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Agony IBS

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NutCase82 Mon 17-Apr-17 21:41:37

I've never been officially diagnosed with IBS but since being pregnant my symptoms are much more severe. It's incredibly painful contraction like spasms around my lower stomach area (basically the area the front of my knickers cover), it used to also be a shooting stabbing pain up my back side too but that doesn't happen as often thank goodness! Sometimes it is quite dull pain that just makes me hug the area but it is also so painful I don't know what to do with myself, I'm doubled over and crying out in pain trying to 'breathe through' the pain, it can last (on and off) most of the day (about every couple of months).

My doctors prescribed Rennies and I eat the bifidus regularis yogurts daily but I still get attacks more often than I can cope with.

Also, it feels very much like contractions and I'm panicking that, closer to my due date, I become a phantom labourer!!

Can anyone help - ideas of things to eat with helpful ingredients or pregnancy-safe medicine/vitamins. Does anyone else suffer like this??

Mustbeinsane1984 Tue 18-Apr-17 01:03:56

Try some peppermint tea I've had IBS since I was 14 and I have tried all sorts of pills. Peppermint is the only solution for me. Def worth a try! Also a hot water bottle on the left side of tummy (not too hot) helps loads.

NutCase82 Tue 18-Apr-17 10:13:06

Thank you, I will add that to my diet 💐

leighdinglady Tue 18-Apr-17 12:41:17

I've always had IBS. Even as a toddler. Although oddly it gets better with pregnancy for me. I use antispaxmodics. I get them on prescription but I think you can buy buscopan(sp) over the counter. Maybe go speak to a pharmacist. I don't know if they're safe to take. I also find cutting out gluten helps. No pasta/bread (I don't go crazy, that's enough to help me)

NutCase82 Tue 18-Apr-17 18:23:52

Thank you, I will try that also 💐

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