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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 said:

If I have a flare up eat bananas and drink some milk and some soup but then nothing else just rest

posted 14 days ago

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 said:

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… read more

posted 16 days ago

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 said:

I see a Gastro guy but he is so busy. He did say to use Lactaid milk. It makes a big difference.

posted 7 months ago

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 said:

Mint helps my tummy settle but doesn't always stop my diarrhea.

posted about 1 month ago

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 said:

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 12 months ago

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 said:

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

posted about 1 year ago

Who Has Used Prebiotics And Is It Effective In Helping Ibs ? Does It Help To Take Probiotics Too ?

Who Has Used Prebiotics And Is It Effective In Helping Ibs ? Does It Help To Take Probiotics Too ?

I have been reading that prebiotics help probiotics in controlling ibs symptoms. Some of these supplements can be costly and I am hoping to get information from other members if they use both prebiotics & probiotics. Are prebiotics really effective ? Do you find probiotics effective? Any side effects from them ? What supplements work best for you if you take these ? So many to chose from !

A myIBSteam Member said:

I use Biomel and it really makes me feel better in the morning,most of the time. You can buy it on amazon but it takes a few weeks to arrive.

posted 9 months ago

. Most Days If I Dont Take Immodium At Night For The First Hour I Can Go To The Toilet Up To 7 Times Does Anyone Have This Problem.

. Most Days If I Dont Take Immodium At Night For The First Hour I Can Go To The Toilet Up To 7 Times Does Anyone Have This Problem.

First thing in the morning if I don't take immodium at night I can go to the loo up to 7 times in the first hour. My doctor reckons this part of the IBS but when your staying at someone's house with only one bathroom it gets a bit embarrassing also we travel a lot and that is the same when your back and for the washroom. Has anyone else experienced this and can they tell me how to… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

I have been on Lotronex for years and it does help along with always carrying imodium.

posted 11 months ago

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 said:

Yes.

posted 4 months ago

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 said:

I've got the lower back pain, confirmed by physio it's trapped nerves by overly tensed muscles.. Aka inflammation!
I didn't even think it'd be related… read more

posted 9 months ago
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