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    1. Welcome and Newly Diagnosed

      This is the place to start with introductions for new members. Tell us how you found this community.

    2. IBS General Discussion and Managing Symptoms

      Use this forum to discuss all aspects of IBS. This forum will help you find answers to commonly asked questions about IBS.

    3. Diarrhea predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D), Post-Infectious IBS (PI-IBS) and Leaky Gas (LG), Incontinence or Odor.

      Diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) is a subtype of IBS in which a person experiences frequent episodes of diarrhea with accompanying abdominal pain. Post-Infectious IBS (PI-IBS) is IBS following a digestive illness like food poisoning or gastroenteritis. This is also a forum for Leaky Gas (LG), Incontinence or Odor. Some refer to odor as fecal body odor (FBO) or simply rectal odor.

    4. Constipation predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-C) and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC)

      Constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) is a subtype of IBS in which a person experiences chronic constipation accompanied by recurrent abdominal pain. Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (also known as functional constipation) share many of the same symptoms as IBS-C.

    5. IBS Diet, low FODMAP Diet and Nutrition

      Modifying your diet and limiting dietary FODMAPs have become effective treatments in susceptible people, for treating their symptoms of IBS.

    6. IBS Medications, Medical Foods and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)

      IBS Medications focus on the primary symptom which causes a patient to seek help from a doctor, ie: diarrhea (IBS-D), constipation (IBS-C) and/or abdominal pain. Medical foods are foods which are formulated to be consumed or administered under the supervision of a physician. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) is a new treatment that has been shown to be over 90% effective for treating C. difficile infection in patients who had previously failed to recover with antibiotic therapy. There has been some limited positive results with FMT and IBS.

    7. Women's Health Issues

      Women's health issues and IBS are discussed here such as fertility, pregnancy, menstruation, pelvic pain, etc...

    8. IBS Patient Stories

      Share your personal story about how you were diagnosed and how you are coping with IBS.

    9. IBS Podcasts and Videos

      IBS-related audio podcast episodes and videos, including IBS Chat, which relate to research and treatment options for patients.

      IBS Chat is the name of the podcast recorded by the IBS Patient Support Group. Episodes include conversations with patients, GI researchers and healthcare providers on topics which are geared towards an IBS sufferer. You can listen in your web browser or play the latest podcast from IBS Chat on Apple iTunes, Apple Podcast or Siri, Google Play or Google Assistant, Alexa-enabled Amazon devices and Spotify. Podcast RSS feed: https://feed.podbean.com/ibspatient/feed.xml

      We post Doctor Sameer Islam's Lets-talk-about-poop and Christine Olivo's Instagram @MyIBSLife's podcast and video episodes as they become available.

    10. IBS Clinical Research Trials - Participants Wanted!

      Posting of current Clinical Research trials.

      Clinical research trials are designed to test the effect of a medication or treatment in a group of volunteers, measure a drug's ability to treat the medical condition, monitor the drug's safety, and possible side effects. Trained doctors, nurses and researchers conduct clinical research studies called clinical trials. Find a Clinical Trial.

    11. IBS News Articles and Research Results

      Posting of IBS-related news articles and research results. To avoid violation of copyright laws please only post a link to a news article unless you own the copyright item which you are reporting.

    12. IBS Newsfeed

      Topics are automatically created in this forum from a mix of newsfeeds. Please be aware that we have no control over the quality or factual representation of these postings. Some may be informational, whereas some may be wholly inaccurate. You may rate topics in this forum. 

      Always research all options and discuss them with your physician before following any specific directive provided in these articles. 

      Current feeds are: Google and Pubmed
    13. IBS Twitter feed

      Topics are automatically created in this forum from Twitter. Please be aware that we have no control over the quality or factual representation of these postings. Some may be informational, whereas some may be wholly inaccurate. You may rate topics in this forum. 

      Always research all options and discuss them with your physician before following any specific directive provided in these articles.
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    • Oma


      Hi I'm fairly new to serious bouts of IBS the Dr's have been checking me for bugs etc....I've had camera down and up and nothing found sinister. 
      I suffer really badly with pain, bloating and feel really unwell most of the time. Is this what other sufferers have experienced? I feel as though I have a constant tummy bug has anyone else felt this too?
      I have lost weight and often I'm too scared to eat as I don't want to suffer the long bouts of diarrhea.
      I'm currently taking Loperamide and Ondansetron and as I also have an hiatus hernia recently diagnosed I take Lanzaprozol for.  My GP recently upped the Lanzaprozol and soon after my IBS got worse. 
      I'd be grateful for any reassurance I can get as I am up most nights on the loo 😭 feeling really unwell and extremely anxious and crying...
      Thank you for reading this 
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    • Constipated guy13

      Constipated guy13  »  Sunshine

      I have same problem
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      Sunny8Jr  »  Rowan1125

      I’m new to the group and it’s actually for my good friend who is suffering from this in the hopes he will find some different ways to help with this. How does this work exactly?
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      Albendazole produces a degeneration of the parasite microtubule and irreversibly blocks glucose uptake in parasites.
      Inhibition of glucose uptake causes depletion of energy stores in the parasite, eventually resulting in death. However, there is no effect on glucose metabolism in mammals. Indications and Clinical Uses albendazole is effective for treatment of numerous helminth intestinal parasites including Toxacara, Toxascaris, Ancylostoma, and Trichuris. it is effective for most intestinal helminth parasites and also against nematodes.
      it also has been used for pulmonary helminths (lungworms), but longer duration of treatment is needed. albendazole has been effective for treatment of Giardia, but higher doses are needed and there may be failure rates as high as 50%. It is effective in cats for treatment of lungworms, flukes, and a variety of helminth parasites.
      albendazole Trade and other names: Panacur and Safe-Guard Functional classification: Antiparasitic
      Precautionary Information Adverse Reactions and Side Effects albendazole has a good safety margin, but vomiting and diarrhea have been reported. When evaluated at doses of three and five times the recommended dose at three times the recommended duration, albendazole was well tolerated and no adverse effects were reported in the target species. It has been safe to use during pregnancy. There have been rare reports of pancytopenia associated with albendazole administration. Contraindications and Precautions No known contraindications. It may be used in all ages of animals. Drug Interactions There are no known drug interactions.
      Pharmacological (biological) properties and effects of albendazole
      The anti-gelmintic agent of the benzimidazole group. albendazole (5-phenyl-tio-2-benzimidizole carbamat) has a wide range of nematodic and cesodocide, active against adult forms, larvae and eggs of necatode of the gastrointestinal tract and lungs, as well as cystods parasitizing.
      The mechanism of action of albendazole is to destroy the microchannels in the cells of the intestine helminths and disrupt the energy processes, which leads to the death of parasites.
      With oral administration, albendazole is easily absorbed into the intestines and distributed in the organs and tissues of the animal; secretes from the body in the constant form and in the form of metabolites, mainly with bile and partly with urine.
      Chemical substance is packaged on 1, 10, 100, 500, 1000 g in plastic bags, vials and cans of glass. Plastic bags of 10 and 25 kg.
      Storage: In a dry place at temperatures ranging from 0 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius.
      Expiration date: 3 years.
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