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If you suffer from abdominal bloating and frequent pain because of your IBS, then perhaps hot water can help. You might have tried it in a hot water bottle strapped to your stomach when the pain is at its worst, but have you tried drinking it ....without the tea or coffee in it? Might not be the most exciting drink, but it can help. The recommended amount is 1 pint (yes a whole pint), about two mugs, before your breakfast or that wake-me-up mug of coffee, then one pint after each of your meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yes, so ok, it does sound like a lot of hot water, but it might not be a lot of hot air! Never mind the fact that there are numerous other benefits to drinking water...if your IBS is bad enough it is definitely worth a try, as recommended to me by a GI consultant. If you are not used to drinking a lot of water then do build up slow, start with just 1/2 a mug each time for the first couple of days, moving up to 1 mug then on to the full 2 mugs before breakfast and after meals. Give it a try and let me know how you get on! Valerie
Exciting times, tomorrow night, Monday 3rd of March will be our first IBS support Group meeting in Edinburgh. Hopefully we have a few people coming along to share their thoughts and experiences. Once the group is up and running I will be planning a range of guest speakers to give everyone lots of fantastic options to consider to help them tackle their condition. So if you are an IBS sufferer then come along and enjoy our fantastic new group!
Well I think I am almost there with the development of the website. Thankfully!! Note to self to not change career to one in technology! Hopefully there are lots of you out there searching the web for support for IBS in the Edinburgh area that are stumbling across my hard work! If you are one of those people and you have found this site.....well done!! The next step is come along and join our first meeting on Monday 3rd March in the Lotus room at Gorgeous Therapies. If you are worried or nervous don't be....you will be amongst friends! And remember - we usually regret the things we didn't do rather than the things we did. So see you there on the 3rd of March!!
If there is one thing I know for sure is that I can't be the first person that nearly flung their PC out of the window while trying to set up a website. There are those that tell you it is easy....they obviously work with them all the time. However, for us mere mortals that limit our technology use to the odd posting on FB....websites are a nightmare!! Anyone got a punch-bag?