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Does anyone have a chronic cough with reflux or IBS flair ups? Especially if you have allergies or asthma?

I cough from spring to fall with right side pain with IBS flair ups all the time. Drs think it is from IBS and gerd, allergies/asthma but offer no solutions. I end up almost eating nothing but soft food, rice veggies. I cant breath or eat. I just cough and have IBS pain and irregular bowels. 2 yrs and so frustrated. No weight loss and always hungry.. any suggestions

posted about 13 hours ago by A myIBSteam User

Hi KarenT. You said your Dr thinks it is allergies/asthma could be causing your cough. I have GERD and asthma also.i use two inhalers for my asthma. One… read more

posted about 3 hours ago
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Anyone here have microscopic colitis? I was recently diagnosed.

I have the lymphocytic form of microscopic colitis. Am currently not able to eat other than milk free protein drinks and thing to stay hydrated due to terrible D. My digestive system is in spasms. Being treated with Budesonide.

posted 9 days ago by A myIBSteam User

Yes it's tough. Thank you. It's like UC but without lesions forming. Therefore no cancer risk. My second major episode this year. Diagnosis requires… read more

posted 9 days ago
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Does anyone else suffer lower back pain due to IBS?

I was having abdominal pain terrible and the diarrhea. Now it feels lije the pain caught a train and hitched a ride around my back. The diarrhea is gone has been for 3 days now, but im not constipated either, its just my entire lower back feels like it's on fire

posted 16 days ago by A myIBSteam User

Sounds like what I had the other day. I could barely walk. The cramping was so intense. It hurt even more just to take a step and of course I was at… read more

posted 3 days ago
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Do people with IBS can they cramp every day?

posted 21 days ago by A myIBSteam User

My poo is always brown, but it is in different forms and sizes is that normal

posted 15 days ago
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Does anyone have gastorchisis?

I know this may be a little off tooic and hope it's ok to ask this. My dad has gastrochisis and has a flare up about once a year and has to go to a&e and get some morphine for the pain and anti sickness drugs to stop him bringing up bile. He had a ct scan and it showed uo he had a lump so then he had a gasrocospy and they took a biopsy and it turned out to be nothing. We think the only way to stop the flare ups is if he had a colostomy bag fitted. He was offered this years ago… read more

posted 22 days ago by A myIBSteam User
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Does anyone get disability money because they have IBS?

Just wondering if anyone gets disability money for IBS. Why is it not classed as a disability? It stops me from doing things and i am worried when i do get a job it is going to get in the way especially when i have to phone in sick most days because i can't leave the toilet

posted 22 days ago by A myIBSteam User

I have heard you can opt out of jury duty for having IBS. I don't know if this is true or not it is just what I have heard.

posted 3 days ago
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upper track issues

does anyone experience upper track issues? is it linked ? I supper bad acid reflux and am waiting for a camra down the throat...just wondered if anyone else experiences it with ibs as I have terrible issues with digestive tract

posted about 1 month ago by A myIBSteam User

I used to have stomach issues. With burning sensations in my stomach . Turns out I had small erosions in my stomach from taking to much excedrin/asprin.… read more

posted 3 days ago
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Since I was prescribed Viberzi about a year ago, my life has been so much better. It works for me almost 100% of the time. I love it. I can go to the mall, to a restaurant and have almost no problems. It’s the best med that has worked for me. At first it wasn’t covered by my insurance but I was given a discount so it was doable. Now, the price has gone up to $525.00 a month. I can’t afford that. I am on SS and Medicare. My wonderful doctor has been supplying me with free samples which is saving my life!… read more

posted about 1 month ago by A myIBSteam User

Are you able to get coupons from the manufacturer on-line? There are other sources available for discount on Viberzi on-line! If you talk with the… read more

posted 6 days ago
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