diabetes and irrritable bowel

By ann888 Latest Reply 2009-08-06 16:06:28 -0500
Started 2009-06-08 12:28:47 -0500

does anyone out there have both of these problems…jow are you handling it?

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Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-06 16:06:28 -0500 Report

I have always had an irritable colon—have recently been under more stress, so the old constipation set in—Used this and that but finally, I used one tablet of Senokot, and that blasted me back to normal for 2 days at least!

I was borderline diabetic for over 50 years and only a true one the past 3 years, so it took me all of this time to adjust, I saw diabetis as a sign of weakness, along with my emotional illness,that I couldn't TAKE what life had dealt ME! I can handle this and even more, just try ME"!! Life did, and they won! ha really NOT funny, BUT you know the rest of the story!!

I think what really triggered mine—I GUESS—-was I had to set and soak my hands and arms for 4 1/2 years when I got into those Stinging Nettles, they kept leaching out that acid and spreading—the pain at times was horrific—went down into the bones, had shots for pain—soaked 22 hours at least, out of 24, no sleep, hurt too badly—

So guess that is finally what brought me to my knees and I cried UNCLE! In Italian, Spanish etc—not really, just a strong English!! Hahah—-

Maybe I am fortunate in not having cancer, at least!!

Best of Luck—PR

blaireso 2009-08-06 14:48:48 -0500 Report

My husband just started on glucotrol (I think that's the one), and has become terribly constipated. We're still working on a solution that is diet based. I've had IBS for nearly 30 years. I can tell you that fiber fiber fiber and enough water make a huge difference, no matter what meds you're on! I make SURE that I have enough fiber by taking Metamucil, but whatever works for you…Stress triggers IBS attacks for me, but focusing on fiber will mitigate episodes a LOT. Good luck!

2009-06-08 13:58:54 -0500 Report

My dr told me that the medication I am on, Metformin, may cause diaherra. But I do not have irratible bowel. Sorry that I can't help you.

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