... have been my issue as my pain was so severe. I know I'm going to sound very unknowlegeable, and in this instance, I am, but does anyone else experience severe lower abdominal pain and lower back pain that is near crippling with IBS?
Yes, I did... especially when the explosion was going to happen or afterwards. I began to eat slower and 8 meals a day, nothing heavy that will go right through you. Go to the bland foods. Cut out your stress !!! Best of Luck. This is not a life long illiness!! I am proof.
yes severe abdominal pain is a common factor of IBS, ask your GP or at the pharmacy about the tablets that you can get to help to reduce the pain. Try reading a book about IBS,as they advise what to stop eating that can cause stomach pain. For example borasicas, i.e brocolli and cauliflower etc, you may find that cutting out certain foods as advised in books regarding this syndrome, will help you to reduce the pain. good luck hope you manage to get better.
Oh yeah.. Why would we be blessed with IBS and not have pain to go with it. Did your doc order any medication for you to help with the motility? I took bentyl and Librax. They helped with the spasm. I am sure they have many new anti-spasmatics out there but these work for me I am so sorry you have to deal with this awful humiliating problem. Hopefully with the right diet and I am sure you will soon figure out what sets it off but with the right diet and yeah here is a great piece of advice "Avoid Stress" if you figure that one out let me know and the worst part even aside from the pain was the embarrasment of not always having control of your attacks. With time you will be able to know what to eat and what not to eat before you are going out for the day or night. As you probably know it comes on without warning a times. I hope this was helpful Good Luck and God Bless Barb
hi,my names maggie,im new 2 this site,i live in glasgow,scotland uk,have been reading your posts about ibs,last year i ended up in hospital my dr thought i had a cyst in my overie the pain was like nothing id ever known b4,i still get bouts,so i will be watching this space 2 see if any 1 can offer any better advice than, avoid stress,change diet,dont smoke,eat lots of veg i do,but none of this has worked 4me,i shall keep watching this space meantime,
good luck, and best wishes,maggie,
I saw this was a question 2 years ago but just in case you ck old groups- I too have had it since puberty and at 54 is a problem regularly. Librax I recently starte is med oc choice although donnatal helped, You've probably tried a million things like we all do. I'm actually starting a treatment fo chronic lyme disease as chronic lymes symptoms comes from activity in nerves to the gut. It's one she made up and could possibly impact me positively in 2 weeks. Any way if anybody checks in I'll stay signed up for a while.
Yes, Librax-I live almost a normal life with that and Zantac. There are food triggers that set episodes off-sugar, artificial sugar, some say milk and milk products-milk doesn't bother me, caffeine, spices, alcohol, anything carbonated, hot meal with an icy drink, fat-grease-I avoid pastries because of the sugar and fat, crunchy fresh veges, fruit peels, citric acids, chocolate-I call it the "No C Diet" No chile,no chocolate, no colas, no cabbage or coconut, no cream or custards, no cervaza or Cuba Libres, no cake or cookies, no Coney Dogs, no corn, no crispy fried food. And exercise as much as possible-I was diagnosed in 1965. I don't carry diapers with me-and in the 1990s I did have a 30 day loose stool episode-marriage was going down the drain-lots of stress-Remember marriage is the leading cause of divorce- ;-) Good luck-I also can't handle oatmeal-scours my stomach like steel wool-
Thanks to Librax, I can go out and eat something with friends. I was able to hold down a job after the divorce thanks to Librax.
I went to the mayo clinic in Minnesota this June that just passed. I have suffered with IBS-d for over 10 years. This has drastically effected my quality of life. I missed many many days of work because of really bad flare ups, and i feel like i slept through the best years of my childrens lives. 10 years of every specialist and tests run that you could imagine and so many rx drugs I lost count. Within 1 hour the mayo dr had me diagnosed and on meds that pretty much fixed me instantly. He said I have IBS-D Rome 4 with rapid transit and fibromyalgia. All of this is caused by visceler hypersensitivity a Nuro transmitter malfunction in the brain. This is also probably the cause of my chronic migraines. He perscribed me Hyscyamine sublingual tablets 1-2 tablets 3-4 x a day max being 8 pills in a day along with lamotel 1-2 tablets 2-3 x a day and 1amitriptoline tablet at bed time. I take 2 Hyscyamine and 1 lamotel about 15 min before any meal.
He said most patients have to play with the quantity and how it is split up through out the day. This took about a month to find my correct doses. The night I was treated at the mayo I took the new meds and went out to dinner and ordered something that would have made me incredibly sick and in pain before. It was the first meal in 10 years I didn't vomit or poop out immediately. I have found out that I cannot skip a meal or wait over an hour after taking the meds or I will be instantly sick. Guess it was a good sign the meds are working. The only thing I had trouble with is I kind of needed to learn how to have a bm that was solid again. I guess after 10 years of very watery bm's my body didn't know how to expell a sold bm. Before the first 30 days past I noticed the little downy hairs all over my bady were disappearing, my nails were growing, my hair stopped falling out and I actually had energy. I nolonger have the overwhelming need to nap constantly and I'm enjoying hanging out with my family again and not my bed. I know this is a long message I'm sorry for that but I hope it helps someone that is suffering like I was. Also just a quick mention of another drug that helped me a great deal but due to my job I can nolonger take because it is not a DOT approved medication. It's belladonna! I did wonders for the dry heavy feeling and the incredibly painful cramps I had from both ends when there was nothing left in my body to expell.
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