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Does anyone else find there is a correlation between a runny tummy and a runny nose?!

The title say is all really. I find this all the time and wondered if it was just me?

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I sometimes do..but very rare since I am IBS-C. However the other day..I did a no-no and had sour cream, ranch dressing and even ice-cream. I'm lactose intolerant. It was pretty bad..went four times..unusual for me. Then yes..my nose got runny. It also gets runny the night I take Senna and Sundays..so I take "Flonase" nasal spray that is prescribed..and for some reason..then I am fine.

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Don't think I fancy the nasal spray. I was just curious if it was just me or not.

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I understand..all trial and error. I used to not like them..but now I use Flinase and Saline solution and it really helps with the runny nose problem. Lol..reminds me of that when we would make "prank calls" as children.."is your refrigerator running" they would say "yes". Then we would say "well you better hurry up and catch it" and hang up..we were just kids. The other day made me laugh..I said my nose was running..resident said "better hurry and go catch it..you need your nose". I started to giggle a bit..just reminded me of nostalgia and childhood.

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Yes it can be due to food intolerances such as dairy which creates more mucous in your head and sinus. This in turn can decrease with removing dairy from the diet, or going lactose free cutting out yoghurt and soft cheeses, and cottage cheese, and eating some hard cheese which is low in lactin/lactose. If you have an allergy to cows milk protein, you might have to have to get advice on whether to switch to another milk like soy, coconut,

or almond. You can have tests from doctor if you have suspected celiac disease.

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It may be linked to milk but I have had catarrh since it was a kid but didn't have any bowel problems then. I have tried the other milks but they make me constipated so always come back to cows milk. I don't have celiac disease either. I was just interested that my nose mimics my bowel and wondered if others had it.

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It's true we build up food intolerances over time. If you were drinking milk then thi might have been part of the cause. I too had the same problem but this can be to do with weather and environment if you live in a damp valley. Have found zinc and high doses of vitamin C helpful in combination to help coughs and colds I take

1000 gams of vitamin c with zinc breaking up a dissolvable tablet to drink several times a day.

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Hi, I'm a bit confused by this response so are you saying that milk has caused the IBS?

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No- I am saying if you have a food intolerance connected with milk it might cause the runs. You can be allergic to the protein in milk - and not the lactase or vice versa. If you are allergic to both, casein and lactase you might find a test helps to pinpoint the food intolerance. Dairy is tested in the UK as part of celiac disease but may be it's different where you live. It's other foods such as coleslaw, salad dressings with may be egg or dairy which might be a trigger.

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That's interesting..glad I don't have that. I am lactose intolerant but I "cheat" sometimes and have soft serve ice cream or yogurt which doesn't bother my stomach as much..may be it was when I started the "Melatonin" nothing makes me cramp anymore. But never had the runny nose issue a lot.

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The melatonin sounds good. If you don't get the cramps are other symptoms resolved?

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No..still have constipation, unfortunately. Thanks..☺

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I know it’s not the same but just thought I’d say it here anyway but when I get a migraine I always get diarrhoea afterwards!! The body is a funny thing!!

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Oh that's not very nice, a double whammy. It's bad enough putting up with a migraine but to know it's going to be followed by diarrhoea, that's the pits.

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Fortunately since I’ve been on blood thinners my migraines only happen once or twice a year so it’s not that bad!! 😂

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There is information there are several types of migraine. Some are triggered by a food such as coffee cheese or chocolate to name a few, so the body wants to rid itself of the toxin you have eaten or drunk. If the migraine is due to stress, then this is part of the problem. You can get auditory and visual migraine with aura and flashing lights. It would be worth going to your doctor to find out what the cause of your migraine is. Some migraines can lead to black outs. Women may be more prone to migraines with PMT

and decreases of progesterone at certain times of the month. I had them badly before a hysterectomy. After it, have rarely had this type of headache.

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Give a thought also to it not being food related - I get this when using face/body creams - for example if I use self tanners I get flu symptoms - always the runs for 2-3 days and runny nose, runny itchy eyes. Buying any cosmetics for me is a nightmare and always has to be fragrance free - so not only look at food you eat but things you use/put on your body/in your bath. Just saying!

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That is so true - your histamine response to cosmetics is raised so you have find hypoallergenic products. Have the same problem with floor cleaners sore eyes, with chlorine and ammonia based products, and other substances, which may be used round the house. I always look for a P or warnings. I clean floors with fairy liquid detergent

and use a steamer. Went to local clinic the other day, and nearly passed out with smell of the cleaning fluids.

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I use fairy liquid for so mamy things or water and vinegar

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Yes I try to find more natural products and some times I can find them in Asda or Ledle but mainly there are rows of expensive chemicals. I quite detox andit bacterial sprays which are safe to use - but people are not aware that sprays go into the atmosphere and you can breathe in chemicals or t get in you eyes. I use specs

with side bars and a neck scarf which I can pull up over my nose so I don't inhale sprays. I avoid some hair dressers as they can set allergies off.

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Good suggestion, but I don't use any creams or lotions. I wash my face with Dove soap and apart from that all the other products I use are Johnson's Baby products. I would imagine they would be pretty safe bets. I really think it is linked to going to the toilet as it happens before I get out of the loo and can be annoying because the last thing you want to do is blow your nose whilst wiping you bum!

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Dove also for me but at moment using charcoal and teatree oil which is great. No issues

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So interested in your post. I have a constant runny nose and keep the tissue manufacturers in business! It's very annoying and looking back on it, it seems to have started with my IBS-D condition. You've started me thinking......maybe there is a link, although for the life of me I can't understand why this should be!

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Well, l have been looking into it. I read somewhere that the process of bearing down to go can make some peoples noses run. Also I have read about a bloke whose nose ran continually for years and discovered it was actually brain fluid leaking out of his nose. They plugged it with something like blue tac and he is fine now! Not that I'm suggesting we have that haha.

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Eyeshadows must be matte. No glitter. Mascara is another issue

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Do you eat oats grains etc. Granary bread. As soon as i eat these. Even one mouthful my nose is a tap

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No, I don't normally eat grains, am lactose intolerant so have removed all dairy products from my diet. Not sure about the gluten problem however but there is practically nothing in my diet except an occasional lunchtime roll! Mystified......

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Hi I get a runny nose when I have to go and have a poo mainly in the morning. Dont know why just happens at the same time.

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Thanks for replying, it's nice to know I am not alone. I am beginning to think that everyone maybe gets it to some degree, its just that I notice everything and try to use it to find answers, if that makes sense.

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Same here😊

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Well, if we wait for the medical profession to find our answers, we will be waiting a very long time!

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Certainly will I have waited a very long time.

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Yes, I saw from your profile, you were in for the long haul much like myself. I have had IBS since I was about 27, I'm now 61.

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Got diagnosed at 26 though had it long before that now 46.

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I haven't come across you before, do you not put much on this site?

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No I havent for quite awhile.

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Well it's been very nice chatting to you. I feel like I have made quite a few friends on here since I joined just over 18 months ago. Most of my non IBS friends headed for the hills years ago. Hope to speak to you again sometime.

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I know the feeling people just dont understand if not going through same problem. Nice to talk to you too.

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