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5/28/16 2:51 P

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You are so welcome. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Have a great Memorial Weekend everyone

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Janette and Linda - thanks for the eating tips. I'm also diabetic, so have to watch sugary fruits, like bananas, although I love them. I was just thinking today about incorporating oatmeal more regularly. I use whole oats cooking up several servings at once. I mix in natural peanut butter and honey and then freeze portions in muffin cups. Not as great as eating it freshly cooked, but I can throw it in the microwave before work or when I get to work. Had D episodes Sunday and Tuesday and now I've gone the other direction. Oh, joy. :)

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Have a great day! I got today off, and I am off now until Tuesday. So I have a really long weekend off.

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Hi everyone, I hope you all have a great day today.

Thanks Linda!

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I feel pretty well - have had a lot of gas. Going to have some decaf peppermint hot tea soon. It often helps.

Angling4more - I eat pretty much the same thing that Janette suggested. Today I had oatmeal. I have bananas often - some with IBS don't eat yogurt but it seems to be okay with me.

Janette - it is great that you were able to pay off the credit card. I know some states have the vehicle check but not all do. It is just another way for the government to get more money out of us, in my opinion. Sorry that your hours were cut.

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5/24/16 3:34 P

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Thanks ladies!

ANGLING4MORE, how about some yogurt, or a banana, or toast at least. I try to eat oatmeal every morning as it really helps me to stay regular. And even when I am sick and not feeling well, it is something that I can usually get down and it helps settle my stomach. And oatmeal, toast, bananas and rice were the things that my doctor recommended to me to help with my IBS. If I have yogurt or bananas in the house then I will usually eat that in the morning too. We don't eat breakfast together usually. I am usually in the shower or getting dressed for work when the boy is usually eating and his dad usually doesn't eat breakfast. So I don't usually eat toast in the morning unless I need it to help with my stomach and IBS. But we usually have it at dinner time.

I was in VA for a bout 1.5 yrs and they didn't have such a big deal about smog test and such either. But that was back in 89 and 90 too. It seems like out here each year or so they get stricter and stricter on the test. Making you go through a "STAR" Test is suppose to be a random thing I was told by some one in the business of smog test. And it seems it is getting harder and harder for these centers to even qualify to be designated a "STAR" Station. And my car being older than 2000 (1996) seems to get stuck having to go to "STAR" only shops every other yr. The shop I went to 2 yrs ago lost their "STAR" status for a few months since they just had an ownership change. But I couldn't wait around for them to get their status back. And if I had a car that was 2000 or newer they had a coupon for a regular smog test for only $25. And all the other shops I checked out that had coupons for discounts where all saying they were only good for 2000 or newer too. So people with older cars like mine have to pay a lot more for just the regular test, and then the "STAR" only test raises the cost even more.

I am so happy that I saved up enough money from this new job that I was able to totally pay off my visa card today instead of just making the minimum deposit on it. And my car pasted the smog test, and I went to AAA club yesterday to finish the DMV part, and got my new registration sticker and put it on the car last night after work. So now I just have to see about getting new health insurance, or see if I can get back on Medi-Cal since my hours have been cut back. And I can start saving the money I was putting on the visa bill to go towards saving for a newer used car now.

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5/24/16 8:13 A

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Linda, it's easy to set aside "better" eating on the weekend. I made it to Sunday before I got a little crazy. Stir in a little stress and it made for some anxious moments on the golf course. lol Problem with me is that it carries over - still eating poorly on Monday. Back to taking care of myself today.

Trying to figure out breakfasts. I'm diabetic and often not hungry first thing in the morning, but know I need to eat. Any ideas?

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This weekend has been okay but I really have overdone it with eating sweets. Really has given me a sour stomach - I have had to have relief with medication for terrible heartburn. The IBS is okay but really should eat better this week

Angling4more - I hope that you are well and going to have a great week.

Janette - so happy that things worked out for the better for you!!

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Janette, glad things are working out with your car. Wow. I guess Arkies don't care about smog or we don't have that much. That sounds like quite the process. Good job managing the stress.

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Thanks Linda!

I got my car to pass the "STAR" smog test today without having to have any work done on it to make it pass. WooHoo, they even knocked $20 off the estimate cost of it. So I got it done for $60 instead of $80. I still have to take it to AAA auto club next week to finish the paperwork and fee for DMV, and get my registration sticker. I am so relieved that it passed the first time.

