Can anyone please tell me what to do. I’ve been having colon spasms for at least a month now. I’ve been very stressed at work and my IBS is making me even more paranoid. I went to the doctor and he put me in 6 duspatalin per day for 10 days, which I did and now it came back. I’ve been eating pasta with chicken for a month. I’m exhausted. Any advice would be much appreciated.
I’m suffering : Can anyone please tell me what... - IBS Network
I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling well..have you had cat scan or Colonoscopy? Food intolerance testing..like dairy, gluten testing? Upper and lower abdominal barium follow through? I am in States, and was prescribed Bentyl or Levsin to help with anal and intestinal spasming. Have you had any tests for possible diverticulitis? I once found out a long time ago reason for my spasms was a tapeworm I must have gotten while traveling. I hope you feel better soon..☺🎄⛄
Don't let him dismiss you and say "it's all in your head"..you are paying money for an answer. Ask for and insist on tests. Keep us posted..☺ right now, trying to find a good Probiotic for constipation..severe and chronic, but they are not FDA approved or regulated..so who knows what you are actually getting..most of them so expensive, and it's mind boggling because they are so many. They work for some people, but not all..so its "hit or miss"..wish there was an answer tired of suffering..
I don’t know that I can add much to previous replies, but you could try Colpermin capsules. They are more of a ‘natural’ anti-spasmodic and you can take up to 6 a day, I believe (do check!).
Other than that, hard though it may be, try to reduce your stress at work - perhaps keep a pen and notepad by your bed and write down those ‘work-worries’ and ‘to-do’ lists to get them out of your head and allow you to sleep?
Hope that helps.
Stress is a big trigger for ibs
Have you tried yoga or Pilates helps a lot of people
Walking if your reasonably well especially around trees water can help
Colon spasms horrible I've had them on n off for years
Much better recently
I take myrbentol or bus company for spasms
Paracetamol and if very painful codeine hot water bottle
A little ginger wine if all else fails
Sleep really helps if you can get well enough to fall asleep
Watching favourite film or comedies anything to switch off stress thoughts
Laughter really helps
Try laughing out loud if on your own fake it it can help trigger brain to stop pain signals
I asked people to pray for me after a very bad November and not had a single spasm since .
Hope you can get some rest and fun over the Christmas break
Even if your not a Christian a carol service does wonders for your wellbeing
I remember a lady in her 60,s went to one and said it was the best Christmas Eve she had ever had,!
Look after yourself and best wishes
So sorry Stephanie. I get the same . comes and goes . When it gets really bad i take Hyoscyamine Suffate. You could ask your doc to try it. Doesnt take them totally away but does calm it down for me . Also laying on a heating pad seems to help calm them. I have now dealt with them for decades. At first i thought i would surely die but now I know its not deadly and i think that helps a little to help keep me calmer. Also when I get like that , I just give up the day and go to bed . Really hope you feel better soon !