Diagnosed with ibs

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for years I have had problems with bloating, anxiety, mental fog, heart palpitations and fatigue at 4pm every day. Now the doctor tells me ibs. Has really tested me for anything just said my symptoms are comparable with ibs. 

I just want want the symptoms to stop they are really affecting my life. Can anyone help.

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    Sorry forgot to say please
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    IBS can be a symptom of a number of conditions. I have ibs but it's a symptom of my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (used to be called M.E.). I have since also developed fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy.  Yes I still have IBS the same as other people but it's just a symptom of something else. Try looking at this information; https://patient.info/health/chronic-fatigue-syndromeme

    Your mental fog, fatique etc sounds very similar. If it is you will need to push your dr to send you to a specialist for diagnosis.

    The reason it might be the same time of day is the spoon story describes. You have a cup with 6 spoons in it. This represents the amount of energy you have each day to use. For each thing you do in the day you use a spoon (energy) and if you go over the amount you have then you will pay the price with your condition getting worse. The fatigue kicking in, brain fog etc. If you use too much on too many days you will notice you will get worse and will be more likely to catch infections and viruses.  The longer it goes on where you use to much the worse it can get.  I was told by drs for years I was unfit and pushed myself to do more and more until I was nearly bed ridden.  

    If you've had it up to 4 years there is still a chance you will recover. If you have had it over that length you are more likely to suffer for it for life. You can go into remission but it can come back at anytime. i've had it for 10 years now. 

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      Before my IBS, I had chiropractory and massage.  I had massage to help with the chiropractic pain but it made me worse.  I was left with constant pain and exhaustion for nine months when I did the slightest thing.  These symptoms now disappear for a while and then come back.
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    Try anti spasmodics, probiotics, over the counter painkillers or the Fodmap diet.  These things may or not help.  If they do, it is likely they will only reduce pain rather than get rid of it entirely.
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    I also have terrible problems at the top of my sotmach with pain discomfort and this is where I think my palps start from 
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    Look into teas, ginger tea, peppermint tea. Try chewing on fennel seeds after a meal.

    stimulants like caffeine and alcohol or dairy make it worse. 

    Maybe magnesium to settle things down 

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    For the pain and as a anitispasmodic buscopan is good personally i use cataflam it's great and it's wonder in pain relief and also probiotics they are really important the refrigerated ones that come in ampules are the best, also regarding your heart palpitation maybe cos your bowel or stomache is distended and pushing against your heart in that case you should get rid of the gases trapped within, buttermilk works for me it has natural probiotics and reduces gases pretty well.... you'll have to manage for the mean time you wont be able to know whats best for you until you try here n there until you establish a base   
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      Thank you so much, will tey all. I think I've tried Buscopan, but it didn't help. I am so full of gas, embarrasing to say, but I feel and am bloared like ballon! Feel like trapped stich/ wind high under left rib, then it feel travels down. I do take VSL# probiotics for months and months. I do like my wine, but after I feel terrible. Any advice on alcohol that is 'more gentle' on stomach and 'gas'?
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      alcohol is no friend for IBS and yes buscopan is good but it's light that's its only problem it's mild and very gentle but cataflam is perfection really

      one really easy thing to reduce gas is walking as u walk gas will escape cos it's moving as your moving keep taking the probiotics cos it fills u with good bacteria that will reduce gas production plus as i said try butter milk after dinner or yogurt and try the type that says has probiotics in them and hopefully you'll be able to manage 

       

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      it's ok 

      butter milk just buy it from the supermatket and drink half a cup just a small size cup before sleep (incase u couldn't tolerate it u can leave it ) cos each respond differently but the cataflam is really good and yeah you can get it over the counter its an antiinflammatory and an antispasmodic at the same time 

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