Ibs diarrhoea

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Ibs diarrhoea

Postby Ellieteaspoon » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:49 pm

I've stopped taking tramadol and amitryptaline as I was fed up with side effects, doctors who seem To think I'm a drug addict etc plus I am feeling the benefit of a new excersize program. However, the tramadol was masking some symptoms which are now becoming a problem.
Every morning I have to poop 3 -4 times urgently, but now I don't have opiates in my system it starts from about 4:30 am. :( I don't have any other ibs symptoms, but I've been like it for years now. We have an outdoor compost toilet and a one year old sleeping in our room so I could really do without it but don't want to take strong painkillers when I'm not in acute pain for once. I've switched to white bread but no difference. Does anybody have any tips to slow things down?
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Re: Ibs diarrhoea

Postby Katie Louise » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:00 pm

Have you thought about trying colon cleansers or puratea. It may help clear out your system and get rid of whatever is upsetting your stomach I've just started taking herbal colon cleansers and I haven't had any urgent toilet trips yet x

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Re: Ibs diarrhoea

Postby denys » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:02 pm

Go to the docs they can prescribe immodum or such like to slow things down a bit
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Re: Ibs diarrhoea

Postby Ellieteaspoon » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:12 pm

Katie, what herbs are you talking about? I'm pretty sceptical about anything that claims to "cleanse" or "detoxify" as those terms are medically meaningless. I don't think I need to "cleanse" my colon, it does a pretty good job of that itself, and there's nothing in there irritating it, this is a neurological problem.
i am interested to know if there are any herbs which can slow digestive transit, as I know plenty which do the opposite but can only think of opium poppies that slow it down. If these remedies are working for you there must be a reason.
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Re: Ibs diarrhoea

Postby Katie Louise » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:47 am

If your ibs is flaring up then your bowel is irritated and goes in to spasm making you have the erge to go to the toilet more often with very little notice colon cleansers and herbal teas can help aid digestion stopping you bowels from going into spasms. If you are not sure peppermint or camomile teas sooth the stomach as well. I was unsure about the colon cleansers thinking that they would make me go to the toilet more but since taking them I feel less bloated and have not had the sudden erge to get to the toilet asap hope that answers some of your questions I will look at the pot to see what herbs the cleansers have in them as I am writing this from bed now x

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Re: Ibs diarrhoea

Postby whoami » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:05 am

I have I B S and did a herbal cleanser. It sent me to the emergency room.

I would suggest you talk to your dr or pharmacist before trying anything new.
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Re: Ibs diarrhoea

Postby TATT » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:58 pm

I have been off tramadol a week today. Went from 8 a day for two plus years and my stomach is in pieces. Abdominal pain and so sore, can't stop going to the loo. Last thing I would do is try a colon cleanse. I can't eat so I am just sipping water. Maybe some priobotics tommorrow

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Re: Ibs diarrhoea

Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:58 pm

Did you reduce them gradually TATT or go cold turkey??
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Re: Ibs diarrhoea

Postby whoami » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:36 pm

I was going to ask the same as fluppy.

Stopping any med cold turkey can cause issues.
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Re: Ibs diarrhoea

Postby Karou » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:21 am

I did a food diary to see what's causing me symptoms. Had to cut out dairy, wheat, tomatoes, and lots of other things. I can now tolerate small amounts of milk, yoghurt and wheat again but try to avoid it because sooner or later IBS will kick up a stink. Oh and aspartame is an issue, also for Fibro.
The GP put me on questran to see if I had bile salt malabsorbtion but all it did was make me feel full up.

I've seen a gastro specialist when I was really bad and he recommended to experiment with adding more fibre. So I ate all bran sticks for breakfast. Strangely, they didn't upset my tummy. I also added linseed and lots of fresh fruit like banana, (by the way, it helps with diarrhea and constipation) blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and cherries. Things I knew my tummy could tolerate. It was no miracle cure but things were causing less runs if you know what I mean.

The specialist gave me a list for what's called fodmap diet and said it helps many people so worth a try.

I don't know your circumstances and I'm no doctor so I'd say discuss anything new with your GP first to make sure you don't cause any more trouble.

Good luck, hope you can get it sorted soon.
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