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IBS - has anyone had any success with aloe vera juice?

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emeraldgirl1 Sat 08-Aug-09 12:13:31

Have had recurrent IBS for almost 15 years, it comes and goes but is worse right now than it has been for a while. A friend has suggested I try aloe vera juice, but before I do this I just wondered if anyone had had any success with this or if there are any other remedies I could try. I tend to 'treat' my symptoms (agonising spasms) with nothing more than lying very still on my stomach until the spasm has passed so tbh trying anything at all other than that is probably a good step forward!

Kayteee Sat 08-Aug-09 19:54:30

I did try this and it was a double-edged sword for me. It really helped the IBS BUT it gave me the runs after a few days of taking it.

It's worth a shot though, I think. You'll know after a couple of days if it's going to affect you that way.

It tastes foul so get some orange squash or something that you like to mix it with.

Good luck if you try it. smile

babyignoramus Sun 09-Aug-09 17:06:02

I've tried aloe vera and it worked but as well as stopping my runs it also bunged me up - so a bit too effective! I've found it's quite good if used like you would paracetamol - at the onset of symptoms rather than every day. You can get capsules from Holland & Barrett and I just take one whenever my stomach starts to grumble.

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