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Does anyone have IBS as well as fibromyalgia and how does it effect you

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

DR told me IBS, RLS, etc are considered "precursors" to fibro. I had both for years before fibro. For IBS, I tracked and identified my trigger foods and eliminated those from my diet. Example: ordered a big loaded salad at fave restaurant and had to run to the restroom about halfway through eating. Dark salad greens went right through me. The darker the greens, the more harsh my body's reaction. Many raw veggies and some fruits are also triggers but just lightly streaming them is usually enough for me to eat them fine. So identify and eliminate trigger foods/ingredients. Stress is also a trigger, even if it's good stress. Learn to recognize your body's signals so you are aware of what it can/can't handle at any given time. Hope this helps!

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

IBS was one of my first symptoms. It started in my early twenties. The earliest symptom I had was endometriosis. Never connected those to fibro until recently. I don't think my body has ever worked normally!

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Haven’t your gastro doctors handed you the sheet of FODMAP foods divided into foods to avoid and foods you can eat with Ibs . ? Mine has a stack on his counter . If not , look up FODMAP .
You will be very surprised . Greens are a big no no and apples and dairy . Dozens of them.

You also need to have the tests they give to rule out other causes - H, pylori etc . If it is H. Pylori , you take a double antibiotic Pack until you test negative . They are breath tests . H. Pylori bacteria can be deadly if not tested and treated because they burrow VERY DEEPLY in your intestines and can cause ulcers .

They used to think that ulcers were caused by stress until a team of doctors working in Australia found they were really caused by the H. Pylori . They won an international award for the discovery . Look up a picture of one . They are majorly ugly !
There is another test to find the cause where you collect stool for several days and store in your refer !

Anyway , ask your gastro for these tests because there are many causes . You don’t have to stay home as there are several different RX , but they have to know the cause in order to choose the right one , as in any illness . The powder is the most common along with the FODMAP foods . The list is long so I have to take it to the grocery store with me !

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Most definitely and I wear incontinence brief and haven't left the house in almost 10 months. Very degrading. I take Probiotics 60M and anti diarrhea medication every morning.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member the same here. IBS, endometriosis. Always had a cold in my 20's.

posted over 1 year ago
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