Find Out The Best Quick Relief For IBS
Let’s forget about the long intro here, you want QUICK relief for IBS symptoms, here it is.
I’ve experienced many IBS attacks over the last nine years, some significant enough to send me to the ER.
This information was tough to come by in my first few years of having Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is why this post means a lot to me.
I get to share this information that took me a long time to find all in one place for the world to see!
It’s amazing, the info we can find just one google search away.
Cramping and pains from Irritable Bowel Syndrome are difficult to describe, but there’s no mistaking them, they’re distinct (in an off the charts-pain kind of way).
The picture to the left here was taken almost a year ago while I was sitting in bed with an IBS flare up, trying to drink it all away with chamomile tea.
Also shown is my hot water bottle, which I don’t go without anywhere!
IBS Attacks In A Nutshell
It’s important to understand what’s happening to your body, before you can know how to treat it properly.
IBS attacks often come on suddenly due to consuming trigger foods/beverages, being under stress or both.
Avoiding trigger foods is one of the best ways to prevent any future IBS attacks (But if you’re here because you broke the rules, it’s ok, we all do sometimes).
It’s also important to de-stress, as it can have a very negative effect on the body (especially if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
Stress can completely tear apart your gut.
But with all of the information out there, sometimes we just end up with a crappy IBS flare up anyway, pun intended for your entertainment.
Attacks can last from hours to days and possibly weeks if not handled carefully.
During an attack you have to take special care with what you eat or drink and what you do physically.
Usually during an attack you will experience either constipation, diarrhea or you could have periods of both. This causes major abdominal cramping, bloating, loss of appetite, weight loss, dehydration and major exhaustion.
I can tell you from experience, it’s incredibly easy to become dehydrated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, so don’t skip out on the water and electrolytes.
Why IBS Attack Relief Is Hard To Find
The truth is, our world still doesn’t know much about Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
However, I can say that we’ve come a long way, especially in the past nine years that I’ve had IBS.
I’ve noticed new medications, supplements and new research have hit the internet and doctors’ offices.
But many doctors and health care professionals are baffled by IBS symptoms and will admit they don’t know much either.
Over the years, I’ve found what works best for me through trial and error.
But seriously, who has time for trial and error? That’s why I’m sharing what I’ve found to help with my IBS symptoms the quickest.
The Power Of Peppermint For IBS!
Peppermint provides quick relief for IBS symptoms. It can help quickly relieve IBS cramps or stomach upset.
Peppermint is something that I keep on me at all times, no matter what.
I love the relief it provides me.
Both products below are small and compact enough to put in a purse or brief case, you can take them everywhere including vacations and the workplace!
You never know when an IBS attack will strike!
Convenience is so important for us, because IBS happens 24/7.
Heather’s Tummy Care is an amazing company, dedicated to making products specifically for people with IBS.
I first discovered Heather’s Tummy Care back in 2010 and I’ve been very blessed with their products.
Heather’s Peppermint Oil comes in capsules and one can be swallowed with water for quick relief. This is especially great for relieving abdominal cramps.
The supplements also include ginger and fennel, all three are great digestive aids.
If you don’t like swallowing pills (my child-self HATED them!), I recommend Tummy Drops peppermint drops, you suck on them like a cough drop, but they help relieve GI related issues like IBS symptoms!
Seriously, these things are so cool to me! They’re so simple, yet I would’ve never thought to invent these.
I also love the convenience of these, you can take them everywhere and you don’t need to take them like a pill.
Ginger Is Your New IBS Pal!
If you thought the Peppermint Tummy Drops were cool, these are too!
Ginger has been used for stomach-related issues for what seems like FOREVER!! (centuries!)
Tummy Drops offers ginger drops and they’re pretty great!
These are taken just like a cough drop, but instead of treating a cough, these drops help relieve GI discomfort, similar to the peppermint drops.
Ginger is awesome for nausea, stomach discomfort and bloating.
This herb is also very easy on the digestive tract, making it a perfect match for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Each person’s body is different, while peppermint may work best for me, ginger may work best for you.
It’s great that Tummy Drops offers both peppermint and ginger drops to fit our needs.
The Best Gas Relief
Unfortunately, it’s no secret that we deal with trapped air on the regular.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome contributes to major bloating and gas (All aboard the trapped air train).
Our bodies have to work much harder to digest foods because of this disorder.
Let’s get right down to the quick relief for IBS gas!
Phazyme is always my quick fix for heartburn, bloating and trapped gas.
The maximum strength works fast and effectively for my major IBS and even GERD symptoms.
I won’t go anywhere without these softgels, they’re just that good!
Let’s not forget about the Alka-Seltzer chews, so perfect if you hate swallowing pills!
These actually taste like candy and are made to help relieve gas, bloating and heartburn as well. What’s not to love??
Snuggle Safe Heating Pad Is My Favorite Quick Reliever!
This heating pad as well as hot water bottles are my favorite quick IBS reliever.
The snuggle safe heating pad may be targeted towards pets, but you won’t want to pass this one up for yourself.
This is the ultimate quick relief for IBS, I prefer to treat my symptoms naturally and heat is so cozy and comforting!
This heating pad is a very safe heating method compared to electric heating pads and blankets.
The size of this heating pad is perfect for soothing your abdominal muscles all over! Heat can instantly relieve those painful cramps.
I also find that heat helps with bloating and general discomfort or stomach upset.
The snuggle safe heating pad comes with directions, the pad goes right into your microwave and that’s how it stays heated for up to TEN HOURS!!!
GOODBYE overnight IBS attacks, I can take this baby to bed with me!
When I’m not experiencing an attack, I like to place my heating pad under my bed sheets near my feet for extra warmth throughout the night, such a treat.
This is also a great heating pad for pets of course, so when you don’t need it, you can let your furry friend borrow it!
My Favorite Fennel Tea for Quick Relief
Am I obsessed with Heather’s Tummy Care?? Absolutely!!
I’ve used their fennel tea for years! While fennel isn’t my favorite taste, it provides great relief.
I find that teas begin helping IBS symptoms rather quickly. Between the herb itself and the heat of the tea, this is a great product to use to get quick relief for IBS.
Fennel is very powerful when it comes to quick relief for IBS, it works fast and effectively towards cramps as well as bloating.
I typically heat up one cup of water as needed for a cup of tea. I heat my water in the microwave because it’s quick and when you’re looking for that quick relief, you don’t mess around!
I hope you find relief soon using one of these great products for quick relief for IBS symptoms.