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Bloody IBS - need tips....

(6 Posts)
Scottishtanguera Mon 15-Apr-13 06:52:48

After a couple of evenings last weekend of eating big, late meals(eating out whilst away for the weekend) my IBS has been on overdrive: bloating, indigestion, nausea,endless trapped wind, cramps and of course alternating between constipation and diarrhoea.
My GP hasn't been much help in the past (mebeverine but that was only for the spasms) and I've tried everything over the counter so does anyone have any alternative/natural remedies that have worked for them? I read on here recently someone recommending peppermint tea.
I will try anything at the moment....hmm

beachyhead Mon 15-Apr-13 06:57:34

My son has IBS and peppermint oil capsules and also Acidophilus capsules have both been good at different times. There was an Aloe Vera juice he tried too, but didn't like the taste, so I can't really say if that would help...

PassTheTwiglets Mon 15-Apr-13 10:03:13

Peppermint tea works for me - better than the oil, oddly...

MerryMarigold Mon 15-Apr-13 10:07:28

For me, a short term solution is a fairly sour apple (like Braeburn) and water for one meal (don't usually have much appetite when it's kicking off). It usually sorts my tummy out. I don't know why! I have also taken anti depressants (not for the IBS!) but it really helped it if you are struggling long term.

RuckAndRoll Mon 15-Apr-13 15:20:24

Peppermint oil capsules used to help for me before I got pregnant, certainly eased things even if they didn't go away. Colpermin I think are the brand I used.

Keep pushing your GP, there's lots they can try. Might seem really obvious but have you kept a detailed food & symptoms diary?

Anti-spasmatics don't solve everyone. I'm on neuropathic pain relief (temporarily stopped until baby arrives) and it's the only thing that truely helped.

Scottishtanguera Mon 15-Apr-13 16:53:06

Thanks for the replies. DH used to use Colpermin but whenever he drank alcohol he came out in a weird rash hmm
I also didn't like his peppermint belches!
I may give the tea a go and talk to my GP again.

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