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Registered: Nov 98

posted 01-30-1999 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Karl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know part of IBS symptoms are alternating stools. Does this mean day to day or bms in the same day? Case in point: I've had the beginning of my first bm hard and tear roids and then the remaining stool felt soft. The second bm was extremely watery. New to IBS and trying to get more knowledge on typical symptoms.


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Registered: Jan 99

posted 01-30-1999 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dc   Click Here to Email dc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've had the same problems. For me it usually means in the same day. I first start getting cramps and go to the bathroom at least two or three times and when I get there it's more like gas. Of course a minute latter I'm back in there and usually my first bm is more solid and I'm in a lot of pain. Usually after that I have to go back a couple of more times and it's usually more like d. The thing that gets me is a lot of times I've barely eaten anything and I'm still running to the bathroom. Hope this helped answer your question.



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Registered: Aug 98

posted 01-30-1999 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Analstasia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sounds similar to me...first thing in the a.m.is the closest to normal, then progressively looser. if i have any later in the day it tends to be pencil thin or loose, depending i suppose on what i eat. and this is since being "diagnosed" and on bentyl, metamucil, etc.
previously i had bm's anytime i urinated and they varied. i also had tremendous pain every morning and at times could not move my legs from the spasms. it was awful, and if i change my routine now, the previous symptoms return.
of course, everyone here is a bit different so what may be typical for some of us others have never experienced. hope this tells you what you need to know. good luck.



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Registered: Dec 98

posted 01-30-1999 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silver   Click Here to Email silver     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the same thing too. It starts with a bit of C, then it becomes looser, then sometimes its D near the end. It all happens within an hour usually. I guess I'm kind of lucky because once its over, i'm fine for the rest of the day. It doesnt happen every day, but it used too. I make a special point of eating lots of fiber food and low fat and my symptoms have improved drastically in the past year. I have actually been normal for awhile now, but its never over, I get attacks but I dont know what from.



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Registered: Oct 98

posted 01-30-1999 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for K   Click Here to Email K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh yes, it can change at the drop of a hat. Yesterday was a horrible day for me. I started out with C, and by the end of the day, I had D that would not stop!! Even after 2 peppermint pills, 3 immodium, 1 bentyl, and 2 pepto bismol. I'm thinking that I'm going to be constipated for quite a while now, thanks to this! K



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Registered: Sep 98

posted 01-30-1999 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill   Click Here to Email Bill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
(Huh? K? Silver? didn't I just run into you two on another thread?)
Oh well, anyway, K, variety is the spice of life


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