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  1. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatments
    Having a particularly bad day today with my IBS-D. I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw an ad for something called IBSolution. (Facebook must have been spying on my Google searches again.) I found it on Amazon and started reading reviews, which seem promising. Below are the listed...
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    Hi everyone, I came to spread the news that makers of OTC meds have begun adding calcium to them. They apparently think this is a selling point. They list the amount of calcium as if it was a nutrition label. Next time I'm at the drugstore I'll try to remember to take a picture to attach here...
  3. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatments
    My bloating has been so bad recently and I'm not sure what to take. Thinking of adding in probiotics but I wouldn't know what to get, are there certain types? I have fennel and peppermint oil pills that I take when I see my stomach distending (which it does DRASTICALLY) or feel bloated. Any...
  4. IBS News, Media, Research, Discussion or Abstracts
    FDA Issues Safety Warning for Sodium Phosphate for Constipation Megan Brooks January 08, 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning about possible harm from exceeding the recommended dose of over-the-counter (OTC) sodium phosphate products to treat constipation. In a statement...
  5. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatments
    Hi guys, I've read a lot of good things about enemas for constipation. I'm a little scared to actually buy the enema kit and try it though. Anyone willing to share their experiences? Are they safe to use regularly?
  6. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatments
    I've found that most OTC fiber supplements don't do much for me. Stimulant laxatives like senna cause terrible cramping and pain. And I already eat plenty of fiber. I feel like I'm nearing the end of my options! Any suggestions for constipation remedies that work?
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    (Originally posted in our July 2013 newsletter: http://www.ibsgroup.org/newsletters/July192013.html) Wouldn't it be nice to find other members in our 55,000+ IBS Group community that specifically share some of your symptoms, treatments or supplements? We quietly introduced My Health Profile at...
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