From the article: IBS Stomach Pain Relief
One of the most debilitating symptoms of IBS can be abdominal (stomach) pain and often it can be difficult to know what to do to relieve this pain. Often the best advice comes from others who have dealt with this pain themselves. Get some tips from their experience and share your own soothing strategies. Share Your Tips
- Hey guys I have Bowel disease I got diagnosed about 8 months ago, I got rushed to hospital because of bleeding and stomache pain. I am still not recovered and get extremely bad stomache pain and bloating. I have medication but it seems to not be working, I can't have any dairy things as soon as I eat dairy I get unbearable pain almost instantly. I was 17 when this happened. Still can't get used to my diet as I can no longer have gluten or wheat things either, I have found I hardly eat anymore because I am so scared of the pain coming back, sorry for all those who have this as it is not nice!
- —Guest Emma
- align probotics work really well for me. Also before bed a little fiber 1 original cereal over some shreddies or Cheerios.
There is help...
- I was diagnosed with Crohns disease 4 years ago. By then I had been in the ER at least 2 to 3 times a year for severe stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea, and a host of other symptoms that accompanied the attacks. I found a product called AMP Floracel (on the web) and have been taking it for 5 years. It has kept me out of the hospital and controlled the problem most of the time. The key is to keep the inflammation down, and that is caused by a number of things: stress, acidic food or drink, eating too much or too fast, (I now eat slowly and chew my food until it is completely soft). NO alcohol ! I don't eat popcorn or any raw vegetables or heavy roughage. Drink plenty of water every day, learn breathing techniques that relax your body and avoid stressful or unpleasant conversations and the tv news whenever possible. IBS is a difficult, life-threatening disease and you must manage it carefully. The Floracel product has worked wonders, but I must use wisdom & pay attention every day.
- —Guest Janet Bryant
- I find that when I take a hot shower when I'm in pain it helps the suffering. I was diagnosed with ibs when I was 17 and ever since then my life has been hell. Now I'm 22 and it still continues. I take Bentyl for pain which works most of the times but sometimes not so much. Laying down helps to but a heating pad would probably help also. I've had to quit my job because of this disorder. I really hope they find a cure because feeling like the time is too much to handle. I'm a college student and running out of class and trying to find a restroom is too embarrassing. My work made me voluntarily quit because it was too much for them to handle. I pray for the day this all disappears.
- —Guest Jenny
- Iam 13. I only recently got diagnosed and the best thing for me to do is to lie on my side, point my toes, stretch my fingers as far as they can and pull really gently and yes I do often suffer from chest pain, it sucks!!!!
- —Guest Cam,y
My Experience and Tips
- First of all I saw someone asking about ibuprofen. Do not take that as a form of painkiller. Its a stomach irritant and makes ibs much worse. Learned from experience. I only take paracetamol now. Been suffering with ibs for 6 months now and its always getting progressively worse. I'm on day 3 of trying cutting out chocolate and dairy but still no change. I do sometimes find walking around helpful when i get a bad stomach pain but can't go to a toilet (i.e when I'm at work) I also take 1 Imodium every night before i go to bed which helps a bit. Gone from getting up 4-6 times a night to 1-3. 0 times if I'm really lucky. I just wish doctors took the illness more seriously and were actually looking for cures!
- —Guest Heather
What makes my stomach hurt with IBS?
- I have nausea and stomach upset and i have diarrhea ans loose bowels. have very bad panic attacks and sick most of the time.
- —Guest Judy
IBS *I won't let you get the best of me!
