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Flare up

I have had this flare up for 2mths now and still no signs of easing off my day consists is waking up running to the toilet and that will be me until late afternoon then it stops I then try and eat something around 6pm and then I get the bloated feeling my stomach feels huge and tight and painful my gp gave me mebeverine it stopped me going to the toilet but I I'd terrible cramps and the bloatedness was worse so I've stopped them I got another appointment with the go on the 12th she said last time about having a camera but the thought of that terrifies me

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Hi I use mebeverine fybogel and buscopan together and that seems to help

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Do you take any remedies for bloating, such as peppermint oil capsules or ginger root capsules? I find these quite effective. Peppermint eases intestinal spasms, as does the ginger, and the ginger also decreases wind and nausea. Buscopan is the medicine option for anti-spasm. From your symptoms, you might be having trouble with your digestion, which can stem from not having enough good bacteria, low stomach acid and/or low secretion of digestive enzymes. You might feel relief from probiotics, lemon juice to ready the stomach acid for digestion, and digestive enzymes.

Lots of soluble fibre and water can help to ease urgency and cramps, I've found it works for me.

Have you considered a blood test? It's a safe thing to check for other causes of your symptoms if they've been going on this long. You can have a blood test to check for levels of inflammation, which can help doctors figure out if you have chron's or colitis without the camera.

I hope I've given you some things to consider that will help you work out what's going on right now, I really hope you feel better soon.

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High I'm going to ask about the blood test though my dad had colitis then he had bowel cancer and now had a colostomy my flare up has started easing off a bit but that could be because I'm to afraid to eat but the bloating is still annoying it feels like I'm 9mths pregnant most of the time I'm definitely going to try the peppermint and ginger thank you

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Definitely get some blood tests done, rules a few things out. But don't be scared of a colonoscopy it's not that bad. I had one done and didn't take any sedation or pain meds and it was a bit painful but not too bad. It's better to rule stuff out so if dr recommends it get it done. The worst part of the colonoscopy for me was the taste of the drink they give to clear you out, yuk!

For now try probiotics and peppermint. Don't cut out gluten till you've had the blood test for coeliac because you have to be eating gluten for that to show up on a blood test.

Good luck!

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Hello again doctor cancelled last appointment got another one for next week the flare up has stopped still a little bit of loose stools but nothing like it was still getting the bloated feeling im not eating much as I feel full all the time but now I have blood when I wipe its bright red and a few drops in the toilet when I go its not through constipation as like I said my stools are still a bit loose just have to wait until I see the gp now

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