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Starsign

591d

Painful ibs flare up yesterday; painful diarrhea. I never know when it’s going to hit and I’m always tired and sore afterward.

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    • Gloria

      234d

      Watch what you eat, get plenty of sleep, stay hydrated and manage stress. I find that stress triggers really painful bowel spasms making me have to use the bathroom a lot. I have to avoid spicy foods, even mildly spicy foods, fatty or greasy foods, fried, acidic, or sugary foods as much as possible.

    • Gloria

      234d

      Watch what you eat, get plenty of sleep, stay hydrated and manage stress. I find that stress triggers really painful bowel spasms making me have to use the bathroom a lot. I have to avoid spicy foods, even mildly spicy foods, fatty or greasy foods, fried, acidic, or sugary foods as much as possible.

    • Hollybelle

      578d

      It is hard especially when it isn't always the same things that flare it up. It is exhausting and people don't understand it. Lots of fluids after a bad day help me not have as bad as a day after.

    • Derek20

      586d

      Hi, are you being followed up by a gastroenterologist? Have you ever had a colonoscopy? It could be that what is defined as IBS is actually IBD and then there is a treatment for it. For years I thought I was suffering from IBS and it was killing me, I tried diets, drugs like loperamide, and all sorts of other things and nothing helped. After a comprehensive investigation that included blood tests and a colonoscopy, they found out that I actually have IBD, I received treatment and since then, I feel much better.

      • Hollybelle

        578d

        @Derek20 what was the treatment? I keep being told mine is just because I had my gall bladder removed. 18yrs ago

      • Starsign

        578d

        @Derek20 I haven’t had a colonoscopy no, but maybe I should.

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