how long do your "attacks" last

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a week ago I had a really bad attack , really bad diaoreah and then having to goto the loo several times for a couple of days , my stomach then felt bloated and tender , a week on it is only just starting to feel better , anyone else like this? 

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  • Posted

    I guess I'm fairly lucky if I get a flair up and we are talking bad dihorrea it'll last a couple of hours then gradually get back to normal over the next day or so

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    I had IBS D two weeks ago for three days.  Nurofen with codeine helped to slow it down a bit but didn't stop it.  I had to take Imodium for a day to stop it completely.  I had lack of appetite, on off nausea and stomach cramping for a week and my stomach was very tender.  I was also on Buscopan for several days to help with the pain.

    I usually have IBS C, but I had a period of stress and bowel overflow after not going to the loo for a week.

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    Hi pater:  The last really bad flare was earlier this year and lasted at least 3 weeks.  All the symptoms on and off daily -- d and then 3 days latter c & d until I thot I was losing my mind.  I could not be far away from a bathroom.  It's not uncommon for me to go these type flares because I have stress induced IBS-a.  Now that I'm taking the Imodium that I think pippa recommended (I had the wrong kind), the d seems to be under control and but sure yet about c.  I think we have all suffered thru what you are experiencing now.  Hope you get it under control soon.  Best....

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    Yes had this a lot......Actually had an IBS attack for almost 12 months....yuk


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