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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 :(

A myIBSteam Member

I always have soup after a flare up. Xoxo

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.

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

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

A myIBSteam Member

I am 64 years old was diagnosed with Crohn's when I was 16. Many surgeries, tried I think every combination of drugs. I have been in remission with the crohn's for 5 years now. But so much damage that… read more

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

A myIBSteam Member

I saw specialists at the beginning because I was so sick with it in the early 1990s and had to be hospitalized once or twice in 1990 and 199. For a few years I did good and I no longer saw any… read more

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

A myIBSteam Member

The right person will love you regardless of your gut issues

How To Stop Current Pain

How To Stop Current Pain

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

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

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.

A myIBSteam Member

You are not alone. Have had the same rhings

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.

A myIBSteam Member

I gained weight after my Dr. put me on amytriptoline. Before that I lost 40 lbs. without trying. This drug doesn’t seem to help so I might go off it. I’m seeing my Dr. tomorrow.

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

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.

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

A myIBSteam Member

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

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