Spastic Colon said...
i'm new here, so i haven't had much time to peruse the board. apologies if my concern is redundant. i was recently diagnosed with IBS. lately i've been having the most atrocious pain upon flatulation. it's worse than the pain experienced with natural child birth. has anyone else had this experience?
Absolutely. Gas pain is perhaps second in intesity only to childbirth pain! Especially trapped gas that will not move.
I too have very, very painful gas that is only temporarily relieved by passing it. For me, it appears to be a combination of chronic C coupled with an organic tendency toward gassiness. My doc explained that when my colon is blocked with stool that hasn't moved, it traps the gas in pockets. If I'm lucky, the gas will be forceful enough to produce a movement but that is usually accompanied by a great deal of pain.
This is a very common symptom of IBS.
I have never heard of drinking the broth of poison ivy leaves. That sounds just wrong.