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Diet for IBS

Can you manage IBS through diet?

Our expert Ali explores the impact of your diet in IBS. We discuss how you should go about deciding what foods to include and what problem foods you might consider eliminating from your diet if you have IBS.


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  • Steve's photo avatar
    Steve — 26.02.2018 12:32
    Hi Ive had like a queasy stomach for about 8 weeks and sometimes it goes away but it seems to be there in background. For me its down right and left side of stomach and slight discomfort at the bottom corners of stomach. Im able to eat and i have started to excersise more which helps. I usally walk with a hot water bottle on guts which feels great. No blood in pee or poo either. Steve


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      Ali — 26.02.2018 14:51
      Hi Steve, Had you been on holiday abroad before it started? Have you noticed any changes in your bowel habits - more or less pooing? Does the discomfort change after a bowel movement? If you could answer via the question box at the top right hand corner of the page it will go directly to my email and it's easier than trying to write heaps in a comments box! Thanks, Ali


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    Christine Clacher — 15.11.2017 18:41
    Im unsure if i have ibs as i havent yet been to the drs but i get a majority of the symptons except for constipation/diarreah. Ive been sick due to the uncomfortable pain i get in the middle of my belly at the top under my breast line, and not around my belly area as others have said when diagnosed with ibs. Ive lost half a stone in less than a week because i cant eat as it makes me feel sick as the pain returns and sits deep at the bottom of my throat. I get the bloatedness when in pain. Does this sound like ibs symptons? Thankyou


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      Ali — 16.11.2017 13:43
      Hi Christine, this doesn't sound like very typical IBS symptoms so we would have to recommend you go to your doctor to find out what might be going on.


  • Charlotte Brecknock's photo avatar
    Charlotte Brecknock — 06.11.2017 18:21
    Hi I've have ibs sometimes it's so bad I'm in agony and end up throwing up I've been prescribed mebravine by my doctor but been told I can only take it if I have a flare up but when I have a flare up I am in agony why can't I take it 3 times a day ?


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      Ali — 07.11.2017 09:04
      Hi Charlotte, unfortunately we would have to refer you back to the doctor who prescribed the medication with any questions that you might have regarding the directions of use. Also, as your symptoms are so severe, we would be encouraging you to return to your doctor anyway to have this investigated further.


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