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What is irritable bowel syndrome?

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2 years ago
My doctor told me that I had irritable bowel syndrome. The <a href="http://www.bestfamilydoctor.net/irritable-bowel-syndrome-symptoms/">irritable bowel syndrome symptoms</a> are like the ones mentioned in this article. How long will it last in my body? It is very frustrating.

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2 years ago
It is pretty much a life time condition. Your body is just sensitive to foods and that is how it reacts. I have had it since I was about 11 or 12 and I still have it. You just have to watch what you eat and learn your triggers. I cannot eat at Applebee's because it does not agree with me. If I am under a lot of stress I cannot have milk products.  I also have to watch the amount of stuff made with white flour. I used to hate whole wheat bread but I have trained myself to eat it because it will make me feel better in the long run.
2 years ago
This is something you should discuss in further detail with your doctor. Don't just get a diagnosis, ask questions.
2 years ago
I've had it ever since I can remember without a diagnosis for years! I've had the symptoms which were extremly painful since, well, before I can remember. My mum said I've always had it, but the docs never properly diagnosed me until I was 20yrs old! (last year). I then got told that because I was pregnant they couldn't do anything. It has been the hardest thing to live with! I got told from my extended family that I had to do something about it because I was 'poisoning the baby'- I even got told that when I was breastfeeding! But all I got from docs was 'we can't do anything'. Mine is so bad that I could only go to the bathroom once every 4weeks! It is the hardest thing to live with, esp if noone can help you.Recently I have found something that has worked wonders! I drink Nettle tea. I have 3-4 cups a day (that is the medicinal dose-which is what you need if you want it to take effect) Sometimes more. And I also have a teaspoon of Organic Chia seeds in a cup of warm/hot water once day. The Nettle has all the vitamins and minerals you need in a day as well, so you end up with an awesome amount of energy and you don't crash after!  Even if it doesn't help with your IBS, it is an awesome vitamin hit and I honestly have never felt so good! I am pregnant and am a stay at home mum to my beautiful 7month old son. It was hard looking after him with this condition, but having found this, I have never felt better even though I am pregnant! I don't crave sugar or anything bad anymore! Which apparently is caused by a deficiency in some vitamin.The chia seeds work by lubricating the bowel and anso strengthen the muscle used when having a bowel motion. It is also packed with EFAs! If you don't like it in the water, a less potent version is to grind up and put on salads or baking etc. I put mine in biscuits. That is more for maintanence, whereas in the water has more of an effect and is awesome if you need it.Sorry to ramble on, but to be honest, it is a little bit because I wish I had found this earlier and wish anyone that would benefit from it could find out about it. I have tried so many things from docters 'hoping' it would help but instead put me in more pain. I wish you all the best!

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