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Anyone with this problem should please do contact doctor climent Scott now he will help you too.
I will only advice every other woman TRYING TO GET PREGNANT or have Fallopian tube issues, pcos and other infertility problem too do their research and don’t base your option only on anyone’s advise, I did and it resulted in waste of money and time. contact Dr climent on email: drclimentscott@gmail.com drclimentscott@gmail.com Or his whatsapp number. +2347036879479 because I have discover Dr climent. long time ago and I would have been pregnant earlier if I follow my heart and buy the herbal herbs but I disregard it because of my doctor’s advice and I am annoyed at myself but at the same time I am happy that I made the wise decision by going back to Dr climent, for his herbal herbs. Now I am a strong believer of this herbal herbs natural medicine. Thank You.contact Dr climent for bringing this joy into my home am so happy at last am now a mother of twins am the happiest woman on earth thank god i came back for your herbal herbs i no so many marriages out there finding it difficult to conceive i will surely encourage them to have fate and contact you on your email or number for help contact Dr climent now via drclimentscott@gmail.com drclimentscott@gmail.com Or his whatsapp number. +2347036879479 drclimentscott@gmail.com
+2347036879479 +2347036879479.

THIS IS HOW I GOT CURED FROM HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS I AN MY HUSBAND
I am really happy that i and my husband are cured of (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) with the herbal medicine of Dr Mohammed , i have been suffering from this disease for the past 3 years without solution until i came across the email of this doctor who have cure so many people with his herbal medicine, i saw so many comment of people his has cure on ALS, CODE SOR, HIV, HERPES VIRUS. so i was encourage i also choose to give him a chance to help me and my husband, he told me what to do and i kindly did it, and he send us his herbal medicine through courier service and direct us on how to use it, i also follows his instruction for use and he ask us to go for a check up after 3 weeks and which i did, to my greatest surprise our result came out as negative, we are really happy that there is someone like this DR Mohammed who is ready to help anytime any day. to all the readers and viewers that is doubting this testimony stop doubting it and contact this Dr and see if he will not actually help you. i am not a stupid woman that i will come out to the public and start saying what someone have not done for me. through me my friends has contact him and they a cured. HIS EMAIL CONTACT IS herbalcure12@gmail.com

THIS IS HOW I GOT CURED FROM HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS I AN MY HUSBAND
I am really happy that i and my husband are cured of (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) with the herbal medicine of Dr Mohammed , i have been suffering from this disease for the past 3 years without solution until i came across the email of this doctor who have cure so many people with his herbal medicine, i saw so many comment of people his has cure on ALS, CODE SOR, HIV, HERPES VIRUS. so i was encourage i also choose to give him a chance to help me and my husband, he told me what to do and i kindly did it, and he send us his herbal medicine through courier service and direct us on how to use it, i also follows his instruction for use and he ask us to go for a check up after 3 weeks and which i did, to my greatest surprise our result came out as negative, we are really happy that there is someone like this DR Mohammed who is ready to help anytime any day. to all the readers and viewers that is doubting this testimony stop doubting it and contact this Dr and see if he will not actually help you. i am not a stupid woman that i will come out to the public and start saying what someone have not done for me. through me my friends has contact him and they a cured. HIS EMAIL CONTACT IS herbalcure12@gmail.com

THIS IS HOW I GOT CURED FROM HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS I AN MY HUSBAND
I am really happy that i and my husband are cured of (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) with the herbal medicine of Dr Mohammed , i have been suffering from this disease for the past 3 years without solution until i came across the email of this doctor who have cure so many people with his herbal medicine, i saw so many comment of people his has cure on ALS, CODE SOR, HIV, HERPES VIRUS. so i was encourage i also choose to give him a chance to help me and my husband, he told me what to do and i kindly did it, and he send us his herbal medicine through courier service and direct us on how to use it, i also follows his instruction for use and he ask us to go for a check up after 3 weeks and which i did, to my greatest surprise our result came out as negative, we are really happy that there is someone like this DR Mohammed who is ready to help anytime any day. to all the readers and viewers that is doubting this testimony stop doubting it and contact this Dr and see if he will not actually help you. i am not a stupid woman that i will come out to the public and start saying what someone have not done for me. through me my friends has contact him and they a cured. HIS EMAIL CONTACT IS herbalcure12@gmail.com

