(Closed) Total TMI question ~ IBS related

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have Crohn’s not IBS but I understand where you’re coming from.  I also have severe anxiety due to health issues that has caused me not to be able to work.

Since you have 2weeks before you’re due to start the new job, what if you just adjust your routine now to something similar to what it will be then?  It may give your body time to adjust to a new routine and help reduce anxiety over the change.  It is no fun to get up early for no reason but in this case, it may help.

Have you considered using hormonal birth control to stop your period altogether?  I do this because my Crohn’s gets worse and it has worked wonders.

good luck to you!

Post # 4
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4950 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Okay

So try an elimination diet. I was gluten/dairy/fructose/yeast intolerant and had no idea. blood tests  did not tell me anything. Probiotics (the refrigerated kind), enteric coated peppermint oil and digestive enzymes have made a world of difference for me. 

Post # 7
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4950 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@cutiepatootie:  I like natural factors peppermint oil caps, and DDS for probiotics. Hope you feel better soon 😀

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have IBS too, but I’m the opposite about public restrooms… I adore them. I am a public restroom connoisseur. In any city I’ve visited, I can tell you where the nicest public restrooms are, where the convenient ones are, where you kind of have to buy something to use them vs who doesn’t care, which ones are gross but I will TOTALLY use them anyway if I have to. In the Elementary school where I teach, I could tell you what bathrooms are least used at what times of the day.

Learning to love public restrooms, to me, is one of the biggest things you can do for yourself with IBS. (If you’re anything like me, you will totally be in that bathroom, so it’s good to make friends haha.) As a traveler, I joke that I leave a part of me everywhere I go. ;D

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@cutiepatootie:  I also have IBS and can feel your pain! I have the D kind of IBS and never any C. I’m usually ok at work with my attacks and they rarely happen here which is probably because I have a routinue going on and have had for 5 years. My IBS is definetly triggered when I dont have a rountine going on like if I go on vacation sometimesor even on a day off from work. Do you have a job where you can have snacks or breaks when you need too? Or are the scheduled for you? I would maybe just let your superior know your issue and maybe they can help you work around you breaks to accomodate. AS for the bathroom issue for me when I have to go I have to go and luckily my work bathroom has a fan and is a single use bathroom with some air freshener (TMI?) I think the best thing to do is to try not to stress your self out about it too much as that might cause more issues for you because of stress.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m a nervous poo-er, as in, in a new environment I just won’t go.  I physically can’t.  When I go on trips, I will usually go over two weeks without going #2.  As an added bonus, I have a sensitivity to fat, so I get food poisoning symptoms if I get too much of it (think IBS only with vomitting too, ugh).  Travel is hard on me.

And I’ve managed to work for years in an office building without issue!

It probably took me 2 (painful) years before my body would recognize the office as a safe place (I’m so weird I know), which involved a lot of rushes home, sick time, etc.

Now, after 5+ years, I can tell you the easiest thing to do is to go to another floor.  No one will know you there but everyone will assume you are supposed to be there.  Go to a floor with less people, and you’re very likely to have the bathroom to yourself for the duration of the time you need it.

Good luck!

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