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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've been diagnosed with IBS since I was 17. They had a poke and a prod, gave me some Colpermin (peppermint oil capsules) and sent me away.

    These days I'm more in tune with what will 'disagree' with me in terms of highly fatty food (my stomach HATES McDonald's) spicy food and general intolerances. I've recently noticed the difference in bloating after switching from White bread, to wholemeal.
    I suppose it's just having an awareness of how your own body works.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I do. Was diagnosed by a specialist after they ruled other, more serious stuff out.

    I cope by being careful about what I eat when I'm mid-flare (dairy and wheat is not great) and just trying to eat generally well at other times - lots of fresh stuff and not much crappy processed shit. Sometimes when it's really bad I take anti-spasmodics which relax your gut and help the pain way more than painkillers. You can get them over the counter here, but not sure about in Poland!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Start each day off with a tablespoon of runny honey.
    It gets a bit yuky to face every morning but most people get a huge benefit from it ...no i'm not into old wives tales. Honey is a very important and powerful medicine ...try it you have nothing to loose.
    If you don't feel any improvement within 36 hrs ...i'll eat my beehive bonnet!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Do you think I could have the honey stirred into fruit tea?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My grandma had funny guts too, and she used to swear by normal tea but with honey and a slice of lemon instead of milk and sugar. Apparently it cured all manner of illnesses.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've supposedly got it, but have never been formally diagnosed with it. Nothing they gave me works. The only thing that works is to cut out wheat completely. I've done this, but the last few days I've had a really bad stomach. :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Was your Granny Polish? A lot of people drink their tea with lemon here.

    Wheat, so no bread? I love my toast..and pasta.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katchika wrote: »
    Wheat, so no bread? I love my toast..and pasta.

    I eat rye bread and eat gluten and wheat free pasta. The pasta doesn't taste any different from pasta with wheat in.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i have had IBS for the majority of my life but only been diagnosed since the age of 15.

    for me it's stress thats the trigger. Its really important that i eat lots of fruit and veg and stay away from soya (i do actually have an allergy to it as well). i've done tones of elmination diets, for sugar, yeast, wheat, dairy, citrus fruit, and spices. nothing made me any better, apart from stopping being a veggie and eating meat again. that made a big difference but i'm still not good when i get stressed out.

    I've been on senacot, glucose solution, mebeverine, buscopan, cocodamol, and paracetamol. i find that a herbal tea in the evening is good, and massaging my tummy when its bloated and hard. yoga is good too, as is swimming. natural yogurt can sometimes help as does the honey! but keeping the stress down and eating a balanced diet is best.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    natural yogurt can sometimes help

    I've found it does work for me.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katchika wrote: »
    Do you think I could have the honey stirred into fruit tea?
    It's better on its own ...try it for three days and come back and tell me how good you feel.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katchika wrote: »
    Was your Granny Polish? A lot of people drink their tea with lemon here.

    She was! Bless her. Used to eat and drink some crazy stuff, but she lived to be 85 so maybe there was something in it?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tea with honey is nice. I've had it a few times. Not regular like but it's good if you have a bad throat.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kaffrin wrote: »
    My grandma had funny guts too, and she used to swear by normal tea but with honey and a slice of lemon instead of milk and sugar. Apparently it cured all manner of illnesses.
    My girlfriend (who is Polish) has always had that to try to combat her IBS - we both suffer.

    I find that when it's flared up I need to avoid dairy. My GP said that different people respond to different things and the best thing to do is to try cutting out a few of the usual suspects one at a time to see what works.
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    BunnieBunnie Posts: 6,099 Master Poster
    I was diagnosed with it after many years of trouble.

    I cant say I make that much of an effort with my diet I just ride out the pain - sometimes with the most humourous of scrunched up faces!

    So although I have no help, I just wanted to say, perhaps I will now take some of this on board!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ...and if you can take the spoonful everyday for around three weeks ...your hair and complaxion will vchange for the better ...to the point where everyone will remark how good your looking ...seriously.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have it too but it also gives me acid relfux when it's bad like now. I can be fine for ages then it will just go off for no reason even when i haven't changed my diet or anything. I'll eat breakfast and thats it for the rest of the say :( I just take my tablets and try to ride it out.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    buscopan
    I had the most horrendous allergic reaction to that stuff recently. Unbelievable itching, sweating shivering and nausea. Urgh, never again...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote: »
    I have it too but it also gives me acid relfux when it's bad like now.

    I get this alot. Not nice at all.:(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Anyone been and got a jar of honey yet?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was tempted by a jar of Manuka honey as it's supposed to have amazing health benefits. Though £7 a jar didn't bode well, so I didn't buy it. Will do when I get paid.... lol.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was tempted by a jar of Manuka honey as it's supposed to have amazing health benefits. Though £7 a jar didn't bode well, so I didn't buy it. Will do when I get paid.... lol.

    cheap will do ...seriously ...it's worth a go and i'm convinced most people will get benefit.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have IBS. It's okay at the moment but when it's bad it can be horrible and I am prone to getting trapped wind :rolleyes:

    I was perscribed spasmadol but I've never taken them. I just watch what I eat. I've cut out dairy, meat and have really cut down on eating wheat. Any wheat I do it is wholegrain. It seems to be alright. I can't eat alot of onion and peppers or really spicy foods. It's just trial and error at first before you realise what you can and can't really eat :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Come on ...has anyone tried my suggestion ...or do you think it just an old wives tale ...i'd love to hear that one of you tried it ...found it worked for you and then went on to reccomend it to others.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The only thing that concerns me about eating a spoonful of honey every day, is putting on weight. I use sweeteners in my tea because I won't use sugar, so honey's pretty much a no-go. If anyone else tries it, let us know how it goes lol.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The only thing that concerns me about eating a spoonful of honey every day, is putting on weight. I use sweeteners in my tea because I won't use sugar, so honey's pretty much a no-go. If anyone else tries it, let us know how it goes lol.

    Lol, I doubt a spoon of it would make a noticeable difference.

    A tablespoon has 64 Kcal so a teaspoon must have about 21 Kcal, you could burn that off very easily or just cut out something else that contains 21 Kcal instead. If it made a difference to the IBS...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A question for all the IBS suffers - what symptoms do you get? If it includes discomfort, where abouts?

    Thanks!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Splodgey wrote: »
    A question for all the IBS suffers - what symptoms do you get? If it includes discomfort, where abouts?

    Thanks!

    I get:
    Indigestion
    Stomach cramps (am I the only one who finds they're worse after periods, no matter what I've eaten?)

    The discomfort is always on my left side.
    The only thing that concerns me about eating a spoonful of honey every day, is putting on weight.

    It's only a spoonful for 3 weeks. I've not tried it. I'm currently fine if I eat yoghurt every day and/or avoid wheat completely.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The only thing that concerns me about eating a spoonful of honey every day, is putting on weight. I use sweeteners in my tea because I won't use sugar, so honey's pretty much a no-go. If anyone else tries it, let us know how it goes lol.
    I never thought about that ...i'm afraid i'm totaly ignorant of such things. I've always been lucky in that i can eat and drink anything and everything ...in fact i can be an utter glutton and be bone idle and never realy change shape.
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