David 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?
David July 7th, 2008
I am looking for something to help with IBS that you may be able to order over the internet.
David February 27th, 2008
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.
David 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 »
David 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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David 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 »
David 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 »
David 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 »