Irritable Bowel Syndrome Triggered By Sports/Exercise?
Oct 10, 2014
I've had some form of IBS since I was around 15. I used to get it all the time and wasn't sure why.
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Around 6 years ago it just stopped. I thought it was because I had some drastic changes in my life - career, home, love, etc - but then it came back about 3 years ago. I realised that it came on, very badly, the day after I had been to the gym. 6 years ago I stopped all exercise due to the above changes, as well as recovering from an op over a year.
I wasn't doing anything too heavy, just getting back into shape. I then remembered that from the age of 15 I had started doing martial arts, and over the years, added swimming and going to the gym exercise 5 or 6 times a week. This is when I was getting IBS symptoms daily.
Now even if I do any stretching around my lower abdomen, a few hours later I get painful IBS.
The doc said, on several visits, that exercise should make it better, and didn't seem to want to entertain it as a cause.
At first I thought it was foods and was cutting out anything that could trigger it, but this didn't help as there was no pattern when I was eating possible trigger foods.
Anyone else find that sports and/or exercise has triggered your IBS?
If there is another thread already discussing this please could someone direct me to it?
Terrible bout of IBS for about a week after eating one of my trigger foods. I used to love chocolate but can't eat it now because of IBS. I had a meltdown last week and ate a few Snickers bars. I ended up with diarrhea for a week and now I have severe hemorrhoids. Has anyone else experienced anything like this and any suggestions to calm them down? I've been using Preparation H but I'm still in pain.
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Hope right forum at end of post its about ibs. So few years ago started having ruq pain, Dr said lung xray clear ultrasound small liver cyst, alt slightly elevated, no doubt drinking, thinks stress, went on, bowel movements from normal, loose, some days 3-5 times, some days none, but never more than a day or two constipated, Er visit a few months ago for stomach virus, full blood panel because of history normal, abdomen palpation normal. Pain persist on daily basis more last two ribs both sides front and back doesn't seem deep, lots of bowel sounds and gas, worse in evening, worse sitting, better standing or laying down.Got nervous went to walk in clinic, nurse practitioner(I'm in USA) said probably cirrhosis with my history, gi appointment in 3 weeks, paniced and went to Er next day, Dr said no way cirrhosis, this muscular or ibs, his blood work said normal alt 52, good to him, but walk in NP said alt 55 elevated.no other symptoms, no jaundice, no blood anywhere, gassy, occasional bloating and the pains in front sides and back come and go. Have a lot anxiety issues. Lots of intestinal noise and bowel movements, losing my mind. any Thoughts. Ibs?
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I am 37yo and suffering from IBS for 5 years. I did all the tests you can possibly imagine...but nothing. The gastrologists doctors (2 of them) told me to try Nortylin/Nortriptyline, saying it should help. Anyone tried it ? any results ? I am a bit reluctant to that till now...Thanks a lot
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a) What has caused my condition?
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b) How can I cure it rather than just keep it at bay?
The experts don't seem to have much idea.
It all started about 3 years ago with pain in my descending colon and then in my groin area. At the same sort of time I became sensitive to coffee, alcohol spicy foods, fats, vinegar and lemon juice.
My GP has given me peppermint oil and Pregabalin. Pregabalin is good for general neuropathic pain associated with diabetes but much less effective on ibs pain.
ibs does get worse if you are stressed about something.
I have had a Colonoscopy, several X rays and a CT scan and you see absolutely nothing.
Has anyone had a colostomy bag fitted through having severe IBS-D?
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Some years ago I Poisoned and had nausea and because of a special stress I sense that I have nausea all times. For example, When I want travel or use bus and visit new places alone then I am nauseated and it is so hard for me. I visited a Psychiatrist and he Prescribed some pills like Sertraline, Fluoxetine, Alprazolam and...I used these Pills and I'm better but when I discontinued these pills my behaviors backed too many years ago. What is my Sickness? Recently, I visited another doctor and did Urea breath test and Doctor told me I have Gastritis but can it my Sickness? If it is my Sickness then why when I use Sertraline, Fluoxetine, Alprazolam then I'm better? Can Gastritis cause nausea?
