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    I was diagnosed with IBS today. I'm not surprised, I suspected I had it and so did my primary care. The doctor recommended 3 things

    1. 2 Tablespoons flax seed (ground) twice per day
    2. See a dietician
    3. Keep a food diary

    I go back in a month to see if I am feeling better. Is anyone else taking flax seed and have you had any success?

    ~~Heidi~~
    My issues:
    Adenomyosis -Diagnosed 2010
    Fibromyalgia - Diagnosed 2009
    IBS - Diagnosed 2007
    IC - Diagnosed 2003
    Endo - Diagnosed 1998
    Cystic Acne
    Migraines




    My meds:
    Elmiron orally 100 mg 2x per day
    Effexor 75mg 1x perday
    Welburtin 150 mg 1x per day
    Maxalt (as needed for migraines)
    birth control pills



  • #2
    HI! IBS is a miserable thing to have. I've had it since I was 19.....and I'm 50 now. I've tried everything through the years..including flax seed. I tried light and dark........ground and whole. It didn't work for me. Several times through the years my dr. has told me to try eating prunes.......that sounded way to easy for me.....so I kept trying other things. But he kept telling me I needed more fiber. So when I was SO bad after my gastric surgery......terrible constipation and then diarrehea.......my husband said I needed to give the prunes a try. It has worked a miracle for me. I thought it would give me diarrehea since I went back and forth with that anyway......but it didn't. I eat 4 or 5 dried prunes with breakfast.....and haven't had an IBS problem in almost 2 yrs!!!!!!! I don't get the terrible cramping after eating dinner like I used too. Sooo if you haven't tried this very easy cure.....you might give it a try. It works! Roxie

    Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
    Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
    Dx'd Hypothyroid
    Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
    June 2007
    Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
    First Cysto 1979
    First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
    Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
    Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
    Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
    Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
    Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
    Bladder surgery 2000
    Dx'd: IBS 2000
    Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
    Laminectomy 1989
    Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

    For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
    I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra pain.....it's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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    • #3
      Thanks Roxie
      I do like dried prunes, I'll give it a try.

      ~~Heidi~~
      My issues:
      Adenomyosis -Diagnosed 2010
      Fibromyalgia - Diagnosed 2009
      IBS - Diagnosed 2007
      IC - Diagnosed 2003
      Endo - Diagnosed 1998
      Cystic Acne
      Migraines




      My meds:
      Elmiron orally 100 mg 2x per day
      Effexor 75mg 1x perday
      Welburtin 150 mg 1x per day
      Maxalt (as needed for migraines)
      birth control pills


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      • #4
        HI! I hope it works as well for you. I eat them every morning without fail and they never fail me.:woohoo: Roxie

        Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
        Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
        Dx'd Hypothyroid
        Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
        June 2007
        Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
        First Cysto 1979
        First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
        Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
        Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
        Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
        Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
        Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
        Bladder surgery 2000
        Dx'd: IBS 2000
        Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
        Laminectomy 1989
        Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

        For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
        I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra pain.....it's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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        • #5
          prunes don't work for me and I am on a strict candida diet so nnnooo sugar at all. milk of magnesia is all i take. flax seed does not work either.
          not yet dx with ic-diagnosing myself as of aug 2006
          diagnosed ic-october 5 2006(huh just what I thought)

          Charcoal
          cod liver oil (for vitamins a and d)
          bladder is not getting worse but maybe better
          diagnosed ibs-september 27, 2006
          don't know if it's ibs or some other underlining condition. hair loss, weight loss, constipation
          all this even though I eat.
          Mercury toxicity with Candida Albicans
          Realy toxic and sick
          Dental almagams removal and chelation for heavy metal toxins and candida cleansing as soon as fillings are out
          had catscan, ultrasound, colonoscopy
          Matthew 21 verse 22: jesus quotes"and all the things you ask in prayer, having faith, you will receive."

          I eat to live, not live to eat.

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          • #6
            Hi. I thought prunes were a no-no on the IC diet. If I am mistaken I would like to know it. I suffer from constiption so bad it seems worse then the IC at times. Ziggy

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