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I have had pelvic pain/aches for 3 straight days now. Suprisingly I have not had my customary D. I have tried Immodium advanced but I dont think that helps with the cramps. The only thing I can think of is exercise and sleep which eliminates the pain all together.ThanksAlbert.
 

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Colpermin or any of the enteric coated peppermint oils are good to relieve that pain. Some here also find that alo vera gels (non laxative) help. The Enteric coated medication is much more reliable though as it gets to your bowel undigested
 

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I've usually had good luck with plain old Altoids (peppermint, not sugar free).They seem to have enough peppermint oil in them and I don't have to wait for it to get through to the part of the GI tract where it dissolves, so I think that is better if you need immediate relief and don't always need it all the time (if you need it all the time then enteric taken regularly may work).The Altoids have the advantage of being really cheap and easy to find. Most grocery, convenience, etc. stores have them here with the gum and mints section of the candy aisle.
 

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Altoids have been a God send when I am in the car. I keep them in my purse, my bag for school, my car, pretty much wherever I am. They help the cramp go away until I can finally get some relief. Best part, no one finds it odd if you pop a mint in class or at work, bad side is when you don't want to share
Good luck!
 

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This Dull Achey Pain that has lingered for 3 days.....should I be concerned? What actually happens during the IBS process to cause this? Is it just the intestines being cramped from the muscles squeezing tight?Also I can push down in my pelvic area were the achey spots are and feel soreness and tenderness.Is that normal for IBS?
 

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If your pain is lower left? low down under last rib. like a dull bruise kinda painThats the main area fo pain for me and yes when I push down, or tighten my stomach, I feel it a lot more. The pain, for me, lessens through the day with my bowel movements and by night it is gone only to reappear most mornings.As for brands names im in the Uk and I get Colpermin (thats a brand name i think) on prescription for free (hurrah for the NHS)
 

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Surprisingly, good ole' OTC pain meds can help. I never thought that something like ibuprophen would be a med for IBS. But it can relieve the pain (at least for me).Definitely agree with Lillet -- anything HOT. Heating pad, hot bath. I take hot baths several nights/week now. Feel so much better while I'm in the tub, and most of the time I also feel better for a good while after.If your pain is more cramp-like, you need antispasmodics (like bentyl).
 

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Originally posted by BigAlison:Is that Digestive Advantage IBS stuff something you put in your drink or a pill? I've been staring at the box but I don't want to buy it until I'm sure it'll work..[/QUOTEUnfortunately nothing with IBS is a sure thing. You just have to try it and see if it works. Most things don’t. I am in my 15th year and still trying new things all the time. Everybody is different with IBS.
 

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quote:With IBS pain you don't really know what the source of the pain is.It may be different in different people, but the pain isn't different depending specifically on why that person has pain.K.
I hope harleyjlm gives us an update to this question. "What`s your pain like?"
 
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