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Silicolgel - helps IBS?

I wanted to see if anybody currently uses Silicolgel and whether it has a positive impact on their IBS-D symptoms? I haven't noticed a change yet since using for a week, if anything I have become more frequent, but it is a particularly stressful week so hard to tell!

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Hi Sara, i am on Silicolgel for nearly 3 months now with some positive signs.

i would encourage you to continue taking it, after 3 months see how it goes.

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I tried a course and I saw no benefit and it was extremely expensive so I stopped

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I also tried it and it didn't do a lot for me but I didn't finish the bottle because it was horrid to take! Sorry not much help I know but probiotics seem better.

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Never heard of that one. Is a tablet or a sachet type treatment?

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It's a gel substance which you mix with water and have before meals. I am currently having before dinner but no change yet.

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I have used it myself for a week but found no change. I wish I could give you a cure as I too am fed up with this condition. Mine is stress related . I use buscopan and loperamide . It's been a very long standing condition that my g.p doesn't think will be cured in my case .

I hope you find something to help you.

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Have you tried intolerance tests by eliminating food groups from your diet one at a time for at least 2/3 wek, ie dairy

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I have tried it and find it helps. Stopped taking Meberverine as the Silicol does the trick. I don't take it all the time. I also take Symprove that has helped and I now take a maintainence dose, having done the 12 weeks recommended.

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Hi I have just started Symprove "only 10 days" and I have IBS (D) and looking forward to some improvement , did you have wait very long , I have also just started linseed hoping that will help .i will try anything.

sunnycot

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Hi, I take 1 1/2 dessert spoons of Silicol gel 3 times a day. It seems to have really settled my stomach. I don't mind the taste. It is expensive but I think it's worth it to feel a little better. I have also started taking golden linseed on my cereal and that seems to have firmed my stools up alot.

Good luck with finding something that works for you!

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Hi I have been on Symprove for nearly two weeks as yet no change not very happy , I have I B S (D) and I think I will give linseed a try but don't know much about it ,is it oil ? And where can u buy it ? Sunnycot

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Hi sunnycot, you can get linseed oil but you can also get the actual seeds. I use the golden linseed and sprinkle it on cereal. You would have to experiment to see how much makes you "regular" and how much makes you a little constipated. You can buy it at health food shops, supermarkets and Amazon. Good luck if you try it.

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For sure I will "thanks"

sunnycot

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I agree with anyone who prefers food changes rather tham medication,

I just find it more helpful to make dietry changes and then its possible

to really keep to an eating plan that will have long term benefits. I have

found it really hard but bit by bit I really think Im doing much better. At

the moment im having C day, but every day is not perfect. My way to

deal with this is to have linseeds as has already been mentioned, drink

plenty and have high fibre foods, oats etc, ive been taking Amitripyline

last couple of months and think it has been beneficial in the main.

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Hi My son has IBS and something called Eosinophilic Oesophagitis. Sillicol gel has been a life saver. He was on for 3 months solidly. Using it before he ate 3 times day. After 3 months he started to feel better but we continued to use it and now 12 months later he only has some minor episodes. We are no longer taking the gel as often. To be honest, it is only a couple of times a month. It may be worth you taking a strong probiotic from Holland Barrett too. he did. The bacteria in your gut will need replenishing.

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Please continue to use Silicogel for atleast 3 weeks and yes you will experience initial worsening of symptoms which will stabalise with continual use. If however by a 1 month trial you do not experience any change you can question as the product works for you.

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Hi. My son was on this for 3 months before we started to notice any real difference. He took 15ml half an hour before he are anything. 12 months later he is doing fantastically well. It is like wallpaper paste but then if it works for you it's worth it. He stuck with it and has gone from being off school solidly for 5 months as it was that bad to just the odd morning here and there. Do try to find an intolerance tester too. They are marvellous.

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Hi, Sorry to hear you are not winning yet, but keep taking it.

I have been using Silicolgell for two weeks, and so far after about a week, very good results. No more stomach churning, flatulence or explosive diarrhoea. Of course it is early days and it tastes awful, but I have now reduced the dose to taking twice a day, morning and night, by the way I diluted it slightly with water.

Yes it is expensive but up to now well worth it, and nothing else has worked so far.

I will keep you informed as time passes.

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