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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 15:21 PM   1
Linzi
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IBS


Anyone else a sufferer?

Todya has been a pretty bad day, Ive been trying to work out what triggers mine for a few weeks and I thought I had it sussed til today!

I had the same to eat today as yesterday - yesterday was fien but today Ive been AWFUL

This is the TMI bit

I get stomach cramps badly, and then I go to the loo, one time Im constipated, then I go half an hour later because Im getting pains again and I get a bout of diarreah, and it kind of just goes on like that, so I dont really want to take anything from the chemist because its not like... constant one or the other and I dont want to make one of them worse.

The stomach cramps are horrendous, on a bad day like today every time Ive eaten my stomach has just felt like it's curled up & Ive been in agony painkillers do nothing either. Hot bath seems to work but obviously can't do that at work!!!

Does anyone else suffer? I dont know if its worth seeing a Dr coz I dont know if they can do anything about it? I dont really want to talk to hubby either, Id like to keep some dignity in my marriage

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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 15:35 PM   2
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i have ibs and it is so depressing at times

you said you have taken painkillers and that hasn't helped, what painkillers? were they anti inflamatory tablets? as i find they irritate my stomach also and give me lots of pain



 

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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 15:39 PM   3
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Only thing we've had is co codamol, not sure what that is tbh?

Its just bad at work, I keep having to nip away from my desk & its so embarrasing plus Ive got meetings coming up mand Im dreading them

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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 15:53 PM   4
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Hi I suffer as well
I get the same pains, mostly as soon as I get out of bed in the morning! I kind of just sit on the loo holding my stomach waiting for them to pass! Some days are worse then others but they aren't constant or last throughout the day! I too get constipation and/or diorreah!
Do you feel sick with yours at all?
I feel constantly sick all the time and it gets me down!
I went to the doctors about it and she printed me out loads of info on it (about 20pages of the stuff). She told me they don't have any medication for it! Unfortuently its all self help i.e cut out certain foods you think may cause triggers, wheat for instance, caffine, alcohol, dairy.
Lifestyle changes ect.
The leaflet was quite informative but I can't remember it in all detail!
The only time she said they normally prescribe anything to try and manage it is if the pains are really bad and frequent ! She did tell me to go back if that was the case but they aren't either so I didn't bother!

I hate having IBS, I feel like its taken over me iyswim haha!
The only time I didn't seem to suffer as bad from it was when I was pregnant with my LO


Edit: Pain killers don't work for me, I just have to kind of wait for my pains to pass! (normally whilst sitting on the toilet)
Sorry if that has given you a horrid mental image lol!



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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 15:59 PM   5
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I feel sick/queasy a lot but it didn't know if it had anything to with this, maybe it is.

The other really awful thing is that I hate when you've been feeling like you need to go more when there's nothing there iykwim. Ive already got piles from when I had Seth & just making it worse

I do drink a lot at the moment, but my eating has got better ive cut out a lot of carbs & dairy.

This is a really horrible thread sorry ladies just feeling a bit miserable with it all



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 16:18 PM   6
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Yeah I know exactly what you mean! I get that feeling all the time as well!
When I get my pains I feel like I have to bolt for the loo, but when I'm there... nothing lol!
My doctor told me that sickness and lethargy were both typical symptoms of IBS!
Its so frustrating isn't it!
Maybe go and see your GP anyway see what they say!
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 16:21 PM   7
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Im really lethargic too Im knackered all the time. My hubby always comments on it.

I saw the Dr but all he said was that its trial and error trying to cut things out that trigger it but today as aclassic example - it doesnt seem to matter what I eat coz it just comes and goes as it pleases anyway!!

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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 16:30 PM   8
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Iv never found cutting out foods help me either tbh. I doesn't matter what I do I always feel sick!
I often just sit here and think to myself, I wonder what it would feel like just to feel normal for once
Be able to go to the loo and have a normal bowel movement (TMI eh)
Lol! This is a great thread isn't it.
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Old Feb 18th, 2010, 12:34 PM   9
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Aww hun. I suffer horrendously. Awful stomach pains, sometimes it hurts to even sit. I also get nausea, lethargy, headache and achy limbs.
Changing my diet doesnt work.
I used to take Colofac which is fab for it, but over the years my body has got used to it, so now im on Buscopan, which seem to help a little.
Im the same Lillipop, i dont think ive had a normal bowel movement in 12 years
Its amazing how bad your quality of life can get with IBS as well, sometimes i struggle to do things, especially if im having a bad attack as it can take up to a week to start feeling human again
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Old Mar 2nd, 2010, 12:44 PM   10
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THERES SOMETHING CALLED COLPERMIN they are really good and take the pain and bloating away. doctors cant prove if you have it or not there isnt a test but a change of diet definately helps as i dont get no where near as bad when i am on a diet and carbs are really bad with it try just cutting out carbs for one day worth trying ?



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