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Does Anyone Else's Flare-ups Change Like Clockwork?

Does Anyone Else's Flare-ups Change Like Clockwork?

I typically feel mostly okay during the day. But once 6 rolls around, I'm back to feeling gross and don't want to leave the couch

A myIBSteam Member said:

I feel the same . Just wish I'd have days of sleeping in again. But nope constant cramping from 5 am on. Praying I can make it to work tomorrow

posted 6 months ago

Is Levator Syndrome A Symptom Of IBS?

Is Levator Syndrome A Symptom Of IBS?

I have had IBS-C my whole life ( 56 yrs), in the past year I've started having symptoms of Levator Syndrome??. Last week I had a severe episode except the pain spread across my lower abdomen and up my left side and radiated to my back. The pain lasted for 3 days and finally by like the 5th day i could sit on a chair again without the pain shooting through my intestines. Is this common for IBS?

A myIBSteam Member said:

No gallbladder

posted 4 months ago

Anyone Using IBGard? How Long Does It Take To Work?

Anyone Using IBGard? How Long Does It Take To Work?

A myIBSteam Member said:

Ibgard worked for me in 2 days. Still have to be careful what you eat. Especially garlic and onions and sauces.. salmon is oily in a good way. Still bothers me
If you have night flareups take Ibgard… read more

posted 8 months ago

Thin Stools Frequently

Thin Stools Frequently

Does anybody else get thin stools frequently? I have a colonoscopy next week, and I'm so scared.

A myIBSteam Member said:

I've had a couple colonoscopies.& the worst part is that stuff they make you drink. My dr said once you get to the point where the stools are small floaty material, you can stop
They can use the… read more

posted 3 months ago

Does Anyone Else Get Hives?

Does Anyone Else Get Hives?

I have had stomach issues for years and off and on I have weeks long hive breakouts I have been to allergist and they have been nothing found as for the cause. Some have said that it might be gut related. Has anyone experience this? Did you find out if it was gut related for you?

A myIBSteam Member said:

I never had hives but my nose runs like a faucet when I'm having a bout of IBS-D!

posted 9 months ago

Antidepressant

Antidepressant

I’m wondering if others with IBS take an antidepressant and if it helps. My doctor prescribed trintellix and I’m trying to get used to it. I have anxiety with my IBS. Not sure which comes first, IBS or anxiety!

A myIBSteam Member said:

I take antidepressants. I took myself off of them in 2010. After they got out of my system I got very sick. I kept having all kind of test and finally I was sent to a gastroenterologist. To make a… read more

posted 9 months ago

Diarrhea Every Day For Over A Year

Diarrhea Every Day For Over A Year

Does anyone else have diarrhea every day with no break?

A myIBSteam Member said:

I have had diarreah for 10 days. Trying to get a diagnosis now.

posted 8 months ago

Pale Poop

Pale Poop

I have IBS. It was once constipation, but over the last few years, it's more on the diarrhea end. Last weekend, I indulged in gluten and dairy, which I normally do not. I have had diarrhea and cramps since Monday, and today I went and went and went and my last stool was a much paler color, like really faint brown. Has anyone experiences this? If you google pale poop, you get things like "see doctor immediately".

A myIBSteam Member said:

Hi pale poop. You could also have EPI. IT means your pancreas is not producing enough enzymes to break down your food. Many people who are obese have EPI. Especially if you have fatty liver and no GB… read more

posted 4 months ago
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