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10/7/19 2:39 P

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My arthritis is also flaring up now that the cooler air has set in. We are leaving for a trip out west to my niece's wedding. I plan to take some "stuff" in case I have some IBS D issues.

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I can tell it is getting colder my arthritis is hurting more recently. I do notice when I exercise it helps a lot.

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9/30/19 5:45 P

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Yes, for the majority of the time exercise does help me. I had a bit of a problem with D last night. However, I think it is something that I ate.

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9/27/19 9:11 A

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Linda, glad the yoga is helping. I do notice when I exercise it is much better.

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9/26/19 10:38 P

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I did yoga workouts yesterday and today. It really helped my gas and is making me more regular. I don't know how much of it is attributed to the yoga. However, I have heard yoga can be helpful with IBS.

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9/22/19 9:16 A

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Linda, hope the Dr.'s can help you in October. Having bloating and gas is so hard to deal with.

Everyone enjoy your Sunday. We are having unusual warmer weather here.

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9/20/19 10:09 A

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I am doing well. Still have gas everyday. I go to the gastro doc later in October. Hope that after he schedules another colonoscopy and I have no serious issues.

Carol - so happy that things are going well for you. Not having as many IBS symptoms is a blessing.

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9/20/19 9:48 A

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Since I have moved into my new home my IBS is so much better than it was. My daughter has just moved in and so far things are going smoothly.

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GRANDMAKARENG, I finally found out after many years of not be able to enjoy salads, that I can have dark green such as romaine & to avoid raw vegetables in it and I am then able to have it without side effects.

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No the pills do not eliminate the gas pains. Sure wish something did.

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9/4/19 1:43 P

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Karen - are the pills helping you? I have a prescription for Bentyl and it helps some. However, I have never found anything, even Beano, that really helps prevent gas pains. I have them everyday. I will be going back to the Gastro doc in October. But the gas pains have gone on for years even with everything I have tried.





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I am taking 2 digestive advantage IBS probiotic pills everyday now. I miss eating tossed salads. I bought bag of salad mix & am going to try a small serving.

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This morning I went to the gym and got in a workout. It was one of those days when I just didn't have a lot of energy, I had a vertigo problem early. So I continued the exercise for close to an hour whether I wanted to or not.

Carol - yes, I have been tested for Celiac and was told that I don't have it. I hope to get another colonoscopy later this year, I am overdue since I get polyps. I hope that they will examine it again.

Glad that you are feeling well today.

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Linda, I may have asked you this already. Have you been tested for Celiac disease. A bagel shouldn't cause gas unless you have problems with gluten intolerance.

Luckily, I am doing well today. Sometimes I think I'll have a good day and later it hits. I'm hoping it will stay fine the rest of the day.

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8/31/19 11:17 P

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This morning I ate a bagel. I normally eat 1/2 because it can irritate my belly. Today I ate the whole one. It did cause a lot of gas. But finally over it this evening. I have been alternating from D to C the past several days. I did make an appointment for my gastro DR and cannot get in until the third week of October. I need to get a colonoscopy and sure that it will follow the appt.

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Good morning, I'm feeling pretty good today which I did not expect after eating out last night. It's funny when I expect to not feel well it doesn't happen and when I expect to feel well it doesn't happen lol

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Just stopping by to say hi! August has been really busy , but I hope things will slow down a little bit around here.



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8/28/19 7:27 P

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Carol - I agree. I also think many others think our symptoms are no big deal. Oh, if they only knew how rough this makes life in many ways.

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Linda, I'm sure glad we have this site. I know a lot of people just do not understand our situation.

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8/27/19 1:04 P

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I have been feeling okay today and yesterday. The IBS symptoms have not flared up. Hope this lasts for awhile.

Carol - I sometimes get the same symptoms you get. But more often than not, it is terrible gas pains. I am usually uncomfortable going out. I feel as though it can strike me at any time.

Darlene - glad that you did not have a lot of problems after the picnic.

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8/27/19 8:59 A

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Linda, my situation is different than yours. When I have a flair up it isn't the D. It is bloating, gas, intestinal spasms and upset stomach with nausea. Luckily, it is better now.

