(Closed) IBS is horrific this time around, any suggestions to alleviate it?!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Eat some heavy bread like that gross white bread that they sell in the gastation and drink some finger ale

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you’re nearby a store, I’ve found that papaya enzyme (in the vitamin section) helps me! Also, there are herbal teas that help. If you are stuck at home, fix a hot pack. I use one regularly and just set it on my stomach for a while. It seems to calm it down a bit. Hope you feel better soon!

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

((hugs)) I used to carry a bottle of Pepto in my purse during rough patches in my relationships.    Man trouble was the one sure bet to make my IBS flare up, that and job stress.  If you’re not opposed to medications, Pepto Bismol was the one thing that helped me tremendously. Kind of slows things down.

Second the papaya enzyme.  And real ginger in any form- candied, dried, tea, fresh, etc.  Most gingerales don’t actually have any ginger root in them, 

Also, try drinking lots of water- for one, you’re probably dehydrated, which is no good.  And the water can help rebalance your intestinal PH. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

When I’m having issues, I eat lots of oatmeal. It seems like its easier for me to digest & clears out my system! I stick to pretty bland foods just to be safe. I also drink lots & lots of water which seems to help as well. And I have a short 10 min. aerobic video that I make myself do when I’m feeling really gross, and it always helps A LOT. My IBS is stress/anxiety induced.. so I also just try to relax and not let anything get to me (easier said than done, of course!). I hope you feel better soon! I know how awful it can be! 🙁

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Definitely try a compress on your lower stomach. If you can, I’d put one on your back too. I’m sure it’s killing you with all those bathroom visits. My sister has IBS, and she says the heat is soothing. Also when she is suffering from it she tends to stay clear of any additives and heavy spices in food. Usually it helps her to have a pretty bland diet so it’s not so hard for her body to break down the food.

By The Way, I ike your new avatar pic. WAYYYYY BETTER than the last. =)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Yeah, I have pretty severe IBS.  It’s so incredibly painful.  Right now I’m trying a Low FODMAP diet.  I encourage you to look into it.  It’s got great success for alleviating IBS.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t know if this works for IBS… but I have chronic gastritis and have started taking 1-2 tbs of organic apple cider vinegar (in juice or something) twice a day with a meal. It’s helped a lot! I think it has something to do with ballancing the ph level of your stomach since apple cider vinegar is a lot like your natural balance (that’s what I was told when I was told to try it). It’s really helped. Worth a shot. Ant-acids did nothing for me, they work sometimes but oddly enough the vinegar works faster. 

Edit… just checked online, apple cider vinegar (organic with the ‘mother’) in it is also suggested for IBS. Hope it helps. It’s not that expensive and since I dillute it a lot it’s lasted a long time. The regular apple cider vinegar did nothing for me though. It’s important to get the ‘cloudy’ organic type for the properties that are strained out of the regular stuff. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I totally agree about the heat! I forgot about that. Sometimes soaking in a warm bath or the heating pad helps my cramps. 

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