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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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5/1/16 9:20 P

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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.

Hope that everyone else is doing well today.

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Happy Sunday everyone!

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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.

Everyone have a great Sunday.

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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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After getting hit really bad on Thursday I ended up taking 3 Immodium, so have been okay since then. We had so much snow on Wednesday that performance was cancelled, so all meals are there and no potluck. I will have a lot in my freezer. I hope the Immodium will last through tonight. I just gave up on trying to figure out what I can eat and am going ahead eating the provided dinner. So tonight is pizza.

With the problems I have had I rescheduled my appointment with the gastro dept. I am going to ask them what I can and can't eat since so far I cannot manage low carb, low fat, high fat, or all protein. I have never been able to handle very much fiber. I am totally frustrated. One of the ladies at the play that I was talking to thinks I have crohns. I did know one person who had that and her dad told me she couldn't eat anything without getting "D". One would think I would be really skinny if I had that, though. I haven't been even slender since my 2nd year of college. I really think, though, that all my body absorbs is calories.

Play has been going fairly well, with just a few slip-ups. Last performance is tonight and then I think I will sleep for the entire week.

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Fancy - how did dinner go?

Well - garlic is still out for this girl. I seem to tolerate a little, just not a lot of it. Think I'm alright with that though. I never thought I could live without garlic but it hasn't been too bad and knowing what it does to me makes it super unappealing.



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I found out that tomorrow's dinner is nacho and taco bar, so I will just get the innards. Also found out who brought the green chili last year and she said it would be fine for me to bring that Saturday or the tortilla soup (a little modified from the one on Spark Recipes since I can't have the beans (the main reason I always go "green" for chili, though I have a recipe somewhere for Texas Style red with no beans). So I got chicken today and I got some goat cheese to see if I can handle that better. Haven't been doing too well energy wise today. Hope I can do better the next four evenings. Maybe I have been going too low for my carbs. Hardly had any the last few days. I don't want to eat carbs for much of my meals, but didn't have anything else to eat around here. Will stay in tomorrow other than for the play. They have a blizzard warning out with 6-12 inches expected and one meteorologist says 10 here in Denver (higher on the plains). I hope it is a mistake again.

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4DOGNIGHT: Read your post in jumping in. So sorry you're having to deal with these issues. Hopefully your doctor can give you some guidance. My GI wasn't much help other than recommending FODMAP and I was already loaded on meds that I didn't want to get on anymore. I don't follow FODMAP completely but have been able to identify some of my biggest triggers thanks to it.

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I have to steer clear of cheese - dairy altogether really. I can have a small amount of cheddar cheese but soft cheese or dairy with sugar (yogurt, ice cream) I can't do it. Now a little here and there doesn't effect too bad.

Eggs alone are awful in my opinion. I have them with potatoes, avocado and usually add a little Franks hot sauce to it. For whatever reason the hot sauce doesn't bother me. Maybe the small amount.

Ahh... pizza. I enjoy pizza but I really have to limit it to a piece or two. Glad your feeling good so far Linda.

I've been feeling pretty well. I'm actually craving healthier foods and thankfully have been able to tolerate them better than I have in the past. My husband used to laugh at me when I told him veggies made my stomach hurt he say my body was just in shock from actually having greens like it was a foreign substance, lol. Now we know I have IBS and the green I enjoy, I can't tolerate, but it's getting better.

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I ate pretty well for the past two days. I had planned to do the same today but hubby wanted pizza. I did eat a couple of pieces and hope I continue to feel okay. So far, so good.

Darlene - good luck with finding foods that will agree with you. Our temps have been crazy too lately.

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I am not too sure about those things at the play dinners yet, either. I might not do the nachos either. I know I can't eat the pizza and wouldn't be able to eat much of that Chick-fil-A since it is sandwiches. I might be able to take some crackers, but that increases blood sugar. I just can't figure things out. Oh, well. Only scene I have to worry about at all is the first one.

