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Bay (Houston, TX) on 03/21/2020
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PLAIN GELATIN

I have a remedy I haven't seen listed that has given me my life back.

I got C.difficil after a double round of antibiotics. I took the special antibiotic to get rid of the C.diff, which it did. But 6 months later I was hit with IBS-D, chronic diarrhea making it difficult to leave the house.

I tried every remedy on this site and others. I saw a gastro doctor who offered little help. Nothing worked.

I read antedotally that plain gelatin helped with diarrhea, and that it helped increase the mucosal lining of the intestines.

I began with 2 packets per day (morning & evening) mixed into my hot coffee or tea. I had relief within the first few days. Soft, but formed stools.

After a couple months I began using just one packet in my morning coffee, and continued with no problem.

After 6 months I did an experiment and got off it completely. I had one or 2 loose movements over a week, a vast improvement over previously. I have gone back to my morning packet ever since, and have not had diarrhea in a year and a half.

I mentioned this remedy to my regular doctor's nurse. She mentioned it to another patient who tried it and told the nurse to tell me "Thank you, I got my life back!"

Buy plain gelatin packets in the baking supply aisle of the grocery store. About $6 for 30 packets. It mixes and dissolves best in very hot liquid. Mixed with cold (even a drop of water in your mug) makes a gelatinous mess that dissolves eventually, but not easily.

Try it and let others know it works!!

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Juliette (USA ) on 08/16/2019
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My husband has basically dealt with ibs-d for decades. He knows Ice cream and raw veggies will get him bad but diarrhea is present most of the time for him.

For the last two weeks, he has been taking 2 charcoal tablets before bed every night. This has helped him very much. He is even eating salad without difficulty.

My gut was out of whack after travel and a stomach bug.? Just one dose of charcoal finally got me back to normal. It?s cheap and effective but shouldn?t be taken within 2 hours of medications.

Juliette

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sylvie13 (USA) on 06/13/2019
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If probiotic drinks and yogurt trigger your IBS, then it's possible you have SIBO.

I suffered from IBS for years, becoming more and more of a shut-in because I couldn't go anywhere without a bathroom close by. I then read an article* that stated 80% of IBS sufferers actually have SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).

If you have SIBO, normally beneficial bacteria migrate from your colon into your small intestine and wreak havoc there. The irony about this is that those bacteria are... lactobacillus and bifidobacillus, i.e., the exact bacteria you find in nearly all probiotics, yogurt, kefir, etc.!!!

In other words, if you have SIBO, all the orthodox remedies for IBS are only feeding it and you will feel worse and worse the more probiotics you take/eat. I'd always felt that way, so I immediately stopped taking my probiotics and eating most dairy.

No more yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese, milk, etc., only a small amount of snack cheese slices here and there. Instead, I started taking probiotics, which consist of completely different strains derived from cultured, clean soil and have nothing to do with lacto- or bifidobacillus.

Within about four weeks, I was symptom-free. It was like a miracle. I still get the occasional bout of diarrhea?maybe once every two weeks?but nothing like before, where I could barely leave the house.

Of course, I can't promise that you have SIBO and that this will work for you, but if you do, you might get your own little miracle.

*amymyersmd.com/2018/04/10-signs-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-sibo/

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Gord (Alabama) on 02/25/2019
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Those of you suffering from IBS may want to consider taking Cumin.

I recently started it and initially seeing great improvement after 35+ years of IBS. I just boil 1 tsp of Cumin seeds in water for 5 minutes then strain and drink. I have tried many different things for my IBS and this has helped more than others. There is also a study showing its benefits for IBS.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24829694

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Cold Water for IBS

Amy (Riverside, California) on 09/22/2020
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I also had trouble drinking water in the past. I just didn't care for water unless I was really thirsty, only I did not get all that thirsty for water. I also suffered from Irritable bowel syndrome badly.

