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Crippling IBS

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by physicsstudent13, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. physicsstudent13

    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    I'm having bad IBS attacks with exhaustion and have to run to the bathroom after eating. what happens is the intestine starts releasing neurotransmitters. I started taking glutamine again and will start fiber, probiotics maybe. I'm on berberine 2000mg/day and Bactrim/doxy. I guess you need a water filter or spring water to be safe is the prebiotic inulin good? how is piping rock?
    charcoal seems to help a lot in 3g doses
  2. Grigor

    Grigor

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    Hey not sure what are your meds are but I have IBS-D. And sometimes it flares up like crazy. Causing exhaustion but also anxienty . Which kind of vanishes when I let it in the pot :)
    Today I tried some 5-htp and both the anxiety and the D kind of became less. Worth a try ??
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    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    it's kind of strange that it causes exhaustion, I'd always have this with a bowel movement for 19 years after. why does it do that? now I have endocrine problems too since starting testosterone also
    what do you take for IBS? I tried glutamine but then I was still getting nauseous maybe from liver damage or IBS-C/D. I had one Crohn antibody high, but the other was normal >0
    I cut out the chinese food and started eating at Subway when I can afford it
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    adreno 3% neanderthal

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    Avoid FODMAPs in your diet.
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  5. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    What is a FODMAP?

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  6. physicsstudent13

    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    do probiotics, prebiotic inulin help? I'm on bentyl and don't know the side effects... it's terrible to be crippled by exhaustion from IBS and sleep apnea at the same time.
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    This has helped me. FODMAPs are certain types of carbohydrates that can exacerbate SIBO. It is thought that SIBO accounts for a certain percentage of IBS cases. There is a lot of info on the internet and lists of foods to avoid.
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    adreno 3% neanderthal

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    Prebiotics can exacerbate SIBO, so I would avoid them for now.
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    adreno 3% neanderthal

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    Google it. No mysteries here, it's a well known IBS diet that is effective in 80 percent of cases, according to trials.
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  10. Grigor

    Grigor

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    @physicsstudent13

    As I said 5-htp. Check it out. I take it in the late afternoon. Day time makes me a little too spaced out for the moment. But my IBS-D calms down from it and so do I
  11. physicsstudent13

    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    5-htp is supposed to be bad for the heart?
    I've heard that gluten products can cause IBS problems, maybe I have to cut out any bread or pastries, pizza? I feel a lot better after not eating chinese food and fried chicken and taking bentyl
    my upper stomach still kind of burns when I only drink liquids despite being on acid blockers nexium for years and I have vomitting and nausea sometimes. maybe it was being around cockaroaches and insecticide
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    Grigor

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    Not sure if it's bad for the heart. But it calms my intestines down. Can't take it every day but you could try and see what it does.
  13. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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  14. Grigor

    Grigor

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    For sure.
  15. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Is Jim Jones alive and well on PR?

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    I have IBS-C and live and die by Acacia Fiber. According to this site, it also works for IBS-D. I learned a lot about what foods to eat and figure out the bad ones for me.

    http://www.helpforibs.com/diet/
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    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    thanks for all the replies! I'm on protonix too and avoiding strange foods has helped. I have to be careful with any meats even from supermarket since they go bad quickly.
    so how do you know you have gluten disease? maybe it's best to just not eat any carbs, breads, dairy, stick to a paleo meat and veggies diet? I'm just so exhausted from IBS C and sleep apnea. the probiotics don't seem to help the nausea these days and I still seem to have GERD damage. I started taking iron since I was low and anemic before

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