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Hi, I was diagnosed with IBS at the end of last year. I suffer with a severe cramps in my stomach and was prescribed antispasmodics. Since I've started taking them the cramps have reduced. I have also had a problem with bloating, usually in the evening and I understand this is pretty common.
However, I have had a very bloated stomach for 9 days now and I'm getting worried. My IBS is thought to be stress/anxiety linked as I could not find any food links. I have been referred for counselling and am waiting for the appointment to come through.
I exercise, swimming and running, about 5 times per week, I eat healthily, I don't drink fizzy drinks, fruit juice or caffeine. I don't smoke and I don't drink very much.
My stomach is making me utterly miserable. I can't wear any of my normal clothes as they are all too tight at the waist. I also feel really uncomfortable and constantly worry about needing the toilet. I don't know if 9 days is normal for bloating or if I should go back to the gp.? I don't want to waste both our time.
Has anyone else had bloating lasting this long and is there anything I can do to help reduce it? I have a reflexologist appointment for next week. I'm willing to try anything..
Thanks for reading.
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