IBS Network
20,292 members6,882 posts

A little tip that does seem to work

I have IBS-d and a small hiatus hernia. Due to both of these I get heartburn/dyspepsia, particularly at night and first thing in the morning.

Just discovered chewing gum works wonders. Day four of half hour chewing at night - the discomfort and nausea have disappeared. Can't believe it! Wish I could find something that worked like that on my diarrhoea!

Hope this helps someone out there. x

8 Replies
oldestnewest

I find chewing gum gives me heartburn/dyspepsia not takes it away - just shows how different we all are! !

Reply

Gum gives me painful wind

Reply

Whoops sorry! Shows what a truly diverse problem IBS is!

1 like
Reply

Thats interesting. I suffer with the exact same symptoms as you. The nausea is killing me at the moment. Do you also chew in the morning? Might have to give it a try. Im currently giving sea bands a go. They seem to be helping a little.

Reply

Chewing one stick at night and one in morning if I need it. It really has worked for me. I am however a bit nervous about my teeth fillings!

1 like
Reply

I'm avoiding peppermint.

Reply

hi chewing gum usually contains artifical sugars which are known to cause stomach upsets and diarrhoea.maybe heathf ofood shop has natural sweetner gum.

regards

Graham

Reply

I'm only chewing a couple of sticks a day. But point taken. Will investigate if a more natural one us made.

Reply

You may also like...