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Food After A Flare

Food After A Flare

once you have had a flare do you eat that day or following day and what do you eat ?
I have no diet as I dunno if anything upsets my stomach I can eat the same things and then some days have a flare cant seem to find a pattern :( but never know what to eat after one usually I go with out food for rest day or following day because to scared to eat :(

posted July 18, 2017
A myIBSteam Member

I always have soup after a flare up. Xoxo

posted December 30, 2021

Just Wondering How Many People Have Tried Eating Gluten Free To Manage Their IBS Symptoms.

Just Wondering How Many People Have Tried Eating Gluten Free To Manage Their IBS Symptoms.

posted May 31, 2018
A myIBSteam Member

I basically stick with GF bread I make and biscuits. GF King Arthur flour I use I am still limited on foods. I eat mostly chicken and turkey, eggs and certain cook vegetables. I am gaining weight now… read more

posted June 18, 2020

Does Anyone Else Get Body Aches When There IBS Is Flaring Up?

Does Anyone Else Get Body Aches When There IBS Is Flaring Up?

I was just wondering does anyone experience body aches and fatigue with IBS? Last night after I went to sleep I started having body aches and was like NO!! I can.t get sick... I did have a flare up yesterday and it when on all day and apparently through the night with the aches and then this morning too. I've been on a light diet since yesterday. Just curious if body aches is normal. I feel so sleepy and run down

posted May 1, 2018
A myIBSteam Member

you're not alone in that. I have IBS and fibromyalgia so its like which one is making me hurt this time. A LOT of people with IBS find out that they have fibromyalgia too. There's a huge link between… read more

posted December 5, 2022

How Many Of You Have Seen A Specialist For Your IBS?

How Many Of You Have Seen A Specialist For Your IBS?

My old GP diagnosed me 10 years ago with IBS but i never knew i should have seen a specialist until now. I'm just wondering how many more out there haven't seen a specialist

posted April 11, 2019
A myIBSteam Member

I had a gastroenterologist since my 20s for help with my IBS. My doctor wasn't as familiar with IBS so he referred me to the specialist for more help. I am glad he did. I don't have a gastro right now… read more

posted December 5, 2022

How Do People Manage A Relationship When You Feel Like Crap Most Of The Time

How Do People Manage A Relationship When You Feel Like Crap Most Of The Time

Look I'm not in a relationship atm but sometimes I feel it would be lovely to find someone just to hold me a say everything will be ok. The sad thing is I'm not sure I could give much back atm. How do you go on when you don't feel great a lot of the time. I don't want to live a lie and pretend everything is ok, I do this enough at work and in front of my friends. Any advice would be appreciated

posted November 17, 2017
A myIBSteam Member

The right person will love you regardless of your gut issues

posted August 23, 2021

How To Stop Current Pain

How To Stop Current Pain

My stomach hurts so bad. What do you do to help ease the pain?

posted December 27, 2016
A myIBSteam Member

You should get a colonic irrigation i just had one yesterday. I was literally full of gas next one next Mon. Feeling a good bit better today

posted July 9, 2019

Can IBS Cause Swelling And Joint Pain

Can IBS Cause Swelling And Joint Pain

It's come about over the last few months where my fingers are swollen and the joints sore mainly on my right hand. Also it seems to be affecting my shoulder and neck. For many years I've had lower back issues and sciatica.

posted September 20, 2017
A myIBSteam Member

You are not alone. Have had the same rhings

posted October 10, 2021

Weight Gain? Has Anyone Experienced This Even If You Can Barely Eat?

Weight Gain? Has Anyone Experienced This Even If You Can Barely Eat?

I know personally I retain a lot of fluid during my flare ups. But I've gained and I really don't eat much when I do. I've gain up to 20lbs being sick and all I can do is sleep through it.

posted December 21, 2016
A myIBSteam Member

I have the mixed kind of IBS but when I'm on the constipation side I can easily gain 5 to 10lbs from bloating and then lose them again when I finally am able to use the bathroom again. I had a… read more

posted December 5, 2022

Upper Track Issues

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 June 14, 2018
A myIBSteam Member

Yes, I also have acid reflux along with my IBSD. I do think it is common for the two conditions to be related.

posted June 22, 2019

How Many Of You Have Pain Every Day?

How Many Of You Have Pain Every Day?

I wouldn't say I have a flare up everyday or extreme pain, but I definitely do have abdominal discomfort at least 6/7 days of the week. I'm new to this diagnosis and am just trying to figure out what is common/normal for this.
Any information/testimonies would be great

posted February 28, 2018
A myIBSteam Member

Luckily for me I have a Dr who prescribed baclofen ( muscle relaxer) because my pain is intestinal spasming

posted March 6, 2021
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