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I am feeling pretty well today.

Janette - I hope things go smoothly when your car is tested. Good luck with the new responsibilities at work. I hope that you do not have any IBS issues with the stressors.

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Hi ladies!
Thanks Linda.
Alyssa, all my best to you always.

I am still doing really well. Supposedly next week my boss is going to train me on a lot of other duties, so that can be stressful. As my duties will be growing as my hours are getting cut back due to the time of the season where money doesn't come in as much as a few months ago. But I have done most of it before yrs ago, so it shouldn't be as bad as having never known anything about it.

Today I have to take my car to a "Star" smog station and hope it will pass the first time. So that stresses me more than work. As just doing a smog test is getting so expensive now, and then having to go to a "Star" on is more expensive. And because my car is a 1996 that raises the cost too. Two yrs ago when I had to do this it failed the first time and I had to have a lot of expensive work done to it to get it to pass. I hope this time will not be a repeat!

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Alyssa - I am so happy that you are at this great point in your life. Wishing you all the best. How exciting!!

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Howdy y'all. I go in to see my psychiatrist tomorrow to ask to be weaned off my psych meds. Wish me luck!

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I am doing okay today. I am pretty tired due to having early morning activities...same tomorrow But looking forward to going out to dinner with friends on Friday night.

Janette - happy to hear that you are feeling well. It's great that the stress at work doesn't really bother your IBS issues.

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Hi Linda and everyone else! So glad to hear you are doing well Linda. I am still doing well too. And luckily never had any real problems with my IBS at this new job, even though at times it can be a little stressful.

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I have been feeling well. Keeping busy with no D. I hope that it continues.

Janette -I am very happy that you have found calming techniques to help you. I know that this is so important when in the work place or social settings. It is so difficult for us to be calm in certain situations. No one understands other than others with IBS.

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Have a great day!

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Hi ladies! I am still doing pretty well.
Alyssa, stress and worrying about what might not even happen is my biggest triggers. Maybe start working on building some calming habits to help you not stress and worry so much might help you. I also got some depends that I had on hand just in case of the big D. And just with that, it eased my worries about it and I didn't even need to use them. I think I just wore them for two days as I was going to be some where that was going to be hard to get to a bathroom in a hurry. And I was so afraid of maybe having a problem that I was knotting my stomach up with stress nerves over it. But after the two days and no problems. I just stuck them in my closet and haven't pulled them out since and that was several yrs ago now.

All my best to you all always.

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I had a bit of D today but I think it was due to my meal this evening. I did stick with a lot of water and walking today. So the attack seemed fairly minor.

Alyssa - I am so sorry about the IBS attack. But I am excited for you that you plan to get pregnant soon!!

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Sorry I have been neglecting the board/group. I had my first IBS attack in ages a couple nights ago. It was pretty minor. I'm about to try to go off of my antidepressant (I'm going to try to get pregnant soon), and am really worried my IBS will flare back up bad. I hope everyone is doing well. :-) I'll try to check in more often.

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I started the day with belly pain. I thought it was going to be D - I had eaten quite a few beans in a meal yesterday. But I think it was nerves as I was going to get a yearly mammogram. The test turned out fine - no cancer. My brother in law and sister in law invited us over for lunch so we did.I felt fine the rest of the day. I even got over 10,000 steps today and drank lots of water. So I felt successful as well.

Janette - glad that you are still doing well.

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Have a great night

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Great Linda! The boy is with his mom this weekend, so I think we are just going to have a quiet weekend at home. I was on call to work Thursday and Friday, but ended up not being needed to come in. So I have a long weekend off and will go back Monday morning. I got woke up early Thursday anyways with phone calls and such. Yesterday I got to sleep in a little bit and it was nice. This morning around 5 AM there were cats fighting in our yard and so the dogs went crazy from hearing the noise and wanted out. So I had to keep trying to calm them down. I don't know where the cats where for sure, I couldn't see them. They sounded like they had crawled under our house or on top of it? Lots of loud banging around and meowing. I looked out and opened a couple of windows in the bedroom and tried to scare them off, but didn't do anything to stop them or get them to leave. We have a lot of feral cats in the neighborhood and a lot of pet cats that just roam all the time too. The last month or so there have been too many cat fights in or near our house during the night and early morning. It's getting old really fast for me, lol. Well have a great Saturday, Sunday and Mother's Day.

