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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A place for people to meet & discuss the daily battles of IBS
hi -- i'm newly posting 
16th-Nov-2008 11:21 am
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Hi everyone!

Name: Emily
Age (if you want): 30
Career: human rights lawyer
Hobbies: dancing, music, writing, travel, learning languages, yoga
Interesting fact about you: i am an American working on Palestinian human rights in Israel/Palestine
Diagnosis: indeterminate colitis (most likely Crohn's); IBS
Date of Diagnosis: 1989
IBS-C/IBS-D/IBS-A?: IBS-D
Main Symptoms: diarrea, severe gas pains and cramping, bloating
Medication (You're on or tried):
Any secret tricks that make you feel better?: regular exercise including yoga, but also other sports; quitting coffee altogether; being hyper sensitive to diet (that is also tailored to my moods, the time of day, and weekend vs. weekday); acupuncture (including herbs), but this did not help long term; getting enough SLEEP.

did folks see this article?

i have the IBS that creates diarrea and severe gas pains (not constipation). have others like me ever tried peppermint oil or an antisposmadic drug (like "hyoscine") that worked??

Comments 
18th-Sep-2009 10:03 pm (UTC) - peppermint oil
I have IBS and find peppermint tea good. I'm on an elimination diet at the moment though to test all food. Peppermint oil relaxes muscle so it should calm the gut.
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