Today we are supposed to have weather around 70. Tomorrow 30s and snow. At least that is what one channel said. The others both say something different. All say snow, though. It is starting to get crazy. Cold on Thursday, then warm Friday and snow and cold Saturday. I wish it would just snow, but not get cold.

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Darlene - I do not know about goat cheese, but other cheese does cause gas for me. I would not be able to eat what you mentioned, on the days of the play. They would make me bloat and gassy. If you think it won't bother you that is great. Everyone is different.

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So does anyone have any idea what would cause gassiness after 6:30 when you ate around 12:30 or 1:00? I had an egg, mushroom and cheese (mozzarella) omelet. Water is all I have had to drink. Between that and dinner I had one teaspoon of chocolate and I was just starting some chicken when that hit. Had the chicken with Herdez Mexican cooking Sauce for dinner (sauce not more than 2 Tbsp) and hadn't eaten it yet. Still only water to drink. If the cheese causes the problem that many hours later, will goat cheese cause the same problem? Not that I can really can afford the extra cost, but I cannot stand eggs plain.

I had decided yesterday that it was probably gluten and caffeine that were bothering me and causing the gas, but didn't have anything like that today.

I am trying to decide what to do for dinners at the play this week. I think I am going to have something from the nacho bar Wednesday without the chips, do my own for the pizza and Chick-fil-A nights and maybe take something to the potluck on Saturday.

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I have felt well for the past couple of days. I will say that my "d" is now replaced by alternating. I go from one extreme to another with pain.

Motosgirl - sorry that your family has also suffered cancer and other health issues. It is tough to see those that we care for suffer. I do eat Mexican food fairly often. I have found, by trial and error, what I can eat that does not hurt me.

4DogNight - IBS is so tough, especially as a woman. I think we are expected to be feminine and all that - but instead we have to search for bathrooms and be certain not to eat gassy foods when out in public. I hate it.

Darlene - I agree about women having IBS problems more than men.

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It's not your imagination. They have said that women have way more IBS than men. I can't remember if they have said ratios or not, but I have often read that research shows that.

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Motosgirl, I don't think I could handle it if I couldn't eat the Mexican food. I got addicted to that when I was in college (way long time ago).

I gave my ham away since it hit me 2 days in a row and I remember having problems before with a ham sandwich. Not too sure what to do for my omelets now. I put in asparagus sometimes and spinach sometimes with cheese, but I like a little meat. Don't really want bacon. Maybe I could handle chicken or turkey sausage? I didn't handle potatoes too well last night, either, so ended up with the immodium. Anyway, I made it okay through today. Hope I will make it okay tomorrow and Monday, too. And the rest of the week, too, obviously, since that is our last practice and 4 performances.

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Linda - Im sorry for your loss and the news of your brother-in-law.

Our family has had a lot of grieving for the last year and has been tough. We've also had cancer diagnosis and unresolved health issues throughout my family as well. Yes, worrying only makes our health issues worst.

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So far I am feeling pretty well. I ate some yogurt this morning and it is usually okay for me. We just buried our good friend, found out yesterday my brother in law is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. ugh! More stress. But trying to not worry so it does not cause more health problems for me.

Motosgirl - sorry to hear about the hives. That would be really tough to deal with. Glad that the IBS is not acting up. That is a positive.

Darlene - I am so sorry that you had the IBS issues. It is so tough to know what we can eat one day and not have problems - the next day we eat them and have problems. Sorry that you missed practice. How are you feeling now?

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So sorry you guys are having a rough go this month. Linda - it's great that the spicy food doesn't seem to bother you right now. I had been missing Mexican food a LOT. Still can't go crazy with it but at least I can enjoy a little bit...

Thankful to report that I have been feeling pretty good this week. But Tuesday I broke out super itchy and nauseas after eating BBQ at Famous Daves. I took a couple Benadryl and felt a lot better. I haven't had a reaction like that ever. I'm not sure what it was but I know I haven't had BBQ sauce or corn (cornbread) in a really long time. I think it was the corn since it's a food I avoid. Surprisingly no stomach cramping or pain after eating the BBQ sauce...

