The "Joys" of PI-IBS

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Re: The "Joys" of PI-IBS

Postby justme » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:53 pm

After enjoying a relatively easy day Friday, I indulged in a few little chocolate candies I was offered by the ladies at the eye doctor's office. Yesterday was "hell"!!! Today is a bit better, but still having sudden urges to have a BM (up to 5 so far). Well, chocolate is definitely off my list!!!
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Anne

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Re: The "Joys" of PI-IBS

Postby Musings » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:06 am

Zapper, 20+ movements sounds excessive. Even on my worst days (brought on by stupid eating/drinking decisions) would maybe go 8-10 times. Might be a good idea to be tested or talk to your doctor.

Sorry to hear, Anne. I can manage a little bit of chocolate but basically no diary and nothing even slightly spicy.

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Re: The "Joys" of PI-IBS

Postby Lisa33 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:30 am

20+ BM's sounds way to excessive for an "off" day or IBS. However, it can be indicative of a stomach virus. But, I do agree with the others to talk to your doctor and see if you should get tested.

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Re: The "Joys" of PI-IBS

Postby Zapper » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:52 am

Yes, I submitted a sample on Wednesday and just got the call. I'm back to positive... again.
Waiting for the ID to call to get the ball rolling on my 1st FMT.

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Re: The "Joys" of PI-IBS

Postby Musings » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:25 pm

I am so sorry to hear it, Zapper. Hope the FMT does the trick, it has a high success rate!

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Re: The "Joys" of PI-IBS

Postby justme » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:40 pm

I am going to vent and this seemed to be the best place to do it. I just lost my PC doctor whom I just loved. He was so understanding, positive, and really listened to me. He evidently left Straub here in Hawaii after being with them for some time. No one seems to know why. In his place, I was assigned a young woman who has only been out of school for 6 years (she's 38). She immediately started to question all the medications I was taking that have been working well for me. She really gave me grief about the Bentyl for IBS and wants me to see a GI specialist. It evidently can affect the brain if over used (which I do not do and just started taking it 6 months ago). She continued on to my other medications (like Zolpidem). I am an insomniac and have been my whole life (a family curse). Zolpidem has been a blessing. She wants me to decrease the amount from 10 mg to 5 mg and use Melatonin. She even gave me a full page handout that she had put together called "Sleep Hygiene" with cutsy pie drawings. I wanted to gag. She is evidently doing this to all of the patients she inherited from my former doctor and everyone is complaining. I call her the big blonde fema-nazi. It is quite upsetting to everyone at the clinic - patients and staff. Everyone loved Dr. "K" (my former doctor). I don't blame him for leaving if he was having issues with higher-ups, but I miss him a lot and I am very wary about the femi-nazi (what else is she going to change that works for me, but doesn't agree with her opinion). To anyone reading this - thanks for letting me vent.

As a final note - what other medications are out there for PI IBS? I don't have IBS-D or IBS-C.

Aloha,
Anne

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Re: The "Joys" of PI-IBS

Postby Ril » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:02 pm

Anne, she is not so new a dr that she should not know better than to go in and totally disrupt everyone’s medication regime.
She must have a medical supervisor and if after several patients are unsuccessful speaking with her you might want to get together and go to that person but I realize that is not easy.

In terms of IBS meds, if you have neither d or c, I assume you are having the spasms and cramping. Another good antispasmodic is hyoscyamine, or Levibid, which my GI has had me on for years, as néeded. Other options to ask about are imipramine and amitryptalline, antidepressants, taken at bedtime which will also help with your sleep. In this case, going to a GI along with your records might be a good thing if this new dr is reluctant to prescribe.

I hate to do this but this thread has gotten too long and has to be locked. Feel free to start a new thread and continue.
Best of luck,
Rita


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