- Well, I honestly thought I was alone. When I found out that I wasn't it made me feel better. I'm sorry that all of yall are going through this. I wouldn't wish this pain on anyone at all! My pains started when I was young, about 16/17. Now I'm 19 & the pains still exists. I can't really go to the doctor just yet but if the pains get any worse I will probably go to the ER. Usually after everything I eat my stomach starts hurting really bad. Especially in the mornings. Sometimes when I get too hot/cold it'll start hurting also. I'm always going to the restroom multiple times. I'm so sick of this! It makes me feel like I want to die. So, to ease the pain I usually get my love to rub it, take some pepto, tylenol, antidiarrhea pills, rock on my side & listen to music...whatever I can to make it feel better. The pains seem to lasts forever at times & sometimes its so bad to where Ill start crying. I wish I never had this pain.
- —Guest Kelly
Any other ideas?
- I have just recently been diagnosed with IBS-C with hypersensitivity. Boy, has my life changed. I am also fructose intolerant and so my dietary choices are very limited. My gastro dr. informed me 65% of people suffering from my disease also have chest pain. Does anyone else have this problem? Nothing seems to be working. Started antidepressants, anxiety meds, probiotics and yogurt. Lactose free milk and nothing fried or seasoned. Totally miserable, hungry and in pain.
- —Guest IBS miserable
Few things I've tried.
- I am 22 years of age, I've been having this pain for about 4 years now. I've seen many Drs, and have go to the ER when the pain has been extreme. All I ever get is that there is absolutely nothing wrong with me. It is very upsetting that I am in such pain and dr tell me I'm fine. I've been researching my symptoms and it seems like it comes back to IBS. I have found that heating pads help the attacks go by faster, also when having an episode my husband will rub/ massage my abdomen with icy hot. The hot and cold help very much. I also apply pressure with my fist or will roll over on my stomach and apply pressure with my fingers. I have been drinking chamomile with ginger teas, before going to bed. IBS acts up mostly two weeks before my cycle. Also my sex drive has decrease a ton. It seams like everything I eat provokes the pain, and I can be constipated for days. Passing gas can be so painful, and the bloating very annoying. I've had to miss work multiple times due to this.
- —Guest Elizabeth
- Today I had a bad flare up, I'm curious has anyone tried an actual pain medicine? Ibuprofin, Tylenol?
- —Guest Marcella
- I've had IBS for some 7 or 8 years now. First hit me when aged around 42. My management of the condition is three-fold: 1 Medication to remove constant pain. 2 Food fibre supplements to bulk stools. 3 Diet to avoid attacks. (i) Medication - I had constant stomach pain. After 30mg of Amitriptyline each night I have no constant pain - only pain if I suffer an attack. (ii) Fibre supplements - 2 x 500mg capsules of Psyllium Husks twice a day with water 30 minutes before food helps to bulk up stools. (iii) Diet - I don't eat: Diary products or red meat, Egg yolks (egg whites are okay), Cooked tomato, Pasta, Tea or coffee, Onions or mushrooms, Fruit juices, Alcohol, Honey, Fructose (check labels). I survive on fish, chicken, potatos, peppers, courgettes, carrots (well cooked until soft). Peppermint tea or Inka (a polish coffee substitute) and water. I'd like someone to tell me if there's a better way. Sometimes I'll have a bad attack. This is usually when I've eaten something new.
- —Guest Paul K
Managing IBS permanently
- Have had IBS for 40-years & tried EVERYTHING. Nothing helped, until 1-1/2 years ago when I discovered two things: Jini Patel Thompson's website and even more important---Natren probiotics. I take Lactobacillus Acidophilis, Bifido Bacterium & Digesta-Lac every morning on empty stomach. For 1st time in my life, Problem Solved!
- —Guest Charrie
- Hi I am 29 and suffer from extreme bloating due to IBS. I am a 32 waist but when I bloat I can only fit into 38 waist. It is agony as all my organs feel like they want to explode. I would love any suggestions for releaving the bloating and cramps. Thanks.
- —Guest buddhabelly
IBS pain relief.
- Try gently massaging the lower bowel area as I find that helps. This is especially true with trapped wind. I used this with my children when they were babies. Have a new nappy (diaper) on hand as they will... yep dump the problem.
- —Guest Paul G. Chapman
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