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Posted by Dee [252.1114] on December 03, 2004 at 21:16:21:

My friend wantd me to ask this question. Docs could not find anything wrong (wanted her to swallow a scope)she don't have the money. so not sure if ulcer.
They said IBS she goes from constipation to diarrehea. She feels diarrehea is going around hard stools. She is scared. They put her on zelnorn. On the pamplet says woman 35 and under have ibs. She is in her 40s. She is wondering about this now.



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Posted by
Cheezi [50.275] on December 03, 2004 at 21:50:01:

In Reply to: for a friend (IBS) posted by Dee [252.1114] on December 03, 2004 at 21:16:21:

My friend's mom is in her seventies and has had IBS for quite a few years. So does her daughter, who's in her 40's. I don't think the 35yr marker is absolutely accurate.

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Posted by Michele [6.814] on December 03, 2004 at 22:13:37:

In Reply to: for a friend (IBS) posted by Dee [252.1114] on December 03, 2004 at 21:16:21:

Any age can have IBS...but she should get a second opinion.

Also, juicing cabbage, celery and parsley will help heal her a bit in the meantime regardless of what it is...
*I had IBS when my mother was dying/died

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Posted by Ron [1540.1617] on December 04, 2004 at 01:45:42:

In Reply to: for a friend (IBS) posted by Dee [252.1114] on December 03, 2004 at 21:16:21:

Hi Dee,

If alternating constipationad diarrehea is the problem,
avoid bread, pasta, cookies, crackers, bagels, white rice and
have potatoes only with protein.

In a week or two, all should be back to normal.

Here is a link, so you don't think I am kidding.


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Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on December 04, 2004 at 07:23:12:

In Reply to: for a friend (IBS) posted by Dee [252.1114] on December 03, 2004 at 21:16:21:

Hi, Dee.

Advise your friend that learning is her only option. Have her start with the LGS article on the home page, the glossary and the archives.

Get her involved on this BB and we can discuss what she learns as her understanding progresses.

Walt

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Posted by MaryC [518.20] on December 04, 2004 at 15:36:05:

In Reply to: for a friend (IBS) posted by Dee [252.1114] on December 03, 2004 at 21:16:21:

here is the most comprehensive guide to IBS I have found:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Title
Nigel Howard: Author who is a holistic practitioner.

I agree with the others that 35 or under is not the only range in which one gets IBS--it can strike at any age.

The above book describes the disease and all complementary therapies, alternative techniques, and conventional treatments.

They have proved to be more helpful than the pills and lack of advice on diet I have received from a gastroenterologist.

Education is the key to treating IBS because most MDs don't have the time or patience to explain the disease and the lifestyle changes that relieve it. The medicines treat the symptoms, not the condition.

Your friend should also check out the Elimination Diet in the archives to quickly find out what aggravates her IBS. Sensitivity to dairy, sugar, grains, caffeine, tobacco or alcohol may be causing it.



Re: for a friend (IBS) Reference about IBS. Archive in LGS.

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on December 05, 2004 at 07:05:49:

In Reply to: Re: for a friend (IBS) posted by MaryC [518.20] on December 04, 2004 at 15:36:05:

Thanks, Mary.

Walt

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