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    Effect of gut on head
    GAJulia posted:
    Hello. I'm 53 and have had every IBS symptom to some degree since I was in my early 20's. Something that has occurred with varying frequency is what I think I've seen mentioned here: brain fog. It's not a dizzy feeling, exactly, but slight vertigo, almost. It usually centers right in the middle of my face behind my eyes. Recently I've also experienced facial numbness around my mouth and nose. I know it's related to my gut even though I don't feel any symptoms there because if I pass gas or have a bowel movement, the head symptoms immediately disappear. (My late daddy's left eye would twitch, which was his signal that he was beginning a flare-up.)

    These are almost worse than the stomach issues because I feel off balance and less able to function on any level. When I mentioned it to my last gastroenterologist, he said that the gut and the head are directly connected, but didn't offer any help.

    Does anybody else have these or similar situations?
    ashybug11 responded:
    How strange, I have also had this happened to me...and only recently after having IBS for several years and I am currently in another flare up. I have no idea what it could be...I'll stay posted. It never occurred to me that it could be related. I get the twitching around the mouth and nose area. So very strange. At least you know you're not the only one Hopefully we can figure this out!

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