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New York, Ny
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New York, Ny
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I just heard that a diet called Low FODMAP diet is helpful in relieving the symptoms. Basically, it's keeping fermented foods out of the diet. If anyone has tried this, please do let us know. Thanks!
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Did it help the pain to sit up while trying to sleep? I was just contemplating that. I am Gluten sensitive, but when I have an IBS attack, it seems like no rhyme or reason. I take probiotics and all kinds of vitamins, aloe etc. It's a crazy malady.
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Sorrell. If you haven't had any success with some of the other posts you may like to try a simple digestive fix approach. 1. Your IBS may be triggered by a Gluten Intolerance. Cut out ALL Gluten and see if your gas goes away and stools return to normal. (It worked for me) 2. If your Gerd is constant not just around meal times it is likely you have a parasite in your gut called H-Plylori. This would explain the ulcers and Acid Reflux. Simply order a bottle of H-PLR K-32) by Apex Energetics online. Take the full course and have your partner if necessary do it at the same time. H-Pylori is very transmittable through saliva. (One bottle cured my chronic reflux of 10 years) 3. Candida will need a more serious cleanse involving a strict no sugar, no yeast, no wheat diet. Paragone by Renew Life is the best I have found (the diet is tough but be persistant as it is very effective). In the mean time take plenty of probiotics. 4. Digestive enzymes may also be worth a shot when eating meals. Ensure you do eat slowly, chew your food completely and avoid drinking water 30mins before meals and 1hr after. Drinking water will inhibit your natural digestive enzymes from working properly. If you need you can sip on a hot drink such as boiled water.
These are a few things that cured my digestive problems.. Hopefully something in there will help you. My sister aslo has fibromyalgia and I am still convinced it is a result of toxic exposure (most commonly mercury poisoning). I'm trying to get her have her mercury (amalgam) fillings removed (it's VERY important to research the "SAFE removal of amalgam fillings" techniques and choose your dentist wisely if you do so). For best results it should be followed by a supervised heavy metals detox. It is well known that amalgam fillings emit very high constant levels of mercury into your bloodstream. I have heard of a number of success stories in helping fibromyalgia by doing this..
[YEA] Fresh Ginger Root also helps Acid reflux and IBS. peel off a small teaspoon size chunk of the root (after peeling and rinsing) chew it well. NOTE: the root is very spicy (hot) but not too bad.
I tried to eat porridge with soy and rice milk for three weeks. This remedy helped me in the following ways:
Before: Go to toilet 5+ times a day.
Now: 2 times a day.
Before: Can't empty my stomach in the first time I go to toilet.
Now: I can!
Before: I always worry how I will be able to empty my stomach in public toilets.
Now: I go without thinking.
Before: I suffer from diarrhea and dehydration.
Now: Diarrhea is under control.
Before: I suffer from bloating.
Now: no pain, no bloating, can wear tight dresses.
Before: suffer from gas.
Now: no gas!
I used Heron Foods product its name 'Organic Gluten Free Porridge'
I mix 4 spoons of it with a glass of soya or rice milk and bring to the boil for 3-4 minutes.
Tip: You can add a slice of ginger while it is boiling to make it taste good.
[YEA] Thanks so much for the suggestions. Me and my husband use 3% h2o2in the ear whenever we feel the onset of a cold or flu. We have not had a cold in two years since using this method. Before my husband would get a flu that would keep him from work for 2-3 days in a week but no more. I had intestinal issues (loose stools). Went to Dr. diagnosed with IBS. Next went to homeopath. took saliva test, had sensitivity to wheat change eating habits improved but still loose stools frequently. This transpired over a year. After finding this site and reading about h2o2 had the courage to try h20s internally. I started with 5 drops in distilled water, the goal was three times a day I usually hit twice a day. By the tenth day my stools were consistently solid and well formed. It has now been over a month since the big improvement for me. Even when I eat wheat I do not get bloated or have the loose stools hardly ever. I still try to stay away from a lot of wheat but I now am the proud producer of solid log like stools!
ICV and Candida: 2012 was a tough year after 2 surgeries that lead to much research. In fall 2012, my period became quite heavy where I couldn't leave the house for more than 3-4 hours. In March 2013 was given a prescription to clot menstrual cycle, which resulted in a thrombosed vein - I believe was caused a blood clot (April 2013, surgery #1). Anemic and weight loss for a few months, then had ablation July 2013. Since ablation, symptoms of menstrual discomform persisted (low back pain and what seemed to be swollen ovaries). November 2013 had painful intestinal reaction after reintroducing wheat, dairy and sugar back into my diet (and probably stress). Took ACV and high quality aloe vera juice successfully with a couple bouts during the holidays. In late December, visited gastero doctor who diagnosed it as IBS. He suggested colonoscopy and CAT scan. The day after colonoscopy (December 21), I was in a fetal position in great pain. MD, Gastro and OB said it was probably yeast from drugs after surgeries. After consulting with a host of non-traditional resources, it seems my ICV (ileocecal valve) is problematic and bloating a sheer misery for 5 weeks.
