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jlr
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posted 01-27-1999 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jlr   Click Here to Email jlr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since early October, I have suffered from a new symptom with IBS. Does anyone else have this problem with dizziness? My ibs became pretty severe about 18 mos ago, with severe abdominal pain, diahrrea for me, and accompanied with fibromyalgia -all after gall bladder surgery. My doctor said that he really didn't want to order any tests, unless I started passing out of course. He thinks its just an inner ear thing which is not uncommon in 40+ women like myself. It does not just occur when I get up or lay or sit down, it sometimes comes from out of nowhere. Just curious if this is another one of many possible ibs symptoms.
Thanks, Jane

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posted 01-27-1999 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for peter44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Jane,
Im sorry to here of the new problem as if the old one isnt bad enough, I too have bad dizzeniss mainly from the constant ringing in 1 ear but I think also due to the loss of vital fluids and nutrients, this could be your problem(now Im not a dr just an ol southerner) have u considerd this as a cause?

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posted 01-28-1999 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for adkinta   Click Here to Email adkinta     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes dear,

I too suffer from dizziness from time to time
especially if I have had a bad night. I also
get this strange bouncing sensation in my head when I lay down. It doesn't happen immediately usually I'm in a deep sleep and all of a sudden the sensation will wake me up out of my sleep. I usually adjust my pillows and try to sleep in an upright positon and the feeling goes away. I don't lay completely down flat anymore mainly because of that feeling. I've told my Dr. about it but he just explained that it was part of my acid reflux symtoms.

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posted 01-28-1999 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KimR   Click Here to Email KimR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Adkinta: the dr told you that dizziness was a symptom of acid reflux? How is that?

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posted 01-28-1999 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cody   Click Here to Email Cody     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There have been times when I felt so sick and had the diarrhea that I have passed out and fell off the toliet.

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posted 01-28-1999 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shelley   Click Here to Email Shelley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Jane,
I also suffer from dizziness from IBS. I also suffer from nausea and vommiting, so I thought that the dizziness came from that. I was wrong though, it seems to come whenever it wants, just like the severe abdominal pain, and all the rest of the IBS symptoms.
Take Care.
Shelley

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posted 01-28-1999 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jlr   Click Here to Email jlr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone for your input. Over the last few months, I have tried really hard to help the lack of nutrition factor by taking herbal supplements, caltrate - like a lot of people on the board, and a multivitamin. Plus, like most of you I have to follow a very restricted low-fat diet. So---I guess, as long as it doesn't get any worse I will just continue to put up with it like the rest of you guys and just chalk it up to another stage of this perplexing illness.

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posted 01-28-1999 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Judy   Click Here to Email Judy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you take any medications? I know this Immodium has been making me dizzy for two months. But it could also be a result of dehydration if that is a problem for you. It certainly can make you feel sick and awful

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Do you take any medications? I know this Immodium has been making me dizzy for two months. But it could also be a result of dehydration if that is a problem for you. It certainly can make you feel sick and awful

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Do you take any medications? I know this Immodium has been making me dizzy for two months. But it could also be a result of dehydration if that is a problem for you. It certainly can make you feel sick and awful

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posted 01-29-1999 04:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Royce   Click Here to Email Royce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like we are all in the same boat here. What did we eat to do this to us??hehe
I to get dizzy,limp feeling,vomiting yada yada yada. Adkinda is the only one that i have seen in the dingy with me that gets the "bouncing or earthquake" feeling after falling asleep and being woke by it. I have been this way for 4 months now ,just out of the blue it came on. So far i have cut out almost every bad thing in my diet and still no differance. I can't seem to find what triggers this. I went 3 months with headaches evey single day! Please read my posting on 1/28/99 "Just shoot me?" and see if any of you are feeling these other sysmtoms too. Maybe if we stay on this we can all work it out together. Everyone please post if they find a solution.

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posted 01-29-1999 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adkinta   Click Here to Email adkinta     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HI everyone

I'm am glad I'm not the only one with this bouncing sensation in my head. This was one of the earlier symtoms for me. The third Dr.
that I saw asked me first if I felt a "spinning" sensation when I laid down. I said
no not exactly, It is more like a "bouncing" and he said that it was a symtom associated with my reflux. Do any of you have acid reflux along with your IBS? If not maybe the
bouncing is a symtom of the IBS? I DON"T KNOW!!! It wasn't until I saw the 6th Dr. that he said I had IBS. Anyway read what
this guy Hank has to say about eating spinach and celery as an IBS symtom reliever. You can
find him on:
Http://www.webcom.com/greeting/ibs/ibs.html
Have a good weekend!

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OK - another vote for that bouncing sensation. Royce - I answered your note on the other board commending you for an apt description of it. Feeling rubbery and bouncy. I get that too. Usually after a really stressful day when I've had a hard time relaxing. It stays with me for about four hours after turning in and finally goes away. I think I'm getting that acid reflux condition going too, and am interested that there may be a connection.

I get dizzy when my IBS is really bad. If anybody has any ideas why, please let us know.

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posted 01-30-1999 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jlr   Click Here to Email jlr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting that the subject of reflux has come up. I want to take this opportunity to tell you that I have had the surgery for reflux and I don't recommend it. And yes, I think that there his a connection between ibs and reflux for many of us. The surgery limits you to smaller meals, which many of us already practice, but it also takes away your ability to vomit of course. The down side of this is that when you are exposed to the flu, you become more nervous and even sicker. If you do expel your food, your risk the chance of loosening or even possibly undoing the surgical procedure. So, I keep suppositories close by that are supposed take away the nausea and I try to stay away from circumstances where I am more prone to be exposed to these viruses. But that is very hard when you work with the public. So, try to control your reflux with medication and diet. The surgery has just caused more worries for me and I wish that my doctor would have spent more time briefing me on these things.

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