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I had a really nice time at the picnic today. Enjoyed watching the children and enjoyed eating what I wasn't suppose to. I did feel a little off, but nothing bad happened, so I guess I am okay after eating all the stuff I did.



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Karen - sorry about the D. I had it yesterday after I ate something that did not agree with me. Today is better but a lot of gas.

Darlene - I feel bad about Cassie. It's tough when our pets are ill. How was the picnic? Were you able to get by without bad belly issues?

Carol - sorry about your D also. Wow, it is terrible having our issues.

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Carol, I hear you about eating out. For me it is just going out of the house. I went to the Farmers Market today with Cassie and I have to run to the shopping center and find a ladies room. Cassie didn't like to much having to stay in the truck. I got several things that I am going to see if she will eat. Plus I got a couple things I like. I did get a small cantaloupe and I am hoping it doesn't cause problems. I will only eat small amounts at a time.

Tomorrow is a picnic at church. After trying to figure out what to take for two dishes, I decided to combine them into one and got fixings for a fruit salad. Hope that works.



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FANCYQTR, so sorry to hear of the diagnosis of your Cassie. It is a hard thing to have to go through. My Shay had bladder cancer also.

Just when I thought I was doing better my stomach is in an uproar this morning. It is probably from eating at a wedding last night. I thought I was being careful, but as I'm sure you all know you never know what ingredients were put into it to make it. That is why I do would rather stay
home rather than eating out.

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Carol, I'm so glad that you're having less problems with your IBS.

My computer is working, but Chrome is causing problems. When I try getting to Spark I usually have to reload everything at least once. sometimes more than that. Now my Edge is acting up, too, and I didn't have any problems with it until I had to put Chrome on here to get to my email. I couldn't believe it even blocked it on my phone which has Google installed on it. It said my browser wouldn't allow cookies on there and the only thing on there is the Google or Google Chrome.

The last couple of weeks have been stressful worrying about Cassie. She was suppose to have surgery to remove a mammary tumor today, but the vet called and said that she has lymphoma. I had no inkling that that is what was wrong. Today I have been looking for cause of that (the neighbor dog also had it, so I am thinking it is something environmental -- could be water, herbicides or insecticides, though neither of us used the herbicides or insecticides other than organic here, but other neighbors do) and I am looking into what to do to help treat her other than just chemo. She is starting on prednisone today and he was ordering the chemo stuff for her. Anyway, I was in the bathroom there several times today. We are also fighting with fleas, so she got the Frontline treatment today. Hasn't done any better than the natural treatments I have been trying.



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8/21/19 6:55 P

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My belly has bothered me a bit lately. I have eaten more raw veggies and I would think that may be the problem.

Carol - it is good to hear that your IBS issues are improving. I sincerely hope it stays that way.

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FANCYQTR, having computer problems is so annoying. My desktop crashed last year and I am down to my laptop. You are right there is so much we do now on computers.

Since I've moved my stomach issues have improved. I made turkey burgers for the first time. I was a bit concerned because I am not a fan of turkey, but they were so good. I haven't had a burger in many, many years,

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My last computer lasted all of 2 or 3 days less than 6 months. I was worried that this one would end up the same way. I don't think my cousin would want to send me another one for Christmas this year. Problem is, everything nowadays has to be done on computer. All my banking has to be done on computer except withdrawing cash or depositing cash (what is depositing cash? emoticon ). All reports have to be gotten from the computer now. Even Human Services, when you call them, will say "you can get that information by going to ... on the internet." Of course, they are dealing with people who don't have any money, too.

Yesterday I spent a bit over 5 hours at the Pet Expo with my dog. Before going my gut was getting upset and causing problems, so I had to take 2 Imodium to make sure I could get through the day. We made it fine, thank goodness. I got a ride to and from there so I didn't have to pay parking. They also charge for getting into the Expo here. On the main web page (for all pet expos) it says they are free, but they can't do that in Denver anymore. And eating there was terrible. Hot dog and fries came to $7.50 and they were terrible. Cassie got almost half the hot dog and over half the fries the trash got.

Going to be trying to make meat and cheese roll-ups for when I don't have a lot of time mornings and when I am too hot or tired to cook. Hope they will work okay with my gut.