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As a Medical Secretary this has been a difficult situation to deal with. It has taken me 8 years to sort out. It started with reflux that smelled of poo. That was the only symptom. It took 7 years to get a hiatus hernia and an infection which they never even tested for.
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But, even after all that it still kept happening. I have 2 sisters with coeliac disease. GP would not test properly for that. In the end I went on a gluten and sugar free diet. It WORKED. No more embarrassed situations and I should get my first kiss when I pluck up the courage. Eight years I have struggled.
Has anyone been given antidepressants to try and control their IBS?
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Help! Is there anyone out there who is vegetarian, has been through the FODMAP diet and now doesn't know what order to add things into their diet? If you have any advice please tell me, I am allergic to beans and pulses and have a b.m.i of 19 only, I must make it slightly higher, but don't know where to start. I have no problem with wheat or lactose, but do have little fruit in my diet, very few green veg and lots of the other food groups, I feel my diet is wrong, I'm deficient in lots of things I feel. Help, you may all know better than my doctors!
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I have suffered for the past 2 years with bad stomach cramps , diarrhea , and bad wind . this would occur every week and mostly every day . i went through the doctors and they just saw it as "oh you have Ibs there really isn't a cure just deal with it ". i knew for a while that it really wasn't just ibs but something more , i started looking at food allergies and decided to take a food intolerance test. They found out i had a really bad yeast allergy!!??. Does anyone suffer with yeast allergies?? i have started a new diet cutting out yeast and trying to cut down on sugary foods ( this is impossible!) however i do feel a lot better and i have been taken medicine to kill of the bacteria in the gut.
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To make a long story short, all my crazy symptoms started back on 09/2013. (insomnia, night sweats, joint pain, shaky legs, shivering, digestive problems)
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After many tests and ruling out Crohn's and Colitis, I was diagnosed with IBS.
I spent more time doing some research and had some additional tests done.
The cause was determined to be yeast overgrowth, mainly in the colon area. I also have oral thrush.
I finally got my sleep back to normal after 6 months and my bowel movements are pretty good as well. I got rid of my reflux and Gastritis, thank god.
I'm trying to finish off with the yeast and say goodbye to IBS after 8 months.
So far was on natural antifungals such as Caprylic Acid, Berberine and a few other things.
My diet is super strict as well. No Wheat, Gluten or sugars.
I'm to the point where I'm almost beating this 100%, but the damn yeast infection is very very stubborn. It hits me in both sides of the colon. (Mainly irritation, the inflammation is gone)
My report showed the yeast is sensitive to the following drugs:
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with these. I'm about to ask my Doctor to prescribe one and see if it can help me get to 100%.
Been also doing coffee enemas, which are great. (I thought it was crazy in the beginning, but soon found out otherwise)
Right now I'm on anti-fungals, probiotics, B-complex, Vitamin C and little bit of HCL after meals.
I posted something few days ago but I didn't really ask this question and has been nagging at me for months now. I did make an appointment for my GP on Wednesday. I wanted to get to the bottom of my symptoms because it has been at least 3 months.
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Anyways I was wondering how many you who have IBS suffer from frequent urination? and sorry to be explicit how does your bladder feel?
I don't have any pain and I don't wake up in the middle of the night to go to the washroom. I just get this pressure feeling in my abdomen/pelvic region and it feels like I have to pee. I tried to experiment cause lets face it going to the washroom every hour to hour and a half is annoying so I've been trying to not go washroom until at least 2-3 hours. It is uncomfortable but I can do it. I even lasted the whole night when the last time I went to the washroom was at 8pm and I slept at 1 am. I am worried that this might be ovarian cancer, even though I am only 18, and yes I do know cancer happens at all ages but at the same time it is a slim chance. Also I'm worried since it is going on with my colon symptoms which I have been told from other posts that it seems like IBS. I also worry that this is diabetes though the only symptom I get is this; I am not excessively thirsty. I also woke up two days ago with lower dull back pain that is still lasting, feels like an annoying muscle ache.
