Just joined! Im here to help!

Hi! D here!

Male. Now over 40. Diagnosed with IBS in 2000.

Had probably had a few episodes before this but was then unbeknown to me.

Tried many drugs, anti-spasmodics, chinese medicine, acupuncture, CBT and probiotics.

Ask me if you want advice from my experience. Ive worked in Bioscience for 12 years (no, im not a doctor), but it gave me access to research, journals and stuff so I read a lot in that time!

I treat mine now mostly by life style changes and diet (sometimes) and with a few pills now and then as i feel i need them. (Buscopan, probiotics).

Im here to look into new drugs. There is evidence that probiotic *cocktails* may help as well as VitD supplements.

I avoid fiber and raw food (fruit fish veg). I eat a lot or carbs and that is a safe food for me. I still drink tea ok and alcohol...well the next day after alcohol is hell...and Ive recently found that anti-diarrhoea pills fix that! Im looking into the safety and efficacy of these long-term.

CHEERS!

D

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  • Im looking into the safety and efficacy of these long-term.

    - by that I do not mean Tea and booze lol

    - anti-diarrhoeal pills!

  • Welcome!

  • probiotics are good for ibs but I use only all natural, safe and gentle probiotics that are proven to help, If there be any problem with the supplements the company I deal with will return your money no questions asked, I also get paid to use them as well,

  • Which probiotics do you use?

  • Has anyone here tried symprove? I'm thinking about giving it a try?

  • Yes.hope it helps you.unfortunatly didnt do anything fir me.x

  • No I take VSL#3. Does anyone take this probiotic?

  • Its popular among GI's a naturopaths in the states. I have not yet tried it.

  • Has anyone tried L Glutomine with probiotics? That is what I am trying next. I don't think food is always the trigger for me...

  • Good to have your expertise! I'm taking prochlorperazine for nausea at the moment and that seems to be keeping things quite calm. Any thoughts on this drug?

  • I dont have nausea as a symptom so not taking anything for that! Is that something you have regularly?

  • The nausea seems to have started a month or so ago. I put it down to ibs.

  • Im writing an update to my intro…because a lot has changed and I am now IBS free…

    OMG

    yes after 17 years..

    so how you will all ask…

    well first i was blind and misdiagnosed

    First off amending what I wrote before

    >>"…I treat mine now mostly by life style changes and diet (sometimes) and with a few pills now and then as i feel i need them. (Buscopan, probiotics)."

    I still take probiotics, but no longer buscopan.

    I radically changed my diet, in fact reversed it completely!

    >>"….There is evidence that probiotic *cocktails* may help as well as VitD supplements."

    PROBIOTICS are the future. Take them. Try many at first. Try different strains, make a cocktail (and a list) and rotate them. See what works best. Not you will need to take for at least a month first; they do not effect over days. I also take multi-vits and 1000mg VitC daily! (antioxidant)

    "….I avoid fiber and raw food (fruit fish veg). I eat a lot or carbs and that is a safe food for me…"

    This is where it all changed.

    I got a candida infection in March. Had many times and i was really stressed in March with moving 2x in a month and study stress. So I was fed up to F#CK and decided that I would start THAT CANDIDA diet Id thought about.

    Well, that involved all the foods I coudnt eat with ibs so i was scared…in fact the first week I just drank herbal teas and snacked on cucumber humus…

    I lost 2-3kgs in a week….I slowly started on the diet and after a month had lost 10-12kg (not at all happy about this) but…along with probiotic and antifungals I started to amazingly be able to handle more veg, nuts, seeds, fibre etc. NOTE: one important thing I removed totally from my diet was SUGAR and CARBS! That is bad white procseed carbs like pasta bread and rice (so in effect gluten).

    Now…it was 2-3 months and I was sitting and suddenly realised…WTF i have not had to rush to the loo, bend over in cramps in the last 12 weeeks. I sat there flaberghasted!!

    My ibs was gone…yes gone…

    The bad thing is….now…after 16 weeks takign anti-fungals I still have candida infection and IT IS THIS that I am battling now and IT WAS THIS I have been battling for last 17-20 years and was IMO the cause of my ibs….

    I will update in a month…I have a hospital appt to see why my body has this infection YET my immune system results say I am fine and HAVE NO INFECTION….something is wrong….my doctor has been a pain in the ass usless and will not agree that i have INVASIVE CANIDA in my body….lets see…but i AM convinced it is that and has been that…

    so…

    SUGAR is the ENEMY….

    Probiotics are your friends….

  • if you read online you will see candida is implicated in ibs and other digestive and other body disorders....at least science is now seeing the IMPORTANT role of gut biome, flora and fauna in our lives and health. It has recently been implicated in stress and neurological disorders and im sure candida is there in a role as a bad bad funghi....lets see....

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