Diagnosis of IBS

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Around 2-3 weeks ago, I started constantly at night nearly every night waking up with upset stomach, feeling sick and not being able to sleep or move without sitting there for around 2 hours with something warm on my stomach to sooth it. At first I thought it was Acid Reflux as I've had that several times before and it wasn't going to be a surprise either. Tried taking Rennes and Omeprazole I think it's called and it didnt take it away.

I googled my symptoms whilst on holiday last week and found that everything that was happening especially my change in toilet habits. I normally go 2 to 3 times a day and now I was constipated and then suddenly turned into diarrohea. I knew I had IBS. I've been taking buscopan for the past week used all the 20 tablets over a period of 7 days and now it feels a lot better through the day and the last two days at night has been fine. I felt a little sick last night from it and the hot compress worked a treat accompanied by one buscopan.

my question is: Is there any way I can get rid of this for good? It has been a pain for the past 2-3 weeks, I've never had it before, I'm 20 years of age and a healthy weight. Last week it almost ruined my holiday and I'm going away in November to Budapest and I don't want to have that ruined.

Thanks in advance!

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    Hi Brendan,  that's it if you had ibs diagnosed that's your new life! Keep talking on here. 

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    Yea unformtualy this is life now I feel your pain bc I go through the same thing I'm up all night and day I go so much and I'm in pain and being law enforcement it's become even more difficult.

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    Did your doctor diagnose you with IBS and do tests?
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    IBS isn't curable I'm new to it they just give meds to help the pain... yoga helps. Walking for 15min a day . do you know which IBS you have. ? 

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    If you do have IBS (get checked out by a dr) then all you can do is manage symptoms. Heat and buscopan work great for cramps. Antacids are great for nausea, I also find anything mint helps- mint tea is good for not, but be careful it doesn't set off your reflux.

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    Hi Brendan,  I've read all the comments and I agree once you're diagnosed you can sort your life.  Even on the toughest days when my ibs flares I naturally walk to try to remove the pain.  I sometimes take medication then go out.  I've learnt to take each day as it comes. 

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