I have just been prescribed Mebeverine for suspected IBS. I have also had some blood tests to check for Coeliac Disease. Has anyone taken these tablets before? Just wondered what they're like. I know each person reacts differently but would like to hear other people's experiences. I should get the blood results back in a few days. Wonder why my Dr prescribed these before the test results come in? I'm not convinced that it's IBS.......I don't get diarrhoea, just an urgent need to go. Get a lot of pain in tum like it's red and inflammed, absolutely shattered all the time too. Is anyone else feeling like this?
Just been prescribed Mebeverine Hydrochloride
hi yes i was taking the same pills they made no diffrence to me at all i didnt get diarrhoea unless i ate the wrong food stuff, but i found i got the urgent need to go soon after food and my belly was making terrible sound lol , but i stopped taking the pills and i have to be careful what i eat it is trial and error with food sorry cant realy say anymore just my experience .
I have been prescribed Mebeverine many times, I only use them when my IBS is particularly
bad, and they do seem to help, without causing any side effects. I wouldn't worry about using them, I
doubt if they will do any harm, even if you are taking them before the blood test results are back.
Not everyone with IBS has diarrhoea, some people are constipated, whereas some vary between.
Yes, the pain of IBS is horrible, I describe it as 'colicky' or 'gripe' pains, and you can also have a lot of
bloating and flatulence. It can make you feel miserable. I hope you feel better soon. Often, just the
knowledge that you have IBS, but that it is not serious, it will not develop into cancer, and that ultimately,
despite being very unpleasant, it will do you no harm, is enough to reassure you, and it is easier to
accept the symptoms in the knowledge that you will be fine. Over the years, this is what I have managed
to do, and I have also identified the foods which trigger my IBS, such as too much wheat, so I try to avoid
eating things which I know I will pay for later! Good luck, and try not to worry.
Thanks Wursty, that's helpful and good to know. I have had the blood results back over the telephone and they have come back normal so I have to go in now and see my Dr for another chat. I have taken the Mebeverine a few times but they seem to make me want to go to the loo in the early hours of the morning - not sure if this is just a coincidence!! It's the tiredness that I have really struggled with, particularly as I am a Mum of three. Anyway, stomach feeling quite a bit better this week - hopefully it will last a while.
Glad your results came back normal, that's great. I can empathise with how you are feeling, I too am a Mum of three boys, and my IBS began when they were all just little (they are now 26, 24 and 21!) and I was
absolutely exhausted a lot of the time too. Glad your stomach is feeling better though, all the best with your
chat with your doctor. I'm sure you will be fine. Take care.
After all the tests i was told i had ibs., with urgency being the worst thing. I was scared to go anywhere that i could not acsess a toilet quickly.The pain was awful so i went back to my gp who prescibed mebeverine.They worked really quickly , but i only take them when needed .They do tend to make me constipated.(better than the other thing).Now i never go anywhere without a few in my pocket. A life saver for me.!!!
I have had ibs for 10 years now and a lot of different medication,I can recommend spasminal for your ibs
much better than mebervine , it works instantly !doctors give one 10 mins before a meal but I recommend 2
For instant relief .
Chin up xx
Thanks all for your comments. Wingwing - I will ask my doctor for spasminal as the mebeverine takes a while to work and as others have said seems to make me constipated. My main problem at the moment is chronic trapped wind which is sometimes excruciating. It's definitely linked to hormones for me as I am noticing a real pattern. I wish it would go away....... I try not to let it get me down and started running about three months ago. Sometimes its too painful and I can't go out for my run and other times I go anyway and it seems to help disperse some of the discomfort. On occasion I feel like my insides are going to drop out (that's a bit graphic, sorry!).
