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steve.b
07-01-2012, 09:33 PM
i have found out a lot about ibs recently.

i have had bowel issues for over 10years.
i have been diagnosed with lupus for about 3.

my issues became so severe, that i was going to the toilet about 20 times a day.
yes 20.

i went in for explority surgery to find a cause.

finally i am ibs free.

what helped me was so basic and logical.....
yet it was overlooked for years.


inflamation from lupus can irritate the bowel.
our medications kill off bugs in our intestines.

the combination of the two caused my ibs.

to cure it, i took the following steps.

1. cleaned out my complete intestines and bowel with colonlytely.
this is a electrolyte used for pre bowel surgery.
2. killed any bugs left with metrogyl.
3. replaced all of the good bugs with daily probiotics tablets.

i am not saying this will cure all ibs.
i am suggesting that it will help ease most cases of ibs, if you are on our normal lupus medications.

please talk to your doctor before trying this.

i am writting about it because i have never had such a normal stool for over 10 years.
the relief is amazing.

i hope this helps someone.

steve.b
07-02-2012, 06:12 AM
after talking to a few people, and reading my post,
i have decided to add a few extra details.

the type of medication that i am talking about is.
medication like plaquenil.
we refer to this type of medication as desease modifying medication.

one of the side effects many of us have from plaquenil is gas.
this gas is formed by the chemical reaction within us.
this gas is formed at the same time all of the bugs within us are being killed off.

if your medication makes you gassy.....
then this treatment should work for you.

tgal
07-02-2012, 09:14 AM
I may have to try that. I go to the bathroom almost that much every day and have for 6 or more years. I do have IBS and will give this a try. Thanks Steve!

magistramarla
07-02-2012, 01:47 PM
Steve,
I take the probiotics and eat yogurt every day, as well.
I've found something else that helps, too. I drink about an ounce of aloe vera juice every day. It tastes bitter, so I mix in some tart cherry juice (helps with joint pain) and some cranberry or pomegranate juice for sweetening.
I've found that aloe vera is fantastic for "regularity".
Hugs,
Marla

Hunniebun
07-02-2012, 08:29 PM
I wonder if it will be the same for me. I have been having bowel problems for a long time now and I am finally seeing a Gastro for it on the 23rd this month. I love yogurt and I'd eat it more I just wish it wasn't expensive, almost 5 dollars for a regular large container of Yoplait! Which is my favourite.

tgal
07-03-2012, 03:43 PM
Although I have had bowel problems for close to a decade this last month there have been blood issues as well. After checking a quick sample he believes I have autoimmune colitis. 5 new meds to try and get it under control until I can get to a specialist in oct for special testing. Another AI disease to add to the list.

Have I mentioned that I hate this disease?

jmail
07-04-2012, 04:34 PM
... I drink about an ounce of aloe vera juice every day. It tastes bitter, so I mix in some tart cherry juice (helps with joint pain) and some cranberry or pomegranate juice for sweetening...
Marla, I'll have to wait until the wife gets home to find out the name, but she gets some aloe vera juice from somewhere, and it's got a hint of mint in it, with aguer (spelling??) sweetener in it. It's some good stuff. 'Course, we're out of it right now. An ounce a day with the probiotics does the trick... Just so long as I don't have to do antibiotics, then I have to modify my routine.