Please tell me: Can IBS sufferer have only bloating and gas?
Topic: Please tell me: Can IBS sufferer have only bloating and gas?
April 24, 2019 / By Billie Question:
I mean not even pain, diheria, constipation. But be diagnosed with IBS. Any of you with it here? I cant really understand what else to do with my life..and just it keeps being soo dificult to handle. I feel the disconfort, that you wont imagine. Doesnt matter i eat or not. Its from the morning, in my bed. Thats what wakes me up in morning so early. Im sick of this. n any kinds of medications. I dont really think this can be cleared from inside of me so i can go back to the way i used to live like every one else. Its been bout a year (. Will u help me? tnx
I was diagnosed about a month a go. Sometimes im thinkiong that maybe i just think about it too much? but no..i dont feel happy or free for even about an hour a day :(. So its not in my head. N i stoped goin to my classes in college for about 2 weeks already.
Best Answers: Please tell me: Can IBS sufferer have only bloating and gas?
Ailsa | 7 days ago
Hi Liza. Your symptoms are very real - you are not imagining them and you are not exaggerating them.
It is important to understand that "IBS" is NOT a diagnosis. A diagnosis tells you the CAUSE of your problem and IBS tells us nothing about what is causing your symptoms.
IBS is a "label" given to patients when the doctor cannot determine the CAUSE of bowel symptoms. Sadly, there are many known causes of these types of symptoms that most medical doctors are not trained to know. Here are a few conditions that must be tested for to find and fix the cause of your symptoms:
1) Celiac Disease (CD). CD is an autoimmune disease that damages the lining of the small intestine. It is caused by an allergic reaction to certain proteins in wheat, rye and barley called glutens/gliadins. This is a very common condition, yet doctors rarely diagnose it. This failure to diagnose may result from the fact that there are no drugs to treat this common condition; the only treatment is dietary - avoidance of gluten/gliadin in the diet.
2) Lactose intolerance. Again, your doctor should have tested you for this.
3) Intestinal Dysbiosis - an imbalance in the normal bacteria (microflora) living in the intestinal tract (too many bad/toxic organisms and not enough of the health promoting good organisms). This is a common condition that is caused by use of anti-biotics and/or acid inhibitor drugs (e.g. Nexium, Pepcid, etc.). Again, your doctor should have tested you for this by ordering a series (at least three samples) of stool tests to identify the organisms living in your gut.
4) Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIB0). This is what it says - an overgrowth of bacteria living in the small intestine. These bacteria digest your food and produce toxic byproducts from it. Again, it is caused by use of anti-biotics and acid inhibitors.
5) Food allergies/intolerances (other than lactose).
6) Hypochlorhydria - inadequate productin of stomach acid (very common as we grow older).
These are some of the most common causes of "IBS"-like symptoms. You may need to find a specialist in nutrition to help you evaluate and properly treat whatever is causing your suffering. A Naturopathic Physician, a Doctor of Chiropractic, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN), or that rare medical doctor that specializes in nutrition, environmental medicine or functional medicine will be your best bet for getting a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Best wishes and good luck.
P.S. I can also suggest a good book that can help you learn more about these issues. It is called: "Digestive Wellness" by Elizabeth Lipski, M.S., C.C.N.
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Originally Answered: Solutions for back pain sufferer?
i havent gone through this situation specifically. i do have a weight problem due to a health problem and doctor's do have a tendency of blaming everything on the weight.
i think that your mom should see if she can get some physical therapy. that would be very helpful. the fact is, the doctor is right. operations are extremely dangerous for overweight people. most doctors wont even do the gastric bypass surgery if you are over a certain weight.
she should keep up the healthy eating and try to start going for a walk three times a week. 20 minutes. not speed walking not running, just a walk. it makes a HUGE difference. walking helps the back pain as well.
sorry i dont have any more advice. i hope she starts to feel better
when the doctor diagnosed you with IBS- did they do any food allergy or intolerance testing ??
often digestive troubles such as IBS are directly related to and can be alleviated by simple allergy and intolerence testing.- Much of the time meddication is unnessecary.
