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Has anyone tried a squatty potty (or similar)? Does it help at all?

Has anyone tried a squatty potty (or similar)? Does it help at all?

I have found a reasonably priced squatty potty on Amazon and just wanted some first hand recommendations before making my purchase, thanks in advance

A myIBSteam Member said:

Yes! Found a pretty bamboo one on Amazon. It really helps!

posted 5 months ago

Medication

Medication

can any one recommend a good tablet of some sort for bloating and severe stomach cramps buscopan no longer works for me mabevarine also don't work iv had another but made my tummy pains worse I have tried typical ibs relevers from chemists ? thank you and hope all having a good day

A myIBSteam Member said:

i take Anaspaz, also listed as Hyoscyamine, for the cramping. It works pretty well for me.
Best of Luck

posted over 1 year ago

Lomotil Can't get it in UK

Lomotil Can't get it in UK

Lomtil or Co Phenodrone is the only thing that really helps bad IBS Day days, but it is no longer available in the UK. Loperamide is not enough on bad days and although Codeine helps I don't want to use it during the day or become dependent on it . Any suggestions?

A myIBSteam Member said:

I'd used lomotil on and off for many years. It does make me feel sick sometimes but that's not the norm. It's a wonder for me

posted over 1 year ago

Food after a flare

Food after a flare

once you have had a flare do you eat that day or following day and what do you eat ?
I have no diet as I dunno if anything upsets my stomach I can eat the same things and then some days have a flare cant seem to find a pattern :( but never know what to eat after one usually I go with out food for rest day or following day because to scared to eat :(

A myIBSteam Member said:

I understand I get scared to eat to . Lots of soups

posted 5 days ago

Impacted Bowel

Impacted Bowel

I suffer from IBS and unfortunately so does my 26 year old daughter and my 5 year old grandson.We find that food is the biggest trigger.. I was wondering if anyone has had an impacted bowel caused by the foods you have ate? I have had it twice, both times had to be in hospital for hours filled with laxitives, and finally had to have an impaction done which was the worst thing in the world I have gone through and I have gone through a lot. I take Clear lax every day in my tea and when I need it, in… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

It’s now 6 months since my impacted bowel and sepsis. I’ve learned a lot. Sepsis leaves you with a compromised immune system, similar to a cancer… read more

posted 6 months ago

Disability

Disability

Is anyone on disability for there IBS??

A myIBSteam Member said:

I'm on a family medical leave plan. It works for individuals as well as families. Just get a medical statement from your doctor, describing the nature… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Work

Work

do you work ? or don't you ?
if you do how do you manage ?
my issue is I get extremely anxious and scared incase I have a flare whilst out as never know when their coming and how I know I couldn't cope as I cant cope with my flares in the house usually crippled on floor and how do you hold down a job with the condition ? as I can't move after having a flare all tender n sore like bruised but would love to do something with my life xx

A myIBSteam Member said:

I find mine is not too bad at work. I'm semi retired now although I often do overtime. I've only had flare ups over the past 10 years. I find being… read more

posted about 2 years ago
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