Patient Comments: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Diarrhea

Question:

Do you get IBS-related diarrhea? Discuss the triggers and dietary changes you have made. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Titch, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I think there are many things that trigger my IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome related diarrhea). It seems to improve if I limit bread, cheese, anything sweet/sugary, cake, biscuit, and fried food. I saw a program about carbs, that indicated pumpernickel or sourdough bread are better for gut bacteria and these do not seem to trigger an attack in the same way mass-produced white bread. My biggest and worst triggers are stress and anxiety.

Comment from: MOM54, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I am suffering from constant IBS-related diarrhea for roughly 6 years or more, any occasion I have. I haven't been ruled out for celiac disease but waiting for results. But I found wheat, breads, gluten, sugar, sweeteners, almonds, peanuts, corn, bananas, etc., trigger me all the time. I am fed up. All these give me diarrhea. Unreal. I stopped bananas, corn, etc., and am reading ingredients too, but avoiding all the above and more to try and help stop this.

Comment from: mrsk, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 23

I was diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) about 8 years ago. The symptoms drastically changed to chronic diarrhea about 2 years ago. I tried the FODMAP diet, probiotics, etc. Nothing really helped. I was having violent diarrhea every time I had a bowel movement (BM). Then after Christmas for 2 weeks my BMs were completely back to normal. I finally realized that we had not had bananas (my favorite fruit which I had been eating almost on a daily basis) for at least 2 weeks. I never suspected them of being my trigger as they were on the low end for FODMAP. I have been doing well for the last 2 months, with a couple flare ups here and there. But if I have to give up bananas for the rest of my life, so be it!

Comment from: Fran, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I've had irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for several years. I cannot pinpoint what is causing it.

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