i.b.s caused by spasms and stress.

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Whenever we do coach holidays i always end up with  needing the loo .What can i take to calm my stomach.Ive even got off just up the road from the hotel  on a dayout and legged it back to the hotel just making it. I dont do the excurtions anymore so that i can take my time before venturing out.Sometimes immodium can make it worse and end up having to take two or three and then being bunged up for three days.

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    I went through this with my partner too but luckily she drove but still got fed up of occasionally stopping or one time we reached the hotel and I had to run inside and she ended up unloading all the bags. Oops.

    Worse though was planned excursions and then I would be ill regardless if I ate breakfast or not. No wonder she got fed up with it. I remember once staying in an old castle and loo was not a prior loo but an eco loo and one evening I was unwell and broke the damn thing and I am wandering around this castle at around 11pm in the evening and luckily the owner was awake and as the handyman was not on site unsurprisingly he came and rectified close to midnight but things like that just end up ruining holidays.  I do not go on holiday anymore and I am much better for it.

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      Don't worry, I have had several "acidents" in my time. Once in my son's car, and once when my other son had put the toilet seat down and I didn't notice. It happens!!!!! You are not alone.
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      For me I know it is only a matter of time. I was on the bus once heading into the station and I could feel the cramps but when I reached the loo it said out of order. Luckily there is a Sainsbury across the road and never run so fast and made it but one day I will not be able to run so fast or next time there may not be a Sainsbury to hand.

      It panics me so much that in the end I gave up work. Knowing I do not have to go out definitely helps and I know it is not a long term solution. 

      I think if I work again it needs to be a very short journey and preferably walkIng distance as it is the time between one town and another especially on the bus that is just not always feasible. 

      Also so it can be dangerous. I once jumped motorways and sped down the M5 as the loo was closer. Sounds ridiculous but true. I was 90 mins later and my ex wondered where I was. Luckily there are no parking restrictions at service stations.

      Thank you 

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    You should ask doc for Colofac it is for IBS
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      Someone else mentioned Colifac. Can it be bought over the counter as its like trying to get an appointment with the queen. Only ever had codiene phosphate from docs and didnt suit me.
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      I am just the same. If I am even going out shopping, I dare not eat a breakfast. I am currently taking a PPI  and have been through them all in the past. The one I'm on at the moment seems the best. I have a heart condition so cannot take Omneprazole, but take Lanseprazole, I am going on holiday next week to stay with my youngest son but, as we like to go out and about, it is very difficult to know what to eat and when.  How on earth is condiene phosphate any good for IBS Pam? It's a painkiller which turns into morphine and is addictive!

      I've never heard of Colofac but will be looking it up and hoping it is available inthe UK.  

      Sorry I can't be more helpful. My GP supplied my son with Amytripline and it cured his IBS for 3 months, but it stopped after that time and he was really disappointed. 

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      Pam it is Colofac. I dont know if it is over counter or you have to ask for prescription. I came across a patient who used colofac and it works well. You better ask pharmacy and they will tell you or google to see if you can buy it on line.
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      Well the codiene phosphate was given as doc said it would bung me up and help the i.b.s.Not taken that for years. Im on omeprazole along with asprin, two blood pressure pills and rusuvastatin and the ibs is my biggest pain in the butt, literally.I like to get away now and again and i dont know if its because i stress about needing the loo but sure it makes it worse .has anyone with intestinal spasms tried Quarms i think they are called to calm the jitters i get. failing that will just take immodium til they bung me up.
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      Sorry to hear about it. May be using aome other method I dont know but you better talk to doctor about it. Asking him the potential of long term aspirin. May be there is something else. Good luck
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      Hi Pam, it is scary to think that people can die with this bloody diseases. My doc said that if I dont take Pentasa, I may end up with carrying a bag. So I have to take it and hope it will heal quickly. I am thinking of using L glutamin but when I ask him he says he doesnt know for it may not scientific approve. I want to know if anybody has MRI for this diseases for I am going to have one tomorrow.
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      Hi Pam

      Weird that, I have been taking codiene with aspirin as a painkiller lately and am now constipated. My GP reckons Omeprazole cannot be taken with heart condition or high blood pressure.

      I went to the doctors this afternoon and had some sort of violdng shaking and slid off my scooter! Was rushed in to the doctors after waiting 1 and a half hours in a hot overcrowded room waiting room, but don't remember much about it.. Son apparently drove me in to his surgery with the help of the receptionist and one of the patients waiting. Now I have to have urine test (possible urine infection) and heart scan yet again at the hospital.

      I really think stress exacibates the condition, I really do. I know when I get stressed it goes from bad to worse! I've heard of Kalms, a natural type of sleeping aid, but it didn't work for me. Do you live in the UK? I am also supposed to be visiting my youngest son for over a week this Saturday for my birthday week and to give my eldest son a break from looking after me. Now don't know for sure if I will be fit enough to go. I am desperately trying to have a "clear out" before Saturday. As you say, a pain in the butt!!  You are the only person I have heard of on this site who has the jitters, or do you mean shakes? With me, this is something new.  My son thought I was having another heart attack. GP reckons it's a lack of Vit.D. and has prescribed me some,, same as this time last year. My son Googled it and found out he might just be right. If that is the case and things improve, I will be going away for sure, even if I have to wear some incontinent pads lol..

