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Newly Diagnosed, need advice

Newly Diagnosed, need advice

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Posted by Kathy on October 23, 2000 at 19:29:54:

I've recently been diagnosed with IBS after having done two barium tests and a CT scan, which revealed nothing. I'm still trying to figure out what is causing me to have the Diarhea, because I just can't seem to narrow it down. I have not been able to get rid of the Diarhea for over a month now (since this whole process started). I have been eating very little and have stayed away from Dairy and all greasy foods, but still get the urgent need to go and when I do it varies from completely watery to very small stools (I say they look like the crunchy cheetos) and it comes out as if it were diarhea. I also get a hot flash right before and I begin to sweat. Is this normal? Anyway, how do you figure out what your triggers are if you can't get the D to stop in the first place? How can I get the D under control to determine my triggers? I just started using the Metamucil today. Is this good to use when I still have the D? How long before it will help, or should help? I'm also taking Bentyl for the cramps. Any advice is welcome and very much needed. As I said, I'm newly diagnosed and finding this message board was a god send to me. Doctors around here act as though it's nothing more than a chronic diarhea problem and get over it. Well, I wish I could.

Kathy


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