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Jun 10th, 2015, 12:54 PM  
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It would be handy to have some in the cupboard just in case.
 
Jun 10th, 2015, 13:34 PM  
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Yes I will keep some in from now on
 
Jun 10th, 2015, 22:03 PM  
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Tried Peppermint tea?
 
Jun 10th, 2015, 22:47 PM  
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I can't have peppermint as it plays havoc with my ibs.
 
Jun 11th, 2015, 10:39 AM  
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I try and drink one of those Vitamin C tablets (put it in water and it fizzes) everyday. And I often have to go to the toilet very soon after drinking a glass! You can get them in Body Care for 1.99
 
 
Jun 24th, 2015, 18:23 PM  
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If you have IBS then it's to be expected that SW will make you constipated. The plan is full of high fibre foods, fruits, vegetables and things that ferment in your bowels causing constipation and gas/bloating.

I have the same issue and was referred to a dietitian who told me to completely avoid the brassica family of vegetables (eg cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli), don't eat baked beans, chocolate isn't good, don't eat the skin on fruit. She said it's important to eat fruit and veg but you should be eating more vegetables than fruit. Drink LOTS of water and eat regularly, no more than 4 hours without eating. Watch your fibre intake as many people with constipation and IBS have to eat a low fibre diet (so fibogel is a big no no!)

I'm re-starting SW and I have to tailor it to my IBS and what the dietitian said or I'd be awfully constipated and bloated.
 
Jun 24th, 2015, 20:55 PM  
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Is constipation and IBS the same? For some reason I thought they were opposites?
 
 
Jun 25th, 2015, 08:15 AM  
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No they are different. Many people have constipation but not IBS. IBS can come with mostly diarrhoea, mostly constipation or a mixture. Symptoms also include severe bloating, abdominal pain and cramps, passing mucus, lack of energy. Often certain foods can make it worse, and there is a strong link between the bowels and emotional states so stress is a huge trigger.
 
Jun 25th, 2015, 08:32 AM  
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I have a Hiatus Hernia, a slow bowel and ulcers which bleed and cause me to be anaemic and have to be careful. I bung up very easily but I take a small glass of pure prune juice most mornings. It may be 5 syns but it's all natural and suits my system without jerking it into a response. The lots of green vegetables and fibre is good for me so I'm feeling great if a little more bunged up than usual but I can't have it all!
 
 
 
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