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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.

posted September 20, 2017
A myIBSteam Member

You are not alone. Have had the same rhings

posted October 10, 2021

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

This Is Probably A Repetitive Question. I Didn't See It Recently In The Q&A. Has Anyone Had Success For Their IBS-D Using The FODMAP Diet?

This Is Probably A Repetitive Question. I Didn't See It Recently In The Q&A. Has Anyone Had Success For Their IBS-D Using The FODMAP Diet?

posted November 6, 2018
A myIBSteam Member

Going gluten free helped the most. I also did a FODMAP trial. I felt better with no onions, green pepper and limited tomato sauce. I have incorporated that into my lifestyle. I do love peppers and… read more

posted June 12, 2020

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… read more

posted October 8, 2017
A myIBSteam Member

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 February 9, 2019

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. :(

posted November 23, 2016
A myIBSteam Member

Have you been tested for SIBO?

posted August 23, 2021

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

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 😊

posted March 8, 2018
A myIBSteam Member

It definitely helps me. I just have a little, regular household step stool

posted May 16, 2021

Tired All The Time

Tired All The Time

Is it just me or is anyone else tired even after a really goodnights sleep

posted February 10, 2019
A myIBSteam Member

Not just you

posted December 5, 2022

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?

posted January 10, 2019
A myIBSteam Member

I have been experiencing a lot of leakage after some bowel movements and was told by my primary that it was a part of constipation. Not much help!

posted June 15, 2019

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?

posted December 14, 2018
A myIBSteam Member

I have taken it in the past for bacteria overgrowth and it has worked. I am on it now because they can’t find a cause for my gas and bloating and the bacteria test was negative but they thought give… read more

posted March 5, 2021
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