Hi Everyone! My name is Twenna Clyton. I was diagnosed with HERPES 2 in April of 2012 when I was 24 years old who just completed my MA in sociology at the University of Northern Colorado where I explored the role of stigma in the process of disclosing a genital herpes diagnosis.I have wanted to get this virus cured, I am happy to share that with you! few weeks ago i came on search on the INTERNET if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (Hepatitis B and Cancer) by this Man Dr Gumbla and she also gave the email address (greatgumblaspellhome@outlook.com) and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help so i told my husband about it the he ask me to write him because this pain has been constant especially in my knees. so i wrote to Dr Gumbla telling him about my (HERPES Virus) he told me not to worry that it was going to be cured!! then i took the medicine he sent me, which few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr assured me that i have cured hence i have taken the medicine and then after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE. I can understand that lots of people are been diagnosed with this same virus so am excited to be able to share some of my experiences and thoughts about this man that you can as well contact him for help living with genital herpes is not a good thing..HERE ARE HIS CONTACT: EMAIL : (greatgumblaspellhome@outlook.com) OR YOU CAN AS WELL VISIT HIS his website http://eromosalspiritualtemple.webs.com BETTER STILL CALL OR whatsApp HIM viA+2348161850195..GOD BLESS

I have been suffering from (HERPES) disease for the last four years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year,I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulate all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came on search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (Hepatitis B and Cancer) by this Man Dr Gumbla and she also gave the email address of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so i wrote to Dr Gumbla telling him about my (HERPES Virus) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! hmm i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr assured me that i have cured,after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email Dr Gumbla on : (greatgumblaspellhome@outlook.com) or thought his website http://eromosalspiritualtemple.webs.com or call or what'sapp him with +2348161850195.. THESE ARE THE THINGS DR GUMBALA CAN ALSO CURE.. GONORRHEA, HIV/AIDS , LOW SPERM COUNT, MENOPAUSE DISEASE, PREGNANCY PROBLEM, SHORT SIGHTEDNESS PROBLEM, Stroke, Bring back ex lover or wife/husband....sir i am indeed grateful for the help i will forever recommend you to my friends!!!







I am from New York. I was in trouble when doctor told me that I have been diagnosed with Genital Herpes. I though about my Family, I know my Family will face a serious problem when I’m gone, I lost hope and I wept all day, but one day I was surfing the internet I found Dr. Sunshine contact number. I called him and he guided me. I asked him for solutions and he started the remedies for my health. Thank God, now everything is fine, I’m cured by Dr. Boadir herbal medicine, I’m very thankful to Dr. Boadir and very happy with my hubby and family. email him on drboadir@gmail.com

DOCTOR BOADIR CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE:-

HIV/AIDS
HERPES
CANCER
ALS

I can’t believe my genitial herpes is really cured, oh is by this time last year I start feeling bad about my life, I feel pain everyday of my life am very happy now that am really cured I couldn't have do this on my own If not God that help me with my helper I was searching the internet about this sickness last 3month when I found about great doctor Erah, the man that keep his words I wrote this man an email about my problem immediately I got a reply from him asking me to fill a form which I immediately did and send back to him after some mins he reply me that he have work on my cure that I need to provide some materials, which can enable him to work on my cure which I did on the next day of it, after some hours he inform me that he have getting the things needed for the cure and he is about to go on with the curing spell he called me again after 50mins that he is done with the cure that I should check my body and also go for test I cant believe I was negative a big thanks to him am very happy now with my family you can also get your self cured too from this sickness by contact him through erahspellhome@outlook.com OR erahspellhome@outlook.com if you need any information about him cantact me email:traciaj@yahoo.com

