What is your experience with IBS?

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I have been living with IBS since 2010 and it is really hard too in take milk products like cheese mayonnaise, any greasy stuff like hamburger's etc. I get to be very frustrated that you don't know when it's going to hit...I don't like using port john's or store bathroom's but sometime I eally don't have much of a choice in the matter......So i try to watch in wht I eat when I am out.

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What is your experience with IBS?

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@Maryanne52 Hi Maryanne52, how are you doing? Are you still struggling with your IBS? Have you tried any medications or other management techniques for it? Let me tag some members who may have not seen this discussion!

Hello everyone, I hope you're doing well. What do you do to manage your IBS? Do you avoid certain foods like Maryanne52? Do you take any medications? Can you share some tips or advice with us?

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Take care,

Courtney

What is your experience with IBS?

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@Maryanne52 @Courtney_J I really focus on handling my triggers. So I watch my diet ( I have a hard time with raw vegetables, some dairy, spicy foods) and I try to do things to reduce stress like a bit of yoga and stretching. 

What is your experience with IBS?

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I take Amatiza , Dicyclomine and Zanaflex scripts and over the counter fiber pills.  

It took 2, almost 3 years and 4 drs to get this diagnosis.  I couldn’t function.  I was sick all day every day and when the spasms would come I just wanted to crawl in a hole.  I made myself work but I did nothing else.  I’d go home and go to bed.  I didn’t see family unless they came to see me.  I lost almost 80 pounds ( which I needed but most of that’s back !) 

I still have issues because stress feeds into it but it’s not even close to how I was before the medication.