IBS C Flare Up

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I have had IBS for the past 20 years however the flare ups are awful at the moment. A couple of weeks ago I ate a pizza with a lot of cheese on it in the evening and then woke up about 3am the following morning with the most horrendous stomach cramps which lasted for a few hours until I was eventually able to go to the toilet. It was almost as if this 'unblocked' everything and I then had a couple of hours of diarrohea. I started feeling better later that day and then didn't have another bowel movement for a week. Now a few weeks later I have been suffering again with left sided abdominal pain just under the ribs and lots of reflux, gas, indigestion etc.etc. Anyone else suffered like this and have any natural cures?

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    Hi, have you ever tried excluding all dairy products from your diet? No milk, cheese, yoghurt, etc etc. Anything that may be made from cows milk. You do have to look at the ingredients of everything but its worth it. You could be surprised at the number of things that contain milk.

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    hi anon, ouch! i really remember what that feels like and it brings back bad memories! try speaking to your chemist, dulcoease or something like this will help, have you only got ibs or coeliac disease possibly? try cutting out some bread/wheat type products, like pizza and pasta. were you stressed the second time over fears of reacting like the first time? anything can cause these problems. ask for regular laxido or fybogel too. good luck. 🤞

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    What you need to do is stop eating junk type foods and start eating more healthy, less complex or spicy foods. There's also supplements made especially for IBS. Start walking, get that stomach relaxed and not so full. Don't over-eat...eat slowly...and close mouth when chewing. These have all helped me manage my chronic IBS and I no longer have symptoms. But it takes patience and willingness to make permanent changes. Good luck!

    p.s. drop the dairy milk and drink Almond Milk, worked for me any ways. Plus no ice cream or have it few times a year.

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    Looking at all the replies, you have got a fantastic load of advice. Do try some, if not all, the ideas. There are no magic cures...its trial and error, and everyone is different. But dairy and wheat/gluten are often the culprits.

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