A 34-year-old male asked:
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being treated for anxiety and ibs. stomach gets upset bloated gasy and urgency to go bathroom. on xanax (alprazolam) and bentyl is that ok?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hard to say: without knowing your full health history, and what else has been tried, impossible to give good advice. The best treatment for IBS, especially when associated with anxiety, is to treat the anxiety effectively. Benzos, including Xanax, (alprazolam) are NOT the first line treatment for chronic anxiety. Psychotherapies of various kinds and SSRI/SNRI medications are generally better. Increase fiber in your diet.
Answered on Dec 17, 2014
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