(Closed) Any Bee's out there with IBS? My stomache is soo bad lately :(

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@sweetchiquita12: I have the ibs. Are you taking any medication? I take a generic form of Bentyl when I feel it happening and it clears up. Sometimes it’s fine, sometimes it’s not. I haven’t had a really bad attack in months, actually. I’ve also had to have my gallbladder out. Stress will usually trigger me, as well as greasy foods. Or foods that have a strong taste (good or bad- especially bad). 

I feel for you! ((HUGS))

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have it 🙁 I actually haven’t noticed specific trigger foods (other than, ya know, all of them!). I do know mine gets worse around my period (way worse!!!) and when I get stressed. 

Peppermint helps, either the candy or the oil, with nausea and IBS. I have also tried acidophilus with some success. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@sweetchiquita12:  When I had my gallbladder out, I’d been having absolutely excruciating, 9 on the pain scale, feel like I might ligetimately die, like there were knives inside me clawing to get out. That’s when I finally went to the doctor and went through 6 months of trial and error of “wtf is this” before they decided it was gallbladder issues. It was IMMENSELY better afterwards but about a year later, my stomach starting hurt badly again, eating anything at all, sometimes one food would be fine and other times it would be bad. They did a *whisperwhispercolonoscopywhisperwhisper* and ruled everything else out and decided on IBS. They gave me a script for Bentyl and I’ve been good since. Also? Xanax. It’s for my general anxiety disorder but it also does wonders to keeping my tummy in check.

Imma eat this poblano chile soup and I’ll let you know what happens 😛

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would highly suggest taking the probiotics if you aren’t taking them. It has helped tremendously with mine. Stress is also a huge trigger. If I drink too much coffee or soda, it gets bad too.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have trouble with food with lots of seeds.  Tomatoes, Corn (big time), Cucumbers, and Seasame Seeds.  Stress is an immense trigger, also large changes in my schedule.  Everytime I wake up much earlier than I usually do my stomach flips out! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@sweetchiquita12:  I’ve been taking Philips Colon Health. I’ve been taking them for a little over a year. I was on Align first, but they are pricey compared to the Philips ones and my doctor said it is the same thing.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Coffee, dairy, cheese, these are triggers for me. My doctor said medications don’t help. Natural  remedies are best. Google that.  The biggest trigger for me though is nerves.  I get nervous – I have have to run to the bathroom…quickly! 

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I have IBS-D and like you, I have some safe foods that really aren’t always “safe”.  I find that stress affects me and I go through periods where i get sick no matter what I eat.  I do have issues with dairy & avoid that as much as possible.  Vegetables, corn in particular, are also rough for me.  My ‘safe’ foods are white rice, toast, and baked potatoes.  I’ve lived with IBS since my teens and have been on several medications including Bentyl and Levsin.  The past few years I’ve tried to manage it with Imodium.  I take that whenever I go out to eat or on special occasions where I know I’ll be eating (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc).  I will take one capsule before those meals.  When I have attacks I also take Imodium.  My IBS is really bad ~ I will be in the bathroom for HOURS. I have an appt with a new gastroenterologist tomorrow and I’m hoping there is a different med he can give me to help manage this, as it really interferes with my life.  I also have endometriosis and find my IBS is the worst at that time of month.  I have also read that sometimes certain anti depressant/anti anxiety meds can tremendously help IBS ~ I’m going to ask the gastro dr tomorrow about that because I’m willing to try anything.  Sorry you are going through this, too.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have the mixed IBS and rotate between D and C. I avoid anything fried. I will have fast food but its grilled and no french fries (hate this!). Also dark chocolate over milk and absolutley no coffee or pop. I live on peppermint tea. Since I have started drinking 3-4 cups of peppermint tea per day my stomach has improved leaps and bounds. All the power to you, this sthing sucks!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Have you been checked for Celiac? I was told for years I had IBS turned out 9 years ago I figured out it was Celiac Sprue.

 

Note if you suspect Celiac find a good doctor, and do not go gluten free before the tests or they will be a false negative.

I only ask if you’ve been checked because I truly believe IBS is the biggest lie in this country.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

@sweetchiquita12:  I have tummy issues. You might have a food sensitivity. Those present like that. Sometimes bad, sometimes ok. I’d see a specialist and get a biopsy for inflamation

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