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depresso

664d

ok. I was diagnosed with ibs-d 20 years ago. I was on lotronox for 20 years. then in 2020, treatment failed. I haven't been diagnosed with anything except diverticulitis. I'm still in the bathroom 15 to 20 times a day. my rectum hurts and I constantly feel the need to "go". I have a colonoscopy and egd next week. I almost wish I have uc that way there's meds to help. any advice on your diagnosis would be helpful.

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    • Peachykeen64

      651d

      Good to hear

    • Peachykeen64

      651d

      Good to hear

    • Lalonee

      651d

      You think your alone until now! Medications didn't help. I was stressed all the time. Once I stayed in Therapy removed the stress triggers, drank Aloe Vera juice and exercised I began to get well. I know my body 40 yrs later I do not feel hopeless. When I have an episode I know when I need to check myself. What a Journey...

    • Peachykeen64

      662d

      Yea, like we're guinea pigs. Lol

    • Peachykeen64

      662d

      I lost my gallbladder. I often wonder if that's an issue for my digestion.

      • HoneyBadger84

        662d

        @Peachykeen64 I had my gallbladder out in 2007 but have had issues my whole life. Doesn’t hurt to bring it up to a gastro Dr and see if they will let you try the meds (no real test other than seeing if the meds work, per my Dr).

    • HoneyBadger84

      662d

      Look into Bile Acid Diarrhea and see if you feel like it fits. It has never been mentioned to me (or anyone in my family) but I tried the meds and I feel like a different person without running to the bathroom a million times.

      • depresso

        662d

        @HoneyBadger84 I was on cholestyramine for years and it failed when the lotronox failed. I've tried colestopol and it doesn't work for me. Thank you for the advice.

    • 1ofmany

      664d

      I remember those early days very well colonoscopy is how I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis and I was in my mid-20s it's quite a process to figure out what triggers things for you but for me stress food and lifestyle we're the biggest issues that I had to deal with

    • Peachykeen64

      664d

      You probably have leaky gut syndrome. You need to heal the lining with collagen and bone broth. Start keeping a food diary. Eat one item, see how you feel, jot it down, etc. You should notice a pattern. Stay away from wheat, dairy and sugar. If you need more info I'll help you further.

      • depresso

        663d

        @Peachykeen64 👍

      • depresso

        664d

        @Peachykeen64 thank you

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