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Hi, I'm new and just starting my IBS journey. I am a49 years old woman with 4 children. I have had 3 episodes so far and have noticed a pattern. A week to 10 days before an attack I am woken in the night by heartburn and trapped wind. I feel nauseas during the day and have heart burn when I eat. I then have a day where I am on the toilet for 45 minutes to an hour. I can only describe the pain as similar to childbirth. I have wave after wave of pain accompanied by, not really diarrhoea but poop that is the consistency of peanut butter (smooth variety) vomiting, sweating and I go into shock. The rest of the time I am mostly constipated even though I eat a lot of fruit and veg. I don't seem to have a food that brings it on.
My question is, at what stage do I take the Buscopan? I don't have any warning that my "toilet day" is coming until it happens. I get abdominal pain and have to get to a toilet. I am having my "build up" symptoms right now. I was awoken by heartburn and trapped wind in the night and now have nauseas and heartburn, this could go on for a week or more before the attack. So when do I take the Buscopan? If I wait until I have the cramps it's too late. Any help would be great.
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