Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:42 AM
Hi all,I am new to this forum, having discovered it yesterday (i must say its good to know you are not alone), but i have suffered with IBS-C for 5 years.I have had loads of tests for Chones, Cealiac, wheat tolerance and more. I had a colonoscopy 3 years ago after being in hospital for a week with food poisoning. I have been put on many different IBS medications including Mebeverine, Buscopan, Colpermin and most recently Mintec, which seem to suit me better than the rest. I am also taking a Omeprazole which is a antacid medication which helps alot. I have recently started drinking coffee, was never a fan before but i am finding that helps alot too.A typical scenario for me is: - Fine for a couple of weeks, BM are fine, solid but soft. (eat, drink, be merry) - Then things start slowing down, i start to get bloated out. I have BMs but they never seem enough, I never seem empty. - Then I get constipated. To get any sort of BM is a nightmare. This lasts a while, then i usually get stomach pains, cramps and then explosive diarrhea. This episode wipes me out for a couple of days and then I am back to normal and the cycle starts again. This happens once a month, maybe once every couple of months, if im lucky.I would like some advice mainly on diet and supplements. - I drink herbal tea regularly mainly peppermint and green. Can anyone recommend any others that are good? Ive tried chamomile dont like it. - I have a sweet tooth, so i love sugar in my tea, i cant stand artificial sweetners, i find they leave a horrible after taste. Can anyone recommend an alternative? - I drink regular milk though i cant have too much as it plays up my stomach. Can anyone recommend an alternative, ive tried soya, I dont like rice milk, any others? - Bread is another thing. I like my bread. Any advice? - Probiotics. Has anyone tried Mutlibionta Vitality?Thanks in advance. This forum has been a massive help already.