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  2. I get really tired randomly too sometimes. I can sleep well, but as soon as I get going, feel exhausted with terrible lower back pains. I don't know if that has anything to do with IBS, or it's just me, pushing an old body too hard. I have a lot of physical work to do. But the exhaustion can come and go, and some days I feel fine with decent energy. When it happens it feels like something completely emptied my fuel tank! I have back problems anyway and it might be that which drains me rather than just the ibs,
  3. Hi. I have been dealing with IBS-C for about 2 years now I was prescribed constella also known as linaclotide 145 mcg, now if I’m not mistaken I do believe this is the middle dose, as there is a higher dosage. I’m finding that it’s no longer helping me with my bowel movements as it was when I was first prescribed them, I used to have normal sausage like bowel movements at least 2 - 3 times a day while taking constella I’m now finding myself taking Senokot pills every other day just so I can have a bowel movement and get rid of this nauseous feeling. I was thinking of going to my doctors and asking him to possibly up my dosage of constella or asking for something totally different. I’m up for any suggestions as I’m starting to get really frustrated. Thanks.
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  5. redbean7

    IBS and Anxiety

    Have you tried meditation or gut directed hypnotherapy? I have also tried monitoring heart rate variability using biofeedback through an app. I think that those are helpful for me. Not easy to do normal life with IBS
  6. Hi there, just wondering if you are able to consult with a pelvic floor physical therapist? And also try to look up a visceral manipulation practitioner (could be a physio or massage therapist) to see if that might help you? The colonoscopy is good to rule out some red flags. I hope you find answers soon.
  7. Hi. My name is Jeanne. I have had IBS for many years, probably 20. I quess it's C predominantly. But the constipation has gotten more stubborn. I searched on Google for IBS Support. Hope to see if my situation is like others. Tks
  8. Hi, this happens to me, too, although not to this extent. I found doing some mild exercise helps, such as walking and those office exercises. Don't start when you already feel this coming on. Start a week prior to your period or earlier, keep up with the exercise if you can. I typically take a break the first 3 days or so when my period starts. Then resume after it's over. There's another trick, if you can take it, that is -- I get some durian fruit and eat some each day about a week before my period starts (or those durian fruit cakes they sell at Costco or South Asian market). I have no scientific explanation, but it helps me. Some of my friends from there told me the durian fruit is very good for women.
  9. Cherrie


    So very tired...

  10. Wow, I have to say, Covid is the weirdest virus ever! I gut has calmed down a bit now... don't know when it's going to play up again, but better now. I'm just extremely tired. So tired that I can't even think sometimes...
  11. laurenhasibs

    my story :(

    Once upon a time A few mistakes ago I was in your sights You got me alone You found me You found me You found me I guess you didn't care And I guess I liked that And when I fell hard You took a step back Without me Without me Without me And he's long gone When he's next to me And I realize The blame is on me 'Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in So shame on me now Flew me to places I'd never been 'Til you put me down, oh I knew you were trouble when you walked in So, shame on me now Flew me to places I'd never been Now I'm lyin' on the cold hard ground Oh, oh Trouble, trouble, trouble Oh, oh Trouble, trouble, trouble No apologies He'll never see you cry Pretends he doesn't know That he's the reason why You're drowning You're drowning You're drowning And I heard you moved on From whispers on the street A new notch in your belt Is all I'll ever be And now I see Now I see Now I see He was long gone When he met me And I realize The joke is on me, hey I knew you were trouble when you walked in (oh) So shame on me now Flew me to places I'd never been 'Til you put me down, oh I knew you were trouble when you walked in So shame on me now Flew me to places I'd never been, yeah Now I'm lyin' on the cold hard ground Oh, oh (yeah) Trouble, trouble, trouble Oh, oh Trouble, trouble, trouble And the saddest fear Comes creepin' in That you never loved me Or her Or anyone Or anything Yeah I knew you were trouble when you walked in So shame on me now Flew me to places I'd never been (never been) 'Til you put me down, oh I knew you were trouble when you walked in (knew it right there) So shame on me now (knew it right there) Flew me to places I'd never been (Ooh) now I'm lyin' on the cold hard ground Oh, oh Trouble, trouble, trouble (oh) Oh, oh Trouble, trouble, trouble I knew you were trouble when you walked in Trouble, trouble, trouble I knew you were trouble when you walked in Trouble, trouble, trouble
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  13. ive been recently diagnosed and have been suffering with chronic a*shole pain. this happen to anyone else??
  14. Esjie

    Benadryl has been my miracle IBS drug!