      Will Google Quarms and see what comes up and if it is available in the UK. Thanks for the info.

       

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      That is a terrible. Is it hereditary? I knew a man who had it severely while i was working. His sister died, but he is still alive and permanently on Prednisolone steroids,

      I also have to take Clopederil to thin the blood. I had an angiogram and something split,  I had stacks of morphine which made me vomit, ended up on some sort of machine to do the heart's work in ICU and ended up with 5 stents, As I suffer from painful gastric reflux, I thought that what it was, until the pain in my left arm...son called ambulance,,,the rest is history, I told my GP I would never have one again, as there is alternative test. 

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      My sister didnt die because of the crohns alone. It was because she didnt look after herself. Never kept appointments and let the open wound get infected which ended with her being hospitalised. I think she would  have lived longer if she had done as the docs wanted her to. good luck for today.x
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      Hi. I gave it up for a long time, but recently started taking codeine with aspirin as a painkiller, as Ibrupofen can cause internal bleeding if you are on blood thinners, which I am - Clopidogril, plus a pill to slow down my heart rate, As I have COPD as well, more darn pills and inhalers, some with steroids in. Will end up a junkie..lol..!! Codeine changes to morphine in your body and is addictive. What a mess!  I was SO embarrassed when I came out of his surgery, all the glares from others because I jumped the queue!  I usually have to be dragged to the doctors, I hate going, especially as an emergency when you have to wait hours. The poor doctor looked absolutely shattered. Guess his brother who is also a doctor at the same surgery was off for some reason. However, something just made me want to go this time as I also think I may have a urine infection. My son had one and was seriously ill.
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      Sorry to hear your not so good. Its funny what some doctors say you shouldent take but Omeprazole seems to be what most patients are given after heart procedures.Its hard to know what tablets are causing side affects, I take those tablets for acid reflux , which have caused Barretts Oesophagus,and  have Arthritis which i manage with Paracetamol.Take Asprin, Candersartan  and  bisoprolol for heart and rosuvastatin  statin. not forgetting good old Gaviscon..I thought kalms were for stress. Never mind, keep taking the tablets,look at the alternative and in my case  be grateful thats all ive got. I know how you must be feeling  about the C.O.P.D. as my hubby, Brian has it. He struggled since a boy with Asthma and is now 75 and its getting bad with C.o.p.d.. Any exertion takes it out of him.Like you he, has to sit down for ages after a shower. Extremes of heat and cold affect him and he is borderline for needing oxygen.We are making the most of it before he  gets worse.Off to Blackpool next week.We live in Portsmouth.
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      Sorry meant to say the Omoprazole is always given for acid reflux  and ive never been told i cant take it because  ive had heart attack.Getting confused in my old age.
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      Hi Pam..thanks for your post. I  I struggled with asthma as a child and was sent away to a few boarding schools by the authorities because of the London smog, long before any medication was avaiable for asthma and before the National Health and my parents had to pay towards it. My GP  tried to get me on home oxygen, but the so called "Consultant" who looked about 25 yrs max, said the borderline was 84 and according to my GP he said I must have been "over breathing" to push it up to 92, so

      would't prescribe it for me. I was sent away a 4 yrs old, again at 6 yrs old and again at 8 yrs to 12 yrs old which was the best ever, Doctors back then used to say rest and we had coal fires, This place was revolutionary and believed in exercise daily and breathing exercises. Wonderful place. It took 4 years but I came home really fit for the first time since 2 yrs old. I also had excema and allergies including hay fever, the seem to be all connected. Then as a teenager I stupidly started smoking. Finally kicked it in 2012 when I had a heart attack, but the damage was done. I also now live in East End of London with terrific pollution problems. Am going to Frinton on Sea on Saturday to stay with my youngest son. I hope we all benefit from the sea air. I know I do. Went to Portsmouth once to get to the Isle of Wight with my then fiance (e) I can never remember which..!  I sincerely hope we all have a good time while we still can!  Also hope the weather improves from rain and thunderstorms then very warm as it was today. Enjoy yourselves!!!

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      My GP is very good and extremely overworked as most people want to see him, I also suffer from extremely painful gastric reflux, What a pain it is?

      Had a medium one this evening for no apparent reason. Warm water and bicarbonate of soda works sometimes, but I usually rush for the Gaviscon. I have been right through all the ....prazoles but that is what he told me. Tried aloe vera drink, various other helpful tips on this site, but I think we are all different. Some people say they get terrible side effects, but I never have. At the moment I look about 10 pregnant with a bloated stomach!!!  Lol about getting confused, I do it all the time. Today I went out on my mobility scooter, It was very warm in London and I actually went the wrong way! 

       

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