I have been suffering from (HERPES) disease for the last four years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year,I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulate all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came on search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (Hepatitis B and Cancer) by this Man Dr Gumbla and she also gave the email address of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so i wrote to Dr Gumbla telling him about my (HERPES Virus) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! hmm i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr assured me that i have cured,after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email Dr Gumbla on : (greatgumblaspellhome@outlook.com) or thought his website http://eromosalspiritualtemple.webs.com or call him with +2348161850195.. THESE ARE THE THINGS DR ERO CAN ALSO CURE.. GONORRHEA, HIV/AIDS , LOW SPERM COUNT, MENOPAUSE DISEASE, PREGNANCY PROBLEM, SHORT SIGHTEDNESS PROBLEM, Stroke, Bring back ex lover or wife/husband....sir i am indeed grateful for the help i will forever recommend you to my friends!!!

I have been suffering from (HERPES) disease for the last four years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year,I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulate all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came on search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (Hepatitis B and Cancer) by this Man Dr Gumbla and she also gave the email address of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so i wrote to Dr Gumbla telling him about my (HERPES Virus) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! hmm i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr assured me that i have cured,after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email Dr Gumbla on : (greatgumblaspellhome@outlook.com) or thought his website http://eromosalspiritualtemple.webs.com or call him with +2348161850195.. THESE ARE THE THINGS DR ERO CAN ALSO CURE.. GONORRHEA, HIV/AIDS , LOW SPERM COUNT, MENOPAUSE DISEASE, PREGNANCY PROBLEM, SHORT SIGHTEDNESS PROBLEM, Stroke, Bring back ex lover or wife/husband....sir i am indeed grateful for the help i will forever recommend you to my friends!!!

I have been suffering from (HERPES) disease for the last four years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year,I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulate all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came on search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (Hepatitis B and Cancer) by this Man Dr Gumbla and she also gave the email address of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so i wrote to Dr Gumbla telling him about my (HERPES Virus) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! hmm i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr assured me that i have cured,after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email Dr Gumbla on : (greatgumblaspellhome@outlook.com) or thought his website http://eromosalspiritualtemple.webs.com or call him with +2348161850195.. THESE ARE THE THINGS DR ERO CAN ALSO CURE.. GONORRHEA, HIV/AIDS , LOW SPERM COUNT, MENOPAUSE DISEASE, PREGNANCY PROBLEM, SHORT SIGHTEDNESS PROBLEM, Stroke, Bring back ex lover or wife/husband....sir i am indeed grateful for the help i will forever recommend you to my friends!!!

I have been suffering from (HERPES) disease for the last four years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year,I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulate all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came on search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (Hepatitis B and Cancer) by this Man Dr Gumbla and she also gave the email address of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so i wrote to Dr Gumbla telling him about my (HERPES Virus) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! hmm i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr assured me that i have cured,after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email Dr Gumbla on : (greatgumblaspellhome@outlook.com) or thought his website http://eromosalspiritualtemple.webs.com or call him with +2348161850195.. THESE ARE THE THINGS DR ERO CAN ALSO CURE.. GONORRHEA, HIV/AIDS , LOW SPERM COUNT, MENOPAUSE DISEASE, PREGNANCY PROBLEM, SHORT SIGHTEDNESS PROBLEM, Stroke, Bring back ex lover or wife/husband....sir i am indeed grateful for the help i will forever recommend you to my friends!!!

I have been suffering from (HERPES) disease for the last four years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year,I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulate all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came on search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (Hepatitis B and Cancer) by this Man Dr ERO and she also gave the email address of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so i wrote to Dr ERO telling him about my (HERPES Virus) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! hmm i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr assured me that i have cured,after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email Dr ERO on : (eromosaleespiritualtemple@gmail.com) or thought his website http://eromosalspiritualtemple.webs.com or call him with +2348161850195.. THESE ARE THE THINGS DR ERO CAN ALSO CURE.. GONORRHEA, HIV/AIDS , LOW SPERM COUNT, MENOPAUSE DISEASE, PREGNANCY PROBLEM, SHORT SIGHTEDNESS PROBLEM, Stroke, Bring back ex lover or wife/husband....sir i am indeed grateful for the help i will forever recommend you to my friends!!!