I found that if I take a glass jar (like from a jelly or a jam product and clean it thoroughly, I can fill it with ordinary tap water but I must place the glass of water in the refrigerator (not the freezer). For some reason I love the water cold? Then I can drink it like crazy! But remember that the cold water can give you a sore throat so allow the refrigerated water out of the refrigerator before drinking it for awhile so that the water is not too cold, it will still be cold enough to drink and enjoy. Now that I drink refrigerated water, my irritable bowel syndrome isn't bothering me anymore!

Just letting others know what works for me with drinking plenty of water.

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Dietary Changes for IBS-D

Wendy (London) on 10/21/2018
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I've suffered with IBS D for about 20 years. The consequence of this means going out and long journeys are a nightmare. You have to take a note of toilets en route so you don't get caught out and I have in the past. Spare underwear you have to take.

Anyway, onto the good news. I never say I am cured as this can come catch you out, but 100% better than I was.

All due to the Fodmap diet. Won't bore you all with specifics you can google them. Basically cutting out certain foods which have been tested to disagree with certain people and reintroduce sometime later with caution to see if that particular food should be avoided.

What this has done for me is amazing. Not only has it stopped the diarrhoea episodes, an ongoing problem with chronic coughing has cleared up and I notice my nails have grown longer and stronger.

Of course chronic diarrhea is depleting your body of essential nutrients and leaving it weaker.

This has been a life changer for me so wanted to pass it on to other sufferers.
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Chromium Picolinate Helps IBS

Rajat (New Delhi, India ) on 09/13/2018
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I have had ibs d from last 2 yrs. After so many treatments, I found chromium picolinate helps a lot. My symptoms gone.
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Slippery Elm Helpful for IBS

Marie (Middle Tn) on 08/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Slippery Elm is the most potent helper to IBS that we have found. It's available in capsule form just about anywhere. My husband had IBS previously and I had never had it up until last night, and I think the thing that I ate that was different possibly was a Stevia/Erythritol sugar replacement. We already eat a very clean diet, and this was the first time I had had this type of sugar replacement, which I thought was safe. Of course I don't know for sure if that's what's caused it, I just know the Slippery Elm has helped me stop running to the bathroom. It also worked for a friend recently
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Guinness for IBS Problems

Steve (Nsw Australia) on 11/09/2017
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Please forgive my English . I had the IBS over 25 years . Doctors couldn`t do anything for me . So, By a chance The Guinness Draught has fixed my problem . [ Please drink responsibly .As we all know the alcohol is bad for every person. I can only recommend 440ml a day. No more then 440 ml.

To start 440 ml a day for a week. After that 440 ml every second day.

You should notice the improvement in two weeks time. It took me 2 months to clear of this IBS problem. I wasn`t going to write this article because of the alcohol content, but if it helps even one one person would be a help.

It contains BARLEY.

Cheers

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Fermented Sauerkraut for Chronic Diarrhea

Terry (Solomons, Md) on 10/31/2017
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I have had chronic diarrhea off and on for years. I have tried most of the suggestions posted here but none comes close to what I recently discovered. I bought a jar of raw, fermented, and unpasteurized sauerkraut from my local health food store (in the refrigerated section). I tried in that same afternoon (probably eating more than I should--more about that later). The next morning I was in "stool heaven"... no diarreah in sight, and I went about 3 times that day and really cleaned myself out.

Here's what I learned: you don't need to eat a whole lot of the sauerkraut, just a nice forkful...I am trying it out once a day, but I think as I go along, maybe just 3 forkfuls a week would be OK because you don't want to upset the balance of the good and bad bacteria in your gut. I am thrilled with this finding. Several weeks before my "gastro doc" prescribed Cholesdtyramine for oral suspension. It's a powder that you mix with water or juice. That did work for about 3 days and it was back to diarreah. Anyway, it messes up your cholesterol and bile and who wants that? Please try this natural, easy to eat sauerkraut and let everyone know who you do. Thanks for reading.

