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Old 09-17-2006, 03:15 AM   #1
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Morning diarrhea! and potato?!

I'm 20 years old and was diagnosed with IBS 3 years ago without any tests done. Doctors in England don't seem to care unless you have weightloss or bleeding! Every morning within about 10 minutes of waking I get abdominal cramps as though i can feel my intestines moving and urgency with diarrhea. I have to go to the toilet atleast once or twice in the morning then I am mostly fine for the rest of the day. My stomach is ok but then as soon as I eat something it distends a lot and doesn't go down til the next morning. I also find that after eating potato i get really bad cramping and diarrhea. Now i keep reading that if you have diarrhea potato is meant to be ok to eat?! Does anyone have any similar symptoms? Or know why this only happens in the morning and especially with potato? thanks!

 
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Re: Morning diarrhea! and potato?!

different foods affect different people. If potatoes don't agree with you...DON'T deat them........you need to keep a log of what you can not eat...keep a log of your BMs and take this with you to the doc.
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Old 09-17-2006, 10:56 PM   #3
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Re: Morning diarrhea! and potato?!

I was diagnosed with IBS when I was seventeen. Potatoes seem to be an issue with me too now, but I have found that I don't have a problem with sweet potato (known as yams in America). Wasn't keen on sweet potato at first, so just gradually mixed the two together with more and more sweet potato until I reached the right combination so it didn't affect me. It's a matter of trial and error to figure out what foods to eliminate or what to have in small doses only. I take Donnatabs for IBS discomfort and never leave home without them.

 
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