Peppermint oil...

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Hello all, I'm new and after some advice.

I've had IBS for years but recently I've had gastroenteritis and I have really bad bloating which isn't going away.

My GP advised I try peppermint oil, I bought some liquid today but I don't know how to use/take it... can anyone advice on taking this??

Many thanks.

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    I take a cap before each meal.  It helps so much to sooth the acid burn I sometimes experience after a loose bm.  The caps have an extra slow disolving shell so stomach acid doesn't break it down so quickly -- this way the oil enters your digestive track and not in your stomach.  If it were me, I would not take the liquid.  May cause acid reflux and a strong taste in your mouth and be diluted by your stomach acid and not be as beneficial to your intestinals/colon.  I don't know.  Might want to check the net and with doc. 

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    Are there no instructions for use either on the box, bottle or patient leaflet?
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