Posted , 3 users are following.
Hello Everyone out there, I am a 71 year old woman and have suffered from attacks of IBS for the last 30 years, after a particularly bad stomach upset. Since then I have had frequent, early morning, sloppy bowel movements and awful wind. Going to work as a secretary was extremely worrying as my boss's routine was to call me in to his office for shorthand dictation for an hour, as soon as I got to work. In order to survive this, I made sure I visited the loo before leaving the house and took two teaspoonsful of Kaolin and Morphine mixture. This was my lifesaver and enabled me to live through the 'shorthand hour' without having to rush out to the loo. The kaolin solidifies the contents of the stomach and the morphine deals with the pain. Sadly, now owing to EU ruling this combination is no longer available. However, kaolin is still available from chemists. It's called Kaolin Mixture. Kaolin helps with diahhroea, but obviously may not be suitable for those who suffer constipation. Like many other people with IBS, my life has been one long embarrassment. I have a sensitive and nervous nature, which certainly makes symptoms worse. I have had sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy investigations. I cannot see that eating more fibre helps those with diahhroea. My GP told me to give up eating so much fruit and to eat white bread instead of wholemeal. This is not easy as I have always tried to eat a 'healthy' diet. During a recent attack of IBS I also felt strong waves of nausea. Does anyone else suffer nausea with their IBS? Now retired, i try not to attend any social functions or evenings with friends. I still take my dose of Kaolin (in water) before say a visit to the dentist. My good wishes to everyone out there suffering with this embarrassing illness, especially the youngsters. Let's hope that medical science will one day discover the true cause of this mysterious illness.
0 likes, 4 replies