Can anyone relate to this?

Does anyone with ibs have the following non-specific symptoms? I know its common for some to never know if they will be experiencing both diarrhea and constipation... Sorry to e graphic, but I think you will understand: I sometimes go 'normally' for either D or C --but also sometimes have to dig it out because nothing else works.

But do any of you just feel 'lightly sick' in your bowels a lot? Just an uncomfortable feeling that doesn't want to go away. (its not ALWAYS present) Not really bad pain...just not WELL....sometimes some nausea with it. I know I have an obsessive fear of colon cancer because my birth mother died of it...Several days ago I had a CT scan and having been feeling SO afraid... I know I sound like a hypochondriac and don't mean to... Anyway, your words would be greatly appreciated. I hope this finds everyone doing OK. (Thank you!)

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I call it my gutsy day when i feel like that. It's not a painful feeling but you know something isn't quite right and i always know i will have to use the loo at some point. I have some nausea everyday ranging from mild to completely debilitating and take an anti- emetic as and when needed. I have ibs-a so i alternate between constipation and diarreah but mainly diarreah, as well as diverticular disease so have numerous flare ups a month from one or the other.

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Yes you are not alone. I get this a lot along with nausea which ranges from mild to me feeling like I need to throw up. Thankfully I never do. I think it's just another unwelcome side effect of this illness.

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I have suffered from IBS... diarrhea and constipation for 20 years, with nausea almost like the food is sitting undigested and just not moving. To address gut motility, I take Magnesium Citrate 400mcg and 3g Vitamin C before bed as natural laxatives, also psyllium husks with a good probiotic. If you are having a lot of diarrhea it would be good to have some electrolytes like Elete to make sure you are not depleted.

I was recently diagnosed with severe SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) which 60% [re: Dr M Pimentel] of IBS sufferers have. It is the 3 hour Lactulose Breath test - the NHS do not do - that can be ordered through e.g.

regeneruslabs.com/shop/prod...

gdx.net/product/bacterial-o...

As lactulose is a prescribed drug the results have to go to a supportive GP or Nutritional Therapist for interpretation

re: Dr Alison Siebecker siboinfo.com

I am already Paleo due to an auto-immune disease and have leaky gut. I will start the Jacobi Biphasic 3 month Diet Protocol and going for Rifaximin then switching over to herbal anti-microbials as I have fungal and parasite activity too :-(

Best wishes to you :-)

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I've had IBS C for 20 years (I do sometimes get diorrhea but not very often so it's mainly C) and although for many years I never had nausea I do have it now and normally at some stage during the week. I take travel sick tablets for mine which I find help but I also get a sickly feeling in my tummy and think something isn't right; it almost feels like the kind of tummy ach that I used to get when I had periods (I am 58 now).

I am cutting out lactose now for a while and see what difference it makes as I'm pretty sure that is one of my triggers i.e. I think this is what is giving me the nausea but not all the time; as you know it's difficult for those of us that suffer with IBS to pin point exactly what is making us feel the way we do.

I hope you start to pick up soon.

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I have the same feeling. Its a stupid disease

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I totally agree and think I would rather have something that is specific that there is specific medication for rather than the medics not having a clue how to treat IBS.

I am feeling like it again today and have just taken some travel sick tablets, could do without it as I have a charity walk tonight which is just over 11 miles, I certainly don't want nausea whilst doing that!!

Hope you manage to eradicate what you have.

All the best

Alicia

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Thank you, all of you, your responses DID make me feel better...so know I am not 'the Lone Ranger' out there! :) I appreciate your taking the time for me.

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Hi, I hope you are OK today. This disease messes as much with your head as with the big porcelain throne.

Ask your doctor for a copy of your scan, so you can study it some more at home. Say it's for your GP if that works better. It will show you all the folds and bends in your colon and although your dr. probably thinks it's all within parameters it can give you a clue about the unwell feeling. Food could be stuck there, unable to navigate a portion with ease because the folds stack up.

You also know the symptoms with which colon cancer presents mostly. Especially rectal colon cancer which is the most occurring (right?). You've been vigilant about them and you have not noticed them.

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Hi, I have that "sick" feeling in the tummy, most of the time. It's not real pain, it's mainly discomfort. It's annoying because I m always conscious of it (well they say we're more sensitive) and so it makes me anxious, as I think maybe it's not just ibs. I m always trying different herbs, prebiotics,

etc, trying to find a solution, and so far peppermint tablets have helped most. Also, avoiding wheat, lactose, caffeine and yeast.

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Thank you, Ruth!!

Sounds just like me!...and you know, that truly IS comforting... There is that old saying 'misery loves company' which I know is not really positive, but I think 'we know what we mean!' :) Thank you, Ruth, and again, to everyone.

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