A recent survey showed that nearly 1 in 4 people in the UK have suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS). Symptoms can include stomach pain and discomfort, diarrhoea, constipation and bloating, over an extended period of time.
Buscopan are trying to find better ways of supporting people with IBS, and bringing them together to share advice. They want real people to share their expeiences in an open and honest way to help and empower others with IBS.
Buscopan have launched a Facebook support page so we can all come together and help each other. I would recommend heading over and joining the group, as they have expert advice on the page, IBS friendly recipes and tips from real people suffering from IBS.
IBS is something very difficult to live with and I often find people don’t understand the massive impact on my life. It is great to get to know other people who have gone through the same things and have been effected in the same way.
Buscopan is an antispasmodic treatment that starts to work within 15 minutes. It is different to pain killers as it works with the root cause of abdominal cramps to help the muscle of the bowel return to normal.
Buscopan kindly sent me an IBS truth kit which included; a personalised bag, a wheat bag I can heat in the microwave for when I have tummy pains, a beautiful daily journal which I thought would be good as a food/sympton diary, a sented candle, a ‘self love club’ mug, a personalised pill box, a box of Buscopan and a gift voucher to use in Boots!
I was overwhelmed by the kit they sent me! I think it is perfect for anyone with IBS and comes in useful every time I have an IBS ‘attack’. When I have stomach pain or bloating I just love a hot water bottle or wheat bag, and I use my mug to have a mint or ginger tea. The pill box is perfect for me, as I have to take so many medicines, with my asthma, hayfever and acid reflux.
I think every person who suffers with IBS should put a kit together, so they know where to go when they feel ill and hopefully ease the symptons of the ‘attack.’