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Fern
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posted 08-23-1999 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fern   Click Here to Email Fern     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey,

I was wondering if any of us have family members who have IBS?

I'll start:
I inheirited it from my dad, who got it from my grandma. I'm youngest of 4 and 3 of us have it!! I know of one cousin who has it, too.

I'm wondering if it is in the genes, kinda like alcoholism. I've read that 30% of Jewish people have it. I'm Catholic but found out that generations ago our family was Jewish!!!

Thanks for your replies.

mcbec1
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posted 08-23-1999 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mcbec1   Click Here to Email mcbec1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm taking my 13yr old son to see the pediatric gastro tomorrow, so we'll see if it's a case of paranoid mom or family trait.

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posted 08-23-1999 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joyce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My mom had the same thing I do and so does our one son. But mine is worse than theirs

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posted 08-23-1999 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ty   Click Here to Email Ty     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My birth mother has colitus and her sister has IBS. But, my mom also has IBS and my dad's mom had it too.

Ty

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posted 08-23-1999 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joye715     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My mother had IBS D late in life My brother has Crhons-- My aunt ( mothers sister) had colon cancer I haave IBS D for the last about 12 years

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posted 08-24-1999 04:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nicol   Click Here to Email Nicol     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My whole family has IBS and my grandmother, her brother and her mother in law all had colon cancer.

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posted 08-24-1999 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chrisseese   Click Here to Email chrisseese     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My paternal grandmother has it. My father has it and all of his children (all girls) have it. I definetly think there is a genetic link.

Chris

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kitty
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posted 08-24-1999 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kitty     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My grandmother has it (mostly C and I have D) and my mother just developed a mild case of it at 52 yrs. (I developed it at 26).

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posted 08-24-1999 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for debidoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've often wondered if my dad had it, but not that I know of. He doesn't talk about those things. No one else in my family that I know of has it. Lucky me!

Debbie

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posted 08-25-1999 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for enna2   Click Here to Email enna2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
no one in my family does, i am all alone...

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posted 08-25-1999 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Besides myself, my daughter and now I believe my son has IBS.

Is anyone affected by a combination of foods? For example, I can eat eggs (poached) but not egg salad or omelets (which are absolutely explosive for me - (if you know what I mean.) It must be the combination of eggs and mayonnaise. Or is it the combination of too much fat? My work requires travel and eating out. I would never eat what I know affects my IBS. When I'm foolish enough to "try" egg salad again to see if it's all in my mind or if it truly makes me sick, I make sure I'm home. When I travel I am extra careful. I eat only broiled or grilled foods, no sauces, no butter. Does anyone get nauseous or migraines along with IBS?


The bathroom is my second home during major stress. When my mother died, or my husband had major life saving surgery, or something very threatening happened to my children. It was as if I was physically struck in the stomach, and had to be near a bathroom at all times.

I'm interested in food triggers. Anyone else have a food combination trigger?

I've never been in a chatroom before......

Pamela Joanne
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posted 08-25-1999 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pamela Joanne   Click Here to Email Pamela Joanne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Family History..
My dad had IBS (D & C) with alot of pain
My brother has IBS (C only)
I have IBS (D only)
My two oldest children (18 & 14) are showing signs of D when under stress or traveling

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posted 08-25-1999 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LynneB   Click Here to Email LynneB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope........just me. Although my sisters and I all suffer from clinical depression, and we think my Mom is/has been depressed as well. Interestingly.......my Mom, me, and one of my sisters are overweight, and my other sister is rail thin. I guess we all react in different ways.

LynneB

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Alley
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posted 08-25-1999 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When referring to IBS - what is C & D?

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posted 08-25-1999 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chrisseese   Click Here to Email chrisseese     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alley, C is constipation and D is diarrhea. Hard to believe there can be such a variance in symptoms. When I first started suspecting I had IBS, I thought D was the standard symptom, didn't realize C was a factor.

Chris

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posted 08-25-1999 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for debidoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although I don't know of anyone in my family who has IBS, I almost forgot to mention that my mother's sister died of Ulcerative Colitis when she was about my age, and my father's sister died of colon cancer in her 60's.

Debbie

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posted 08-25-1999 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joyce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alley, you ask; Does anyone get nauseous or migraines along with IBS?

I do.... I get migraines and when bad enuf I purge from both ends. Don't know if it is assoicated with IBS or not

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