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Hey everyone.
So lately, my IBS attacks have been terrible, probably the worst they've been in years. I take Librax for my IBS, which has been a miracle drug most of the time. But unfortunately, I've recently suffered from a stomach virus (almost 2 weeks ago) now, and I'm in the middle of moving to a new home. You can imagine the combination of having been ill, and the stress of moving has sent me into an IBS-D frenzy.I'll still keep taking the Librax, as it does at the very least, help with the stomach cramps, what natural remedies do you use? I usually suffer from diarrhea and terrible heartburn/nausea. Unfortunately, I have a hiatal hernia and acid reflux to top things off. Any recommendations would be appreciated. I prefer not to take Immodium as I occasionally suffer from constipation.Also, any food recommendations on top of the BRAT diet? The past 2 morning have been so horrible I'm only willing to eat because I have to. I can't find enjoyment in food knowing how sick I feel.
 

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Here are some of the self help healing programs out there that could help. I read all of these books. They are easy to understand and follow. I have read more than these but these are some of the best in my opinion. They have helped me reduce my meds, get my UC under control, stop flares in less than a week and improve my quality of life, etchttp://www.listen2yourgut.com/http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/http://www.drdahlman.com/http://www.amazon.com/Restoring-Your-Diges...m/dp/0758202822http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/If you have any questions let me know. good luck
 

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I had 10 years of daily D and years and years of worsening indigestion. I began taking a flavonoid supplement for my cholesterol in 1998 and the GERD left and the D stopped and I am now down to 1-2 bms a day. Mark
 

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Well you could also try Calcium Carbonate supplements; they can help firm up stool. Also peppermint is a natural antispasmodic; so try peppermint capsules and/or tea. Also ginger is great for any nausea you might have (also in capsule or tea form).With your diet... you could stick to low fat foods, steamed or boiled veggies and nothing fried for a bit. I would also avoid any cream sauces or heavy dairy for a bit. It really is hard to guide you with diet as we all are so different. But those are some general ideas.All the best & hope this flare passes quickly for you.
 

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Hi As I have recently said on another place in this forum I have suffered with IBS D for years and years and years. Tried everything and spent a lot of money doing so. I have now found that a 'no fatty food' diet work wonderfully well for me. Certainly stops the D and reduces urgency. I still combine this approach with two 2mg imodium daily.
 

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In addition to ginger and calcium, I also take acidophilus every morning and fiber capsules every night. With IBS-D, my MD thought fiber may add bulk by absorbing some of the excess water that causes the D. Has been working very well for me. My symptoms are controlled very well now. I find daily excercise to be very helpful as well. Helps to regulate the movement of digestive muscles and prevent spasms. Hope this is helpful.
 
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