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Posted by: Janine | 2010/10/07

Spastic Colon

Hi... I have IBS, its severe. I try and eat regular but soemtimes the pain is unbearable, I have bought herbal teas that dont reeally work immediately and i dont want to be dependant on painkillers. can you suggest something to prevent spasms because I really cannot handle it any longer.

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Hallo Janine
Are you sure it is IBS - often doctors would diagnose recurring abdominal pain as IBS but you can only be sure if you saw a gastroenterologist and all other causes are excluded (i.e. inflammatory bowel disease, lactose intolerance, chronic parasite infections, diverticulosis)
IBS can be managed with diet (avoidance of gas forming foods and irritants - often very sensitive to course roughage like peels of fruit, beans, wholewheat) anti spasmodics like Colofac, stool softeners like Fybogel orange, heat (medium heat hot water bottle).
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/10/07

Hallo Janine
Are you sure it is IBS - often doctors would diagnose recurring abdominal pain as IBS but you can only be sure if you saw a gastroenterologist and all other causes are excluded (i.e. inflammatory bowel disease, lactose intolerance, chronic parasite infections, diverticulosis)
IBS can be managed with diet (avoidance of gas forming foods and irritants - often very sensitive to course roughage like peels of fruit, beans, wholewheat) anti spasmodics like Colofac, stool softeners like Fybogel orange, heat (medium heat hot water bottle).
Dr Bets

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