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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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What prevention measures do you use to avoid getting IBS? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Sandy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

If I'm dining away from home, I take a couple of Imodium before eating, and an IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) attack is usually prevented. This has made a big difference in my life!

Comment from: Gma, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 20

My doctor suggested one half of Imodium pill daily to avoid getting IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). It works, such an easy remedy! Wish I had tried this many years ago. I can actually eat a meal and not have to immediately go to the restroom. Please try it!

Comment from: MickieD, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 07

The only preventative measure for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) I take is to eat limited amounts of raw vegetables and fruits. For example, if I have been having flare ups I will try to eat cooked vegetables and limit fruit consumption. I also always carry Imodium and my Bentyl in my purse for emergencies. While I am in the middle of a flare up I eat bananas and oatmeal or cereal until my gut calms down.

Comment from: dorda, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 28

I have heard of peppermint oil to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

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