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Long flare ups?

I've been having IBS-D flare ups for the last four days straight (normally triggered when I go out to do something) but because I'm on school break (just left secondary) i don't really go anywhere and going out is something I find very difficult. I'm effected everyday by my IBS but recently it's been very bad might just be stress or the heat but being this ill daily is uncommon. I'm not nausious but I am light headed (don't drink much and haven't been eating much recently) because of the heat, sleep is also something I'm struggling with I'm very worried if this will last more then two week because my prom is very close (I get very anxious when I'm one place for a long time that's not my home). I take mebeverin every everyday along with Imodium quite regularly (not been using it at home just because I rely on it so much but I took two yesterday cause I wasn't able to get anything done). I've been on buscapan but was taken off as it had a negative effect with the mebeverin (I'm not sure I was feeling better but I wasn't improving so a doc took me off them). Any tips for natural remedies or any tips to just deal with it in general

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Firstly I am so sorry that you have what looks to be IBS D i.e. the Diarrhea type; I have IBS C.

I am going to try the FODMAP diet when I come back off holiday (I don't want to be fussing over foods whilst away) and from what I read on here the diet is where you eat the green foods (it's a traffic light system i.e. green is okay to eat) for a while then reintroduce foods from the amber list etc. The only way to find what foods you can't eat is to eliminate them.

I have found out that I react to broccoli, cauliflower, sweetcorn (I am really bad with that), raw carrots (again, I am really bad with those). I think I may react to dairy as well so I will also be looking to cut out dairy from my diet as well.

It's definitely a process of elimination.

Best of luck and hope you feel better very soon

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I'm wanting to go on that to I was also thinking of eliminating food for example start with rice and adding stuff in I wanted to talk to my GP about it but my parents aren't letting me I never leave my house because if it and am becomeing her dizzy and sick because I'm not eating (because I'm feeling ill)

Hope it works for u x

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Hi there, so sorry for the long delay in replying, I have been away for 2 weeks and not had access to a computer.

It's definitely a process of elimination but you do need to talk to your GP - it's not up to your parents; after all you are the one suffering.

I really hope you feel better very soon.

x

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I'd work on stress reduction to see if that helps. Go for some little walks, do some drawing or crafting, maybe some gentle yoga stretching. Things that relax you and make you happy.

I enjoy drinking warm water or peppermint tea when I have a flare-up.

Sleep is really important. Look up sleep hygiene tips. Try and relax before bed with no tv or cellphone. Stick to the same bedtime and get up at the same time.

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I sleep too much I will sleep till 10pm to sometimes midday as well as a nap in afternoon for about 3 hours and I still feel so tired. I've not been eating because of me feeling ill which in turn makes me dizzy and sick and then makes me not want to eat more It's a vicious cycle

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