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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.

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A myIBSteam Member said:

I meant sciatica

posted 11 days ago
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IBS-D

IBS-D

I have IBS-d to the extreme. Some times for several days at a time! I had my yearly exam last Friday and she put me on Bentyl and Metamucil once a day. Today in our Fargo forum there is a story about a woman my age that has it as extremely bad like i do.

The woman has had a device called Interstim implanted by local surgeon and its made a huge difference for her! Its made by a Minnesota company called medtronic and its something new, her surgeon has implanted 61 and most people have had good results! Im… read more

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A myIBSteam Member said:

I'm curious what this implant does. How it helps??? I've had ibs for forty years and it's time for it to stop

posted 3 months ago
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Does anybody else find sugar causes crippling stomach pain

Does anybody else find sugar causes crippling stomach pain

Everytime I eat sugar in any form my stomach swells and I suffer crippling pain, nothing eases it. I try to avoid sugar as much as possible but because I'm so hormonal I tend to crave it occasionally. :(

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A myIBSteam Member said:

I am the same, no cakes !

posted 4 months ago
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Has anyone taken Rifaximin for their IBS? If so, what was your result?

Has anyone taken Rifaximin for their IBS? If so, what was your result?

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A myIBSteam Member said:

Hi yes l have taken two courses of this from my gastro doc at hospital. Have had good results both times but it only last for me around 8wks. I’m… read more

posted 5 months ago
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Wondering if you find drinking alcohol makes a difference?

Wondering if you find drinking alcohol makes a difference?

I don’t really drink but have met some friends who drink socially. I’m more willing to participate in these happy hours with them, but have found the last two times something has aggravated the IBS. Last night I drank one Moscow mule, and the other time I don’t know if it was the recipe or not, but I ate a casserole - and I regretted it for a few hours. I can easily not drink a drop if it causes this. Just trying to be social and not such a stick in the… read more

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A myIBSteam Member said:

It’s a no no for me when I’m like this

posted 5 months ago
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Does anyone get disability money because they have IBS?

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

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A myIBSteam Member said:

Not here in Ireland you don't. It's classed as an invisible disease and therefore people with it are suppose to b able to go to work. Docs here say it… read more

posted 8 months ago
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Has anyone tried a squatty potty (or similar)? Does it help at all?

Has anyone tried a squatty potty (or similar)? Does it help at all?

I have found a reasonably priced squatty potty on Amazon and just wanted some first hand recommendations before making my purchase, thanks in advance

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A myIBSteam Member said:

Yes! Found a pretty bamboo one on Amazon. It really helps!

posted 2 days ago
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Bowel leakage

Bowel leakage

Does anyone have a bowel movement, wipe, and a few minit s later go back to the restroom and it’s like you never wiped? Well that’s my day lately. Been checked and told it was IBS. Anyone else’s deal with this?

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A myIBSteam Member said:

Yup.....sorry

posted 2 months ago
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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

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A myIBSteam Member said:

Great Question!
At one point I was getting slot of heartburn. My doc recommended an endoscopy which had shown I had an ulcer. I think it was unrelated… read more

posted 6 months ago
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