2 posts tagged “bowel irritability”

Member voices: I have IBS, here’s what I do…

Posted April 18th, 2017 by

If you’re living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) you’re not alone. In fact, IBS affects up to 1 in 7 Americans, so chances are you may know someone who is going through the same thing. Despite it being so common, many people living with IBS are unaware that their symptoms indicate a medically recognized disorder, which is why April has been named IBS Awareness Month, to increase recognition for this common condition.

In the PatientsLikeMe forum, members are talking about how IBS affects them and sharing how they manage their symptoms. Take a look at some of what they had to say…

Coping is hard because you have to rigidly stick to a bland diet which causes constipation, so I take a half dose of Miralax daily.

-PatientsLikeMe Member

I follow a bland diet most of the time. I like raw fruits and vegetables and cereal. Pasta with butter and Parmesan cheese is always a good choice. I NEVER eat spicy food and I stay away from raw onions. 

-PatientsLikeMe Member

Miralax works wonders for me. I take it every day and this keeps me regular.

-PatientsLikeMe Member

I personally don’t take any meds. I watch my diet very carefully. I do try to stay away from spicy food and corn. I don’t go completely without corn however I know if eaten it will cause a lot of issues. I also bounce between having the diarrhea and constipation. It is a very frustrating vicious cycle.

-PatientsLikeMe Member

The best thing that I have ever done for my IBS was high-dosage Xifaxan. I convinced my doctor to prescribe me this after reading a book entitled A New IBS Solution.

-PatientsLikeMe Member

I took Librax for years, until I discovered Bentyl (which they gave my mother IV in the ER when she had an emergency attack of IBS). It comes in pill form, too, and IT WORKS. It almost completely controlled my IBS issues.

-PatientsLikeMe Member

There are lots of different ways to manage IBS, from prescriptions to dietary changes and more. Did you know there are currently more than 5000 members on PatientsLikeMe living with IBS? They’re talking about their symptoms, finding support from others in the forums, sharing the treatments they’ve tried and tracking how those treatments are impacting them. Join the conversation on PatientsLikeMe.

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Discuss the Effectiveness of InflammaCORE for Bowel Irritability

Posted May 7th, 2011 by

Is InflammaCORE helpful in reducing a chronic inflammatory burden?  Can it alleviate bowel irritability?  Find out just that by sharing your experiences with other patients at PatientsLikeMe and learning what they have to say about this nutritional supplement.

A protein powder drink mix, InflammaCORE is marketed as a potent way to support your gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and immune health.  It contains 19 grams of naturally complete brown rice protein, 4 grams of fiber and Omega 3’s derived from Flaxseed.  In addition, InflammaCORE offers high-potency phytonutrients, including Turmeric, Guercetin and Green Tea, which have been shown to reduce inflammatory markers.  Other ingredients include L-Glutamine and Glycine to promote tissue repair as well as Vitamin D and Arabinogalactan for proper immune function.

At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 125,000 patients are sharing their experiences with all types of treatments including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and supplements, one patient currently reports taking InflammaCORE for bowel irritability.  What can we learn from her experience?  In her in-depth treatment evaluation, she rates the effectiveness as “Major,” and the side effects as “None.”  Her daily dosage is “8 tbsp daily,” while her monthly cost is “$50-99.”

Here’s what else she reports in the freeform section of her evaluation:

“This course of treatment relieved a long history of IBS symptoms and chronic constipation. As of a year later, the symptoms have not recurred. I credit InflammaCORE with resolving this condition and I couldn’t be happier with the product.”


What about you?  Have you taken InflammaCORE or another dietary supplement to address irritable bowel or systemic inflammation?  Join PatientsLikeMe and add your experiences to our growing body of knowledge.  Then, stay to exchange advice and support, research common treatments and learn from other patients like you.

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