Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Flu like symptoms with IBS
    avatar
    scarlettzito posted:
    Hello,
    I am new to this discussion panel. I have had IBS for a lot of years, but I didn' t know what it was until about 2 years ago. I am 70 years old and it seems to be getting worse all the time. I have been checked out by my Gastroenterologist, my Gynocologist, my Urologist, my Orthopedist and lastly by a Proctologist. I have a slightly dropped bladder, hemorhoids and fissures on the anus. Not surprisingly, they all agree that I have a moderatly severe case of IBS. Since I have arthritis in my hip and I have chronic low back pain, my Orthopedist says that could also be a contributing factor to IBS. But I have noticed that I get Flu like symptoms when I am having a particularly bad espisode of IBS. I would like to know if anyone else has had this same effect from IBS? It is a very puzzleing effect. I would appreciate any information anyone can give me.

    Thank you.
    Scarlettzito
    Reply
     
    avatar
    calgal37 responded:
    Scarlettzito, from what you've said about the organs in the area of the pelvis, I assume that your major issue is changes in bowel habits? Could you spell things out a bit more clearly? What specific symptoms are you having because no two cases of IBS are similar. And what flu-like symptoms happen when you have a particularly bad bout?


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I have always had a "sensitive stomach", but once my daughter was born five years ago, I started having diarrhea. It gradually became 7 days...More

    Helpful Tips

    ibs is a mess
    Omg, I was diagnosed with ibs. Where did it come from???? Have to find a remedy because this is not fun. Knots in the stomach, stomach on ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.