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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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What changes have you had to make to your routine since being diagnosed with IBS? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Reena Rai, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 19

From my IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) experience I have learned to avoid food containing gluten and use good quality oil for food. Remove sugar from your life as it cannot be digested. Based on an American doctor's advice which I got from the net you can take evening primrose oil capsule of good quality (I am using Sports Research EPO 1300 mg or Codesoft EPO capsule) for 4 months in a year to improve symptoms but consult a doctor if you are taking other medicines like for blood pressure, epilepsy or if you are to undergo surgery.

Comment from: Italianprincess, Female (Patient) Published: November 17

I have found a solution! I have been struggling with IBS-C (irritable bowel syndrome with constipation) since I was 16. I have tried Amitiza 2 times a day. My hair starting falling out. I tried Linzess and I put on 10 lb. in 2 weeks. By accident I found that if I drink powder Magnesium Serene, the side effect is going to the bathroom. Now I have 1 Amitiza a day, hair is growing back and one 8 oz. glass of water with 2 teaspoons of Magnesium Serene (berry flavor). I hope that I help at least one person.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 05

I am a 55 year old female. I had irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for several years. I believe that IBS is a name that doctors use when they are not sure what the cause of constant IBS is. What I found out just recently after 10 or so years and many doctors is that an antibiotic was the cause of mine. I had what is called Clostridium difficile Infection. This is when the good and bad bacteria in your colon is interrupted, caused by antibiotics. Please be checked for this I had it a long time before I was diagnosed. I'm absolutely fine now and can eat anything I want, I just had my gallbladder out a year ago and I am fine.

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