    Maybe you have histamine intolerance rather than IBS? I have thought of experimenting with an anti-histamine just to see what might happen, except the added dietary restrictions are too much for me to handle . It is so good to hear that has helped you !
  15. I am not sure in my case.I started getting IBS symptoms only 2 or 3 times in 2017, then in 2018 a week of it. Then it completely disappeared until early March 2020, when it came and went for 3 weeks just prior to me catching the first wave of Covid. The weird thing is when I had Covid my gut was okay! And it was okay for about 6 weeks after recovering. But then IBS came back and really hasn't gone since then, with the exception of a day, a few days, and last summer even a few weeks without symptoms. So it sounds odd but I thought Covid had cured my IBS! But no. And it has been even more set-in since about June 2020. So has it made it worse? I can't say. Maybe it would have had that pattern anyway. I don't know. During Covid I could eat anything. I have noticed that in the past few months I can eat fewer foods without reactions than I could even in 2020. (mostly vegetables, fruits and fibre foods.)
  16. Thanks for starting the thread, I am very interested to hear about this. My wife has IBS-C and has not found one that sits well with her yet. Hopefully this new one will work.
  17. I will be once again be heading to Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in a couple of days. The latest research and treatment options for digestive health are presented by physicians and other healthcare providers at this annual event. This will be the first time I am attending in-person again during COVID. Look for updates from me on Twitter @ibspatient, Instagram @ibspatient and here.
  18. Hear one man's story of using the carnivore diet and fecal transplants with his son's stool to reverse IBS, interstitial cystitis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, joint pain, TMJ, hair loss, declining eyesight, prediabetes, high cholesterol and trigylcerides, histamine intolerance and more. Also hear about his FMT protocol and encapsulation techniques on The Perfect Stool Podcast with host Lindsey Parsons, EdD. Listen below or find the podcast version at: https://link.chtbl.com/theperfectstool-IBS
  19. Gut. 2022 May 17:gutjnl-2022-327471. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2022-327471. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: There are altered mucosal functions in irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D); ~30% of patients with IBS-D have abnormal bile acid (BA) metabolism (ABAM) and diarrhoea (summarised as BAD). AIM: To compare biochemical parameters, gastrointestinal and colonic transit, rectal sensation and pathobiological mechanisms in IBS-D without ABAM and in BAD (serum 7C4>52 ng/mL). DESIGN: In patients with Rome III criteria of IBS-D, we compared biochemical features, colonic transit, rectal sensation, deep genotype of five BA-related genes, ileal and colonic mucosal mRNA (differential expression (DE) analysis) and stool dysbiosis (including functional analysis of microbiome). Results in BAD were compared with IBS-D without ABAM. RESULTS: Compared with 161 patients with IBS-D without ABAM, 44 patients with BAD had significantly faster colonic transit, lower microbial alpha diversity, different compositional profile (beta diversity) and higher Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes ratio with evidence of decreased expression of bile acid thiol ligase (involved in transformation of primary to secondary BAs) and decreased sulfatases. In BAD (compared with IBS-D without ABAM), terminal ileal biopsies showed downregulation of SLC44A5 (a BA transporter), and ascending colon biopsies showed upregulation in barrier-weakening genes (CLDN2), serine protease inhibitors, immune activation, cellular differentiation and a cellular transporter (FABP6; BA binding). No DE of genes was documented in descending colon biopsies. The two groups had similar rectal sensation. CONCLUSION: Though sharing clinical symptoms with IBS-D, BAD is associated with biological differences and mechanisms that have potential to enhance diagnosis and treatment targeting barrier dysfunction, inflammatory and microbial changes. PMID:35580964 | DOI:10.1136/gutjnl-2022-327471 View the full article
  20. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 May 17. doi: 10.1111/jgh.15891. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a highly prevalent disorder of gut brain interaction with a multifactorial aetiology. Food trigger avoidance is common among individuals with IBS and exclusion diets are gaining popularity. However, recent guidelines on IBS management cautioned regarding the use of unsupervised dietary therapy with concerns of development of poor eating habits and even nutritional deficiencies. We aimed to review the available literature on the effect of habitual and exclusion diets on micronutrient status as well as the role of micronutrient supplementation in alleviating IBS symptoms. METHODS: Four electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, Web of Science) were searched for articles that reported micronutrient data in patients with IBS. Serum micronutrient levels and dietary intake of micronutrients in patients with IBS were collected. The extracted data were tabulated and organised by micronutrient type to observe for trends. RESULTS: 26 articles were included in this systematic review (12 interventional and 14 observational studies). Studies showed that generally IBS subjects had lower levels of vitamin B2, vitamin D, calcium, and iron at baseline compared to non-IBS subjects. Studies also found that exclusion diets were associated with lower intake of micronutrients especially vitamin B1, B2, calcium, iron, and zinc. There was a lack of interventional studies on micronutrients. CONCLUSION: IBS patients are at risk of developing multiple micronutrient deficiencies that may have both localised gastrointestinal as well as systemic effects. Dietary management of IBS patients should include a proper dietitian review to ensure nutritional adequacy where possible. PMID:35581170 | DOI:10.1111/jgh.15891 View the full article