Hope you all have a great rest of your weekend and week coming up.



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Darlene - at least I am happy that you can get your mail. It is rough when you cannot use your computer. It happened to me last Fall. I finally had to break down and get another one.

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I found out something from somebody on the Cat Lovers team about these new-fangled computers. I am going to see if my computer guy still has my computer that went down last year. If he does, I will see if what I was told about will work to bring that one up again. Also my older laptop if I can find the cord to it since the battery to that one is toast.

So far the Chrome has been doing okay except for the Adobe Flash constantly crashing. Fortunately, it has usually been on the ads. Sometimes it will crash and I can't get to a team page and I have to start over. At least now I can get my mail. I just use the Chrome for mail and use Edge for other things and I only do it separately. Only one browser open at a time.



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Darlene - I agree. I am so sorry that you continue to have the computer problems.

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I had to download Chrome to get my email. Then it shut the computer down last night. It is still on here, but I am not taking any chances if it starts acting up again. 3 computers in a year is really too much for me to take.



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Darlene - I am so sorry that this is happening to you. I hate when I have computer issues.

Happy Monday, everyone.

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That is wonderful, Linda.

As if I don't have enough trouble getting notifications from here, I have been cut off from my email account and can't get back on. Actually, I think I was completely cut off from Google. It says my browser doesn't allow cookies and they have to be allowed to use Google so they can sell your information to everybody who advertises anything you have an interest in something like it. Like I get email from SparkPeople, so they sell my information to every "lose weight" propaganda that comes along. Anyway, I had to turn off all notifications until I can get help getting back on because I have done everything it says to do on the computer and nothing works. I am just trying to keep up through the website, but can't find everything like the different posts that SparkPeople sends out each day.



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I had a really good trip. Surprised to say, no IBS issues.

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I will be traveling this week. We are leaving tomorrow. Hoping that I won't have any issues - especially gas.

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Yesterday was a rough day. I had a lot of gas & bloating, but it seems much better today. Thank goodness!

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My thoughts about the pickleball helping seemed to be blown yesterday, but maybe because I ate too much the night before. I had one piece of sausage (size of a hot dog) and a baked potato. The potato was large, though. I made it through pickleball clinic, but I sure had to run after it was over. Today was back to normal, though. I am glad of that.



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Linday, I hope you flair up is improving. My stomach finally seems to settling down somewhat. We'll see how it goes since I have the stress of moving.

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Linda, I hope you are feeling much better today.

I was thinking earlier that I can go play pickleball and not have problems while I am out playing. If I go to a store or out on a walk or anything else, I start having problems. It doesn't make much sense to me because going for a walk with Cassie is also getting exercise, though I'm not doing as much running around. I wish I could afford to play every day because of that.



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I am so sorry for all that are suffering with health and other problems. Monday was a really bad day for me. I ate some of the wrong foods on Sunday. It really hit me like a ton of bricks. I was suffering from D most of the day. I did get in some exercise which was good. But just couldn't accomplish as much as I would have liked. Just didn't feel up to it.

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Carol, I'm glad the home seller is going to pay you more to fix the house problems. Hope they don't cost too much.

Deb, I am sorry you are having such problems with your IBS. Hope they get better soon. Could it also be caused by something like stomach flu? I've had that a few times when I thought it was the IBS.

Today I have been suffering from gas so that when I got up this morning it felt like I tore my gut open. I was afraid to take anything for it because I was going to a workshop and then to a memorial for a friend. Since that has been over I have taken 6 ultra-strength Gas-X. I think the last 3 are helping. I don't know what set that off.

I was talking to a pharmacist today and she said that one big trigger for IBS is caffeine. That is one thing I have been trying to cut out of my diet (tea), but sometimes I just gotta have it. Especially on these really hot days when iced tea tastes so good.



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This has been worst 2 days I have had on over 6 months with IBS. I guess it is just a reminder of how fast a flare up can happen and how bad they are. I can barley get out of bed and can not do anything.



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FANCYQTR, The owner of the home has agreed to pay me more $ since I will have to pay to have the things done when I move in. I'm hoping it is not too bad & will be less costly of course. The inspector did not act like it was anything major, but something that should be taken care of.

