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Digestive Issues

Digestive Issues

Hi… I was wondering has anyone had any digestive issues and lupus? Also have you dealt with high anxiety and if so how did you manage it.

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Hi Life3in1. Yes, I am having digestive issues. Have gone the whole gambit with my GP of urine test and colon sample. Everything turned out A-OK. So, I turned to my nutrition store. She suggested I try some probiotics. So, I bought 10B live cultured probiotic capsules which I kept in the fridge. Went through 30 tablets and it didn't help. So, she suggested upping to 20B. I am not 100% perfect, but I am no longer having loose bowels anymore. I also have high anxiety. My outlet is a hobby. I love working on my family tree and my husband doesn't see me all day! Ha! Being by myself is therapeutic. Driving in heavy traffic is a nightmare for me and I usually have a breakout of tremors afterwards. It takes a while to calm down. Hope this helps! 😀

posted 15 days ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Many years before I was diagnosed I had terrible itching and trouble getting to sleep. My PCP prescribed 10mg of doxepin. It's an old time antidepressant. It worked well for me.

posted 6 days ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I e always had digestive issues , lost a portion of my colon in 2020 on 4 stomach medicines, I was informed I will have issues the rest of my life, I'm dealing with a lupus rash right now, the itching is horrible, any ideas to what any of you use to calm it down, love and hugs to all

posted 8 days ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

GI issues were always present in my life long before the Lupus showed up fully.

posted 11 days ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

That is generally my main issue, or maybe constant issue is better. It doesn't surprise me though, because the immune system is housed within the digestive system. I use it as a warning flag for on coming flares. I changed jobs to a less stressful one, and decided that everything did not need perfection. I also take fiber pills to keep everything moving.

edited, originally posted 14 days ago
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