I have a hunch IBS is related to the sympathetic nervous system, mono, etc. I had mono at age 17 and soon after developed tummy and bowel issues and have had them ever since. I first had an impacted bowel, thought to be from not moving much during the mono. Within a year, began having terrible diarrhea which lasted about 6 years. I had such terrible abdominal pan that I was even admitted to the ER for appendicitis surgery then released the next morning when the pain subsided. Two years later, I endured an exploratory laporatomy, had the appendix removed and they found nothing. A few years later, I tore a ligament in my ankle bringing about Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and opidiods which turned my IBS into constipation ever since. I can feel every piece of poop moving through my intestines! Sometimes the pain is unbearable to the point of having to lay in bed, almost in tears. Nobody understands what I am feeling as they can't feel this. My common bile duct is 3X normal dilation yet no gallstones. I have Fibromyaligia also, so I think ALL these conditions are intertwined. The nervous system is on over drive and everything is super sensitive. I hope that someday, someone will figure this out so others will not have to suffer a life like I have had. I have used the FodMap diet for a few years to some degree, I am not lactose nor wheat/glucose intolerant but eliminating the following has helped some of my agonizing pain from coming as often: whole corn; honey; onion (the meat of the onion); garlic (meat of the garlic) so you can eat foods made with garlic and onion, just pick them out.

My issues started after having 8-10 courses of antibiotics back in 2009/2010. Even since then I have had problems with gas and being bloated. I would say exercise, peppermint tea are the only things that really help bar avoiding certain foods that make your worse really...

dianamy
Sometimes it's hard to show exactly where & how it hurts. My friend and I made BodyDiagrams. BodyDiagrams lets you draw your symptoms and share them with your doctor / other patients online. I used it to describe the pain I had due to a severe food allergy. You can try it here: www.mybodydiagram.com

I eliminated breakfast cereal (contains a lot of insoluble fiber) and replaced it with instant oatmeal (mostly soluble fiber?), and symptoms have improved.

Also am taking Valerian root capsules most days to reduce anxiety, and I think that's helping, too. (Taking 1 capsule per day, when 3 capsules is the recommended dosage for sleeping.)

My hunch is that IBS is a combination of factors: 1. Anxiety causing food to pass through the gut more quickly than it should, or causing the gut nerves to become hypersensitive to gas? 2. Eating foods that produce excessive gas when moved through the gut too quickly. If either 1 or 2 is eliminated, the symptoms improve a lot.

In my case lack of estrogen causes my digestive track to slowly seize up in as much that I have cramps and soft stool during most of the day. I also suffer from cystitis when low on estrogen. Daily intake of the hormone has helped dramatically.

One of the things that is missing from this discussion is the role of the liver in IBS. I am a practitioner who helps people heal IBS at www.diyhealthblog.com and I have had lots of success in healing digestive issues by cleansing the liver with a high greens, low sugar and grain diet. Lots of rest and lemon juice in the morning. I hope that cleansing the liver makes it into the mainstream IBS discussion.

I use Generic Tavist

I have tried everything that was allowed.I even approached the natural way.High fiber,natural laxatives,fruit,juiceses and other things but to no avail.I am looking for other treatments that might work.But due vto no insurance and not working I am limited.My wife is also disabled and the only one receiving a check and we live off of what she gets.Plus my doctor is of no help.I need help.

Everything I read said "high fiber diet", so I kept eating more and more foods with fiber in them, but my problems just kept getting worse. I thought there was something seriously wrong with me because of the increase in symptoms. On the other hand, it seemed that fiber supplements helped, so I thought it was one of the inactive ingredients in the supplements that was helping. I went to a doctor and he said it sounds like IBS, and "eat a high fiber diet". Not too helpful.

Then I ate a big bowl of Raisin Bran on an empty stomach one night, and woke up in the morning in awful pain. "WTF is wrong with me? I'm eating lots of fiber and it's not helping!"

