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lilbean626

477d

hello:) so I have IBS-D and have had this since I was about 3 and have a symptom that others around me apparently don't relate to.. when having a particularly painful toilet trip the cramping will cause pain that goes down my legs to my toes but according to close friends, some family and my partner this isn't normal and none of them get pain down their legs?? but to me it's always been this way??? has anyone else experienced this? I'm wondering whether it's worth bringing up to my doctor as it can be very painful but doesn't last longer than maybe an hour afterward

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    • Marjo

      459d

      @WitchyWoman89 could indicate a gastrointestinal issue other than IBS: Diverticulitis( inflammation of intestinal pocket) Condition Diverticulosis/ pockets. I would recommend getting a Colonoscopy to investigate the back and shooting leg pains.Also be careful with antibiotic use for it can destroy healthy bacteria in your intestinal lining (C-Def).

    • WitchyWoman89

      461d

      I have chronic back pain and it acts up more when my ibs is causing bad cramps. I get the pain down my left leg when the cramps are bad but I just thought it was messing with my sciatica

      • Marjo

        459d

        @WitchyWoman89 could indicate a gastrointestinal issue other than IBS: Diverticulitis( inflammation of intestinal pocket) Condition Diverticulosis/ pockets. I would recommend getting a Colonoscopy to investigate the back and shooting leg pains.Also be careful with antibiotic use for it can destroy healthy bacteria in your intestinal lining (C-Def).

    • RMSjohns

      472d

      Dicylamine is my go to drug. Helps with both D and C

    • Oouchthathurts

      475d

      Yes. Bring it up. Try looking into information about pelvic floor disfunction see if this resonates with you.

    • Marjo

      476d

      I hope you see a Gastroenterologist to find a solution for coping with this cramping. I was prescribed Dicyclamine which totally takes the cramping away!

      • celestite

        475d

        @Marjo does dicyclomine work for you? it only helps me sometimes but if i have a raging flare up it does nothing and also makes me so constipated 🥲

        • Marjo

          463d

          @celestite Stool Softeners are a first defense and are easier on your system verses a Miralax mixed into water. I tend to take a stool softener for a week along with my Norco. I have a complexion of various conditions which exasperate my pain issues( Rheumatoid Arthritis; Auto Immune Disorder., Degenerative Spine and neck issues with misalignment in neck vertebrae in three areas .. IBS-D, , familia High Blood Pressure & Cholesterol, Anxiety Disorder , Fibromyalgia. All of these are exasperated by Stress! I have found rest helps with all the “Flares”, Hot Baths, Hot Showers, and sometimes having a cold compress can be helpful too! Let me know what helps!

    • elby

      477d

      I would bring it up. The shooting down your limbs indicates something with nerves. My gut feeling is that it may be something you can improve with pelvic floor physical therapy, but confirm with a doctor.

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