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Does IBS Make You Fatigued All The Time?

Does IBS Make You Fatigued All The Time?

A myIBSteam Member said:

I know what you mean. I have become very fatigued with this. No energy. Not like me at all. So depressing.

posted 16 days ago

Does Anyone With IBS-D Have Interstitial Cystitis? I Am Also Lactose Intolerant.

Does Anyone With IBS-D Have Interstitial Cystitis? I Am Also Lactose Intolerant.

A myIBSteam Member said:

I don't have a IC flare every time I have a IBS flare. But it seems like when I have IC, I am in a IBS flare. I have had IC for about 8 years. Have a… read more

posted 7 months ago

Is There A Bearable Way To Mix Cholestyramine Powder?

Is There A Bearable Way To Mix Cholestyramine Powder?

I have been taking cholestyramine powder for about 6 months and if you take it you know it is not pleasant. It does not dissolve in liquid and if not mixed up vigorously you are swallowing lumps of orange powder. If there is anyone out there who takes it and has found a halfway bearable way of taking it I would greatly appreciate any advice. It helps so well for me but I want to puke everytime I drink it. What sucks is just about everything bothers me and I… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

I use A glass of orange juice , and a sugar sub and mix real well in the blender. My problem is I cannot get it to regulate. It is always too much or… read more

posted 7 months ago

Has Anyone Tried Probiotics & Peppermint Oil Caps?

Has Anyone Tried Probiotics & Peppermint Oil Caps?

I just recently started taking a good strong probiotic and peppermint oil caps. Has anyone else had any luck with doing this for their IBS-D?

A myIBSteam Member said:

To prevent heartburn with the peppermint oil caps, I always take them on an empty stomach, and don't eat anything for at least 30 minutes. Hope and… read more

posted 8 months ago

IBS Questions

IBS Questions

Since April 2019 I have had a weird pressure like pain under my left rib cage. Through various tests the only thing my GI doctor can tell is I have IBS. He put me on dicyclomine for about a month now. It has relieved some of my symptoms such as lower abdominal cramps and the feeling of having to use the restroom but didn't have to. But I feel like this medicine has given me new symptoms such a abdominal pains but higher now. Also, I can just hear my food digesting it's so loud. Has anyone else had… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

Thank You for the advice. I know I definitely need to change my diet. I think that would help tremendously. I have been going to the chiropractor where… read more

posted 9 months ago

Gallbladder? Or Kidneys?

Gallbladder? Or Kidneys?

I know this is for ibs but I have no idea where else to ask I have been in agonising pain, I was in hospital and sent home with suspected gallstones I have to wait two weeks for a scan I have already had a scan before but nothing showed, I keep having this pain under the breath area and in the middle of Upper abdo and then horrendous constant pain around my kidney area both sides to extrema my gallblader is tender to touch but I'm not convinced it's my gallbladder? The flank pain is the… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

It’s likely your gallbladder I had mini attacks before the big one—overly fatty meals, pasta set my big attack off, I had Gallstones blocking my bile… read more

posted 9 months ago

Dicycloverine Also Known As Dicyclomine

Dicycloverine Also Known As Dicyclomine

So today I was given something new as last resort for my tummy cramps dicycloverine also known as dicyclomine what's everyonez thoughts on this Tablet does it work? Do u see it helps
As I have read that it has some bad side effects and causes drowsyness I have taken two before food and given me terrible gas but I'm more scared it will constipate me as it does say slows the gut but I already suffer with obstructions due to constipation I have to be careful with tablets… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

I found that if I take too much of any of the meds for IBS-D I can get constipated. It's a very fine line you have to walk.

posted 8 months ago

I’m Having Trouble Figuring Out What To Eat!

I’m Having Trouble Figuring Out What To Eat!

It’s seems like everything I eat hurts my stomach lately! Whether it’s a salad or even a bowl of soup! Any tips would be helpful :(

A myIBSteam Member said:

Everything I eat causes bloating!

posted 3 months ago
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