Turns out Raisin Bran is 100% INSOLUBLE fiber, while the fiber supplements are 100% SOLUBLE fiber. All the "high fiber" foods I was eating are made with insoluble fiber. Guess what Wikipedia says? "Insoluble fiber (e.g., bran) has not been found to be effective for IBS. In some people, insoluble fiber supplementation may aggravate symptoms. ... An uncontrolled study noted increased symptoms with insoluble fibers."

So I've cut out all the "high fiber" foods like bran cereals and granola, and started eating things like GoLean Crisp that have more soluble than insoluble (unfortunately most cereals don't list them separately). I've stopped eating whole wheat bread and started eating Italian bread instead. I haven't had any problems since.

john.smith.millions
Helminthic Therapy is showing great promise at treating GI problems. It didn't work for me, but the science is there, and so is the healing potential. See http://autoimmunetherapies.com/
Honorable people.

blimpboy
Re: Fecal Transplant — I sincerely believe that the flora in my stomach is the cause of all my bloating (40-50 farts a day). I performed a fecal transplant at home using a close relative's stool for seven consecutive days. My fart count on those days for was less than five. Having lived my entire life bloated, I was so happy when I realized I found a cure. However, as soon as I stopped using the donated stool, the bloating returned. You could just imagine my disappointment. My theory now is if I can just make this cure (the donor's stool) to "stick" in my large intestine, then I'll be all right.

Re: Codeine/papaverin — It is ver effective, but it creates addiction

Re: Mucus/liquid in stool — There are times I feel like passing gas, and I end up pushing Mucus out instead, or when I do something strainous.

Re: Low -carb gluten-free diet — improved energy, no nausea, improved bowel movements.

Re: Soft stool — Always soft stool.

Re: Flatulence — Unsure if it was going to produce a leaking liquid clear stool

Re: Urgency to get to the bathroom — Flatulence that was unsure going to produce a liquid stool.

mattkim
Re: Insoluble Fiber / Fiber supplements (Metamucil etc) — Worked extremely well when taken with foods known to cause inflammation.

Re: Amitriptyline (Elavil) — It gave me no improvement, nor did it make me feel worse. Honestly, did not see the point in taking it.

Re: Saccharomyces Boulardii (probiotics) / Probiotics — I just started Super Shield, can't tell yet. I also tried Great Taste No Pain and helped somewhat, I still need to cut out coffee and sugar.

Re: Elimination diet — Two changes to diet eliminated my problems completely, and they were frequent and sometimes severe before that:
1) Getting rid of dairy, despite tests showing no allergy or lactose intolerance.
2) Learning what food stufs could cause cross-allergy reactions (mainly due to a number of diagnosed pollen allergies) and then avoiding them. Bowel reactions would be delayed so it took a long time to figure that one out.

If one cuts dairy one needs supplement of calcium. Make sure it also gives you vitamin d if you don't live in sunny areas. Also magnesium might help generally, especially if allergies are involved. At least that's my experience.

Re: Whole bowel irrigation — I was given CoLyte or something for preparation for a colonoscopy. Afterward, I began taking large amounts of fresh probiotics (Bio-K). While the colonoscopy showed nothing, this combination of cleaning and replacing good intestinal flora was a major improvement. (It is possible that antibiotics treating me for a parasite a year before killed the good flora and caused the imbalance.)

gd779
Re: Wheat — What was initially diagnosed as IBS turned out to be (or at least to be complicated by) celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder triggered by eating gluten, found in wheat and some other grains.

zmed
Re: Diarrhea — I have tested negative for Celiac Disease. NutraSafe probiotics have made a difference after my surgery.

Bugbear
Re: Avoiding foods that cause flare-ups — wheat and oats exposed to wheat contamination. it works! i miss good bread, but digestive pain is not worth it.

Bugbear
Re: Fish oil — I take fish oil for other reasons.