Earth Clinic has helped immensely as well as Jini Patel Thompson's site to heal my inflamed large intestines. Looking back, my occasional symptoms have included bad menstrual cycles, sinus problems, tinninus, brain fog, heart palpitations and muscular issues. ICV symptoms can be many and is known as The Great Mimicker. The recommendation is to resolve inflamed intestines to alleviate it turning into IBD or Crohn's. There is a massage technique to address the ICV online; peppermint tea (enteric coated peppermint is excellent to help the peristaltic movement of the intestive), marshmellow and slippery elm to coat the intestines. I'm eating bone broth (made from organic grass fed beef bones and chicken, carrots, celery, onion, zucchini and garlic. I eat all except the celery and easy to digest foods such as avocado, banana, pear; juicing green vegetables with apples, parsley, cilantro and fresh ginger; avoiding dense foods, chips, sugars, wheats, dairy, fermented foods, legumes that cause gas (a little hummus is good), spicy hot, carbonation, scratchy veggies, grains and processed foods. I've also been doing allergy elimination via acupuncture which seems to help. I'm also taking wild oil of oregano and Grapefruit Seed Extract to kill bad bacterial and repopulating with a super good probiotic (Lactobacillus acidophilus, NAS super strain, 5 billion cfu (colony forming units), Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, LB-51 super strain, 5 billion cfu), Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. Also incorporating oil pulling and castor oil packs (3-4 x per week) and activated charcoal 2-3x per week to help flush out the bad. Will start an Elemental Diet this week for 10-14 days, then plan to begin eliminating the candida through continued diet, rife and acupuncture (the candida diet is basically what I'm doing now to keep the pain away).
Moral? If you're suffering from any type of intestinal problems, please consider having olonoscopies and GI tests carefully. Even though my physicians were talking with one another, not one thought of telling me about the potential yeast problem nor did they caution me not to have the colonoscopy while my intestines were in a very fragile state. This ordeal has diminished my health considerably and is costing me financially, physically and emotionally just to get my life back to normal. Blessings and healing to those of you with any form of IBS.
I have IBS and nothing seems to work for me real well. I do the baking soda and EDTA. I treat for Candida regularly as well. Right now I have a little pit in the roof of my mouth and it is really sore. I think it is the herpes virus which I have had since 6 years old. I have had the IBS since 22 years old and by age 48 I thought I had kicked it. After several years of being free of it the IBS is back. I get cold sores more frequently now as well. I keep wondering if the herpes virus is part of my IBS problem. I have heard that the herpes virus is either active or dormant but I wonder if rather then going dormant it really just goes to my intestines and causes the IBS and Candida problems. I would like to know if Ted could answer this for me and if he has found the herpes virus among the people he has helped with IBS. I would also like to hear from other people with IBS that get the cold sores of the herpes virus and how long they have had both the IBS and herpes and if the herpes came first. I think there is a connection in my case but I would like to know if there is a connection with the two in other case. Thank you everyone.
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Ventura, Ca, United States
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Ventura, Ca, United States
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Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Los Angeles, Ca, Usa
I just want to say that some doctors and even the big pharma still want to hide the fact that IBS, Crohn disease and other GI dysfunction are nothing but a parasitical infections. I urge all people who are suffering from these diseases to check for parasites. On stool tests is not enough. If your doctor is stupid who doesn't think out of the box ( most doctors are brainwashed by big pharma, even their books are sponsored by big pharma, their textbooks are like their bibles). Now big pharma are trying to patent Rifaximin for IBS. The reason is simply because big pharma doesn't want to admit the fact that parasites and bacteria are causing IBS and Rifaximin kills the parasites.
is also linked to lyme disease. MS is a manifestation of a bacterial infection. It's sad to see people suffering for 10 to 20 years with IBS when a simple treatment that address the cause could cure them in 1 to 2 weeks.
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Dayton, Oh, Usa
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[YEA] For those of you suffering from IBS and find no relief and only to find your pocket book a lot lighter, I thought that you might gain some hope from my story. I, like you, have tried everything. Going from doctor to doctor. From diet changed to feeding the existing friendly bacteria and everything holistic and spiritual in between. I suffered so much that I could not work for many years. Finally, I saw young doctor, in the summer of 2007 and he sadly told me that they have no answers let alone a cure as yet. I literally had tears streaming down my face at the notion that I will suffer and have no quality of life for the rest of my life. The young doctor, seeing that I was very informed about IBS, tired and in poor health asked me if I would like to participate in a IBS new drug study by a very large drug company. (I am not sure if I am allowed to mention their name on this site.
He explained to me that I would be given placebo and medication over a 15 week period. I would basically be a guinea pig, testing new drugs. But that I would not know when I was getting the actual drug. He explained that the study and drugs were based on the theory that the stomach has it's own brain. This intrigued me as I knew from experience and lots of research that friendly bacteria ingested by mouth, IF they could survive the stomach acids, would NOT have anywhere to establish territory on the intestinal walls. That they would be flushed out within a few days. And feeding the existing friendly bacteria also did not work. So, perhaps this theory about the stomach having its own brain was something to consider. I actually want to get up and scream when I hear a doctor blame everything on stress. And that is exactly what this study was all about. Stress.
