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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.

A myIBSteam Member said:

GI issues have been linked to auto immune so may want to check that out.

posted 2 months ago

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:

I chew ginger medallions and drink kefir after a flare up. Papaya enzymes also helps.

posted 10 months ago

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

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 over 2 years ago

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. :(

A myIBSteam Member said:

I am the same, no cakes !

posted over 2 years ago

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 😊

A myIBSteam Member said:

I got a cheap one on Amazon, and it helps sometimes.

posted over 1 year ago

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?

A myIBSteam Member said:

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 2 months ago

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 mud. But, pain will be the dictator.

A myIBSteam Member said:

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

posted over 2 years ago

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

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 can b kept under control with proper serious… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Impacted Bowel

Impacted Bowel

I suffer from IBS and unfortunately so does my 26 year old daughter and my 5 year old grandson.We find that food is the biggest trigger.. I was wondering if anyone has had an impacted bowel caused by the foods you have ate? I have had it twice, both times had to be in hospital for hours filled with laxitives, and finally had to have an impaction done which was the worst thing in the world I have gone through and I have gone through a lot. I take Clear lax every day in my tea and when I need it… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

Cheese is very constipating

posted 6 months ago
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