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Pain In My Lower Abdomen, Is This Common?

Pain In My Lower Abdomen, Is This Common?

Many days my lower abdomen feels inflamed & sore inside
I feel like it's my intestines, although I don't know that for sure. Wish there was a way to treat that. Any advice or suggestions? I'm new here1,, although I've had IBS for many years. My mom had it too. I also have fibro & psoriasis, which are both autoimmune disorders.

A myIBSteam Member

Hi Roly, you need to rule things out. Start with tests like the SIBO TEST. Do a colonoscopy. Do a stool sample. Are you overweight? Do you have fatty liver, gallstones? Have you had a HIDA test. If… read more

How Do You Handle It When Invited Out To Eat With Others?

How Do You Handle It When Invited Out To Eat With Others?

This is hard for me because IBS is so unpredictable. I almost have a panic attack when I go out to eat. Sometimes I just make up an excuse and cancel.

A myIBSteam Member

I know. It's very hard to live with!

Coffee

Coffee

Has anyone had problems drinking regular coffee, seems now coffee goes right through me, so I have had to switch to de-caf, I do use a lactose free cream in my coffee.

A myIBSteam Member

Yes coffee Made that to me also use Cream 10%dont know what to try i look Up from someone told me cannot find IT🍵🍵

Any Suggestions On How To Deal With Cramping Pains? I Have IBS-D

Any Suggestions On How To Deal With Cramping Pains? I Have IBS-D

A myIBSteam Member

I find the low FODMAP diet helps, along with Dycyclomine 10 mg once or twice a day. This is an antispasmodic.

What Are The Best Adult Diapers?

What Are The Best Adult Diapers?

What’s comfortable and looks good under pants? Asking for a 34 year old friend.

A myIBSteam Member

Not depends that’s for sure I think their too expensive and garbage I just use poise pads long ones maximum strenght

Bentyl

Bentyl

Is bentylis bentylbetter than immodiumis?

A myIBSteam Member

Hi Gina, Bentyl is for pain, spasms

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

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

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

Hi Teri, if you have no GB, the pain is typically in the large colon. It is more sensitive to poo and I get it

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

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

A myIBSteam Member

Add to my story. Always trying new things. I have IBS-D so they say
I have found a combo that has been heavenly sent
One Trubiotics in morning.
One Livespo Colon in late afternoon.
Has pretty… read more

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