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Janette - I am looking forward to Mother's Day weekend...thank you! I had a good Friday with a really long walk and a workout at the gym. I am feeling well. Hope to get through the weekend with continuing to feel well.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

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Happy Mother's Day weekend! I got 2 pts for the team. I am still doing fine. All my best to you all.

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I hope that you are all feeling well. I am doing okay. I had a very busy day but did get in a 4+ mile walk which was good.

Planning to have a busy Friday.

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Happy Thursday everyone

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Darlene, glad to hear you are doing okay today. Strange about the food issue, I would think it would be the other way around too. Processed junk food and fast foods can cause more problems with me with heartburn it seems. Maybe there is something in your kitchen that is causing the problem? If you haven't already tried it, maybe doing a cleaning of your cutting board and counters. Or maybe there is something in your water, is it filtered? I really don't know what could be causing more problems with the food you cook than prepared foods?

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I am trying to do better with using the food tracker on Spark. I did it for a long time and then fell away from it. I always do better when I track and see how many calories I consume. Keeping up with exercise - mostly walking. Sometimes I make it to the gym but not always. We plan to go out to dinner tomorrow so I plan to make good choices.

Darlene - glad that you have been doing okay. It is always hard to figure out what we eat and how it will effect us. It is so crazy.

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I have been doing okay today, even though I ate things I shouldn't have. I am wondering what I am doing with the food I make. It seems that what I fix is causing me problems and prepared food I can get along with okay. That is really backwards. Since I have been doing better on prepared stuff and it was on sale, I got some Marie Callenders today. So I will see what happens with that. Couldn't get it at regular price and really can't eat very many of them, but it gives me something.

Did a little other shopping yesterday and today. I got one of those green living pans, thinking I was getting the size I needed for a 1 egg omelet. Got the same size I already had. The eggs sure don't stick, though. Got a couple things to work on the house. Need to change size on one and figure another measurement on another and get it. Also got Cassie out for a walk. I am tired tonight.

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All my best to you both! I am still doing fine, just still busy with work and other stuff.

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I have had a hectic time lately. Sold our house in Ohio and have to get things packed and gone. We are going to stay in our place in Florida, that we bought 6 years ago. Having a lot of allergy problems and really struggling with headaches. IBS isn't so bad except gas problems.

Darlene - that is great that you got the fennel. I know that is a very good remedy for IBS. I had camomile mixed with peppermint tea this evening. I have that often and love it.

Janette - good to see you. Glad that you aren't struggling with IBS C while at work.

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Happy Sunday. It is great to hear you are doing so well.

Friday I went to the spice store again because I wanted to get the blend they had on sale. I also got some "black seed" and when I went to pay she said I had a $10 loyalty credit and what I had wasn't that much. So I got fennel seed, which is listed as one of the best things for gas and I am trying to make tea with it. Not much flavor, so I use it with some lemon ginger tea. I also got some more chili powder so I can make the really simple chili. I am not sure if it is the fennel or not, but I have managed to get by with just 3 gas relief in a day, when it usually is 9-12 a day. I hope that it helps.

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Hi, Sorry I have been MIA for too long again. I was just really busy with work and such, and then we are still having computer issues on and off too.

I am still doing okay with my IBS. I haven't had any problems with it at work luckily. Sometimes a little bloated or constipated but it usually happens at home and doesn't really bother me that much. I am just luckily I haven't had the IBS-D in a long time and not at all at work.

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I am trying to find out what I can eat so that I don't have the problems I have keeping me from getting at least a part time job (Cassie and Orzo will hate that if I can find one). I have an appointment Wednesday and last night did some research on the internet on what people with IBS can and can't eat. Only problem is that the WebMD site that I was looking at starts out with all that you can't eat, then with what you shouldn't eat which included whole grains (trying to avoid grains anyway), beans and legumes, a whole lot of fruits including apples, any root vegetable, asparagus (which I just bought). It says that carrots and related are good, but that doesn't make sense with the no root vegetables. Most of those are because of unsoluble fiber. Then it turns around and says to eat all carbs, listing bread, rice, apples, etc. I think they are nuts. Oh, yeah, can't have peanuts, cashews, pistachios, etc. Can't have dairy, either. No fat or very low fat. Carbs are also listed as a problem. How does one figure out what to eat from that? So far, from what I can tell, I can eat chicken breast and fish. Maybe oranges if not too many. It is no wonder that people with IBS have so much trouble getting things under control. Under the D it said very strong peppermint tea (or was that under gas?) and lots of water. I have a feeling that the doctor on Wednesday will tell me to eat a lot more carbs and more fiber, but it does say that the insoluble fiber will cause problems with both D and gas. Well, we'll see. I have all that I read listed, so I am going to take that with me. Hope whoever I see isn't one of those doctors who thinks the patients are too stupid to know anything.

