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How can you tell the difference betweeb IBS and Celiac Disease?

July 31st, 2008

Sasha C asked:

My stomach has been very weird since I was stationed in VA.
I saw a show about Celiac Disease and swore up and down that I was going through the same things.

I am always tired, I have constipation/diarrhea in alternation, sometimes I’m bloated, my allergies change (one minute I’m allergic to wheat and can eat dairy and then I am lactose intolerant and can eat wheat), my body really shuts down at times,…

It’s not so bad now but I begged my doctor to test me for Celiac and he told me I was overexaggerating and it’s just lactose intolerance. I wanted to smack him because I don’t even eat a lot of dairy products and I knew it was the wheat doing those things to me. Ironically, some months later, dairy products tore me up but the symptoms weren’t the same.

I had a colonoscopy, everything and all my test results came back negative. SO, how can you REALLY tell whether it’s IBS or Celiac?

What is the best treatment, nonprescription to handle IBS?

July 7th, 2008

Arron27 asked:

I am looking for something to help with IBS that you may be able to order over the internet.

How do others deal with IBS?

February 27th, 2008


cranky_gut asked:

I have had IBS for 3 years. If I did not have kids I would cut out my own colon. I’m that desperate. I have eliminated everything from my diet. (I survive on toast only and yes i eliminated toast for over a week so it can’t be that.) I want to find a doctor to give me a colostomy. My kids are 8, 6, and 4 year old twins. Don’t blame the kids. I wonder if the ob did something wrong when the twins were born by c-section because my back hurt for a year after they were born. As soon as my back stopped hurting my IBS started. I have tried everything, medicines, natural remedies nothing works. I have given up on doc’s. Don’t say it’s stress. IBS is my only stress factor. I’m happy and calm as long as I’m not spending the day in the bathroom. By the way I have diarrhea about 5 days a month. (down fron 20 two years ago) and I’m never constipated. Please help.

What do other IBS sufferers use as treatment?

August 15th, 2007

quennethe asked:

I’ve had IBS for 4 years and have been on Zelnorm previously. I’m at point again where I can begin a new treatment and I’m looking to hear from other IBS patients on what they use or do. I’ve read a lot about using certain homeopathic treatments (such as herbs, psychiatrists and chiropracters). Basically I want to hear what everyone else uses and how well it works for them personally.

I have IBS with severe bloating, pressure pain, constapation and diarrea all complicated by menstrual cycle and stress.

I have tried the diet and it doesn’t work at all for me.
Once again I need to point out that I tried the diet for almost a year all that it caused was major constipation to the point that I had to be hospitalized to relieve it.

Thank you for the suggestions in this area though.

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7 Common Myths of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

May 17th, 2007

Up to 15 percent of the U.S. population suffers from irritable bowel syndrome, which can cause cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.

But it’s one of the most misunderstood disorder among patients, according to Dr. William D. Chey, director of the gastrointestinal physiology laboratory in the University of Michigan division of gastroenterology.

So he’s listed seven of the most common myths about the syndrome. Continue Reading »

I have IBS and an anal fissure which is causing me extreme pain – can anyone suggest anything?

April 24th, 2007

Meme asked:

I have been using Prep H wipes when I go to the loo and Germoloids ointment and suppositories to help with the fissure. Unfortunately both of the Germoloids products say not to use more than four times in any 24 hour period – as I’m going to the loo much more than this (because of the IBS), and each time I do the fissure opens up again, I need something else to help. Can anyone give any other advice please?

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Top 10 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Myths

July 8th, 2006

“Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is just the diagnosis they give you when they can’t figure out what’s wrong.”
“IBS is from stress. If you just learn how to relax you’ll feel better.”
“It’s all in your head.”

Do any of these myths about IBS sound familiar to you? Perhaps you’ve heard them from family or friends over the years to dismiss your “tummy troubles.” Learn the truth behind some of things you may have heard.
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Constipation And IBS

April 2nd, 2006

The discomfort of constipation can have several causes, but diet is always an important factor and a good place to start when seeking relief. There are certain foods that are more prone to cause constipation in many people. There also are foods that relieve constipation just as effectively. These foods work much more slowly than fiber supplements, laxatives, and stool softeners. These foods also have the advantage of being natural. Continue Reading »

The 10 Commandments of Eating for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

April 2nd, 2006

Much of the dietary information available for Irritable Bowel Syndrome is outdated and useless – or so inaccurate it’s actually likely to trigger symptoms instead of prevent them. What’s a reliable, fast and easy way to start following a diet that will actively help your Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms, instead of making them worse? A terrific first step is to start following: Continue Reading »

Do I Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

March 27th, 2006

Your boss, your spouse, your mother-in-law, your bills, the I.R.S.- life is hard enough and going to the bathroom shouldn’t be. But for 20 million people the urge to go to the bathroom can be agonizing. The reason is a disorder known as irritable bowl syndrome (IBS). Continue Reading »

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