BOWEL SYNDROME OR CROHN'S?
Many people with fibromyalgia also have
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). I recently got these emails from newsletter readers--
"For months before my
hospitalization and diagnosis of Crohn's in 1996, I THOUGHT FIBROMYALGIA WAS
CAUSING MY DIARRHEA. Many people with Crohn's or Colitis
(collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBD) don't know we have an
organization www.ccfa.org and support group
meetings for them. See www.ccfa.kintera.org/Tennessee/Knoxville."
Another reader wrote: "I have had terrible IBS for years with my fibro. It was so bad that it was really hard to leave the house in the a.m. and I was afraid to be away from a bathroom. Also, I'd be out somewhere and I'd get this horrible gripping pain that would double me over. It got especially bad the week before my cycle and I had horrible PMS. Anyway, after 2-3 weeks on the immune powder, it completely went away and I haven't had any problems since! My PMS is much better too! I've been on the immune powder for about 7-8 months now. Been taking 1 scoop per day as it's all I can afford and that's just enough to keep the IBS at bay. I may have other benefits if I took more, so I'm going to try to work into my budget to go up to 1-1/2 to 2 scoops/day. Also, there were a few times where I used extra immune powder, and so ran out a few days before my next supply came in. Within 2 days of not being on the powder, my IBS comes right back!!! I've tried all kinds of things prior to the immune powder to help my IBS - herbal, cleansing drinks, green drinks, fiber supplements, etc. and nothing worked!"
This is Dominie
again...I have used an immune balancing powder since
2001 that has helped me a lot. No more gas, bloating or
digestive difficulties. For a list of what I personally use/do, see www.fms-help.com/what.htm. You can also search my entire FMS/CFIDS site using the box at the top (or end) of this page.
DISCLAIMER: I am
medical doctor. I am a fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome survivor. The
purpose of this website is not to diagnose or cure any disease or malady, but is
presented as food for thought. This information cannot take the place of
professional medical advice. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should
come under the direction of a physician. No guarantees are made regarding any of
the information in this
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