Help For Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Education, Support, & Self Help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome   
Heather & Company View Cart  
Shop for IBSIBS Message BoardsIBS News & ReviewsStore Finder  
Home
IBS Diet & Recipes
IBS Books
IBS Supplements
Yoga for IBS
Hypnosis for IBS
Tummy Teas

All Boards >> Eating for IBS Diet Discussion Board

MikeCA1870

Reged: 03/30/09
Posts: 110
Weird turn for the worse - looking for info.
      09/01/11 06:19 PM

Hello!

Some of the longer standing members may remember me from my posts from when I first developed IBS starting two and a half years ago.

Anyway, I am predisposed to IBS-D, however for a long time now I have been remarkably stable by just following the EFI diet, taking the Align probiotic daily, and 25mg of desipramine daily, a trycyclic antidepressant mentioned in many IBS books, and of course the acacia.

I've occasionally had bad days, but they resolved themselves and I would be completely back to normal the following day. I see saw from fairly "normal" to slight C now with my current regimen.

So it has come as kind of a shock to me that over the past four days I have had pretty much constant D (far more than I would think I am capable of, to be honest). For the first three days I was able to go to work and by not eating much if at all during the day I was able to cope, but then things got bad when I came home for the evening and did eat. Finally, however, last night was the worst and I had to miss work today (the 4th day), where all I have eaten all day is white rice porridge using my rice cooker and yet I can't seem to re-regulate myself. Every hour or so it's more of the same.

I'm a bit freaked out because this is the longest that I have had D and it doesn't seem to be slowing down or ceasing in any way. This is completely different from my previous experience both pre- and post-IBS. I'm beginning to wonder if it doesn't have anything to do with IBS at all but maybe food poisoning.

However, I was with friends over the weekend (the most likely time for the bad food to be consumed) and they are all completely fine, having eaten the same things for the most part.

I feel ok (aside from the D, that is) now but last night I was feverish and really beat down, tired and weak.

So for those of you with lots of experience and a background in all the IBS literature (Syl, maybe?) I'm just wondering if what has been transpiring with me these past 4 days seems IBS related or not, and if it's unusual to have D for this long (it certainly is for me, but may be quite common for all I know). Also, if it IS food poisoning or something like that, does taking my medication (designed to slow down my digestive system) actually make the problem worse by fighting my body's natural protective measures?

I know this isn't directly related to the EFI diet, but this seems like the best place to turn to to possibly find some answers. I'd appreciate any help and insight anyone here may have.

Thanks!

Post Extras Print Post   Remind Me!     Notify Moderator

Entire thread
Subject Posted by Posted on
* Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. MikeCA1870 09/01/11 06:19 PM
. * Re: Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. Gerikat   09/04/11 01:04 PM
. * Re: Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. MikeCA1870   09/04/11 02:24 PM
. * Re: Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. Syl   09/02/11 10:40 AM
. * Re: Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. MikeCA1870   09/02/11 02:04 PM
. * Re: Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. Syl   09/02/11 03:07 PM
. * Re: Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. MikeCA1870   09/02/11 08:18 PM
. * Re: Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. Syl   09/03/11 06:00 AM
. * Re: Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. MikeCA1870   09/03/11 07:22 PM
. * Re: Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. Syl   09/04/11 08:28 AM
. * Re: Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. renee21   09/04/11 08:21 AM
. * Re: Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. nutritionistchris   10/01/11 05:28 PM
. * Re: Weird turn for the worse - looking for info. MikeCA1870   09/04/11 02:19 PM

Extra information
1 registered and 1 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Heather 



Permissions
      You cannot post until you login
      You cannot reply until you login
      HTML is enabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Thread views: 2590

Jump to

| Privacy statement Help for IBS Home

*
UBB.threads™ 6.2


LEGAL DISCLAIMER - This website is not intended to replace the services of a physician, nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have an urgent medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.

Any application of the recommendations in this website is at the reader's discretion. Heather Van Vorous, HelpForIBS.com, and Heather & Company for IBS, LLC are not liable for any direct or indirect claim, loss or damage resulting from use of this website and/or any web site(s) linked to/from it. Readers should consult their own physicians concerning the recommendations on these message boards.



Home | Shop for IBS | IBS Message Boards | IBS News & Reviews | IBS Support Groups

IBS Diet | IBS Recipes | IBS Books | IBS Supplements | Yoga for IBS | Hypnosis for IBS
IBS Tummy Teas™ | Irritable Bowel Syndrome Glossary | IBS Symptoms
IBS Treatments | IBS Diet Plan | IBS Diarrhea | IBS Constipation
IBS Bloating & Stomach Gas | IBS Abdominal Pain

About Us | IBS Links | Search this Site | Site Map | Shipping & Returns | Privacy & Security
Contact Us | For Doctors & Dietitians | Wholesale | Co-packing Services

© 1999-2011, Heather Van Vorous, HelpForIBS.com, Heather & Company for IBS, LLC.
All information & art is proprietary and may not be duplicated.
All rights reserved.

Legal & Medical Disclaimer

Website Design