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Is it just IBS or something new?

I was diagnosed with IBS about 20 years ago and am now 55 yes old and female. I am on the diarrhea side of it. For the last 3 months I’ve only had diarrhea and no normal BMs. Just this morning I realized I stopped a pain led, morphine er around the time this started. I’ve always had diarrhea for sometimes a couple weeks in a row, but never this long. In the last couple months I have started bloating after eating, feel like I’m ready to get sick or vomit, get a little SOB (different issue) and feel churning in my stomach and intestines. Sometimes when bloated my belly is really hard. I found that if I use a little Mylanta and an anti gas pill then a bit later I can start feeling better,
But not always. If this happens at breakfast I will usually be bloated and feel full all day. Sometimes if I have a BM it improves it, and sometimes a hefty belch and I’ll feel better. I eat pretty well as I have diabetes. I have also noticed if I do eat something with a lot of sugar (yes I cheat occasionally) that is when it’s the worst. I had my worst bout of it last night. I’m just wondering if this can all be attributed to IBS or not. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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It could be, or it might be something else. (Yeah, lousy answer, I know.)

It could be a reaction to a certain food, or a type of food, or a drink, or anything else you put in your body. It could be a food allergy or sensitivity. Have you ever had testing done?

It could also be IBS. The thing about IBS is that it seems like we can eat something one day, and be fine, and the next time we eat it, we suffer for it.

You're 55 - have you ever had a colonoscopy? That can help rule things out.

Are you under the care of a gastroenterologist? If you aren't, now would be a good time to get one.

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