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FANCYQTR, sorry to hear your IBS is acting up. I've been having difficulty with mine due to the circumstances I'm having right now. I wish there was a way to control the gut when the mind is effected by things.

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Sorry you are having that trouble. I hope the guy will agree to more money for you to fix the house or get it fixed himself. Around here they have to let people know if there are problems like that or else get them fixed before they can sell.



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FANCYQTR, Unfortunately, I am still stressed. I had the inspection The inspector found a lot of electrical things that need to be taken care of, some windows painted shut etc. The owner does not want to repair anything. He offered me $, but since I'll have to hire an electrician and handy man I asked for a little more. So, right now I do not know where it stands. I'm waiting to hear what he says. I thought I had the house and now am unsure. I found another home that is nice, but is not as updated as the one I originally wanted,

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Carol, that is wonderful that you were finally approved on your house purchase. Now you don't have to stress about it, either.

That taco salad I had the other day definitely triggered an IBS-D episode. I will go back to regular ranch dressing and vinegar ones after this. I am sure there was a Mexican style ranch before, but I couldn't fine it.

Has anyone here tried the Apple Cider Vinnegar drinks and had any success with those in helping alleviate the IBS? I got something last week called "shrubs" (I guess that shrubs used to be used a lot) that you mix with sparkling water or make a cocktail with. I saw a booth with something similar today and it said it is supposed to help with digestive issues It has different juices mixed in and something starting with an "M" that I don't remember what it is called. It is mixed 1 ounce to a glass of sparkling water or mixer (for me it would be the water).



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Sure wish IBS was not triggered from stress. I spent all last week trying to send in forms to get approved for a house. My credit is good & I have a large amt. of $ to put down, but I had a previous Short Sale due to a divorce. Thank God I finally was approved. I had the inspection yesterday. She is telling me it now may be having a closing day as soon as 10 days from now

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Janette, thank you for that information. I do find that I have the one or the other happen a lot and keep trying to go without either. Sometimes it works for a while.

I don't know what will happen today. I made a taco salad for lunch and had gotten chipotle ranch dressing for it. Wow, that's HOT! I had one the other day with plain ranch dressing, but ran out of that. I didn't realize this dressing would be quite as hot. Other than that I have been doing pretty good this week. Last problem I had was on Sunday. Now I am taking an emergency kit with me everywhere, though.



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Hi ladies! My IBS is doing fine still, but then mine was always stress related.

I was told long ago to be careful about using stuff for constipation or diarrhea as your body can get use to them, and stop working on it's own. And start getting dependent on the stuff, and can put you in a vicious cycle of wanting one then the other over and over. My mom and sister were like that, constantly going from one to the other with their IBS.

He told me to keep me regular to eat oatmeal every day. And he said the best things to keep you regular was oatmeal, plain toast, rice and banana. It really helps me to at least do the oatmeal every day. Sometimes when I am busy, or it is too hot and I don't want a hot breakfast, I will skip it and have a bagel instead. If I just do that once in a while I am okay. But if I do it too often in a row, I can get constipation. Especially if I am also not have the others either. And if I don't have enough fluids it gets worse. And it I have too much fluids and not enough fiber or other foods, I can go the other way. And stress just makes it all worse for me.

I wish you all good health.

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Carol - so sorry. I can certainly understand why you are stressed. It is a shame that it is so difficult for you to buy a house. I hope that you keep pursuing this if you want to. Maybe ask a realtor to give you some advice. Many times they have a lot of info.

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When you are all talking about stress & your stomach issues I can certainly relate this week. I thought I may be able to buy a house after living with my sister for 3 years and saving . Unfortunately, my previous marriage ended up in a Short Sale on my house. Therefore, there is a chance I may not get the house. I do have a lot to put down, so maybe that will help. The only bad thing is my daughter was going to move in with me. I may have to rent, can't afford to rent a house ( I do not think). I am disabled, so it is a challenge. I will not have the safety of a garage in the Winter. Anyway, my stomach was really awful during all this. Thank goodness it is finally settling down.

