I live in Belgium. I am 30 years old and I suffer from IBS since the age of 19. When I say suffer, I really mean it. I have had attacks which lasted even more then seven hours of PAIN. And I mean severe, extreme pain, I could not stand up or lay down, only being cramped at the floor. Also flatulence is a problem I have, but this doesn't bother me, only the other ones. HA HA HA.
Well, for the pain I have checked many doctors and specialists, and I had a colonoscopy: nothing wrong they say, no Chrone disease. I've checked all the medicaments: Buscopan, a shot of buscopan in my arse, duspatalin, duspatalin retard, spasmomen. I've read some books about the problem. It turns out that I am the pain-type.
I tried to live with the problem and the pain. It never stood in the way of a job or something else but it was a problem and it could happen each moment of the day. A terrible, painful attack at work, in the car, on a party. I've had attacks in stressfull situations and also on totally not stressfull situations.
Like I said: it could happen every moment, and it lasts from half an hour up to 7 hours. You never know. The pain is terrible, it's like a knife they put in your stomach which they keep on turning or like a grenade that explodes from inside, each half a minute. Over and over again, and in the end your face is totally red of the pressure. I've noticed that when the pain and the contractions start to hurt, there is no lots you can do anymore, especially with medication.
But now it comes, more than half a year ago i found THE SOLUTION. I had a severe, very painfull attack, again.
I wanted it to stop and took some medication, but it wouldn't go away. It looked like I had to wait and bite my lips until it would go away. I drunk half a liter of water, just to do something and at first it hurted even more, but then suddenly the pain went away. I drunk even more and then the pain was completely gone.
Now, each time I feel an attack or pain coming up I start to drink water. A quantity between half a liter and 1,5 to 2 litres helps and you should drink it in one time, like a thirsty beast. This always works on me, and when YOU have these terrible pains you should try it, definitely. Maybe it works on you to.
Water is the source of life. **** medicaments,doctors,specialists,books,tai-chi,yoga and colon massage, although they can be fun!