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  2. Leea

    My IBS diagnosis!

    Hi Esjie, Thank you, wasn't expecting anyone to write me...cool! I don't see the endoscopist or colonoscopist anymore...they jus refill my meds. I have multiple specialists for my asthma, etc. Anywho, losing weight that way was unhealthy so hopefully it don't happen again! 110 use to be my weight in highskool...my health changed drastically after having kids but its ok. The Lord gets me through everything! I forgot to mention that hot water was comforting during those painful months so my gas bill skyrocketed. Its ok! I'm in a better place now. I hope you are well, staying safe, & tha
  3. Esjie

    My IBS diagnosis!

    @Leea, I'm sorry you have had such a horrible time with IBS. That must have been terrible. It's a sad day when we have to start educating our doctors and telling them what to do to help us. But thanks to your research, you found an answer. Meanwhile, may I recommend changing doctors? I am glad to hear Linzess has helped you so much. It's scary to lose so much weight. I know. I am skinny to start with, but used to be "healthy skinny" you know? Now I weigh only 110lbs or so, and can't afford to lose weight. So I understand. I wish you well, and hope you keep a healthy we
  4. Since yesterday, I found out something disturbing about those "simple" healthy cod fillets (just cod and ice, no additives.( The fish is caught in the north Atlantic. Then....it is shipped to CHINA!!....processed and sent back to UK! This is horrendous, both for the planet, the freshness of the fish, and is unsustainable. I am shocked that goes on with major UK supermarkets. I can't imagine what "shipped" means, or how long it took, or what happened during that. There was no sign from the taste. It tasted okay. I may have answered my own question. Probably less an IBS flare up than
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  6. Leea

    My IBS diagnosis!

    😷 Last year, I had stomach pains for 2 months straight. I wanted to die! I was trying all kinds of remedies, otc's, enemas, couldn't eat or drink, always throwing up, (lost 30 lbs) had 1 endoscopy, & 2 colonoscopies... when I had energy, I started researching my symptoms. Saw an IBS commercial & told my doctor that I think I have IBS & I wana take Linzess because my stomach pains were debilitating! Once I started taking Linzess, I had no more stomach pains😁 I'm eating pretty much everything in sight now & gained back my weight back🙈 Its ok though...I rather be thick then experi
  7. Simple frozen cod fillets. Nothing added. Just cod and ice. I've been buying a bag of these deep frozen from the supermarket for ages and it's a "safe" protein food for me. The only other one is eggs. I cook it well (in the oven with a little water and a little salt, that's all.) Last Tuesday I had one with some boiled mashed peeled potato, some steamed green beans, and pak choy (well washed before steaming for 10 minutes.) I had the most horrible flare up which started just before I was about to go to bed 7 hours later. I had to "go" 3 times and couldn't sleep until 6am when I got 3 hou
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  9. Thank you so much Jeffrey for your kind comments. They mean a lot. :) Thank you also for telling me about the Rome GastroPsych group. I'm checking them out!! Best of wishes for you, and thanks again for creating a secure place for those with IBS. 🌷
  10. Gastroenterology. 2021 Apr 15:S0016-5085(21)00642-9. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2021.04.020. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Oral monosaccharides and disaccharides are used to measure in vivo human gut permeability through urinary excretion. AIMS: 1. To obtain normative data on small intestinal and colonic permeability; 2. To assess variance on standard 16g fiber diet performed twice; 3. To determine whether dietary fiber influences gut permeability measurements; 4. To present pilot data using 2 selected probes in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). METH
  11. IBS awareness month: 8 recent updates on treatment, pain management Healio Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most burdensome and chronic ailments with an estimated 45 million people affected in the United States, the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders reports. Although it is so common, many people remain undiagnosed and unaware their symptoms indicate a recognized disorder. Further, patients are often stigmatized and misunderstood, creating a significant impact on their quality of life. View the full article
  12. Low-FODMAP Diet for IBS: 4 Mistakes to Avoid Everyday Health If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chances are you’ve heard of the low-FODMAP diet. But how does the diet work, and can it really help you manage the hallmark symptoms of IBS, like gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea? Created by researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, the low-FODMAP diet is a science-backed way for people with gastrointestinal conditions like IBS to figure out which foods trigger their symptoms so they can limit or eliminate them from their diet. FODMAPs (the acronym
  13. Esjie

    Change is Hard

    Hi Megs, and welcome. Have you tried the low FODMAP diet? This is tricky when you want to be like everyone else and eat what they eat, but it might be a good thing to try. There are still lots of foods that "ordinary" people eat on that diet The thing is -with celiac or gluten intolerance, that limits you also, so an added diet might feel like a terrible nuisance. But maybe you could try it as an experiment for a few weeks, then gradually, one by one, introduce small amounts of other foods, to test how you tolerate them? If it's a definite "no" then leave that one out for
  14. Telehealth for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Verywell Health Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that can be difficult to manage.1 After getting a diagnosis, treating IBS may mean working with several different healthcare professionals. Before the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth services were not commonly used to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS. Some parts of receiving care for IBS might still need to be done in person, such as procedures or lab work. However, there are other aspects of treating IBS that could be accomplished through telehealth appointments,
  15. Hello, not sure how to upload photos. Looks like it requires an url link. Question about my bowel movements lately. For the last couple of months, they exhibit two tones of colors. Darker brown and light brown. The light brown comes in streaks. At first I thought it might be blood? But it is not really red and I don't get red on the toilet paper. Does anyone else have this symptom? It seems really weird to me, I thought it was just discoloration from the toilet water but it is not. I have ibs-c. Thanks for your feedback!
  16. 'Public toilet closures are not an inconvenience, they're an equality issue' The Bristol Cable Throughout successive lockdowns, people have had to take their social lives outside in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus. In the wake of cafe closures and bans on indoor meetings between households, face-to-face meetings have become limited to walks and hangouts on park benches. An unintended consequence of this exodus outdoors has seen Bristolians facing a shortage of public loos. Toilet access has been an issue of national concern over the last 12 months, causing frustration acro
  17. What % risk of death would you accept for your disease to be cured? In #IrritableBowelSyndrome #IBS the answer is 10% risk of death This is how much the disorder can affect peoples' lives. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1542356520304845 (Feed generated with FetchRSS) View the full article
  18. Megs123

