody really bothers me about it  I’ve had to call in once because of it, but that was several years ago and Im managing it much better now! 

My triggers are usually dairy and red meat mainly. My two favorite things =(

iM glaby my boyfriend understands… Because honestly its not the easiest thing to live with! Like sweetchiquita12 up there, it’s usually better with exercise. Weird, yes, but idk. I wass using probiotics for a while but eventually stopped once I started figuring out that adjusting my eating habits was easier. 

 

Cheese =(

Post # 6
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4215 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Following because I’m also curious. I eleminated dairy, gluten and yeast from my diet. I also take probiotics, digestive enzymes and other supplements which help a bit. I take oval for the bloating but it doesn’t do much. I work overnight and apparently night shifts can cause digestive issues. My bloating is so severe I have trouble walking. I’ve cut down on shifts it’s so bad. I’m waiting for diagnosis right now to see if ovarian cysts are an issue too… but seriously IBS is more debilitating than people know. 

Also gum. -_- I love gum. But the sweetener in it is murder. 

Post # 7
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920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@sweetchiquita12:  I agree 100% with the working out comment. As soon as I get out of my exercise habit, my symptoms increase greatly. 

I haven’t yet figured out my trigger foods either. Things have been much better once I gave up soda however! OP, what have you been doing to help manage your symptoms?

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