I`ve been diagnosed with IBS years ago and 60 odd now!!! Have had Mebeverine Hydrochloride(Colofac) and found it alleviated severity of symptoms but not completely rid of them. GP probably gave them to you as they are pretty safe bet and they certainly don`t do any harm while you wait for your results. You dont need to have diarroah/constipation everyone different. Good luck and hope this has helped you
I was recently diagnosed with IBS too and initially prescribed mebeverine which helped initially with the cramps i was getting but my symptoms worsened again and so i'm now trying peppermint oil capsules which again worked initially but my symptoms are worsening again I tend to find some days i can't eat anything without needing to go to the toilet urgently with severe abdominal cramps which makes me reluctant to go anywhere and is rather embarrassing does anyone else have this problem or know of anything that could help? xx
In my experience the best medications by far for these terrible cramps and feelings are Merbentyl closely followed by Buscopan, a combination of the two is great as well. If it works for you Merbentyl is absolute bliss
Thank you i'll look into that are there any medications that can help with alternating diarrhoea and constipation or ease these symptoms at all?
RJ92 - I have been prescribed Fybogel Mebeverine which is supposed to help with both diarrhoea and constipation, however I have found it makes me quite constipated at times so I have stopped taking it as often as the box says to. It has really helped with my IBS though, it might be worth trying it.
That's great i'll look into that, thank you
With randomly alternating diarrhea and constipation what you do is take both a laxative and an anti-diarrhoeal simultaneously
I was given these tablets but they made no difference they made me worse and made my stomach distend more since stopping them my stomach doesn't swell as bad but still swollen
i have a hospital appoint ment tommorow after years off suffering the same symtoms as most off you,
wee question has anyone had there gaul bladder removed as i am now convinced that i have a blockage
of some type or a hernia after my surgery, i have a swelling above the original scar.
I have suffered this for 10 years and when i go tommorow the doctor is going to hate me because i am not going to be forced into thinking i have ibs because they dont have the time or the budget to look at me properly
My advise after years of this is to fight for your rights as a patient and dont let them fob you off because they cant find anything wrong with your bloods and this says to them that you are okay when you know yourself there is something wrong
sometimes in life the louder you shout the more you get.
Hi all , just been reading all your comments , try colpermin three times daily for ibs cramps ,, also please have a look at food combining diets ,,,,,,,,,,,,I can heR the collective groan ,,,,,, have a look at the hay diet , and Kathryn marsdens books on food combining , the system is easy , And if you are prepared to try it i hope you have as much success as i have had , , no cows milk , but you can have hard cheeses , yougurt , no coffee , no tea , sorry folks , a small price to pay for getting you stomach back to normal , throwing endless amounts of drugs to stop acid in the stomach and reduce spasms cant be good can it , try and get your tum and bowel doing what it should , it has a great capacity to heal itself , if you give it the right conditions , its surely worth a try . The regime is great , and helpfull for many other conditions as well as ibs etc
Im not saying throw away your,medication , but this may help you to reduce it or change to a less damaging form of medication
Hope you decide to check it out
Best wishes to you all
hi ,it seems to me that most people are suffering from low stomach acid,have anybody tried digestive enzymes especialy BETAINE HCL, it might be worth looking in to,best wishes to you all :D
i have been taking meberverine medication 2 as i have ibs and i find tht the tablets do really work i found tht during my pregnancy my ibs settled down but recently my ibs has started again and i find takin my medication does really help especially when it is really bad so i wud reccomend to use it if u feel the need and are comfortable as it mite just help you
My IBS is now episodic thank goodness(!) but is brought on by stress, hormones, dairy and caffeine. I take mebeverine when it is flaring up (buscopan works really well too but makes my mouth dry). Immodium remains the tried and tested when the diarrhoea is a nuisance and the mebeverine is not enough (not that often now), I take the mebeverine or buscopan after taking immodium as that stops the immodium making me constipated. Brandy makes me feel better, but I have a nagging suspicion that it has no medical value!!!
Incidentally my IBS really settled down when I took stomach acid inhibitors for awful indigestion - ie my acid production is too high not too low, so I guess once again it is horse for courses.
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