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posted 08-24-1999 07:44 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im having a bad day today. I am usually a D and later the past 2 weeks have been C Both yesterday and today I feel so sick, headache, nausea, feeling like Im going to explode. I go a lttle at a time a few minutes later feel that I have to go again. I am relatively mew to IBS (final doagnosis a few months ago) Is all this stuff "normal"???
If it is how does one deal with it. I just want to feel good again???Will that ever happen. I am tried of complaining, tried of all this stuff. Can anyone explain how to deal with all the symptoms. Thanks


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posted 08-24-1999 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for enna2   Click Here to Email enna2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oh golf, hunny, i wish I could explain how to deal with it! I wish I knew! I have been feeling just like you, for me that is pretty normal. i don't know what to do about it, it is like constipated d!!

not nice I'm not too sure whether to take meds for d or c. I feel like I need to clear out me system, so maybe a big does of c meds is what we need, but then I need a day to stay at home and 'unload' and I don't have any of them at the moment!!!

Hang in there, it will get better, I get good days and bad days.

sometimes lots of good days in a row!!

good luck, and I hope you are feeling better soon!!


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posted 08-24-1999 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for beansy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I am sorry you are having such a bad day.It is extremely frustrating to feel so lousy.I too just want to feel better.As I have found out there is no magical solution but unfortunately what you are feeling is normal for us IBSers.Just hang in there the best you can,as Enna2 said there are good days and bad days.Be strong and hold on till a good day comes around.This may not be much help but I wanted you to know you are not alone.God Bless


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posted 08-24-1999 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fern   Click Here to Email Fern     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ooooh, sweetie! That sounds like no fun.
I guess when it gets that bad for me I just try to treat it like an annoyance, not a focus (easy to say!!) and get involved in the rest of my life. If I have to go every few minutes, I try to do something that lets me stay near the bathroom, but focus on another activity.

This may not help because the discomfort is soooo bad. When I can't do the above, I love a long, hot bath. I give myself a block of time and try to empty out my bowel by lightening up on the D meds and taking Metamucil followed by lots of hot herbal tea.
Crouching on your elbows and knees with your rear end up in the air and a pillow under your tummy always makes me feel better. Sometimes I put a heating pad between the pillow and my tummy. That's usually the way I get an episode moving along so it's over quicker and the metamucil or Citrucel helps me end up in a good place--neither D or C.
Hope this helps some, it's just my home remedy. Hugs!!


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posted 08-24-1999 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ty   Click Here to Email Ty     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm a C, so what you're experiencing is 'normal' as far as I'm concerned! Things that have helped me to 'get things moving': aloe vera juice (or gelcaps - I haven't tried those, but people say they work!), prune juice (can give you gas), magnesium, and fibercon. Hope this helps!


posted 08-24-1999 07:34 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone for all your support I really appreciate it It is good to know that I am not alone in this world.

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