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Hi @ibs4ever. I’m so sorry that you’re having such a hard time with managing your condition. Please know that so many of us here understand and can relate to your struggles. Here is one article that I think may help with some coping tips: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/coping-strategies/. Also, please understand that what works for one…
My IBS/D is so hard to control. I have tearing from childbirth, so my rectal muscles do not work very well. I am sure there are many women that have this issue. Can you share what you do to cope with this issue. It happens many times with a few seconds warning. I don’t think it helps to stay away from certain foods…everything bothers me to…
I have been doing the Fobmap diet since before Christmas and still nothing is happening with the complete change of my life. Thank you for sending the article it was very interesting
Hi @emmabrooks! A registered dietitian just recently submitted an article about this topic: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/constipation-tips/ I am sure community members here will have more insight, as well. I hope you have a good night! – Sam, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, @dolllady. Glad to hear that you’re finding relief with Immodium and diet management. We’ve heard from a lot of folks here that use similar methods to help control symptoms, however, what works for one may not work for others. Appreciate you being part of the community! – Chris, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team
I’m amazed that so many people will not use Immodium for their IBS. I’ve been on it for 20 years & it has pretty much given me my life back. not a cure for sure & you have to learn to regulate it to suit your needs, which change from time to time, but overall I could’nt live without it. Along with that of course, is diet management, you have to…
Feeling frustrated I’ve been having spasms and diarrhea almost everyday I’m on bentyl and ibgaurd but it’s not working for me. I’m tired of bieng sick
Those circumstances can certainly be added to our experience with this chronic illness, @lukylady33. I’m sorry you can relate to my article, but I do hope you feel a sense of less loneliness and more support from our community. Please know we’re all in this fight together and keep up the great fight! Best -Hess, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team
It was indeed! What a pleasant surprise. Sunny skies, new hairdo, new boots, fabulous B-day cards and several FB B-Day loving wishes. The universe was aligned. Thank you for asking, Chris. Kind of you to do so.
Not being able to go somewhere where there isn’t a bathroom.
Frustrated that there isn’t any medication that can help IBS-D.
Having to wear diapers (especially in the summertime).
I can relate.
Yes. Yes. Yes. I developed IBS symptoms after gallbladder removal.
Before surgery, I could eat almost everything until I started having attacks every few months. Gallbladder surgery was performed and then the real fun started. Terrible IBS symptoms. Two years later I am controlling it with diet and medication. I was very interested to see there…
Happy birthday, @oobadeedee!! I hope the pleasant experience this morning was an indicator of a good day for you. Keep us posted on how it went. – Chris, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team
I take a daily dose of a very old antidepressant called Desipramine. A study was done years ago that said it helped IBS sufferers. At the time I was critically ill with IBS, and it gave my life back to me. It can be hard to find, a pharmacy may have to order it. It didn’t eliminate the IBS, but it made my IBS go from a 10 to a 3 or 4.