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Newbie having a moan

Hi I'm New to this site, I have had ibs-d for over 2 years and its not getting any easier, the toilet seems to be my favourite place (not by choice) I'm now on tramadol but this doesn't seem to be working, the dihorrea is every day, most days I feel dehydrated and exhausted I just dont know what to do! I am very careful with what I eat, but unfortunately tjis horrible condition has taken control of my life

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Hi, I have been taking Enterosgel which I bought from Amazon (the sachets). It's quite expensive for how many you get but when I say Its been life changing Im not exaggerating. I literally didn't want to leave my house as I have to get on public transport daily but this has literally allowed me to do this. It's the only thing I have found which settles my stomach and the constant bubbling that I have. It is expensive but it's the only thing that's helped me and has been a godsend so worth every single penny x

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Have you tried your own intolerance tests to see if a particular food group is causing problems

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I was having similar problems up to 6 weeks ago unable to leave the house without immodium.My gastrointerologist suggested Symprove which started working after a couple of weeks and has been a godsend. It's a probiotic and very expensive but has given me my life back.

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Have you tried cutting out certainly foods? I know for sure now that raw carrots and onions, sweetcorn are 3 foods I cannot touch as I suffer with immense pain (I have IBS C which I count my blessings for as I see from here those of you with IBS D seem to suffer more). I can only eat very little broccoli and cauliflower both of which I love. I had a bowl of bananas, grapes and peaches last week with a small amount of ice cream on top, boy did I suffer that evening with diorrhea (Yes I do get some diorrhea as well but not all the time) and nausea. I have eaten both bananas and grapes on the same day but never peaches and I have a feeling it's the peaches that did it. I am also now buying lactose free products as I have a feeling that may be a problem but I won't know more until I've gone without lactose for a while.

I am going out for a meal on Tuesday next week and once I have been out I will be following the FODMAP diet this, I am hoping, will then let me see what I react to.

Further to the above, I would definitely have a look at your diet.

Very best of luck and I hope you find something that works for you.

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What is IBS C and D? Never heard of this classification before. All new to me.

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C is constipation D is dihorrea

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Now that is interesting as I have neither. After excruciating pains I just go normally. Doctors always lump any bowel pain as IBS and leave you to deal with it. Definitely not due to stress and I don't think that it is food as I normally have the same thing most days. It can be months before the next attack however had three attacks in three days this week.

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Varies with all people that have ibs when you see the advert for buscapan my partner laughs! He just says to me if only ey?

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I don't take buscopan because firstly it doesn't work, secondly it is taken as a preventative measure and thirdly can be costly if you have to pay for it. When I have my first twinge I take a peppermint capsule which sometimes stops the spasms. The outcome is still the same - going to the toilet. I feel like my business just doesn't want to come out and clings on inside. It is thinking "Don't go to the light"

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Keep a food diary so you can see what helps and what does not.

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Thank you all for your comments, unfortunately for me I have done everything you have all suggested! My doctor wants to see me to check my stress and anxiety levels which I think is funny as I only get stressed and anxious because I have chronic dihorrea! Seems to be a vicious circle

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