Hope you guys have a happy weekend!!

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Today I missed practice because of my IBS. I guess I cannot eat that natural ham anymore because I had a slice yesterday with my omelet and today made a ham and cheese on a tortilla. I didn't make it a half hour after eating. Yesterday I got over it pretty fast, but today stayed sick all day. So this evening I fell asleep for a couple hours. Guess for the next week I am going to have to get some kind of protein drinks or figure out how to make low carb smoothies (is that possible?) so I make it through the play. They are having dinners before it each night, but I am not too sure I can manage that. Pizza one night, Chic-Fil-A, one night and 2 potlucks, I think.

We had about 3 inches of snow where I live overnight and through the morning. One of my friends had 10 inches and lost her daffodils that just bloomed. It would sure be nice if the weather around here learned what season it was in. We seem to get this all the time, though. March and April get the most snow. We might not get any during the winter or just a small amount.

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I have felt pretty well today, although I ate spicy food. I guess it is not going to bother me. At least it hasn't yet. Our friend that died in February has been tough, but now we found out today that our brother in law has pancreatic cancer. This year has not started off well. I guess it should remind me that I need to try to take care of my body.

Health4life - sorry that you are also having problems this year. I know that work can really contribute to a lot of our IBS issues. Hope that you are feeling better soon.

Darlene - I like Windows 10. I was also apprehensive, I really did not like Windows 8. But this was much easier to get used to. Good luck in your performance. It sounds like fun,

Janette - I know that you have been busy with work and everything. But I hope that you can have a relaxing weekend.

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Ive been having a rough month-ish. My husband's cousin passed from cancer and we traveled to that. Then we both got colds. My held on for a month and I haven't gotten back to exercise much yet. Today we had a lot of sun so I am trying to be grateful for that. Work has gotten intense too. My stomach has been giving me fits again because I wasn't eating well when I was sick.

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I keep getting pop-ups to change to Windows 10. I just don't want to. When they were first coming out with it they were sending things for how do we like this or that. I just didn't like what they were talking about, so really don't have the interest in changing. Maybe it would be a good thing, but with you having problems and all the computers you know of with it that doesn't seem like it.

My good day Saturday ended when I got ready for bed, so I didn't get much sleep that night. Did okay Sunday after I finally woke up and yesterday. I was out running all day yesterday to Human Services, Home Depot and the grocery store. Then came home and made roast -- half for the neighbor who was recently widowed and half for me. Finally got something to eat while the roast was cooking. The stuff I made then went bad, so I am not feeling too well right now, but it will pass.

Weather is cooling off and only supposed to get to around 30 on Friday. It will be starting to get cold Thursday evening. Of course, both are days we have dress rehearsals and I will have to wear shorts under my robe because the other light colored pants are too small. The next week is supposed to be 40s and 50s, so that will be better with 1 more dress rehearsal and 4 performances. Sure hope I can get my line in at the right time. It's really short, but I keep forgetting it. Did better last year.

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Sorry I was MIA again! Another really busy week at work, plus family stuff, and then my computer decided it didn't want to work right this weekend too. I wish I hadn't upgraded it to win 10. All our computers that we put it on have had issues since that. But luckily the boyfriend got it up and going enough that I can use it again even though there is still issues with it.

I hope you are all feeling better. I have been fine, except really tired a lot too. And even though I was really tired this weekend I was having problems sleeping at night and ended up taking several naps during the day to catch up. Luckily I did okay today and didn't feel too tired at work or after work.

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I went to the Horse Expo today (mainly to talk to the essential oils representative) and had a good day digestion-wise with no problems. I did have some problems with my back spasming and some problem breathing. I am glad that the oils help with that. I may have messed things up a little tonight with what I had to eat, but not too bad right now.

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This evening I am having some issues...bloating, cramping, etc. I know that I have probably not eaten well today. We had some family members over for a late lunch. I tried to eat well but probably had too many freggies that did not agree with me.

