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I am using this to ask a question of the community.
Has anyone ever tried essential oils.
I am in such pain! 9 dr apt X-rays ct scan. An unresponsive GI dr.
What can I do? I am taking peppermint oil and some of these meds dr gave me nothing works. Hurt so bad yesterday was going to ER but what would they do? I follow low FODMap diet.
Any suggestions to stop the pain

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  • Hannah Noonan moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Anniebell

    IBS pain can be so awful and I’m sorry to hear that you are having a rough time with it. When my IBS is flaring up I always get abdominal pain and it can be really frustrating especially when I’m trying to do all the right things.

    It was a gradual process for me to ease the daily pain and there was no one easy fix, it was a combination of things including the low FODMAP diet, gentle exercise, reducing stress, herbal medicine and probiotics. Similar to what Caitlin has written about here

    Dana has provided some links to other good resources on the site and if your current doctors aren’t helping, it may be worthwhile seeing someone else, as it took me a while to find the right people to help me.

    We’re all in this together and we’re always here for you if you need to vent your frustration and talk about what’s going on.

    Hannah ( Team)

  • DanaL
    3 years ago

    Hi Anniebell!

    We are so sorry to hear that you are struggling with severe pain, we hope you find relief soon! Sadly pain is a very common symptom related to IBS, so please know that you are not alone! In addition to comments from the community, I thought these articles might be helpful to you:

    To begin, here is an article that addresses pain as a symptom of IBS:

    This next article includes some personal experiences describing pain to doctors which you might be able to relate to:

    This last article addresses some of the alternative and complementary treatments, such as oils, that could help to relieve IBS symptoms:

    I hope some of these articles are useful! Thank you so much for reaching out and for being a member of our community! Stay strong!

    ~Dana ( Team)

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