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What type of IBS do you have?

What type of IBS do you have?  

214 members have voted

  1. 1. Which type?

    • IBS-D = Diarrhea predominant IBS
      75
    • IBS-C = Constipation predominant IBS
      59
    • IBS-M = Mixed Diarrhea / Constipation IBS
      75
    • IBS-PI = Post Infectious IBS
      11
    • PDV-IBS = Post Diverticulitis IBS
      4


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Jeffrey Roberts

Choose the type of IBS which best describes you.

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Lynette

IBS-C. Bloating and pain are the worst 

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callalily74

None of them. No Pain at all. Waking at 4 am to defecate, but usually can't. Incomplete evacuation. Serious depression and anxiety. Stools may be hard balls, but no excessive constipation and absolutely NO diarrhea. Just frequency beyond belief.

So, there is no vote that matches my symptoms.

 

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Jeanniebeanie

I have constipation and sometimes followed by frequent loose bowels with debilitating pains in the my stomach.  I am so desperate and will try anything at this point.  What has helped you with this?  I have tried many natural remedies but they help only for a short time.  I hate to take the Prozac my doctor recommended unless nothing else helps I will resort to that.  

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Ejaybee

My day starts off in the morning with 2-3 trips to the toilet upon waking up. I often experience really bad stomach cramps throughout the day. I have to carry anti-diarrhea pills with me in my bag at work. This is a product of horrible conditions I experienced in Saudi Arabia in 1990-91, where we had field built out houses (Nicely put) & horrible fly problem. When the flies get to our waste & then get in our food & faces when we were sleep. As I get older my condition has gotten worse. If I eat a food that gives me "Firearreah!!!!!!!," I no longer eat it. Any ideas or how to manage this? Ive asked the VA for something to help my problem for years & I was told to buy over the counter products. 

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lanalou

I have predominate diarrhea but started taking Dicyclomine before meals.  I still have diarrhea sometimes but mostly I have trouble evacuation my bowls completely.  I don't know if this is a side affect of the drug or if it is just another symptom of the IBS 

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Jeffrey Roberts

Trouble fully emptying your bowel is usually a symptom of IBS versus a side effect of dicyclomine; however dicyclomine can be constipating.

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Creeklife

I have IBS-C which had been manageable for several years until last year. Last December I was terribly sick from IBS symptoms! I went on the FODMAP diet for 5 weeks, some improvements, but still gassy and flulike feeling. Went to a naturopath and put on a strict Hypoallergenic diet. Sicker, lost 27 pounds, then felt better (not 100%) and stayed off dairy. Now it’s starting up again with nausea, gas, constipation and occasionally pain. 

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HattiehatesIBS
On 5/9/2017 at 4:55 AM, Lynette said:

IBS-C. Bloating and pain are the worst 

I have IBSD but get the bloating and pain before I get the trots. It's just horrible. I find buscopan helps tho. Hope you are ok Lynette.

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HattiehatesIBS

IBSD- loose motions every morning, sometimes of an evening, and that is when I am well. This has become the "normal" for me as this does not cause me any unwell feelings, but what I call my "episodes" or "bouts"- urgh they are just awful.

I will get bloated, full of wind, and then can feel very nauseated. Often I get the trots with that: every 20 mins or so. I can visit the loo about 10 times in total during an episode which can last all night. It usually starts anytime between 11.30 pm - 8 am. Although today an episode came on at around 4.30 pm with wind shortly after my dinner. It appears to be easing off now as I took a buscopan pill about 40 mins ago.

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HattiehatesIBS

IBSD- loose motions every morning, sometimes of an evening, and that is when I am well. This has become the "normal" for me as this does not cause me any unwell feelings, but what I call my "episodes" or "bouts"- urgh they are just awful.

I will get bloated, full of wind, and then can feel very nauseated. Often I get the trots with that: every 20 mins or so. I can visit the loo about 10 times in total during an episode which can last all night. It usually starts anytime between 11.30 pm - 8 am. Although today an episode came on at around 4.30 pm with wind shortly after my dinner. It appears to be easing off now as I took a buscopan pill about 40 mins ago.

I find that taking Enzymedica bean assist digestive enzymes helps a lot- I get a lot less gas/wind and IBS episodes when I take them, so I take them each time I eat foods that have oligosaccharides in them such as kale,  cauli and broccoli. I have to eat some of these foods because  I'm a veggie so I need to eat them to get vitamins and minerals and have a varied diet.

I have cut out wheat/gluten, white rice, potatoes and starchy white carbs.

I just cannot eat heavy starches.

I can have sweet potatoes and oats.

I think I know my episode trigger this evening: too much fibre in my dinner, and dinner a bit too big ( had things that needed eating up, and I hate food waste) and been anxious over bills lately. 

 

 

 

 

 

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