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Benadryl has been my miracle IBS drug!


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I’ll keep this short…

 

I am a GERD and IBS sufferer (suffer IS NOT a strong enough word) and may have stumbled upon an absolute miracle!

I can only assume you have horrific IBS episodes like I do that are so bad that health anxiety spikes - that it “has to be” something worse (regardless of all the best invasive test known to medical science saying otherwise)!  Considering it is anxiety/stress that kicks off flareups in the first place, the negative feedback loop that inevitably ensues due to the fore-mentioned make it seem like you’re drowning and nothing can help.

Well…. I happened to take 50mg of Benadryl for horrific hay fever right in the middle of one of these “the world is ending” flare-ups and the flare up DISAPPEARED!  

I did further research on Google between antihistamines and IBS and whatayaknow!!!!!  Recent study in Germany 🇩🇪 on H1 blockers like Benadryl vastly reduce symptoms - it interrupts the brain-gut messaging of “pain”.

Side benefit…. Benadryl is also an anti-anxiety treatment.

I am about as happy as anyone could be!!!!

Good luck! 
 


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Maybe you have histamine intolerance rather than IBS? I have thought of experimenting with an anti-histamine just to see what might happen, except the added dietary restrictions are too much for me to handle . It is so good to hear that has helped you !

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I am so happy to hear this helped you! Thank you for sharing this info - I am going to give it a try. Have you found that a certain time of day works best?

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On 6/17/2022 at 1:19 PM, TiredOfIBS said:

I am so happy to hear this helped you! Thank you for sharing this info - I am going to give it a try. Have you found that a certain time of day works best?

 

On 6/17/2022 at 1:19 PM, TiredOfIBS said:

I am so happy to hear this helped you! Thank you for sharing this info - I am going to give it a try. Have you found that a certain time of day works best?

I did not see a reply to an earlier question? Do yo find taking it at a certain time of day is better? Are you taking it for IBS D or C?

 

 

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I did not see a reply to an earlier question? Do yo find taking it at a certain time of day is better? Are you taking it for IBS D or C?

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