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Purified Water for IBS

Xox_care_xoz (Montréal ) on 10/19/2017
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Ever since I was a child I used to get abdominal cramps followed by Diarrhea 1-2 times a week and I was never able to find the source of what was causing it and I finally accept the fact that I had IBS. I am now 31 Years old and I found the source to my problem and I no longer have abdominal cramps with Diarrhea it's been a year and it has changed my life. The source of the problem was tap water... Chlorinated water. I stopped drinking tap water and a month later I had no more issues. Please try this and see if you also have chlorine intolerance. Definitely worth trying :)
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Dietary Changes Not Helping IBS-D

Elizabeth (Ny) on 04/17/2017
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I was diagnosed with IBS back in the late 90's. As the years passed I found more and more discomfort with belly bloating and pain and on occasion constipation. About one month ago I started to experience the symptoms of IBSD and I am here to tell you, I was practically living in my bathroom for three days. I then changed over my diet to no dairy, less fiber because I noticed when I ate things like spinach, broccoli, cabbage, etc. I would be running to the bathroom shortly after.

I began to drink coconut water, having coconut/almond milk in my coffee, supposedly non dairy, cut out ice cream and even had to cut out frozen yogurt and tried the lactaid products and still I am having issues. It is not as bad as it was last week, but it seems no matter what I eat, I am running a short while after or by the wee morning hours up and about with pain, discomfort, nausea. I have no clue what I should do anymore. I have plain Italian toast with jam, plain scrambled eggs, coconut water, etc. etc. and still, I wake up during the night in pain. I had tried the essence of peppermint like I used to take and still no relief.

I don't know what to do anymore..I am so tired and trying to make sure I stay hydrated at the same time. It has been one week today when this all got worse. Please help me!

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Baking Soda for IBS

Dana (Oklahoma) on 03/30/2017
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I wish I had known baking soda in water could stop an IBS attack 30 years ago. So many doctors, so much money wasted, so many days of my life in misery.... And a few cents worth of baking soda was all I needed.
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Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda for IBS

Rocky (Saudi Arabia) on 12/16/2016
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I'm suffering from ibs for 3 years. the test that im positive before is h. pylorie and was cured by medicine but later diagnosed of ibs. symptoms are bloating constipation diarhea acid reflux. im look soome older post in your website may be the cause of my ibs is a bad bacteria. im trying now ACV/BS and lemon for two weeks now I have some distention still and acid reflux. could it be cured? taking probiotics acidofilos and yugort hoping for your kind reply.
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Bone Broth Made IBS-D Worse

Jerri (Wisconsin) on 10/31/2016
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I want to heal my ibs-d, so I made a nice bone broth from my neighbor's extra roosters. I've been watching the birds daily for 7 months now, since they were a chick, so I know they ran around the yard chasing/eating bugs and didn't get bad food, etc. So, now I have such bad diarrhea, so much worse than before. I've read about die off, but it's been awhile already. How long do I persist taking it (nothing else, a bone broth fast for over 2 weeks now). If gelatin is the part that fixes the gut, then why not take gelatin that I buy instead of this?
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Multiple Remedies for IBS-D Causing Herx?

Tracy (Richmond) on 10/19/2016
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Herx?

I have ibs-d and insomnia. I take 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar twice/day, 1/4 tsp each l-glutamine & turmeric in the morning, 5000 iu D3 & multivitamin every morning, 5 peppercorns (for hemmies) twice/day, and (for over 6 months now) 2 tbs dairy kefir/day. I also use magnesium oil 2x/d and take melatonin sublingual for sleep (not much help).

The last month has been so awful--my skin is getting pimply (even my scalp) and very dry (I can scrub off skin like dirt), my ibs d has cranked into overdrive and I just feel exhausted. I work full time, post-menopause, and care for an ill family member. My hope is that my skin/bowel issue is due to a healing reaction, that I turned a corner or something.

