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caregirl
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   Posted 11/11/2006 12:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Iam new to this forum and very excided about meeting everyone. Ihave had Ibs the contapation kind for 18 yrs
I dont have Insurance anymore so I dont go to the DR anymore they allways gave me Dicyclomine and other musle relaxers that did more harm than good.
so Im all ears to hear some good things yall have done that worked so I can try them. Im up now cause I cant sleep I went to a baby shower and on an empty belly Iate a piece
of cake drank punch and aet freto pie and Iam hurting in my side so bad. anyway. Does anyone know what I can do next time for the pain. does herbal stuff work?

7Lil
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   Posted 11/11/2006 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi caregirl,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
Herbal teas help soothe the gut and is a natural calmer, but I'm not sure if it is a cure for pain. I think it just helps us relax, which helps ease the pain a bit. Along with tea many of us use a heating pad. It really helps the cramping.
Have you seen the commercials for Dannon Activia yogurt? It is guaranteed to improve digestion in 2 weeks. It really works for me. I eat 1 a day and am now pretty regular. On top of the yogurt I take probiotics too. Lots of water and exercise should help move things along as well. You can even try good ol' fashioned prune juice, or even aloe vera. Aloe vera has a terrible consistency so it is best to try the aloe pills.
I'm sure others will be along to give you some more tips. Hope you can find something that works. Take care.
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caregirl
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   Posted 11/11/2006 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much I have allways heard of the aloe vera but like most stuff I allways am lerry doing so but Im diffently going to try
it. what kind of herbal tea do I start out with? and I will try the heating pad Ive never heard of doing that. Thanks so much.

7Lil
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   Posted 11/12/2006 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   

There are lots of teas out there that don't have caffeine, or only minimal caffeine, and are used as a calming agent:

  • Chamomile (soothes the nerves)
  • Fennel (calms muscles, improves digestion, helps flatulance)
  • Mint (eases GI trouble, relaxant)
  • Lemon Grass (antispasmodic, anti-irritant)
  • Ginger (eases cramping & nausea)
  • Green (promotes digestion, overall health)

PS - I haven't been able to find "Mint" tea, only peppermint.  I hate the taste of peppermint so I grow mint in my yard and just boil it making my own tea.  Much better than the bagged stuff.


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Post Edited (7Lil) : 3/1/2007 3:20:00 PM (GMT-7)

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