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    Default IBS sufferers...

    Do you find heat and too much sun causes a flare up?
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    I haven't suffered symptoms for years now, but, yes, heat would most definitely make it worse. I had the diarrhoea and urgency type of IBS, and a hot day would make it awful. So would cigarette smoking(gave that up ages ago though!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeGirl View Post
    I haven't suffered symptoms for years now, but, yes, heat would most definitely make it worse. I had the diarrhoea and urgency type of IBS, and a hot day would make it awful. So would cigarette smoking(gave that up ages ago though!)
    You aren't affected anymore?
    May I ask how you got it under control?

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    I always thought it was just in my head! My latest trigger for flare ups is cashews, I avoid them like the plague.

    When I'm having a really hard time, I take medication (colospa) until I get it under control somewhat.

    Does everyone follow the low fodmap diet?

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    Mine is all anxiety related and even food makes no difference. Having a huge flare up at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by sashas girl View Post
    Mine is all anxiety related and even food makes no difference. Having a huge flare up at the moment
    I've started having anxiety the last few years, which has greatly impacted my ibs, obviously getting the anxiety under control is the best thing, however I did find medication for the ibs also helped me when I was at my worst, may be worth a try.

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    What medication did you all try?
    I'm really over the flare ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparklebug View Post
    I've started having anxiety the last few years, which has greatly impacted my ibs, obviously getting the anxiety under control is the best thing, however I did find medication for the ibs also helped me when I was at my worst, may be worth a try.
    Hi

    What medication were you taking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sashas girl View Post
    Hi

    What medication were you taking?
    When ibs started being triggered by anxiety it really effect my day to day life, I ended up seeing lots and lots of dr's one said to try "colospa" I used it twice for about 3-5mths, I found it very helpful. Try googling it, there is probably some info on the medication.

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