Do you get them after having a BM?
Interesting. I'll have to check out the supplements. I get really bad spasms sometimes so who knows, it's worth a shot anyway.
Here's some of the info I posted for unclebuba in the other thread:
You can buy them in the health food store. Enteric coating is important not only for peppermint but also for any probiotoics you may be taking. Peppermint Oil Caps that are enteric coated do not dissolve in the stomach. Instead, they pass through the digestive tract intact until they reach the intestines. You buy them in the health food store...I use these: http://www.enzymatictherapy.com/Products/Product-Categories/Product-Details.aspx?p=08466&cid=407
Peppermint oil capsules have been clinically proven to help IBS symptoms, even in children. A recent survey of clinical trials declared peppermint oil capsules the 'drug of first choice' for IBS patients with constipation or diarrhea, to alleviate general symptoms, and to improve quality of life. For published studies, check the IBS Research Library.
Peppermint oil helps to relieve abdominal pain, diarrhea, and urgency. Menthol and methyl salicylate, the main active ingredients of peppermint, have calming effects on the stomach and intestinal tract.
Hope this helps.
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
Prebiotics and Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
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