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Hi all. been diagnosed with IBS for 20+ years and started having major flare ups again recently. I only get the pain and cramps, no toilet issues, its always there at least in a minor annoying way but now I'm going 24 hours in severe pain from trapped air and cramps. it's always on the right hand side often from lower to upper quadrant (under rib) and I can physically feel a huge hard lump of trapped air. I have tried buscopan and wind eze tablets when symptoms arise and doesn't seem to help but haven't taken it regularly. I recently took co codamol during a flare up and it def seemed to help, its the only pain killer that has managed to touch it..... I have just been prescribed Mebeverine which is apparently stronger than buscopan? Does anyone know if it works after first dose or how long it takes to 'kick in'? Also has anyone on here tried breathing techniques to manage pain and symptoms? i have tried almost everything over the years but I have recently found that breathing in EXTREMELY gently for a 1 or 2 count and then breathing out for AT LEAST double that count seems to really help manage the symptoms. Thought I'd throw that out there to see if it can help others. I believe it works to both calm you down and also reduce pressure in and around the abdomen. Doesn't solve it but certainly seems to help.
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