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  22. J Nutr Sci. 2022 Apr 28;11:e31. doi: 10.1017/jns.2022.27. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT Constipation can greatly impact the quality of life (QoL), which can be relieved by dietary fibres; however, preserving a higher fibre intake remains a challenge. We investigated the effects of a personalised dietary advice (PDA) on fibre intake and mild constipation complaints. A total number of twenty-five adults with mild constipation complaints were included in a 4-week observation period followed by a 4-week personalised intervention. The PDA provided high-fibre alternatives via a web tool. In weeks 1, 4 and 8, dietary intake, constipation complaints and QoL were assessed. Furthermore, participants collected a faecal sample at weeks 1, 4 and 8 to determine microbiota diversity and composition, and short-chain fatty acids (SCFA). Participants completed questions daily for 8 weeks regarding abdominal complaints, stool frequency and stool consistency. Fibre intake in week 8 was significantly higher compared to week 1 (Δ = 5·7 ± 6·7 g, P < 0·001) and week 4 (Δ = 5·2 ± 6·4 g, P < 0·001). Constipation severity and QoL significantly improved at week 8 compared to the observation period (P < 0·001). A higher fibre intake significantly reduced constipation severity (β = -0·031 (-0·05; -0·01), P = 0·001) and the QoL (β = -0·022 (-0·04; -0·01), P = 0·009). Stool consistency (P = 0·040) and abdominal pain (P = 0·030) improved significantly during the intervention period (P = 0·040), but stool frequency did not. Average microbial alpha diversity and composition and SCFA concentrations did not change over time, but indicated individual-specific dynamics. Several SCFAs were associated with constipation complaints. To conclude, a PDA effectively increased fibre intake and subsequently reduced constipation complaints, indicating that guided dietary adjustments are important and feasible in the treatment of mild constipation complaints. PMID:35573462 | PMC:PMC9066321 | DOI:10.1017/jns.2022.27 View the full article
  23. Front Hum Neurosci. 2022 Apr 29;16:851586. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2022.851586. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The neural activity of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients in the resting state without any intervention has not been systematically studied. The purpose of this study was to compare the resting-state brain functions of IBS patients with healthy controls (HCs). METHODS: The published neuroimage studies were obtained from electronic databases including PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Web of Science Core, CNKI Database, Wanfang Database, VIP Database, and CBMdisc. Search dates were from inception to March 14th, 2022. The studies were identified by the preidentified inclusion and exclusion criteria. Two independent reviewers compiled the studies and evaluated them for quality and bias. RESULTS: Altogether 22 fMRI studies were included in this review. The risk of bias of the included studies was generally low. The findings indicated that in IBS patients, increased or decreased brain areas were mostly associated with visceral sensations, emotional processing, and pain processing. According to brain network research, IBS may exhibit anomalies in the DMN, CEN, and emotional arousal networks. The fluctuations in emotion (anxiety, sadness) and symptoms in IBS patients were associated with alterations in the relevant brain regions. CONCLUSION: This study draws a preliminary conclusion that there are insufficient data to accurately distinguish the different neurological features of IBS in the resting state. Additional high-quality research undertaken by diverse geographic regions and teams is required to reach reliable results regarding resting-state changed brain regions in IBS. PMID:35572000 | PMC:PMC9105452 | DOI:10.3389/fnhum.2022.851586 View the full article
  24. Often IBS and IBD may be confused. So, in light of world IBD day on Thursday (19th of May), we want to share the differences and similarities between the two. Check out the post to learn more: https://www.instagram.com/fodmapfriendlyfoodprogram/ (Feed generated with FetchRSS)View the full article
  25. RT @ibddoctor: The @DDWMeeting online planner is now linked to abstracts, moderators, and session details. Time to start planning your #DDW2022! https://ddw.org/attendee-planning/online-planner/ (Feed generated with FetchRSS)View the full article
  26. Hello guys, I am happy to be a part of the community and really love reading about the all-too-familiar experiences of people with this condition. My name is Benjamin, 32 years old and I was born with IBS. I've come to accept that my life will never be the same or easy as other normal people's. I am always bloated and gassy and find it so hard to be in social gatherings or near other people in a confined place. Due to my condition, I've found it extremely hard to keep a job because after a while people do notice the bad odor and start talking behind my back.. To be honest, at some point, I just gave up and decided to do some work home gigs.I was born in Kenya, a poor country and to be honest, life is not that easy over hear. I decided to make this post hoping I could find a good Samaritan who could gift me a pair of Shreddies- the flatulence filtering underwear - they ship to my capital city and I think they might help me cope and have some confidence in public. Please let me know in the comment section and I wish you wellness and joy as you go through life. See screenshot attached. Thanks!
  27. I guess not ☺️ If anyone does try Ibsrela it would be interesting to here from them. Some information from the company at ibsrela.com. Patient Homepage | IBSRELA® (tenapanor)
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