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Old 09-08-2001, 08:56 PM   #1
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new to ibs board

I have been reading this board for about 3 months, just finally got the nerve to post something. I have been suffering with ibsc and d on and off since I can remember.I am 32 a mother of 4 children in which 2 of them have symptoms of ibs.In the past 3 months I have had some bad attacks which have really effected me emotionally.I really panic when away from home and can't get to a bathroom.I use to have my attacks in the middle of the night now it has switched to the morning.I drive my kids to school it take me a half an hour to get them there. this seems to be the worst ride for me. I have started taking citrcel I take 3 pills in the morning with a glass of water.I would like to have a bm before leaving the house,but on a usual basis I go about 2 to 3 times a little bit, and then leave the house and have to go again it is the worst feeling to no be able to feel comfortable doing anything.I try very hard not to let the kids see me panic, but its very hard to maitain your composer when your in pain sweating and can't even think.My oldest boy is going to 11 he has had bad attacks of ibs I try to keep him away from dairy and high fat foods that I know will trigger an attack.He has become very panicy over his situation.I fear it might have been him seeing me. I wish I could spare him what ibs has done to me.I have also read alot of books on ibs.iwant to star my son on citrcel he is constipated most of the time but then, he has aday where he sick with d most ef the day. do you think it is safe to put him on it regularly. thank for letting me vent.It has been great to come and read the board and find out that I'm not the only one and I am not going crazy having the fears I have. thank you

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Old 09-08-2001, 10:01 PM   #2
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Re: new to ibs board

Hi mercy,
Welcome to the IBS board. I'm sure if you have been reading this board then you know I am a big believer in taking a water soluble fiber and I like the type that has psyllium in it. But, Citrucel works well and is also a water absorbable fiber supplement. I am sorry you are having such a time but we have all been there and know the feelings you are having.

As you know Citrucel is a stool forming agent and is safe for you and your son to take daily. You just have to adjust the dose until you have a well formed Bowel Movements on a daily basis. You also need to drink alot of water so the Citrucel can absorb it. That is what makes it work.

God Bless---Harry <p>[This message has been edited by Harry (edited 09-09-2001).]

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