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After you've had an attack of IBS and you are "better", what do you feel like then? I've had pain in my lower gut area (almost constantly) for the past 20 months with no end in sight!Is there a possibility that I will always have some form of pain for some time to come? I'd really like to know. That way I could have my little "I feel sorry for myself" spell supervised, and then get on with my life!
 

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I do have things that go on most of the day after attacks--like girgles and pains and spasms (oh my!). But nothing as constant as what you're describing.When I DO have a pain I can't get rid of easily, though...here's my arsenal of options (basically in order of preference):1) Electric heating pad ($10)2) Hot tea--usually herbal like Eater's Digest by Traditional Medicinals3) Massage--I use a little soft foam rubber ball on my abdomen sometimes.I used to have more pain when I drank pop and consumed other products with high fructose corn syrup. I'd ditch those to try to prevent pain if I were you.
 
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I had the same problem until I found the right combo of meds, vitamins and dietary changes. Hang in there and experiment a little. Take the advice of all the seniors, try Caltrate, Flax seed oil and cut out some foods that you suspect may cause you problems. Good Luck
 
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I have the IBS-D but the kind that makes you think you have IBS-C.I've given up all carbonated beverages and substituted naturally decaffinated tea with pepermint oil in it.I've given up parsnip, turnips, cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts(gaseous veggies).I've cut way back on red meat and have started eating closer to vegetarian to cut down on the fat.I've given up beer, wine and bread (yeast)I've been on disability leave for 7 months, releaving some stress. Although I worked with my husband and thoroughly enjoyed it!(Exercise)I've started doing gut exercises and bought myself an 18 speed bike (and helmet). (Exercise)I know the pain will get better (go away for a while would be welcomed, too!), but it's hard waiting for these positive life changes to kick in! One tends to get impatient.
 
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