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Yesterday I got hit with D. It was horrible as I kept running to the bathroom. Stayed home almost all day as a result. Today seems better.

Darlene - it makes sense that you are stressed due to your finances. Being out of work, etc. will definitely be stressful...and bad health.

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I guess I shouldn't be stressed, but I do end up stressed over finances and having to go to the doctor. It seems that every time I have a doctor appointment I get D for at least a week and usually 2 weeks before.

I don't have a job anymore since I had cancer and the treatments made my IBS worse. So I haven't been able to work since 2006. That causes the stress over finances. I have been reading and that has me a bit less stressed, except for the fact that I accidentally put 11 books on hold. Thought I was putting more of them in my "want" list.



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I alternated this week between C and D. I went back to my Metamucil and feeling better today. I really need to take it everyday but sometimes just stop for a bit.

Great news Karen!!

Carol - I normally don't have as much stress in my life since I am retired. However, I can find stress easily ...

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All i can say is several days without diahrea is a big YAY

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In my case when I find out I am eating something that previously was fine I notice it is stress related. I have been dealing with stress of looking for a place to live and my stomach has been bothering me a lot more.

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Linda, that is what happens to me. How do you figure out what the triggers are when they are there one time, but not the next. I will have something that I can eat over and over again and suddenly I can't handle it. Then when you go to a doctor they tell you to keep a diary of what you eat so you know what you can and can't eat and you "won't have those problems." But when it is that variable when something will trigger it doesn't make any sense even with the food diary.



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Darlene - thanks for sharing this. It is informative. I always do notice that what hurts me won't always hurt another person with IBS. It is so frustrating. Also, a food may bother me one day and not another day.

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This is something that was on the internet that might be of interest. Basically talking about what works for some doesn't work for others.
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I will try the peppermint tea later. The ginger definitely doesn't help me. It got worse.

We are really having a thunderstorm now, with rain this time. During the last several thunderstorms we didn't get much rain, but it has been coming down heavy for more than a half hour now (not sure how long). It won't help me get the top half of the lawn mowed, but it will at least get it wet before the 4th.



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I drink peppermint tea for gas and also an upset stomach. Camomile tea can also help my belly. I don't like ginger tea. Twinings has a specialty tea for gas relief. I haven't tried it but I think it may help me. I have gas most of the time. I hate it.

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Anybody know which herb is supposed to help with what? I keep getting them mixed up. So I am drinking ginger tea to try to get rid of gas, but I don't know if that is right or if it is peppermint. Then the other one is for D. Or maybe they are suppose to work on both.. I gotta figure something out because the gas is causing me to cough and not be able to breathe. Of course, I don't want things to go the other way, either. I have to go mow the long, long grass out back before too many fireworks are shot off around here.



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Darlene - I also searched and found some info on leaky gut. As a matter of fact, when I make an appointment to see my doctor I want to ask him about it. So many of the symptoms are my symptoms as well.

I also don't eat licorice so I cannot say if I would have problems with it.

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I am not a licorice eater, so can't tell you if I would have problems with that.

I am trying to remember what something is that is leaky gut. Can I just put in Leaky Gut to get information if I Google it? I started wondering about the gas more than the D because right now I am having problems and it causes me to cough and then my breathing is like I have asthma. In other words - I can't breathe. Also my gas problems seem to hit me outside my belly and more cause symptoms like heart attack. I am wondering if it could be gas leaking to around the digestive system that causes that and would it be a leaky gut thing. Also wondering how one would get rid of that.



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Does anyone have problems with red licorice? I have been having a lot of bloating and gas and that is the only thing I can think of that could possibly cause it.

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Darlene - perhaps the Slim Fast won't give you the severe gas that I had. So it may work for you. I wish there were more products that wouldn't hurt me but there aren't. It's tough.

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Oh, no, on the Slim Fast. Maybe I should take that back and just get an instant breakfast or something. I tried something that is supposed to be the same as Atkins once and it was so horrible tasting that I had to throw it out.

I got some propolis (with royal jelly and something else) from Natural Grocers and will try that. The place I was going to get it isn't open yet. Hope they will be open this year. The place they always are was full of a big semi and some other vehicles and didn't look like a farm stand would be there.



