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Having a severe IBS attack

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GraceGildee Mon 04-Jul-16 23:35:26

Tuping this and panting to try and cope with the pain. God it's like labour.

JammieDodgem Tue 05-Jul-16 00:15:29

How donuts know it's IBS? Have you contacted a doctor?

amarmai Tue 05-Jul-16 13:38:55

Sounds like when I get a gall bladder attack. Can you go to A&E?

GraceGildee Tue 05-Jul-16 17:44:09

It's definitely IBS, had it for a long time. I was just panicking and no one was up last night. It only comes on when I'm a bit constipated.

mummc2 Tue 05-Jul-16 18:15:05

Have you heard of psyllium husk it's fantastic for making you normal and regular wether you are Ibs c or d

idontlikealdi Tue 05-Jul-16 18:17:06

Get some buscopan it's great.

chopchopchop Tue 05-Jul-16 18:20:57

My life was genuinely transformed by Iberogast. It's a german herbal formula, but you can get it on eBay and possibly Amazon too. Apparently they prescribe it over there for IBS.

beenaroundawhile Tue 05-Jul-16 18:27:21

Joining this thread on behalf of a family member who really suffers from ibs, nausea and upset tummy mostly, causing extreme fatigue

chop - how do you know what you're buying, are there any approved retailers for it? He would be really keen to try anything but I know would be concerned about sources.

mummc2 is the husk any good for the kid of symptoms I've described or more for regularity?

idontlikealdi nor do I grin ... Do you take buscopan regularly or only when you have an attavk?

GraceGildee Tue 05-Jul-16 18:29:49

I am on the psyllium husk but ran out for a few days, have some more now. It's not very often I have an attack like that but it was grim. Panting like I was in labour.

beenaroundawhile Tue 05-Jul-16 18:48:35

Grace I'm sorry to hear you've been so unwell. I would second the comments from others here, I'm not a sufferer myself but it sounds very unusual to be in so much pain. Gall bladder is often the cause of pain mostly commonly compared to labour, as much as anything perhaps your doctor could prescribe stronger meds or painkillers in the event of a flare up like this again

chopchopchop Wed 06-Jul-16 13:52:34

I don't think Iberogast is so popular that people would bother to counterfeit it anyway , but quite a few of the eBay sellers seem to be online pharmacies in Germany selling it, so if you used one of those, I think that would be pretty safe.

Amazon don't sell it here, but have a look at the reviews on if you want some more reassurance as well.

(disclaimer, I am nothing to do with Iberogast although I do sometimes thing I should try and be the importer over here as it is such brilliant stuff)

mummc2 Thu 07-Jul-16 20:29:13

Beenaroundawhile sorry for late post very very busy!! Psyllium husk I take in original ground form from Asian stores 2.99 for a box that lasts ages. Taken every day for 3 months it's like having a colonic irrigation as it bulks inside you and cleans out all your digestive system - I've found it helps me stay regular and formed (I'm the D type) stops the flare ups from being bad as nothing builds up and also keeps my acid reflux at bay. The only thing is it's not very nice in natural form But it works great

beenaroundawhile Thu 07-Jul-16 23:22:39

Thanks mummc2, glad you've found something that works for you, will research

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