Bugbear
Re: Cramping — I is hard to have a life when you are running from one bathroom to another. I have quit wheat--and oats contaminated with wheat. That has helped a lot--and wheat is all over as a cheap filler in many foods. I now read a lot of labels and talk to servers when eating out. I also use a sub lingual to slow motility before eating. I heard a famous rheumatologist who has written many books on Sjogren's say that motility is now a sub specialty. The testing is expensive and usually available at a teaching medical school. I'm thinking about it.

zallers
Re: Citric Acid — Additive found in many processed foods, restaurants, and even naturally in some foods. Specifically the additive versions flare up my IBS. But better probiotics have helped dramatically (possibly allowing for better digestion, diffusing allergic-type reactions)

zallers
Re: Tomato sauce — Only tomato sauces that contain citric acid and calcium chloride. Straight tomato sauce without additives is fine, but every time I've had the more deluxe brands with herbs already added as well as citric acid and CaCl, it gets me on pizza or spaghetti. I'm not sure if it's a bad combination with those elements or if it's the elements themselves causing inflammation, but I finally narrowed down exactly which ones do it through 100's of tests/experiments and verifying foods.

zallers
Re: Saccharomyces Boulardii (probiotics) / Probiotics — Since I've been taking high quality and high dosage probiotics, even the triggers that normally cause bad IBS have ceased.

Magenta
Re: Eggs — The one exception to eggs being fine is if they are fried, this causes my stomach to act up, probably the oils used are the problem.

Magenta
Re: Digestive enzymes — I have had good luck with Digestive Advantage for Lactose Intolerance & mixed results with Bromelain (enzyme found in pineapples) - sometimes it seems helpful, sometimes not.

Magenta
Re: Peppermint oil — The peppermint oil capsules I tried were enteric-coated to avoid irritation, and they seemed good for my stomach BUT I had burning when I urinated. Is there a brand that is best to try, which doesn't do this?

zallers
Re: Cooking 100% at home — Once I stopped going out to eat, and cooking at home 100%, my chronic IBS that I lived with my WHOLE life went 80% away. The remaining 15-20% of the time became very easy to distinguish what foods were causing it. And then there's still the random 5% that just occurs without understanding yet. So in essence, I live wtih IBS about 5% or less of the time as opposed to almost constantly before. Must try cooking at home with NO exceptions for at least one month before noticing a difference- it is so worth it. Even one cheat can reset the whole system all over again.... just pure foods.. nothing processed with many artificial ingredients.

zallers
Re: Chocolate — First two consecutive days eating chocoloate causes moderate IBS; the 3rd time onward consecutively no longer causes ANY discomfort. Somehow my body adjusts (either to acidity, or bacteria builds up, or other?). But if I stop and start, the process starts all over.

zallers
Re: Low fiber diet — Eating fiber regularly helps, but starting and stopping causes problems.

zallers
Re: Feta cheese — First two consecutive days eating feta causes severe IBS; the 3rd time onward consecutively no longer causes ANY discomfort. Somehow my body adjusts (either to acidity, or bacteria builds up, or other?). But if I stop and start, the process starts all over.

zallers
Re: Stress — Only under severe stress and/or in combination with other factors.

zallers
Re: Eggs — Usually only noticeable if more than 1 egg per day.

zallers
Re: Coffee — First three consecutive days drinking coffee causes severe IBS; the 4th time onward consecutively no longer causes ANY discomfort. Somehow my body adjusts (either to acidity, or bacteria builds up, or other?). Also the amount is directly proportional to the pain-- if I only have a little, the pain is less severe and lasts less time.

acc
Re: Elimination diet — I did an elimination diet as part of discovering what foods upset my nursing baby, and it helped me too - dairy was the big culprit.

zallers
Re: Elimination diet — I tried it for a month, and I just couldn't find any sensativities specifically related to anything.

zallers
Re: Whole/Natural foods diet — Eating 100% at home took my IBS away 95% of the time which was huge since I'd been suffering with it most of my life badly. I don't know what they put in all that food, but it was as simple as eating wholesomely. What a miracle.

zallers
Re: SSRIs — My gynocologist put me on it for vulvodynia. It didn't work for V, but it inadvertently took away all my IBS. It was really weird, but I was thankful. One side effect was said to make it difficult to orgasm, and that did affect me some.