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VLCos Fri 06-Sep-19 20:45:23

Can you describe how an attack feels and how long it last ?

I am being tested for coeliac but my go thinks it may be IBS .

I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy 18 months ago for similar symptoms both done but they are becoming more frequent
I also have no gallbladder

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inwood Fri 06-Sep-19 21:02:06

Changes all the time. I have IBS-d. It could be an hour or a day or more.

What are your symptoms?

VLCos Fri 06-Sep-19 22:18:30

@inwood every so often maybe once a month . Stomach ache , low down , last for few days .bloated , wind, heartburn , eased by going to loo which is loose but not diarrhoea.
Eased by low gluten diet.

Last week I had it then it went over weekend then came back . So frequency increased.

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Sebw Fri 06-Sep-19 22:37:05

Major bloating with no pattern. Some times IBS-d and other times IBS-c. I dont get much pain.

jennymac Fri 06-Sep-19 23:09:52

Mine tends to be stress related and usually happens a day after I have been feeling stressed. I go from having a reasonably flat stomach to looking like I am about 6 months pregnant and just have pretty bad stomach pains for hours.

nala15 Fri 06-Sep-19 23:21:03

Mine is usually stress related too. Symptoms are stomach cramps, a lot of gurgling down there throughout the day and then sudden need to go! I get hot flushes too. Usually very loose, sorry for the graphics here but also food not broken down properly.
Alcohol can trigger it too for me personally. Bloating is horrible, probably only feel normal a couple of days a month.
I am a real worrier so that doesn't help.
I carry V.I.Poo with me everywhere which helps me worry less incase I get caught out! Can honestly say that stuff is amazing, no embarrassment walking out the loo!

VLCos Sat 07-Sep-19 06:22:20

Thanks all mine is less diarrhoea and more needing to go . I have been stressed a lot but I am pretty sure its food related.

Do any of you take medication to ease it

I've tried buscopan and silcogel the gel is definitely helping

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Surfskatefamily Sat 07-Sep-19 06:33:33

Hi I'm a long time ibs sufferer. After trying many things iv found a low fodmap diet successfully controls it. On the advice of a good doctor.
If you Google it there are food charts so you can see what to avoid /eat.
Lso it is low gluten but doesn't totally cut it out. So the odd wrap or sandwich is fine (yaay)

ByeByeMissAmericanPie Sat 07-Sep-19 06:36:51

I’d keep a food and mood diary. You may well see some sort of pattern emerging.

VLCos Sat 07-Sep-19 09:38:03

Thank you am keeping a diary so hopefully that might point triggers out thank you

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Hollingsworth40 Sun 08-Sep-19 19:31:00

Do any of you suffer with constipation as part of your IBS?

VLCos Mon 09-Sep-19 20:16:47

Its not constipation as such but don't go for few days then urgency to do and mucus with the stool

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