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I have been having stomach cramps and urgently having to rush to the toilet with D . This happens about half an hour after I have eaten, this is something new for me with my Ibs-D, its like I have pockets of wind in the tummy and they move, and it feels like I need to blow wind, but then the tummy startss cramping then I have to rush quick to the toilet. I take Colfac(meveberine) tablets before each meal, but they do not seem to be helping, my doctor is getting fed up of me going and says everything I tell is down to my Ibs-d. I am getting fed up of always going to her and having no luck. I feel very tender and sore around the left side of the colon. I have not changed anything in my diet so dont know why its happening. Any advice please.
 

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This is a common IBS symptom.If the antispasmodic isn't enough to slow things down you might add a bit of imodium before meals. Now make sure you take these things 30 minutes before a meal so they have time to be in place before the post eating "move it along" signal hits.
 

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I took my usual antispasmodic 30 mins before my dinner yesterday and I took 2 imodium about 2 hours before as I was going out to lunch, I was ok. But with the 11 years of having Ibs-D, I have rarely had bad windy stomach cramps followed by explosive urgent D, have had this now for over a week. I do suffer with trapped wind and bloating every day, but not explosive D, I do have 2-3 loose bms daily, but not like this . I usually take 1 imodium every day anyway and it is usually enough, my stomach feels like its burning and the more i walk around the worse the cramps and urgency get.
 

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You could be just in a flare. Hopefully it passes for you soon.
 

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by all means take another drug........yes, why not add tons of drugs till u r taking one after another to counteract the ones b 4 or to try to stop the effects of not enough hydrochloric acid (HCl) production in the stomach, then try to counteract what happens when u produce too much gastrin, because ur stomach is trying to get the production of HCl stepped up......then let's throw in some extra histamine, also trying to get ur stomach to produce more HCl, then u can take something for the allergies..........but i am telling u, if u don't supplement with HCl, this is a cascade that won't b stopped.........and the problems that come about with ignoring the very digestion that keeps u alive, will in one way or another, or more than one way, make u so sick, depressed, groggy, brain dead & infections just about anywhere in ur body & then there all the auto-immune diseases that come on the heals of all the others.........now don't anyone send any nasty posts.........the info is out there.........go get it, i did & if i can find it, so can all of u & along the way u just might find out what's ailing u..........i'm not talking about betaine hydrochloride, if ur stomach can no longer keep up with the demand of HCl, u need to supplement.......betaine will help ur stomach produce it, if it is capable of it........if the cells that r suppose to produce it, no longer work well, there doesn't seem to b anything else to do, than supplement with it.........if u can't find a natural supplement for ur body to make things better, u need to look at deficiencies of things ur body is suppose to produce in unlimited amounts..... i've said all this b 4.......everyone wants a pill or drug to do it........pharmaceutical drugs by nature r not natural to the body, therefore they do not do all that the natural things do..........the body is a symphony & if there is just one wrong note, the whole thing falls apart..........
 

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Crstar you are out of line. I believe you have been told on more than one occasion that the remedies of others should not be criticzed or "put down" by you or anyone else. This is an IBS support group. Please keep that in mind.Your post is not supportive. I request that you refrain from posting in this manner in the future.Thank You for your cooperation.
 

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Click "My Controls"Look at the column on the left and scroll down to Options and find"Manage Ignored Users" and click thatGo to the "Add a new user to your list" box and start typing the person's screen nameA list of people should come up so you find the right one.Click the "Update Ignored Users" buttonYou will still see that they posted and there is a link to click if you want to view the post, but you won't see what they have written unless you click that link.Does that answer your question?
 

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Thanks Kathleen, I have done it. I did it once but kept seeing the pest's posts, so I knew I'd done it wrong, but happily it's gone now. Thanks for your help. x
 

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An update to my Cramping pinching windy gurgling urgent D.Went to the Doctors today and told her that I am having urgent cramping D and its been like it for 3 weeks, I need help, she took loads of blood and I have to take a stool sample in tomorrow. She is testing for any inflamation, Celiac, Thyroid, bacteria and some other things. Told her my tummy sounded like a heating system that had trapped air in it, always banging, gurgling popping and the windy and bloated tummy followed by Urgent D. She said see what shows up if anything, and maybe she will refer me back to gastroenterologist, but have to wait till the 19th March for all results, so will be eating lots of Imodium for a while.
 

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Well glad she is running some tests to rule out any other causes. You can try calcium carbonate supplements as well to help firm up your D etc..Keep us posted when you get those results!
 

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Hi,Calcium didn't help me either. Poor you but I'm glad that the doctors went ok today. Hope you get something sorted out. I took colfac in the beginning but it did nothing to help me at all. How many immodiums are you taking a day? Could you perhaps up the dose for the time being? I did find that the soluble fibre vs insoluble fibre seemed to help me out. It was called ...com, it seemed to help me when I was having a rough patch. Eating things like white bread, white rice, staying away from brown flour, etc...I also find staying clear of greasy foods meat helps a lot as well. It has more on the website and I have a huge list somewhere. You might have tried this anyway but let me know if you want some info. Hope you start to get better
 

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For some reason it appears my post has been tampered with. Help for ibs heather von vorous I think was her name.
 

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I have been to the Doctors today and my results were as I thought, nothing showed up, its down to the Ibs-d being realy horrible and the doctor said she would refer me to another gastro specialist so they can test for anything thing else or can prescribe something different for me to try. In the meantime just keep taking the imodium before meals. (they dont always work though.) but at least the doctor is taking my symptoms and me seriously.
 

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Cherrypie, I am glad she didn't find anything sinister. And also very good to hear she is wanting to send you on to a specialist and continue to rule out other GI nasties. However the best news is you feel she is taking you seriously! Keep us posted.
 

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I cant take much more of this stabbing cramping in the abdomin and then the urgent D, I shiver afterwards as well. Im taking Imodium before meals and it doesnt seem to be helping. I am probably going to have to wait for about 2 months for my appointment with the gastro specialist as the wait here on the nhs is so long. I just dont know what to do. I thought my Ibs-d was bad before but these last 5 weeks has been horrible.Sorry for the rant, I just feel so at a loss as to what to do, its getting me down.
 

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Imodium can sometimes help with diarrhea (and if your dose 30 minutes before meals isn't enough have you tried either upping the dose or adding Calcium Carbonate with meals for a few days?) but usually doesn't do anything for pain.Have you tried peppermint tea 30 minutes before a meal with the Imodium (or some peppermint capsules)Also eating smaller meals more frequently may help. Waiting as long as possible to eat will always make the pain and diarrhea much worse.
 

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I have tried all of this Kathleen, short of being completely constipated on lots of imodium, i dont know what else to do. The calcium doesnt help, nor does peppermint of any kind, and nor do the antispasmodics. I only eat small amounts any way. The stabbing pains are in the centre of the abdomin below the tummy button and also down the left side, it feels like everything is on fire as well.
 
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