I also was reading from a site that gives 13 causes of IBS that often aren't checked for until the patient insists or finally gets a doctor that will listen to them and gives some tests that can be done for them. So I will maybe ask about that, too. I know that some of them were already ruled out. I just would like to be a normal person with normal good health.

Yesterday I did manage to get out and take Cassie for a walk. We did up the street and back twice. Most of it was at a fairly decent clip and on the way home the last time I did some training with her on heel and sit. I haven't been able to actually get out and take her for a walk for a while, then got too lazy and just watched TV, so my goal on that is to be able to get out and take her for walks and not watch all that TV and play computer games. I am hoping it will help with the IBS and with my breathing, energy, and strength if I get all this together.

Meanwhile, I am going to try to take Cassie on a walk in one of the parks and see if I can get some good pictures. I am on a photography team, but I haven't done their assignments for a few years except for maybe one, which my picture didn't turn out too good for it. I was going to try for "smiling eyes" that they had a couple weeks ago, but I couldn't get Cassie to cooperate. Maybe I can get that on the park walk.

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I am feeling pretty well with no D at this time. I have a virus that is kicking my butt though. Ugh! I have a lot of fatigue and achy joints.

Darlene - I often have peppermint hot tea when I have gas. It often helps. I also have bouts with gas pretty often. Thanks for sharing the list with us.

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Lately I have been doing okay with the D, but I am having all sorts of problems with the gas. I found a list of 16 natural helps for that, but I am wondering what all you find helps. The list they had includes peppermint tea, Ginger tea, take a walk, coriander, camomile tea, fennel seeds, pumpkin, lemon water, exercise, anise seed, cinnamon, baking soda with lemon juice & water, garlic, buttermilk, and taking a deep breath. I have been trying to drink the lemon water and had ginger-lemon tea and also trying to drink more water. I was having chili and added some cinnamon to it. It tasted a little different, but not bad. I am still having to take a bunch of ultra gas relief, though.

I am going to try to make a recipe I picked up at the store the other day. They have been having Spanish Days. It is tortillas Espanola. Doesn't have tortillas like we are used to, but is potato, egg, and onion (I only have shallots or dried onion, but will try them). I finally found out the other day what the sauce was they put on it, so have a jar of it to put just a little on. Hope that doesn't cause me any problems more than what I have now. I picked up several other recipes, too. Just have to find out what some of those ingredients are they are talking about.

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I have been feeling pretty well for the past few days. Just having problems with headaches and allergies.

Best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy Sunday.

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Darlene I'm glad your day went well. If someone has not lived with intestinal uncertainty at any moment they will never understand. I sure understand.

The teas I stick with are fennel for gas and mint for pain. I even mix the two sometimes. Now I have to stay close to home at times with the fennel because it might release the gas and that can be embarrassing! LOL


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I had a good day again today and didn't even take an Imodium this morning. I will probably have a problem a little later because I have eaten more than I should have. I went back to the dog show to see if Cassie and I could see her breeder. She wasn't there today, but I met up with a friend that I haven't seen for quite a while who has been fighting cancer. She has finished all chemo and I think is over half through with radiation if not finished with it. It was so good to see her today. Cassie and I went to get Fancy some food after the show, then got some lunch (that had me very nervous) and then home. I made it the entire way. Thought I was having a problem about a half hour after getting home, but I was find. So happy for that. Had a little D after, but wasn't a big urgent one.

I have problems with the tea and the gas. I have tried the peppermint and the ginger. One is supposed to help with gas, the other with diarrhea and I can't figure out which is which.

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We went to dinner this evening. I had felt pretty well but I did get terrible belly pain and had to get to the restroom in time. After a while I am feeling better.

