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Avishemes
Avishemes
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I have been taking mebeverine twice daily as doc' suggested for axweek but became really constipated. I havent taken any today but now have stomach pain and gurggling. Does anybody suffer the same.?Im going to take more but need something else for constipation.

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auntyjean

You could try a glycerine suppository. They don't suit me but they do help some people.

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Avishemes
Avishemes
in reply to auntyjean

Thanks I may well do that.

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Suzygirl1954

Hello, I had a similar problem with meveberine. I found the best cure for me was to ensure I drank at least 2 litres of water a day and within a couple of days I could feel the difference. Also could you add flax seeds and even a couple of dates to your diet?

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Avishemes

Thanks I will "up" my water consumption.

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Avishemes

Great advice thank you

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Purplewoman

Hi I was told 20 mins before meals but I now just take as and when and it is much better . If I feel a bit sick and bloated even after a meal I take one and it helps

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Avishemes

Thanks That really helps. Im a 71 year old female.

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Tashawillis17

Oh I'm the exact same I'm to scared to eat aswell and the sick feeling as if I'm going to throw up at times is horrendous plus I hAveibg a phobea of it which make me anxious I have also got anxiety which the doctors think this has come from stress but I can't handle any more I've got a wedding in 3 weeks really can't feel like this making me more down which is causing my ibs high

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Avishemes

Oh Tash its a nightmare. I have pernicous anaemea and apparently my IBS ( diagnosed 2 weeks ago) is a product of that. Im taking advice from other people on this site. Drinking a lot of water eating more pulses and taking laxative. I get the sick feeling too. I suspect yours stems from anxiety.

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Tashawillis17

Yeah have had a lot stress latly thanks for replying literally every night bed time it's horrendous started think it's not ibs it's something serious eating and drinking makes me feel sick at times the docs don't know y I still feel sick but every test is clear horrendous init what does my head in I don't drink alcohol anyway but I've even quit smoking

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Avishemes

Hi. It sounds like you may have a lot on your mind. Worrying about something makes it worse. Every part of your body tenses up. Try to eat small amounts with lots of water. Listen to music or concentrate on something else. I know its not easy but do try.

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Tashawillis17

Yeah I'm starting to think maybe I should go back on meds as I've refused take them all these months prob the best thing but putting more into your stomach wen it's already upset I'm bit on edge. About it x

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Tashawillis17

How is your ibs a thing moment

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Avishemes

I believe meds are there to help us get by day today. Better than suffering. Take what you need and eventually you may be able to do without. Just be comfortable and content. Ive just got cocosmol and my IBS doesnt seem to be as bad as some other people. I do playvtennis a lot. I think any type of excercise helps too.

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HeyItGeg

B vitamins especially b6 work wonders for anxiety, as well as magnesium. Those are depleted during stressful moments and if you're noticing it's starting to mess with your IBS more and more the chances are high that those supplements will help with both your mind and your intestines.

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Tashawillis17

Omg really I actually need something because I'm going to give this mebeverine another week or 2 if not I don't know what to do c

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HeyItGeg

If you want nearly instant constipation relief, try wild blueberries in oatmeal with olive oil. Like hellla blueberries. Or red raspberries. You will definitely be relieved if you eat an entire box. Magnesium glycinate is the type of magnesium that pulls the most water into the intestines, but you'll need some salt and a good amount of water to replace what gets pulled into your intestines.

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Tashawillis17

Thanks I'm no constipated anymore going ok just the sick feeling I can't stick I will give blueberries and stiff a try though c

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GarrBo
GarrBo
in reply to Purplewoman

Hello.

I am also taking mebeverine and it has definitely coincided with more constipation. What does your doctor say about taking it 'as and when'?

Best wishes

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Avishemes
Avishemes
in reply to GarrBo

I take one 200mg tablet twice a day. Morning before breakfast and evening. I am now taking cocosmol for constipation. It works gently.

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GarrBo
GarrBo
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Thank you.

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Linley

If you are taking the pill form suggest you ask your GP if the 200 mg time release capsules would be better for you

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Avishemes
Avishemes
in reply to Linley

Hi. They are 200mg one twice a day.

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Tashawillis17

Of mebeverine isit x

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Gutfeelings

Hi all.

Lots of great advice here already just thought I'd mention sometimes fybogel can help as it softens the stool if constipated but can also help bulk the stool if you have diarrhoea.

I've been on buscopan for quite a number of yrs now I also have Crohn's, diverticulitis and probable microscopic colitis so sometimes I don't know which is "playing up".

Just wanted to say some types of magnesium can aggravate diarrhoea think its magnesium citrate but do check as my brain fog is bad at the moment.

Another thing that I wouldn't be without is a good probiotic I was advised to try tgem by my consultant. The one I've stayed on is quest mega 8 biotix. I get it via a health food shop on Amazon or ebay as it is expensive but does help me.

I've also tried the low fodmap way of eating and that also helped me. Its advised to get the supervision of a dietician but I found lots of free advice and recipes online and Pinterest so did it myself.

Its not easy trying to get it in balance at times but hope some of this helps a bit.

Take care

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fusspot1

You need to talk to an IBS network nurse.

They will tell you constipation is a symptom of ibs + maybe you need to go back to your GP. Good luck!

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Tashawillis17

Thanks everyone for replies and help I'm actually not constipated !

I'm just feeling very sick all the time gurgly belly amd stuff like that I did go through a spell of dihoreah then constipation before

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horseriding19

Mebeverine has been the one thing that has really calmed my ibs-d down, when I swing the other way I drink loads of water xx

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