EclecticWitch Posted April 8 Report Share Posted April 8 Hello! I am new here and hoping to get some support and/or help. I have been struggling with abdominal issues, including EXTREME bloating for no apparent reason, since summer of 2018. About six months ago -- after many tests and procedures -- I was diagnosed with IBS-C. Although it has gotten better with diet / life changes and supplements, the constipation and bloating (I'm even bloated when my BM's are regular and even if I only drink liquids all day) are constant issues. I've had the following procedures: colonoscopy, endoscopy, gastric emptying, upper GI, ultrasounds, CT scans. And been on the following meds: Linzess, Mirtazapine (to increase appetite), and Dicyclomine, none of which helped. I'm a vegetarian. At my GI doctor's suggestion, I followed a low FODMAP diet for a month (although I never ate many of the items on the 'no' list to begin with) and had no change / improvement. I've taken the following supplements and found that only those with an '*' seem to help: peppermint, nutmeg*, ginger*, cardamom*, ACV, lemon, fennel, aloe vera juice, Swedish bitters, licorice root, ginseng, triphala, marshmallow root, berberine / betaine HCI, Butyrate (calcium/mag.), probiotics*, digestive enzymes*, GI motility supplements, psyllium* Can anyone share anything they've tried that has helped with bloating and constipation? TIA! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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