One of the biggest contributors to digestive issues is Celiac or wheat/ gluten intolerance or allergy. If for some reason you are unable to get tested- you can do a trial and error. Go on a gluten free diet for about 2 weeks and see if oyur symptoms clear up any. If they do- go back to eating like oyu had been - if the symptoms return- you need to stay on a GF diet- no wheat, rye or barley. If this is not the offending food try getting off of dairy for a while and see if that helps.
I know of a couple of people who were put on medicatons for IBS, acid reflux and other digestive issues. No allergy tests were ever taken and the side effects of the medications were given no thought. These people eventually came to an understanding of the digestive system and food allergies. They quit the medication, went on a GF diet and are doing GREAT now. THey are living a normal life with little to no symptoms. It does require a drastic change in diet and lifestyle but after having a daughter who was sick for 12 years and never getting to the bottom of it- going on a GF diet has been more than worth getting my healthy, happy, vibrant 14 yo daughter back.
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I have ulcerative colitis and I feel your pain. I was diagnosed 5 years ago and I go through remissions and flare-ups regularly. It is a vicious illness and I would never wish it upon my worst enemy. I don't know what kind of medications that would help you specifically because everybody is different and I actually have a more severe condition, where my colon is actually attacking itself so I have take steroids. I also have to take special pills that are also steroids but they have a special coating that can bypass the stomach and be released in the colon having an antiinflamatory effect directly. Even with all the medication, I still get sick. Stress is a huge contributer to UC and also IBS. You should talk to your doctor about medications out there. Have you had a colonoscopy? Are they sure it's not Chron's or UC? Sometimes antianxiety/antidepressent medications help. Paxil actually has be known to work really well in IBS patients and it worked a little for me but I quit taking it for my own reasons. There are a ton of books out there on IBS that you should read. I know that understanding your condition will help you manage it more effectively. It did for me. Good luck.
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IBS is a real pain......... I've had it for many years. The symptoms come and go. I have found they are often times brought on by stress in my life. (And not necessarily major stress) I know I must take time to relax, listen to relaxation tape or even just some soft music. 20 minutes a day. Also there are certain things in my life (work especially) that I can't change so I have to say to myself " It is what it is."
Citrucel every day seems to have helped me.
I am convinced stress is the primary culprit. Don't give up. You will feel ok again. Some people with IBS seek stress counseling. I did. And it helped a lot. (I look at it this way if I had a cast on my foot I'd need a crutch. So the counseling is like a crutch and i'll toss the crutch one day.) Like I said IBS is a nuisance.
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If you have IBS you can suffer from diarrhea or constipation, have pain or bloating. Dicetel is a medicine in Canada and does help a lot. Also stress can bring on a lot of these symptoms. Drink camomile tea to relax and help with indigestion.
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I'm so sorry you're having a difficult time. I posted a link below that gives you lots of information about IBS. Click on the link below and you will see different categories. I sure you hope that you find a solution. If you feel like your doctor has not truly found the correct diagnosis, see a specialist. Feel better, so sorry.
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Originally Answered: Is it possible for an intelligent, untreated ADHD sufferer to be very successful academically?
It is totally possible to have the symptoms of ADHD. Be untreated and do well in school.
Lets look at how ADHD is diagnosed.
What you need to be diagnosed is a few things:
- There are 18 criteria for ADHD. You need to exhibit 6 or more of them.
- You have to have them in all situations (home, school, with friends).
- They must be present for six months or more in all situations.
- They must be much worse than what others at the same age group would experience. Or bad enough to be causing real problems in your life.
You friend may have the symptoms of ADHD but they may not be bad enough to be getting in the way of his productivity and success. He may be just on the edge of a diagnosis. Since it isn't a problem for him due to things like(i am guessing here) good organization skills, great personal support system(family and friends) and interest in school. Then he doesn't need a diagnosis or to be treated.
Once I got old enough I learned how to treat my ADHD myself. I use exercise and diet. Plus I need to stay very organized and be working on things that I like working on.
I made a website about how I did it, you can see the definition of ADHD I used on there too: