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sweetyc20 posted:
Has anyone heard of or have intestinal prolems related to Lupus? I have constant diarrea. I thought at first it was related to lactose so I stopped eating any dairy products, but now I seem to get sick whether it's salad or steak. Any advise?
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lupylisa44 responded:
Do you have fibromyalgia as well? If so then it is possible that you may have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which, researchers are finding goes hand in hand with fibromyalgia.

Lupylisa
 
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paridise responded:
I have Lupus and Fibro, and yes i have intestional problems almost everyday. I have just excepted this is something I will have to live with. I hope it gets better for you.
 
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renalupie1 responded:
I had a colonoscopy yesterday. docs feared I had diverticulitis or cancer. Doc said I am just having a severe case of IBS. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I have been in severe pain for over a month now.

Salad is like murder to me.

See your doc.

Rena
 
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K2isKsquared replied to renalupie1's response:
(((Rena))) sorry about the IBS dx

K2
 
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rumfar6 replied to renalupie1's response:
I'm right there with ya Rena.

Dietitian wants me to eat whole grain and raw veggies and it is just making things worse

I hope you are feeling better soon

Marie
 
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rumfar6 responded:
I have IBS and my doc just put me on Amitiza to help with the cramps and all the fun that goes along with it

Go see a gastroantologist and get checked out
 
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renalupie1 replied to rumfar6's response:
I swear it was eating whole grain and raw veggies that got me in this condition! LOL. I hope the Amitiza helps, let me know!
 
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renalupie1 replied to K2isKsquared's response:
Thanks K2. You are a sweetheart.
 
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sweetyc20 replied to lupylisa44's response:
Thanks all for your info. I am newly diagnosed and we are still trying to figure all my problems out. I started medication last summer that helped a ton but then I got pregnant and stopped taking it. Now all my symptoms are a million times worse than before. I hate to take meds but it looks like there are no other options at this point. Are swollen hands and feet a common problem too?
 
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rumfar6 replied to sweetyc20's response:
My Gastro Strongly recommends probiotics (perferably the yougurt variety) for digestive health. I have a wonderful Rhuemy that recomends not only perscriptions but also diffrent vitamins to help me along.

I hope you get some answers soon
 
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cherylbugg replied to renalupie1's response:
Just curiouse, what type of symptoms are you having?cause i have been have unusual bowel habbits
 
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lupylisa44 replied to rumfar6's response:
I started "doing shots," probiotic shots that is! I love Yakult! It has really helped balance my digestive tract! it is available in the local supermarket here in Colorado.

For more info: http://www.yakultusa.com/?gclid=CL-Owfiko6QCFcHY5wodNkCV4A

Lupylisa
 
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HG1948 replied to lupylisa44's response:
Lisa,

I'd like to try that. Are dairy products in it?

HG
 
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lupylisa44 replied to HG1948's response:
HG,

The website says it uses skim milk powder.

Lupylisa


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