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Darlene - I have never tried bee propolis or a liquid diet for IBS. I guess it is worth looking into. When I have drank Slim Fast it gives me so much gas. It kills my belly. I eat yogurt almost daily and it helps a bit. However, I haven't tried yogurt drinks.

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6/28/19 10:46 P

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I went out to eat with a friend today and even only eating half the meal I got sick with D before I could even get out of the restaurant. It makes me so mad. On the way home I stopped and got some liquid meal (Slim Fast) and some yogurt drinks. I am just wanting to somehow get things to settle down.

I talked to a lady who works at the store who has IBS, HBP and pre-diabetes. She was telling me that what helped her was an anti-depressant (I guess it slows the gut) and what I believe she meant was Bee Propolis. I looked that up and it does mention it as helping IBS, so I might try it. I know that the Activa yogurt doesn't work. Have any of you tried bee propolis or going a total liquid diet for a while so your gut doesn't have to struggle with digestion?



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I haven't felt well most of the day. I did do all the things I wanted to do and took Imodium for D. But several trips to the bathroom still occurred. Not only the problem with D but nausea as well. ugh!

I am like so many of you. I like to eat fruit but often it will give me an attack of D. It is so disappointing that we have the IBS issues and cannot enjoy food the same way that others can.

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6/23/19 2:04 P

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Melon can be a big trigger for me if I eat too much. I can have a little, like in cantaloupe maybe two little wedges, but I'd probably start having problems at 1/4 of a melon. Problem is, I love Rocky Ford melons.

Hope that you don't have any more problems.




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So thankful my Flare yesterday was short one. I took just one imodium. Not sure if it was the melon or mac & cheese. My memory is not Good but I think both have been triggers before.

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If you find a recipe that you like but it has something you can't eat, you can eliminate that or you can make changes to the recipes so that they won't bother you. I think that most of the chicken ones are okay.

Most of the recipes seem to have some type of bean in them. Like if you have anything Mexican you might want, they will all have beans. I can't eat beans, so if there is one I like the looks of I will leave out the beans. Same with anything that has legumes of any kind.



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MARYGRACILE , have you checked online? When you look, look for Fodmap diets. Of course it is different with everyone what they can have and cannot have. I can have dairy and there are other people who cannot.



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Are any of the daily recipes IBS safe?


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Yes, I was tested for Crohn's and it was negative. My doctor even did a second test.

It is such a problem finding places to live anymore. I am very fortunate that my cousin has helped me stay in my home. First he wanted me to sell, but prices of everything are so high now that if I had I would be living on the streets now. I hope that you can soon find something that will meet your needs.



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FANCYQTR, I'm sure this is a silly question, but were you already tested for Crohn's disease? My late husband had it & the symptoms were like yours.

I am doing ok for now, but I suspect it may not last since I have the stress of looking for a place to live & am not having much luck due to my disability. When I see a place it either has to high of taxes or homeowners or has stairs. Then when I think it is perfect it is a raised ranch or the garage is attached & does not have access from the garage into the house. I cannot walk outside in the Winter into the house safely.

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Seems my notifications to this team have been cut off again. I had a couple questions, though.

Does anyone know how to get off this cycle of having to take Imodium and then turn around and take anti-gas and it just keeps going round and round? This is what is happening to me. I have been trying to avoid the Imodium, but that will only work for a couple weeks, if I am lucky. Then the cycle starts over again.

I have had a cold this week, so have had a lot of tea and buttered toast with either honey or cinnamon sugar (mostly cinnamon) and meals of soup. That apparently didn't help me any. Tried going shopping this afternoon and had to have my neighbor bring my emergency kit to me. I had even taken the Imodium before leaving. Could that have been from the butter on the toast? I have it often, but not so many pieces as this week. It's all I could think of.

Other question - does anyone here use stevia? My friend said she just read something on it and it said it helps with diarrhea. I guess it is supposed to relax the intestines or something. She suggested I go back to using it to sweeten my tea. I just wondered if anyone knows anything about how it works.