Hope that you are all having a good weekend.

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Gotta say, today and yesterday have been really good days. No issues at all. I even had mac n cheese with onions - my hairdresser ordered it for me... anyway, I wanted to report good stuff. Hope everyone is feeling well.

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I had been dealing with chronic fatigue for years, along with IBS and chronic migraines... I completely understand. emoticon

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Today has been a sleepy day for me. I really do not understand why. Several days recently, I am getting enough sleep but before too far into the day I am really tired. ugh!

Motosgirl - sorry that you were struggling. Happy that you have your supplements again. I also have migraines and have had one today. I feel a little better this evening but not much.




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I have been back to having IBS symptoms again this past week since being off my supplements (ran out and just got them in the mail today) Reflux is probably the only thing that hasn't been bothering me too bad. My migraines are back too and fatigue so Im struggling a bit... I just feel awful and exhausted.

Linda - thats great you are doing good! Other than the exhaustion of coarse.

Janette - same to you!

Darlene - Hope you get some relief soon. Dealing with both IBS and Diabetes has got to be difficult, from my understanding IBS isn't uncommon for those with Diabetes. I gotta say I can't imagine dealing with Diabetes on top of IBS.

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i did pretty well yesterday and today. No IBS issues. I went to the gym and did a great workout. I felt really well. Since I went to the gym, I cooked dinner and cleaned a bit. I also took a short nap. I am feeling exhausted tonight. I hope that I am not coming down with something.

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Darlene - sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I really hope that the list of natural treatments will help you.

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Tax time will do that, won't it. I'm glad you are not having IBS issues now.

I an guessing that my IBS worsening is completely caused by the diabetes. I got something from the nurse at my doctor's office to keep track of what I eat and my glucose readings on Friday to bring in to the nurse on March 1. Not paying a lot of attention to that since the date for the appointment was past. But I have cut the carbs down to under 100/day and have been doing a little better. Still get a bit nervous about going out.

Saturday I got a list of natural treatments for gall stones, so I'm going to work with that, too, and found a list of what is good for the liver so I'm trying some of those, too. The liver and gall stone treatments are a lot of the same things so those shouldn't be too hard as long as they are things I can manage and learn how to make. Some on the first list are a bit high in carbs, though.

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Sorry I haven't posted in a bit, I was really busy with work and other stuff. Linda so sorry for your loss! Sorry to hear about all the IBS issues everyone is having too! I have been doing pretty well, just some indigestion on rare occasions. All my best to you all always.

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Linda, so sorry you had that attack last night. I wonder if there is something that restaurants put on the food when they make it that will trigger IBS attacks. People are so careful with what they eat, but are always ending up with problems here and there anyway.

I don't usually have any issues with the IBS at Bible Study, but sometimes on the way (that is typical -- I just left my own house) and often have some problem after we finish the Bible Study but before I leave. Usually not completely D, but might have to keep going back into that little room. Today the imodium was still working so I was fine and made it through going for lunch and to pick up a prescription and all the way home. Hoping nothing happens between now and play practice and getting home.

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I took a walk today. It was great and I felt great. I went out to eat lunch with hubby. Something really triggered an attack and I was in the bathroom so much tonight. It's been awful. But after saying that, my stomach is empty and my nausea and D have settled down. I have been drinking a lot of water and I think it also may have helped.

Darlene - sorry that you were also "hit" with an attack. I am curious, when you go to Bible Study do you ever have any IBS issues? I sometimes do whenever I go into a meeting and such. Mine may be related to stress/panic attack - not sure.

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Thought I was doing fine today, but got hit just a little bit on the way to the stable. So I ended up with the imodium again. After that I have been okay but had to take Gas X. I started trying some papaya enzyme again, but guess it will take a while to work. I just keep forgetting to take anything until it is too late.