I also would like to ask if I should demand my GP to do the necessary tests? if I should, how should I do it? Last time I went to her in September I only had constipation symptoms and she told me to up my fiber intake and come back in a month if it persists. I didn't because I wanted to observe it since in the summer I kept coming back to her for a persistent cough that I thought was lung cancer. I was afraid that she would dismiss my worries like she did that time by taking at least two months to request an x-ray of my chest even though I asked for it the first time because it was "unnecessary" (it was because the cough did go away in the beginnings of september but still if nothing was working from antibiotics to asthma inhaler I would think I would try to see if anything was wrong internally).
Anyone have this problem that when your stomach starts to cramp you feel like you are going to throw up or pass out? I am wondering if it is my anxiety doing that for fear of the pain or if it is associated with IBS?
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Any suggestions on how to control this feeling and I am already on anxiety meds but for the past week my anxiety has been really high
I'm 65 this August, and for the past 26 years have had FMS and Osteoarthritis, progressing into a host of other auto immunes in the past 2 years along with moderate elevated cholesterol, osteoporosis, vertigo, Meniere's. And have had some run in's with a few doctors and PT people who are in it for the money, not patients health. That said the issue is Big Pharma and FDA along with doctors who push the drugs on people. We have all heard the TV ads for a lot of these drugs. Heed those ads. Crestor was supposed to be the drug of last resort for cholesterol but through a multi-million $$ ad campaign they are now number 1, and have the most side effects of all the cholesterol drugs on the market
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I react to nearly any drug that says GI, muscle or vision. Not little mild side effects, nor the kind that send you to the hospital because you have had a acute reaction. But bad enough it is worse than the disease it is treating, and make you wish you could die and get out of the misery.
Thanks to their drugs starting with osteoarthritis ones, progressing into estrogen's my GI system is a wreck and I live on 80mg of Nexium daily. It is the only one I can take without other major side effects. Yeah a drug that will work for me.
Not all of us are drug sensitive but those with FMS or other auto immunes tend to be more sensitive to drug side effects.
So it brings me to the question how many of us suffering from IBS, and don't even realize it might be caused by one of your prescriptions. Few people take the time to read up on the drugs their doctors order, to much faith placed into a person who has to little education on those drugs they are ordering, they know what the drug reps tell them and what the TV warns about. And that is what they hope for. READ ABOUT THOSE DRUGS, dig into the blogs too, as that is where you will find the truth about the side effects. Take it all with a grain of salt not as gospel. Ask your self how this drug is effecting my system.. And do not take more than 1 new drug at a time it muddles your monitoring, give yourself time to monitor what it does to your body.
Some pills will react right away others may take a month or two to turn on you. Request a copy of your medical records, you would be surprised at how inaccurate they are. Mine say I've had my adenoids and tonsils removed...duh, my first surgery was a C section in 1972, unless you count the removal of wisdom teeth that came in side ways. Plus that I am on a ton of drugs I tried and rejected because of side effects, but my records still show me taking them to this day. And I give my PCP a list of side effect drugs each 6 months I see him, yet few get on the side effect list.
You must be informed well not only on the health condition you have but on what drugs they use on you to treat it and what they can do to you.
With FMS the two main drugs are Lyrica and Cymbalta, both highly riddled with side effects, Cymbalta numbs your brain, as if FMS did not do that badly in the first place. Lyrica can cause more pain, stomach issues, joint pain and a ton more. It's side effect failure rate according to my pain management doctor is 50%, now I'm not the brightest bulb in the pack but 50% failure is way to high for the FDA who is supposed to police these drugs to leave a drug on the market.
What truly happens is you complain of side effects to your doctor, HE does NOT report them to the FDA, that is YOUR job..and good luck there, there are NO Humans at the Bad Drug Hot Line. So you are given a different drug, and the roller coaster goes on until they find one you tolerate better. Still with the side effects unreported.
Then there is nutrition, when you are told to go on cholesterol lowering diets, what vitamins and minerals that are necessary for your health has been lost. Your Thyroid is the main gland of your body, it only requires a few mcg of Iodine, eggs, dairy and meat are the main natural source. Sea Salt does NOT contain Iodine. Nor is it white, it is light pink, lt gray or gray. Many of us are on salt restricted diets to boot. Ever wonder how many hours of nutrition training your doctor has had? NOT much. Because other than telling women to take Calcium and D, they do not bother to tell you that you have to replace the nutrients the diets they insist on take away or it will lead to other health issues in the long run.
