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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

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 1 year ago

Does Anyone Experience Little "bursts" In Their Stomach?

Does Anyone Experience Little "bursts" In Their Stomach?

It's kind of hard to explain, but throughout the day I'll get these little "bursts" on the right side of my abdomen that sound like little farts, for lack of better words, coming from inside my abdomen. It's not like a regular rumbly tummy, but like little gurgly pop sounds and feels like shifting going on. My GI is kind of tired of me and says I'm just stressed from all my jobs. My PCD thinks it's trapped gas, but I'm not sure. She doesn't want to do any… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

Exactly! I have since stopped the metamucil and only take miralax if I haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days and doing that, along with taking… read more

posted 10 months ago

Probiotics

Probiotics

Hello. I have ibs-d and aside from bentyl I don't really take anything aside from occasional Imodium. My doctor recommended probiotics and I was wondering if anyone had had any relief with them. If so, what kind? Thanks!

A myIBSteam Member said:

I take colon health and it helps me a lot

posted over 1 year ago

What To Do Next??

What To Do Next??

I am at a bit of a loss here. I have been on this "investigation" of why my stomach sucks for the last 2 years but have suffered silently for the last 15 years.

I have had an endoscopy done a year and a half ago. This revealed a hernia in my stomach. There was not much mentioned to me about this, if it was of any cause for concern or how to manage any symptoms that I am having that could be related to it.

Three months ago, after bringing back to the table that I am still having stomach issues… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

What is the routine and how much do you take of the miralax, Metamucil and Do you take some in morning and at night? Thanks

posted 8 months ago

Question About A Trigger

Question About A Trigger

One of my triggers is salad, But salad with in an hour goes threw me. Dose any one else have this kind of a trigger?

A myIBSteam Member said:

I am lactose intolerant but take lactase tablets with good effect. Also I use lactose-free milk.

posted over 1 year ago

Best Meds For Chronic Constipation

Best Meds For Chronic Constipation

A myIBSteam Member said:

So many people do not understand our IBS Symptoms.
We have to teach them.
For it to help us.

posted 8 days ago

What Laxatives Have Given You Fast Relief N Very Effective?

What Laxatives Have Given You Fast Relief N Very Effective?

I drink a 10oz bottle of magnesium citrate (i cant stand the taste) once a wk. I also take probiotic colon health, docustate prescribed by my dr (both daily) , magnesium citrate pills (daily), n drink smooth move tea once a wk. The only things that really give me noticeable relief is the magnesium citrate drink n smooth move tea. Plz help!

A myIBSteam Member said:

What is smooth tea? I have never heard of it

posted 11 months ago

Laxatives

Laxatives

anyone on laxido ? or any laxatives constantly ? do.you have any side effects with them ? and.does.it cause any damage im only aloud to take water based ones due osmotic ones cant.take anything else nothing thats harsh do you find it causes even more bloating and feeling even more drained and dehydrated after going so many times to the toilet or caused a flare I may go four to five times due to laxatives but then I will still end.up having a flare and glued to toilet x
thank youuuu been.taking them non… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

I am not aloud to take any harsh laxatives ans senna is based as a harsh laxative I can only take osmotic laxatives water based ones...my bowels easy… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Flare Ups That Last All Day

Flare Ups That Last All Day

Does anyone else get flare ups from time to time that will last all day or even two days? I'm having a flare up and it started this morning and comes and goes especially after I eat. I've been watching what I eat for a while now. I've cut out all spicy foods, acidy foods too. I've cut back on the red meat and greasy foods. I wasn't nasuous till now. And I will get like hot flashes too. Has this happened to anyone. I'm on hyscomine for the IBS. Probably not spelled correctly.

A myIBSteam Member said:

Same with me. Can be very depressing.

posted 6 months ago