Please, tell me if you agree and, if not, make suggestions as to what I can do. Btw, the hot flashes/sweats have passed but now all of a sudden I'm weepy. I went through all that after a hysterectomy 13 years ago, why would it restart? Maybe my hormones are getting weird?

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Dietary Changes are Not Helping IBS

Mark (Tulsa) on 04/12/2016
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I was recently diagnosed with IBS. My symptoms include, sever constipation, black stools, upset stomach when I eat and when I have a bowel movement. I had been taking an over the counter drug and it kept me regular. However the stools each morning were initially hard followed immediately by a loose stool. I was prescribed a IBS drug which while I was on it (taken three times a day for two weeks) I was regular but still has some stomach discomfort. When I went off the drug my symptoms returned and the over the counter drum is not effective. I had a series of tests, scopes, colonoscopy and an endoscopic ultrasound. I was not tested for parasites at all. I am on a FODMAP diet and my constipation is terrible and so far I have not seen any improvement. Any advice.
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Juicing for IBS-D

Namaw (Al) on 03/19/2016
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I've been on here several times asking for suggestions for my ibs-d. Repeatedly, people have said I should start juicing, that would fix it. I think people don't know what the D stands for in ibs-d--diarrhea. I finally started juicing, figuring I had tried everything else. What a mistake! I've had worse diarrhea for the past 3 weeks than I've had in 20 years. Juicing is definitely NOT the answer for me. Also, 'detox' seems to be code for clean yourself out, which is not my problem. I've lost so much fluid that I'm cramping all over, lethargic, headachey and dehydrated.

Please, when you suggest juicing, be aware that some of us can't do it. Btw, I juiced leafy greens, lemon, ginger not sweet items like apples or grapes. I was hoping they would increase my gut bacteria, but I don't see how that's possible as fast as its' going thru.

Also, I saw one snarky response that said what did you expect when you put in all that liquid. Well, I didn't expect this. Now I feel like I've lost all the ground I gained getting off immodium. I had to take 6 yesterday just so I could get out to do my marketing. Sorry, but this gets a big thumbs down.

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Diatomaceous Earth, Probiotics, Aloe for IBS

Dee Dee (North Carolina) on 09/26/2015
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I am not a medical practioner, however this is what worked for my IBS.

First, go to the health food store and buy FOOD GRADE DE, diatemaceous earth. Mix 2 tablespoons with 1/2 cup water. Drink it down - tastes chalky, but this will rid your colon of any parasites. Do the research for FOOD GRADE DE, it helps cleanse your entire system.

Next, buy a good PROBIOTIC and DIGESTIVE ENZYME. Take as suggested.

***ALOE VERA JUICE - 2 or 3 Tablespoons, I mix with 1/2 cup water and again drink it down, two or three times a day. Aloe Vera juice is VERY healing.

To your health!

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Questions About Magnesium Chloride For IBS

Leila (Europe) on 03/16/2015

Hello everyone,

I am writing regarding what I believe is an IBS problem that I developed around 5 years ago, when going through a stressful situation. I was severely constipated for a few months and began noticing the presence of mucus in my stools (until then I never noticed anything of this kind).

Although I have manage to improve a lot my condition, and rarely suffer from acute pain nowadays, I still tend to get constipated when there is a change in my routine or when I am feeling stressed.

What helps me best to "go" in the morning is one or two teaspoons of ascorbic acid mixed with bicarbonated sodium.

On the other hand, the only thing that has helped regarding the presence of mucus in the stool is when I take one teaspoon of magnesium chloride with water first thing in the morning, but it is not as effective as the ascorbic acid + baking soda for my constipation. When I discontinued the use of magnesium chloride and started taking the ascorbic acid again in the morning, the presence of mucus returned.

I read conflicting views regarding the use of bicarbonated sodim so I am uncertain if I should continue taking it, or if it s best to opt for the magnesium chloride. Just wondering if anyone had the same result with the magnesium chloride or has any thoughts regarding this issue.

Apart from this I am healthy, eat a balanced diet and so on.

Many thanks! Leila<

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