Vitamins or minerals have to my knowledge never killed or gave cancer to any one, but big Pharma's drugs do!
You might think I am anti drugs, no, wrong, they have there uses, but YOU the consumer must take it upon yourself to become EDUCATED about what they do and watch your body's reactions to them. Doctors are not gods, their words are not the gospel either. USE YOUR BRAIN, do your home work on the drugs and your disease.
READ, LEARN, GET INFORMED!
I'm having a hard time at the minute because I'm having one of my flare ups that happen about 4 times a month.
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I have been diagnosed with IBS-d and diverticular disease. I'm confident with the diagnosis as I've had all the tests. But IBS-d is managed by FODMAP diet, yet this cuts out so many sources of fibre that the flare ups are most likely the diverticulitis...massive bloating, cramping and diarrhoea.
Any thoughts or successful tips on how I might be able to better manage both?
I was diagnosed with IBS about a year ago now and am taking Colofac MR and loperamide which to begin with seemed to work but I would still have the odd bout of uncontrollable stomach cramps and on a couple of occasions I had accidents on my way to work on the bus, it was awful, the worst experience of my life. I wasn't very happy at work at the time so put it down to that as the reason for the flare up. I changed job within the company and it eased off again. Unfortunately my new job hasn't worked out how I had hoped and I'm under even more pressure than previously, that and im having troubles at home with my teenage daughters behaviour and having to take her to the police for the things she has done. I have sudden periods of dizziness to the point I feel like I will pass out and uncontrollable urges to cry, this can happen at any time and is horrendous because I don't know the trigger or how to stop it. I went back to the doctor 2 weeks ago who signed me off work for 2 weeks and put me in touch with Italk and discussed CBT and the possibility of antidepressants. I go back to see her tomorrow, I wanted to avoid antidepressants but I'm now at the stage that I feel nervous doing the things I have always enjoyed, like going out with my best friend and my driving lessons. I really enjoy my driving lessons and have booked my test as this is my key to changing career and being happier in life but just lately I have been confined to the toilet prior to lessons which I have never experienced before. Im really scared that it will cause me to to fail my test but if I go on antidepressants I'm worried that the side effects may also cause me to be unable to drive. I'm stuck in a vicious circle and wondered if anyone else had been in the same situation as me?
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I started with IBS symptoms last year. It started with a very annoying and loud gurgling tummy. It was so weird. I would eat to try and stop it but it actually made it worse. Also I started having diarrhoea after I ate. I also suffer from constipation too. I've had lots of flare ups of this but I get very nauseas too. I have Googled it and it does say it can be a symptom but I have friends with IBS and they don't get nausea.
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I get very bloated and my tummy constantly gurgles. Last fare up I lost 8 lb in 2 weeks. I don't really get cramps just a big gurgle then I need to go the toilet. Also my flare ups seem to last week's! I'm not constantly on the toilet it's just when I eat. About half an hour after eating I'm on tge toilet. The nausea is driving me mad. Does anyone else get this and is there anything I can take to help? Peppermint doesn't do anything for me
Has anyone else had IBS since having Gallbladder removed? I have never had IBS but since having my GB removed I seem to have developed IBS. I still get the pain where my GB was and also in the same place on the opposite side of my abdomen and am beginning to wonder why I bothered. It was great having the 4 weeks off work but having the op to get it was not the best way.
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I have had several MDs tell me to not eat spicy or gas producing vegetables, whoever I can eat those with no problem. What sets my IBS off is becoming physically hot, through exercise, environment, or thermally hot food. And paradoxically if I become cold and then move to warmer environment rapidly or warm to extremely environment. Emotional upset can also set it off. And It can last for hours in bathroom. The only thing that stops it for me is the Medicine Donnatal. I've tried Imodium (.it might slow me down two days after episode, maybe), also Bentyl, so what more helpful for than Imodium. Does anyone else have heat related IBS and what are your management strategies?
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Does anyone here follow a gluten free diet for their IBS ?
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As far as I know I do not have Coeliac disease but wondered if it has helped anyone and if so how long it took to work.