Originally Posted by sasrei7
Yep gas pains can be extremely brutal. I can get some that are extremely bad and cause quite instense pain. With IBS all you can really do is watch what you eat, if you have alot of C try taking priobitics or metamucil or any fibre really that can help you. I also take peppermint oil and found that it does help some atleast with the bloating. I havent been able to work for years because of my ibs so I understand how badly IBS sucks and how it effects your life. Certain foods/drinks can make it much worse if you do have alot of problems with trapped gas try and stay away from foods/drinks that cause alot of it. Any carbonated drink is bad, caffeine doesnt help your stomach to much... drinking alot of water may help. I have never had gallstones before so I am not sure about those symptoms.
Hi does peppermint oil truly help with the bloat and if so what brand and form do use? I am miserable on a daily basis with bloating and excessive gas constant belching and foul gas. I suffer from IBS-C along with a host of other things and the thought of working somewhere that would allow me to be off as much as needed just for doctors visits alone is a joke. I have had times where I have gone over as much as 36 days with out have a BM. My hubby goes once or twice a day. I am so jealous.