About 30 years ago I was diagnosed with IBS, back than symptoms where mild. Overtime the symptoms became severe, stomach pain, cramps, diarrhea 5 to 10 times a day. Besides IBS I also acquired Diverticulosis and eventually Diverticulitis along with rectal bleeding etc. My GI tried to treat the disorders with Bentyl, Imodium and large amounts of Antibiotics each time I had an attack. Besides recommended; a high fiber diet and supplemental fiber like Metamucil, which unfortunately made the situation worse. I don’t want to further elaborate about the countless fibers and medication I tried down the years of desperation, they just did not work or made the situation worse for me.

In the last 8 years I had about 26 attacks all with cold chills, fever and lots of pain; each time going to hell back and forth, for sure my quality of life was gone. Two GI’s advised me strongly to remove part of my Sigmoid Colon and maybe some other intestinal parts, I was told the danger for complications was too elevated and I really needed to do this. And yes, I was fully aware that it was impossible to go on like this.

It may sound unreal I have walked hundreds of times in Walgreens and never paid attention to Citrucel, hence for me it was like a miracle I tried Citrucel, two weeks down the road no more pain, no diarrhea, no cramps all symptoms cleared up and I have my life back. I have no words.

We are all different and this may not work for everybody with the same symptoms. It did for me.

I just hope my story might help others suffering from IBS – Diverticulitis and related bowel syndromes.

I am not affiliated in any way with the company making Citrucel.

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replied April 11th, 2011
Hello and thank you for your post on e health forum.

In absence of major symptoms like fever, loss of weight, appetite, bloody stools, etc, your symptoms of nausea, stomach upset, abdominal cramps could be due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Most symptoms of IBS can be controlled with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications (laxatives, antidiarrheals, antispasmodics, or antidepressants).

I hope this helps.

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