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Re: working night shift with IBS
      02/06/13 05:59 AM

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Night and rotating shifts are known to exacerbate IBS symptoms. It effects the endogenous biorhythms such as melatonin production. Besides affects on sleep patterns melatonin is a powerful GI regulatory hormone too. The article The Impact of Rotating Shift Work on the Prevalence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Nurses may give you some interesting insights. Science Daily has a nice article on Shift Workers at More Risk for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Study Finds

Have you tried following Heather's Eating for IBS diet? In particular have you tried reducing insoluble fiber consumption and increasing soluble fiber consumption?

Something else you could try is a diet that has been clinically tested on large numbers of IBS suffers. You can read about it in the first three links in my signature. This diet has been clinically designed to reduce bloating, gas and cramping in individuals with functional bowel disorders such as IBS. It has been shown to reduce symptoms 65-75%. Many of us on the board follow it in combination with the Eating for IBS diet.

Good luck

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