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What type of therapies or lifestyle changes have you explored to help relieve your IBS pain?

There are many types of therapies and lifestyle changes that one can explore to help relieve the pain associated with IBS. We've listed an example of some of the more common ones below.

What have you explored? Do you think it was helpful? (Why or why not?) Have you tried something that is not on this list?

Help others in the community by sharing your experiences!

Dietary modifications | Medications (over-the-counter or prescription) | Stress management | Relaxation techniques | Regular exercise | Probiotics | Acupuncture | Hypnotherapy | Herbal remedies

  1. i stopped eating, red meat and anything that contains milk. Lately IBGUARD helps with the bloating.

    1. IBGard is very effective for gas, bloating and pain. I use it many times a month. I’m so grateful for it’s existence.

    2. I'm glad it helps you! Thank you so much for sharing.
      For anyone interested, we also have this article about IBGard: Karina (team member)

  2. I've done pelvic floor PT twice now, I do a variety of stretches daily, I drink 1/2 cup prune juice daily, and I take OTC enzymes with every meal. I stopped eating dairy in 2016 because even Lactaid didn't help the lactose intolerance enough anymore. Those are the things that have most helped my IBS-C, though it's still a nuisance.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing! I've found pelvic floor PT to be helpful, too. I hope you're feeling well today. Karina (team member)

  3. I have found hypnotherapy and mind management very helpful.

    1. I've found hypnotherapy to be helpful too! In case anyone is interested, I had written an article about my experience with the Nerva app: All the best, Karina (team member)

  4. I decided to explore homeopathy and see if it could help me. I have been doing that for about three and a half years now with monthly consultations with a qualified practitioner.

    It has not cured me 100%, but I know for a fact it has helped me out of the sorry state I was in. I have definitely (subtly) improved over that time. It has helped me keep my IBS manageable.

    I can still get "dodgy" phases when my gut is not quite as friendly to me. But basically I am able to get out and about if I wish. Toilet visits once per day now. My diet improved quite a bit so I was able to eat more healthy foods again. But I still do have to be slightly careful and have to balance fibre each day. Some days less, and some days a little more.
    I feel my way by listening to my body. It's a work in progress but I have adapted to "thinking my way through food", so things work a bit better and are not quite as scary. I have let go of the "sorry me" feelings and sadness that I "never used to have to do that and could eat anything".

    1. That sounds amazing, so far I can only dream of one bathroom visit per day, even on better days. It's so nice that your diet improved and you're feeling better overall.
      How have you been approaching your IBS with homeopathy? Does your practitioner adjust your treatment every month?
      Karina (team member)

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