Wormed my horse today and got her an extra bag of feed so she doesn't run out before I get back out there. Now if they quit raising the price of gas it will help me get out there more and also to be able to pay for the food for her. I got completely worn out before I got home, so think I am going to go to bed early. Have Bible Study in the morning and I haven't read any of it. I kept forgetting to bring the book in until last night when someone on another team mentioned a Bible Study and it reminded me to bring in the book. Guess I'll just have to wing it.

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Darlene - I would suggest that you look at some of the Spark recipes. There are many good ones. Of course, they are more healthy and light in calories. Sorry that you have been having problems this week.

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I've been hit once each day this week and I am tired of it. Then get the gas. Tonight I decided I would have asparagus and carrots for dinner. Learned how good I am at fixing vegetables. I tried to saute the asparagus and it came out hard all the way. The carrots burned. Threw both away. Tried carrots again from a can this time. They taste terrible. How can I make something that I can eat and like? I ended up with a few bites of the carrots and some of the roast that I made the other day.

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I am doing well today. I went to the gym, ate healthy and drank a lot of water. No IBS issues today.

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Sorry about your loss, Linda. emoticon

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I'm sorry to hear about your loss, Linda.

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Yes, thank you I am feeling okay and no flare ups again Tuesday.

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Sorry for your loss Linda, that's awful. Glad you didn't have a flare up. Stress can do a number on us.
Hope you're okay.

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I recently had a loss of a friend.. When he died of cancer, we visited the funeral home on Sunday and the funeral on Monday. I was surprised that I did not have an IBS flareup due to stress. Feeling pretty well.

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I had a few problems the end of last week and the weekend, so had to take immodium for it. I've been doing okay since then. Just can't seem to be able to leave the house which is very aggravating. I am trying drinking lemon water for my liver and the small gall stones. When I get the okay (if there isn't a problem) I will fix turmeric paste for either eating or making Golden Milk since that is supposed to help the liver and be anti-inflammatory. I am not sure about taking it without the okay since I read that it can cause the gall bladder to contract. The lemon water is also supposed to help with digestion, so maybe that will help other things.

I've been trying to find a good recipe for flourless cake to make one for my friend's birthday. Otherwise we will both be eating something we shouldn't, but will keep it to a minimum. Then I will take her out for a late lunch. The cake will be at our Bible Study Friday.

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Great, I am still doing fine too. Happy Tuesday and all my best to you all always.

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I hope that everyone is feeling well. I had a good day on Monday and felt well. Keeping up with exercise and drinking a lot of water.

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Have a great week! I am still doing fine.

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I hope this finds you all doing better. I have been fine, just busy with work and such. All my best to you all always. Janette

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Jenni, I hope that your EDS quits acting up soon.

Carrots used to get to me when I was working. Guess the cancer took care of that problem because if I can manage to chew one up now, I can eat it without triggering the IBS.

Linda, I agree that will help with the weight loss to stick to the lifestyle cutting down on the fats and carbs. Problem is I can't stick with it. I was doing really well with lower carb until Easter last year. Then went nuts with carbs and sugars. Now everything is out of control and I am starting over. I haven't completely cut out cheese, but I am not putting it on top of my tortilla soup now and not as much on my ground beef (93% lean beef). I have to add tomatoes to that lean of beef, so get some vegetable with it.

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My kind of half-flare up became a full flare up and I reacted to... a carrot. Which is a completely safe food for me otherwise. So I guess I'll be trying to drink as much of my calories as possible for now, because if I react to a carrot, I will react to everything solid. I drank a glass of oat milk in the morning and it was fine and tea has been fine as well, so the problem is probably it being solid. And since my right hip and knee hurts and now my IBS is flaring up like this, I am guess there's something going on with the underlying cause to both, EDS. I really hope I don't get any more problems and that it'll calm down in a week or two.

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I like the positives you posted. However, really sorry that you are having such pain in your hip and knee.

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My lexft hip is better and my IBS is... kind of having a half flare-up. I expected it to be much worse. On the other hand I'm have unbearable pain in my right hip and in my knee.

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