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Old 09-07-2003, 05:36 PM   #1
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I just wanted to talk a moment and introduce myself. My name is Heather I'm 26 and I have had IBS-D for 8+ years. I came to this board for support and to meet others with IBS. Please be patient with me because I will have a ton of questions. I have only been recently diagnosed with IBS but I know that I have had it for a while. Anyway, I won't ramble on anymore. Thanks for listening!


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Old 09-07-2003, 06:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to the boards!!! I suggest you read over some of the questions that have been posted. But, feel free to ask anything you want--- some will reply.


Old 09-07-2003, 06:23 PM   #3
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I'm new myself! I have just been diagnosed last week, I am so happy to be on zelnorm, I feel so much better no more pain and no more trips to the ER!!

Old 09-07-2003, 06:41 PM   #4
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Thanks Harry and Juliecristie! I don't know if I should post this or not but I just left another group (not being very supportive of others) to join this one! I am so glad that I found this BB!! Juliecristie glad the Zelnorm is working unfortunately I can't take it because I am IBS-D. I am taking Questran for it though and it seems to be working-YIPEE! Just wanted to say thanks to the both of you.


Old 09-08-2003, 10:31 AM   #5
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Hi Heather. Welcome to the boards. As a fellow IBS-D sufferer (20+ years!) I can tell you that this board is truly a wonderful place to vent and get advice. I see you're on Questran. I started taking Colestid a year ago after ending up bile salt diarrhea from gall bladder removal (think IBS-D worsened 1,000%!) and have had great luck with it too. How long have you been taking the Questran? Keep on writing!

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Old 09-08-2003, 03:47 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome Katie G! Well I have been on Questran only for about a week but it's great! I have not had my gallbladder removed though. My doctor prescribed it to me after I tried different doses of Levsin which did not help at all-just made me sleepy My doc also put me on a lactose free diet (I haven't been following it like I should) because anything dairy makes me trot to the bathroom!! Thank you for the support and welcome.


Old 09-08-2003, 05:13 PM   #7
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Hiya Heather,

I figured this was a good place to thank you for sharing this sight with me. I have been IBS-D for 25 years. I was on Levbid (much like Levsin) and found the side effects to be worse than my IBS symptoms. Write to me anytime you like on the boards... and again... thanks!!!


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Old 09-09-2003, 03:36 PM   #8
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Valerie I'm glad you joined ! I do have your email address and if you still have mine you are more then welcome to email me! Just a side not I will be on vacation next week-haven't had one in 2 years! I do agree with the Levbid/Levsin it did me more aggrivation then good. Last night I made the big mistake of drinking chocolate milk (my favorite.) I was in the bathroom for 30 minutes-seemed like hours and then I couldn't even stand up straight afterwards. I wish I could have a normal stomach like everyone else I know . Oh well I guess it's just something I will have to deal with from now on. Okay I'll stop blabbering now! Take care.


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