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Christopher74
05-22-2001, 08:07 AM
For the past five days now I've been worry free with my IBS. I take Caltrate and I quit smoking and caffeine and now my stools are champions again. No more "D" or gas. I've been going to all kinds of fun places again and doing all sorts of things I wouldn't normally do. Life feels good. I am still nervous about eating out, but that's a good thing. Only problem I had was yesterday, I was driving and all of a sudden I had this tremendous urge to use the bathroom. I raced home and I thought I was going to "D", but it wasn't. I had normal stools and no gas. I guess IBS doesn't really go away?

Any opinions?

Harry
05-22-2001, 09:17 AM
Hi Christopher,
I have been reading all of your messages so I am up to date on your progress.
As you may know when you have diarrhea alot----you lose many of nutrients including minerals and vitamins. The main ones are Calcium, magnesium and potassium. I am glad that taking Caltrate is helping the D. Calcium is natures natural tranquilizer--it should calm your GI system down. My thoughts are that you need to replace ALL lost nutrients that D causes and also take a water soluble fiber supplement. Your Gastro system just does not work properly without adequate fiber to move what you eat through your digestive tract. I recently wrote a message about FIBER on the Bowel Disorders board "Question for Harry" ---I think it may be worth reading.
God Bless---Harry <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

Tara1
05-22-2001, 02:43 PM
Chris I am soo glad to hear things are looking up. I did not have IBS as long as you did but mine cleared up and so far so good. I have a tendency to have more gas, I think, but the D being gone is the best. Good Luck

Christopher74
05-22-2001, 06:36 PM
Ugh! Well today I had bad "D". Out of nowhere it just happened. It was green in color too! Don't know why it was that color.