SRS Dealing with IBS

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  1. opie

    opie hi. OT Supporter

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    I don't know if this is the right place to put this, so mods move it if needed.

    I've been dealing with IBS for 10 years or so. It didn't affect me much as a teenager, or even young adult but as I'm getting older it's starting to really affect my life.

    I'm afraid to go eat with my friends and parents and avoid it as much as possible. One minute I can eat sour cream, the next I can't so I have no idea what foods "cause it"

    I'm going to go back to the doctor this week to see if there's any new medicine that can help, I haven't looked in a first years.

    I know IBS is very common and I'm sure a lot of people have it on OT, if you have any advice on how to deal with it, or names of medicine that might help, please let me know and when I talk to my doctor this week, I'll ask.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ForevererZero89

    ForevererZero89 New Member

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    it might help if you told us what IBS is........lol
     
  3. gkremian

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    Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and sorry I don't really know what you can do to make it easier. Does something like beano work? Maybe you could try taking it before meals that you know will upset you and see if it makes a difference.
     
  4. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    Basically the bowel is controlled by the mesenteric ganglion, people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome show a defect in the amount of impulses that are shot from this nerve, and as a result spasms occur, a solution should be sought into reducing the impulses that are being fired which cause the cramps, but since there is no direct medicine a (miserable) solution can be found in the usage of valium or other 'calming' medicines that reduce the activity in the spinal cord. But using valium has side effects and is not recommended for over 4 months, some anti depressants have simular spinal activity reducing effects but also go along with their side effects. Science has yet to make a medicine that directly stops the condition in the spine. Its a suggestion but maby wearing a big magnet in the lower back of your spine would reduce the amount of signals send to your bowel.
     
  5. iwishyouwerebeer

    iwishyouwerebeer you shut your cunt Moderator

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    Fiance has it, as well as my mom and sister. I'm no stranger to having to wait while any of them have to rush to a bathroom.

    Going to a doctor is a smart idea :bigthumb: After that you just have to relax and deal. Yes, it really does suck, but as long as you surround yourself with people who care about you (and know about what you're going through) you should be fine.
     
  6. Mars Princess

    Mars Princess They hatin'

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    Going back to the doctor is a good start. I feel like I have an irritable bowel sometimes. One day, I got tired of feeling like I had to go to the bathroom for a number 2 shortly after I ate (not the normal feeling, but the rushed, panicky ARGHHH gotta shit feeling). I looked at what I ate, how fast, etc. I stopped eating many things fried in cooking oil, ate slower, try to stay calm when the cramps start up or make a habit of walking around some after I eat so that I hopefully digest things smoother. Not a medical doctor so I can't recommend what will ultimately help in the long run, but your family and friends, if they care about you, won't pick you apart over having to rush to the bathroom. I understand how it can cause embarassment though. Just remember that while your body may be more sensitive, it is still performing a natural function :)
     
  7. Raisedshoulder

    Raisedshoulder Some Blode.

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    I have a good friend that has this too. I know he saw a bunch of different specialists to treat it but it seems like nothing is working for him. He has to smoke weed just to be able to eat. I know he changed his diet a lot staying away from very unhealthy foods.
     
  8. opie

    opie hi. OT Supporter

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    Thanks for the advice guys.
     

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