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I was on mebeverine for about 6 months and am unconvinced it had much impact on relieving my IBS symptoms; 3 months in of taking 3 tablets a day and I was still doubled over in pain with a hot water bottle on my abdomen and on one day a month I was even being sick with it. My doctor encouraged me to perservere but I couldn't understand why I would be experiencing such levels of pain if the tablets were actually working.
I have been off mebeverine for 2 weeks now, and although I was fine the first of those weeks, these last 7 days have seen a noticeable increase in the frequency and intensity of my stomach pain. Am wondering whether the mebeverine was actually working :roll: ! Although I am selling my house at the moment which I doubt is helping my stress levels so that could be something to do with it! :lol:
Anyway, I would like to know whether anyone can recommend any other medication that I might try before I consider going back to the mebeverine. My main symptom is pain in my lower right abdomen; I have mild alternating diahorra and constipation. I am thinking of trying Buscopan (can I buy this off the shelf/over the counter or do I need a prescription for this?) - any thoughts? Have tried peppermint tablets before but again difficult to assess whether they helped at all.
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