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This Is My Opinion On Ibs

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I do believe in "IBS" when it is a person who gets intestinal problems under extreme pressure, like my mom gets D when she gets under too much stress of a project or travel etc. My boyfriend gets D when he gets extremely nervous. My friend gets very painful cramping and nausea and indigestion when her emotions get a blow (like a breakup or a death).

But when people are sick on a daily basis....I think it's something more, like Celiac Disease for example.

Now today, I have a constant pain in my gut, don't feel much like eating, feel emotional and dizzy, and I'm not glutened I'm just SO NERVOUS because I'm running for an officer of a club tonight against 4 other girls.....Very high stress level, and I feel "IBS"

Anyone else still get symptoms due to nerves/stress when you haven't been glutened?

Sorry that was confusingly written, I told you, I'm a nervous wreck today!


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Sorry you are nervous -- good luck tonight!!!

My mom says she has IBS, but I personally believe it is gluten and dairy intolerance. (She refuses to be tested or to go off gluten to try it. Says there's no way she can give up bread. But that's another story.)

ANYhow, I've read that it's rare for celiacs to have IBS, but I'm certainly no expert. After going gluten-free and finally being strict about it, I still had tons of symptoms. I kept assuming I was getting glutened from something. After much trial and error, I've finally figured out that it's casein and soy intolerances. Who knew?

Could you possibly have other food intolerances?

That said, people do feel sick from time to time. I always assume gluten, but maybe there are times when you just get a bug or something.


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Stress is powerful. Over 75% of people truly diagnosed with IBS were abused or neglected as children.


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It is actually part of flight or fight to have to evacuate your bowels. Isn't that weird? Like a lion is chasing you and pooping your pants is going to help?

I am VERY influenced by stress. If I'm stressed out, I'll have tummy and bowel issues. I think that's normal, even for folks who don't have IBS or Celiac. But those of us that do have those things or other chronic digestive problems, are extremely sensitive to them.

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They call is spastic colon when your gut gets messed up from stress and or nerves. IBS is just a name for a collection of symptoms that basically say, yup you got a problem with your stomach but we don't know what it is.

I agree with this statement. I was under the IBS shroud for years, and years, and years. Since becoming 'really' gluten free no matter what stress I am under it does not effect my bowel function. Foods sure do though. In my case IBS stands for 'I Be Stupid' for listening to all the doctors who told me for years that I just have IBS, here have a prozac and just take immodium EVERY DAY and learn to live with it.


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Before going gluten-free, anytime I became anxious or stressed I had explosive D. Before being DX'ed I also had horrible anxiety. Since being gluten-free/CF/SF I don't get as anxious as I used to (stressed still but not high anxiety like before) and I only occasionally have the tummy trouble to go with it. Now, I'll *think* I'm going to have trouble because I got so used to it but amazingly it doesn't happen every time. It's really only high stress situation like flying (I can't get on a plane since 9/11) or going to spend time with my family who I don't really get along with and on top of having to have a "special diet" just makes it that much harder to really want to go see them and be happy about it :D .


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It is actually part of flight or fight to have to evacuate your bowels. Isn't that weird? Like a lion is chasing you and pooping your pants is going to help?

I am VERY influenced by stress. If I'm stressed out, I'll have tummy and bowel issues. I think that's normal, even for folks who don't have IBS or Celiac. But those of us that do have those things or other chronic digestive problems, are extremely sensitive to them.

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! I know, is the smell supposed to scare them off or something?

Anyway, I have stress-induced 'IBS' too. When my father was diagnosed with cancer last April, I spent two hours every morning for three weeks running back and forth to the bathroom. Which was kinda tough, because I worked at a hotel front desk and they don't like that................ I still do it when I get really nervous about something.


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