Fran - gas has been a big problem for me too. It seems that everyday I eat something that I shouldn't and have problems with gas. I also drank hot tea (peppermint) this evening. It helps sometimes..

Darlene - happy to hear that you enjoyed your birthday.

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Darlene glad you had a good birthday. I grew up with apple butter up north but don't see it down here in FL.

The gas is still a problem. Due to celiac I am supposed to be totally gluten free and when I am not I pay!!! Self induced misery. In a few days it will settle down as long as I am vigilant with gluten. Have a good night.


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I did fine yesterday and today, thank goodness. Today my friend took me to Cracker Barrel for lunch and while there I got some apple butter. Can't find that anywhere around here. After we went to a dog show and my other friend gave me 4 dozen farm-fresh eggs. We also had some strawberry shortcake that I had. So my birthday has been really good. I did get really worn out at the dog show and totally fell asleep after I got home. I think I have been asleep for about 3 hours.

Fran, I hope you are feeling better. I hate getting gas. That seems to hit me after I take the Imodium and get rid of the D. I end up going from the Imodium, then to Gas X and just back and forth. Hope you don't have to do that.

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The worst thing I have right now going on is terrible gas. I will drink plenty of fennel tea but it has been a rough morning.

Hope everyone else's issues get resolved. Have a great weekend.. emoticon


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I am doing pretty well. No D at this point. I still am having some issues with the muscles in my neck.

Darlene - emoticon I hope that you enjoyed your birthday. I really hope that you felt much better!!

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My Imodium wore off, so cannot eat anything with out the D hitting again. I did manage to get to the store today without a problem. Tomorrow I have Bible Study and want to take something for my BD (don't think anyone but Anne knows when it is and she won't be there), so I hope it doesn't hit again. Saturday Anne and I are going out and I am going up to a dog show to meet a friend who sells farm fresh eggs, so I will probably have to take the Imodium then.

Anyway, I am going to try to find a recipe they had on here a couple weeks ago and make cheesecake with strawberries on it. If that doesn't turn out, I have an Angel Food mix. Have to prepare the strawberries tonight or they won't be any good cause Kings doesn't have the best produce. Study is in the morning, so will have to do all tonight.

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The past couple of days I have not had too much trouble with IBS. I hope that it remains this way. I have been drinking plenty of water and exercising. .

Fran - happy to see you!

Darlene - happy to hear that you are not suffering from IBS D at this time.




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I hope everyone is having a happy tummy day. Quiet around here. Linda thanks for the goodie.


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I seem to be over the IBS-D for now. I don't know why. I sometimes am getting C which is unusual. Don't know if that is connected to the cold I now have or not. I have mostly been sleeping today and had hot lemonade (lemon water with honey) and lemon camomile tea and a bowl of green chili. mostly having to suck on cough drops and diffuse Thieves to help.

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Sorry to hear that you are having terrible bouts of IBS. You are so right. Consistency is key...having said that, I am not always consistent. When I am not - I suffer.

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Linda - sounds like you had a nice Easter. Hope your feeling better.

I haven't been following my routine at all and have been suffering major IBS issues lately. Back on track today and won't let that happen again. Consistency is key. :)

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Easter was pretty good for us. Went to church in the morning. Afterwards, spent some time with family. I also had some out of town relatives that I needed to call. It has been a pretty quiet evening which is nice for me. I go back to the doctor tomorrow to have them look at my ear, that was infected.

Darlene - thanks for the info. You are probably right. I never thought about the muscle relaxers helping with my IBS. That is definitely one benefit. My neck is much better now too. It sounded like you had a nice Easter and lunch.

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Linda, I hope your neck is feeling better. Sounds like maybe the muscle relaxers are helping with your IBS. That would make sense if stress or tension triggers the IBS some. Would relax your intestines so they wouldn't be pushing so much.

Went to church this morning, then went to Joe's Crab Shack for some lunch since I was really hungry by then and couldn't figure out what I had at home that I could handle. I know I can't eat much, so had a cup of chowder and stuffed mushrooms. I brought most of the mushrooms home to have at a later time. Now I' ready to go back to sleep.



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I went to the doctor a few days ago for a neck sprain. I have been sleeping on and off since I started taking the muscle relaxers. But I have not felt poorly as far as IBS. No real symptoms. Maybe a little bit of C which is probably the meds in my system.

Have a great weekend and Happy Easter to all that celebrate.

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