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IBS flare up... Any tips?

(7 Posts)
PenguinBear Thu 03-Apr-14 18:34:35

My IBS has flared up dreadfully tonight, awful cramps and having to go a lot (between the DC needing things and trying to cook dinner and put them to bed and everything else -argh!)

I haven't had a flare up for ages and am not sure why it's come on tonight. Nothing different in my diet!

Anyone got any tips on how to relieve symptoms? I would usually sit down and try and relax a bit but no chance of that tonight, loads to do but am finding it hard to get on with much as every 20/30mins or so I'm having to rush to the toilet and spend 10+mins with the cramps etc. I've wiped my ass so much it's painful

kazzawazzawoo Thu 03-Apr-14 19:37:10

Have you any peppermint tea? I would try that. Also a hot water bottle and some germolene! Hope things settle down soon for you, I struggle with ibs too.

PenguinBear Thu 03-Apr-14 19:40:42

No peppermint tea or germolene but I think Sudocrem will do the job once it's over. Had 3 additional attacks since I posted! Not eaten yet as not sure if it will make it better or worse! confused.

MrsHoolie Thu 03-Apr-14 22:15:51

The only thing that helped my IBS was Aloe Vera juice from the health food shop. You take a small amount twice a day (about 20mls I think). It was the only thing that helped the pain and settled my gut.

kazzawazzawoo Fri 04-Apr-14 13:45:17

The only thing that has helped with my IBS is excluding gluten and dairy.

coffeeinbed Fri 04-Apr-14 20:24:29

I only have a couple of boiled potatoes, no oil, butter or anything, water, mint, fennel or camomile tea for a day or two. It goes away.
Till the next time...

lostblonde86 Fri 04-Apr-14 20:31:37

I was also going to say peppermint tea. Settles my stomach down really well. Have friends with ibs also who swear by aloe gel.

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