    Left side pain with IBS

    I experience bouts of both constipation and diarrhea with my IBS. When I am experiencing constipation, it feels like there’s a build up of pressure in my lower left abdomen/side and until I can pass either wind or have a BM I find that the discomfort remains. It’s never constant, however.
  19. Megs123

    Change is Hard

    Hi all! After venting to my mom for the millionth time about my frustrations regarding my IBS journey, she recommended I find a support group, and I’m glad she did. Without having posted anything, I have already felt heard and validated by reading others journeys. I hope that in sharing mine I can gain clarity and insight on IBS through everyone else’s experiences and suggestions. I apologize for the long post. Coming up on a year and a half ago I noticed a significant decrease in my appetite and increased nausea. There were few times that I felt genuinely hungry and after noticing weight l
  20. The night from hell ended in a flat tummy I had been symptom free for one month. Unbelievably good. The night before last I had the worst flare up ever. It got to the point where I was concerned. Constant #2's all through the night. It didn't wake me up, it started before I went to bed. I never go #2 at that time. Blessed sleep at about 6am for 3 hours (thank goodness no accidents in bed!) then rinse and repeat the next day. I thought it would never end. No appetite at all, and fasted all day except for some Manuka honey and herbal teas. My mouth was so dry so I was dehydrat
  21. New report reveals that more than one-third of IBS Patients surveyed state it has been more challenging to manage their symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Salix released a report of survey results that offers perspectives from U.S. adults living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Entitled, Patient Perspectives: Living with IBS in a Pandemic, the report provides insights about the symptoms and behaviors of IBS patients over the past year (March 2020 – March 2021). Most notably, more than one-third (37%) of those surveyed acknowledge that the C
  22. Lindsey Parsons

    My journey with IBS-C

    Hi Daniel, It can be frustrating shooting in the dark at trying to control your symptoms when you don't know what's causing them, but given they started after taking an antibiotic, odds are it's related to candida overgrowth (which regular docs don't recognize or treat). The only reliable test to determine if this is the case is the Organic Acids Test. I use that with clients who have a likely history that points to candida. You can find out more about in a booklet on my web site: https://highdeserthealthcoaching.com/ Best of luck! Lindsey
  23. Hi vibrantashes, Sorry for your suffering! If you don't get anywhere with the GI specialist (if it's traditional doc they usually don't work at the microbiome level), I'd recommend doing either a GI Map or Organic Acids test. I have a booklet about what they are about on my web site: https://highdeserthealthcoaching.com/. Unfortunately, they're generally not covered by insurance, but they're worth their weight in gold if they help you find the cause of your symptoms. Sometimes I choose one over the other based on my clients' symptoms, history, etc. That usually helps identify the ro
  24. Hi Poonam, I just did a whole podcast on bloating - you can find it here: https://link.chtbl.com/theperfectstool-IBS Best, Lindsey
  25. Frequent, painful bloating can come from lifestyle factors like diet and stress or be a sign of a more serious root cause like a gut infection or problems with gut motility. On this episode of The Perfect Stool, Certified Health Coach Lindsey Parsons goes into potential causes of bloating and functional solutions to flatten your stomach. SIBO, food intolerances, digestive organ dysfunction, H. pylori and candida overgrowth can all present with bloating. Learn how to tell the difference through other symptoms and testing, as well as diet, activity, stress management, supplements and other simpl
  26. Searchingforinfo

    Fecal Occult Test positive

    Hi. I recently had a fecal Occult Test that came up positive. I did a colonoscopy 2 years ago,they found 1 polyp that was removed and tested non cancerous. Also was diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids. I'm hoping it's the hemorrhoids that produced a positive. I'm having bad anxiety about this. Anyone with similar situation? I have a telehealth appointment tomorrow with gastro Dr to go over results. Thanks for your time.
  27. Anji Pharma Adds Clinical Sites to Accelerate Clinical Development of Pradigastat for the Treatment of Functional Constipation Business Wire View the full article CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anji Pharma has initiated dosing in the U.S. and China as part of a Phase 2 program for pradigastat (ANJ908) in functional constipation. Pradigastat, a first-in-class inhibitor of diacylglycerol acyl transferase 1 (DGAT1), has a robust safety and pharmacodynamic profile that has been rigorously established across multiple clinical studies. Chronic constipatio
  28. Hi! I suggest you try probiotics if you never gave it a chance. It literally changed my life! Hope you get better!
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