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wotcha sallystrawberry...the studies have stopped but the ibs lingers on
i had it all last week [have had it on and off for years]
i bought an ibs 'over the counter' remedy from boots.took two tablets across the day,felt no benefit WHATSOEVER,had a hot bath ,went to bed..next day it had gone.
I suffer from IBS & was led to believe that alcahol irritates it (not that it has stopped me!)
Have you tried fybrogel (or however it's spelt!)
I was prescribed it, but it made me gag so I didn't persevere!
I find co codamol helps a lot & have recently started taking a supplement called acidophilus from the health food shop which is meant to help if taken 2 - 4 times a day.
Don't know of many other quick fixes though.
errrmm..let me think
def bloated.def really bloated.
not constipated as such,but maybe a bit slow..not a complete/relaxed clearout [you asked]
sharp pain...that hurts in all positions espesh when i walk and espesh when i keep poking around trying to work out if im constipated!!
no stabbing pain in bum...poor you thats sounds 'ouch'
trapped wind...get the feeling im going to fart and then do one the size of a pea
you need mebeverine from the doc. need to take one 20 mins before food (complete pain trying to remember)
In the meantime, I wouldn't have booze as it irritates the bowel - painkiller better, plus aearly night and doc in morning.
last weekend was the first time i have ever treated myself to a 'remedy' cos it just went on for so long.
with me it is def stress induced [however usually arrives just as the stress goes..if you see what i mean]
id be inclined to believe the booze relaxes your innards notion.booze and a hot soak in the bath then bed.
I am the opposite! I know it is very more than likely IBS (& had gp's come to that conclusion), but each time I get a really bad spell I am back to the gp! I am such a hypo!
I am on a waiting list now for the horrible camera up the bum thingy!(Not keen on this idea) to actually diagnose it properly.