I almost refused the study, but the doctor quickly explained that the fight or flight syndrome stimulates a hormone called cortisol. And under prolonged stress, this hormone is over produced by the brain in the stomach, and the cortisol remains over active in the stomach, according to their theory. Well, this finally made sense to me. Prolonged stress and being an achiever, a top producer in sales, yes, I guess I was always in a perpetual stress mode. It's dangerous being a guinea pig, but I was so tired of being sick with no life and if this study would end up helping not only me, but all the millions of IBS victims.....well, I finally agreed to it.
I had to go through a psychiatric screening to determine whether I qualify and sign documents the size of a phone book. I adhered to all the protocol to the letter as I wanted their study to be as accurate as possible. I was monitored on a daily basis. I never knew when I was getting the placebo or the real drug. I can only guess because of my symptoms. But the last 3 weeks of the 15 week study must have been the right drug. Because it worked. It will take another 5 years for the drug to be on the market. It has to go through more testing. They are very thorough. It was the first time in 5 yrs. that I felt normal. No more unexpected bouts of diarreah and I can eat anything that I want, within reason. And I am actually sleeping more than the usual 2-3 hours.
After the study was over, I introduced new foods into my diet (I wasn't allowed to on the study and I was going through hell till the last 3 weeks of it.) Now, I only use virgin coconut oil in all my cooking/frying. As before, I take a tbsp. of black strap molasses & unpasterized or raw honey every second day. Kelp, vitamins, calmag, goat milk, almond milk, freshly ground flax seeds and heritage or heirloom raw garlic etc. I eat organic as much as possible, but I still cannot digest to much raw food. It has to be slightly sautéed or stir fried. The stomach has a brain theory with the cortisol fight or flight hormone being stuck in the stomach must be accurate, because I have been IBS free now for 5 mths., with normal bowel movements. I still experience a pang now and then in my intestine. But nothing like it use to be. I hope that this sheds some light and hope to all that suffer from this nasty disposition. The brain in the stomach has literally gotten stuck in the fight or flight mode.
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Texarkana, Tx, Usa
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Chicago, Il Usa
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Toronto, On, Canada
Hi I had my IBS for more than 6years but until now always usually in morning feeling like stomach not feeling well on and off. But at afternoon it will slowly become better. And usually a lot of urine feel like want to go to toilet. Please advice.
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[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] I was recently researching the link between iodine deficiency and anxiety. I didn't find a lot of convincing information, so I decided to try it on myself.
I've had IBS for at least a year now and strangely enough, I found it to be completely anxiety related and not at all to do with the bowels themselves. I also have regular anxiety as well, but I haven't seen any doctors about either condition because I refuse to get on the meds wagon.
Two nights ago, I painted two squares of 2.5% iodine tincture onto my wrists. I could feel the effects of that by the next day, I went the whole day without any symptoms. One important thing I did find in my research, was that selenium deficiency apparently aggravates iodine deficiency, so naturally, I took 200mcg of selenium the next night in addition to painting iodine on my biceps this time. Still no symptoms of anxiety or IBS on the third day now and I'm hoping this is the real deal. Another interesting bit, I used to take selenium regularly as part of my supplement routine and then stopped for a long time without any obvious reason (ran out and forgot to replenish.. ). For informational purposes, I'm 23, smoke regularly, drink on weekends, eat relatively healthy (always home cooked) but not a ton of fruit and vegetables in my diet.
Interesting Fact: The iodine painting deficiency test is not an indication of anything. Most of it evaporates and becomes colorless, and the rate of that is dependent on the environment that you are in. It does absorb into your system, however, in small amounts. To back that up: When you do this so-called test, wait until it disappears, then get some hydrogen peroxide and apply it to the area; you will see that the whole thing is actually still there.
Best of luck!
[YEA] I struggled with IBS type symptoms for 6 months following a c. Diff infection. I tried almost every natural remedy on this site with no luck. Within one day of starting Konjac-mannan, I had a noticable improvement in after meal bloating and distension. My bowels returned to almost normal after alternating between diarrhea and constipation. I read that it helps normalize bacteria in the gut so maybe that's why it helped me. To me it's been a miracle cure.
[YEA] I go to Dr. Frackelton in Westlake, Ohio for cancer prevention. (I already had it once) I have suffered from spastic colon off and on for years. I was really in pain one time when I went for my routine blood work and mentioned it to him. He said, "I know what will fix you up right now. " He told me to take 1 tsp of l-glutamine 3 times a day. I had been suffering with this for 4 weeks. I had already gone to my regular doctor who prescribed a medicine that did give me some relief from the pain. I quit taking that medicine the day before I went to see Dr. Frackelton. I took the l-glutamine later after I got home. I was taking my third teaspoon of it when I realized that I was fine!!! It worked that fast. When Dr. Frackelton told me it would fix me up right now, he was right! The l-glutamine really worked. I hope this helps someone.