Re: Feel like I'm losin my mind...
Hi, all. I hope you're all doing ok with IBS. Yes, it's a big pain in the (blank) - pun intended. I have finally been free of the big "D" for the last 6 weeks. I eat the metamucil wafers twice daily, take the Calcium pills twice daily too. However, the best thing that's changed everything for me is taking 2 Colestid every morning. I have formed stools (large ones!) like never before. Colestid is prescribed for people with high cholesterol (which I don't have), but it's been shown to work in people with chronic diarrhea (especially "D" after meals) because it forms a resin in the stomach and binds to liver bile during the digestive process and causes constipation in most people. For people like me who've lived with the agony and embarrassment of IBS for over 20 years, this medicine has been a godsend. I found out about it on a different message board for IBS, went to my doc, and convinced him to let me try it. I don't know if it will work for others, but between fiber, calcium, and now Colestid, I feel like a new woman, and don't have to map out every bathroom everywhere I go. No "D" during my period either - which is a miracle! Good luck to others and hope you find a remedy that works for you!