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6/20/19 1:48 P

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Yesterday was the pits. I had a bad case of D. ugh! Finally feeling better today. I went to the gym today and got in a good workout. Hopefully, things stay well with the belly all day. We have had so many rainy days this month that my walks have had to be indoors.

Carol - glad that yesterday you felt better after the walk. Maybe you are "on to something" that walking can help the belly.

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Linda, I went for a long walk today & am feeling well. The other day it was bothering me and when I walked it improved too.

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I am feeling pretty well today. I do have some gas pains. But it seems that is somewhat common for me.

Carol - I agree, exercising does help. I worked out today.

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Linda,
Thanks, I seem to be doing better. Hope you are doing ok today

I plan on working out today, seems like when I do it does help my digestive problems

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Carol - I am happy that you were able to spend time with your family. I hope that the bloating has not returned. It happens to me so often.

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I was feeling rather bloated this morning, but luckily it has improved. Hope you all have been able to enjoy Father's Day. I worked out today since my husband and father have both passed years ago. I did get a card for my son since he is a new father. My granddaughter is 3 and my grandson is almost 7 months. My grandson is his biological son, but my granddaughter is not. Unfortunately, she was not here to be with him since she was with her biological father. He loves her dearly and told me he misses her She will be with her father for 2 weeks.

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Happy Friday to all of you. Sending well wishes to all that are suffering today. I have had a back problem for several days. Today was a bit better. I hope that the pain will diminish soon.

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6/9/19 11:42 A

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Have a great day everyone

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I'm watching a little dog for my sister's girlfriend. He is a little cutie, but woke me up at 2 a.m. today. I"m off today to do my volunteering at a gift shop in a hospital. I enjoy it even though it is only 3 hours. That is enough for me. Have a good day!

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Thanks! I feel like it is getting better little by little. But still have some issues with it. And Friday evening seem to be worse. Maybe because my legs get a good work out during PT in the morning, and then I always seem to have a long work day after that trying to wrap up stuff for the weekend. I had my best sleep in months on Wednesday and Thursdays. But Friday was another night of not being able to get comfortable and get to sleep and stay asleep. I finally broke down and took a muscle relaxant pill (Aleve) and did a little better with that.

All my best to you all always, Janette

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Janette, I hope your numbness and tightness is relieved with the exercises and stretching

My IBS is doing well while pet sitting. Perhaps it is due to the better stress watching him. Today is the start of June. Hope everyone can meet their goals. I have been getting a lot of exercise watching this little guy. He loves to walk and play, so it keeps me moving.

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Janette, I hope that you can get everything taken care of and get rid of the pain and numbness you have been having.

I did okay today, even making it through lunch. After pickleball my friend and I went to a Chinese restaurant (my favorite way to get any vegetables in those meals) and I had my usual Chicken in Garlic Sauce. I can't eat the full meal, so have at least one meal left from it. I got out my chop sticks to eat with. I have fun trying to eat with them and it slows me down so I don't eat as much. I still haven't figured out how they eat the rice, though. I did get a little to stay with the chop sticks, though.



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Well my appts didn't go as I had them first set up, everyone wanted to reschedule to later in the month instead of the beginning of the month, but my primary care doctor rescheduled into the start of June, so it all is working out. I have seen all the specialist now.

I have been in PT sessions for a few weeks now, supposedly my scoliosis is causing issues with my spine again, and that is causing issues with my nerves and muscles. My right side of my back and right side oblique muscles are all stiff, and my upper right thigh and groin area is the same. So lots off new stretching exercises and exercises with weights, and balance ball. Trying to strengthen my core and such.

My right hand and arm was all better by the time I got to see the OT specialist, so I don't have to do any more with her. She just gave me a hand out document with exercises to do at home to keep it that way.

The heart specialist had my have an ultra sound of my heart today, and next week they will do one on my neck to check out the veins in it. And then I will go back to him before the end of June to get the results of the test and find out if he is going to have me do anything else.

Because of my doctor appointment today, I will go into the office later today instead of in the early morning.

I am still having no issues with my IBS.

I hope all is going well with the team, take care, Janette


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FANCYQTR, Glad you are improving. My stomach was extremely gassy last night, but it has improved this morning. Still not quite right, but way better than last night.

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