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Re: My Wit's End

Re: My Wit's End

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Posted by twa on August 09, 2000 at 15:29:42:

In Reply to: Re: My Wit's End posted by Angie E on August 09, 2000 at 12:44:17:

: : I am SO glad I found this message board and you well-informed people. Let me give you a short
: : history of my problem. Senior citizen, diagnosed with IBS. Could not have a colonoscopy
: : because of adhesions from ovarian cyst surgery. Barium enema was perfect!

: : The real problem, diarrhea.
: : AND I mean diarrhea, it happens anywhere and at anytime. I am unaware that I am going to
: : have a BM and here it comes, unbeknown to me. I wear protective garments, continually. I am
: : nearly unable to leave my house and am NEVER able to eat away from home.

: :
: : I take generic Bentyl, 10mg-3 times per day and 20mg at bedtime. I do have some cramping
: : and gas but they are minor ailments.I think my gastro dr. has run out of tests to run
: : and now is trying different meds. The meds have helped nothing. I have not been on the newer
: : meds. I do not tolerate meds good and less meds is better for me.

: : I have just finished trying Questran and was getteng such stomach cramps I could not get out
: : of bed. This is the first cramps I have had this bad. My dosage was 2 packets per day.

: : I have found so much knowledge here, I thank you all. I see gastro dr. tomorrow and I
: : am telling him I am done being his guinea pig and will live with this IBS the best that I can.

: : I can't see that stress is the complete factor in this. Thanks so much for listening. Shirley

:
: Believe me! I understand! You might read all of Harry's posts on a fiber regimen. I know is sounds scary, but from what I can tell, just about everyone who tries it, has some success! Good luck!
: Angie E

Agreed! We all understand. I, for one, am a firm believer in fiber. I thought that I was too young to need to take fiber on a daily basis. So even though my doc and everyone else said I should, I didn't take it seriously for a long time. When I finally started using it in earnest, my daily symptoms turned to weekly symptoms...and so on. I still have problems. It's certainly not a cure all, but it helps to get you on an even keel.
Good luck!-----twa


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