Re: Cure/Relief for IBS???
I disagree with eating the yogurt. Any type of dairy, even if you are not lactose intolerant, is an IBS trigger that can cause attacks and will actually cause more gas, bloating, and other symptoms in someone with IBS. There are supplements out there that have probiotics that help promote good bacteria in the intestines but yogurt being dairy would hurt more than help.
I too have gas and bloating with my IBS-d. I use a fiber supplement called Metamucil which helps me a lot. Before I started on the fiber I had severe gas and bloating all the time and diarrhea constantly. Adding the fiber helped give my colon something to hug and absorbed excess water in my colon which can cause the spasms that cause the gas or fermentation in the gut. Give it a try and let me know how it works out! I think you will definately see a difference.
When I do still get gas once in a while I will take simethicone (like Gas-X). That seems to help with the bloating and gas some to relieve the pressure.
Jennifer<p>[This message has been edited by moderator2 (edited 06-15-2002).]