A 19-year-old male asked:
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i have been waking up to diharrah and stomach cramps for almost 2 years because of "ibs", they have had me on bentyl and xanax (alprazolam) and neither has helped?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Herb : 19y male w. IBS unresponsive to Bentyl (dicyclomine) might benefit from Cannabis sativa, not indica, taken orally as tea. If there is chronic low back pain following upon skate/snow board injuries, an Osteopath might be consulted to evaluate for pelvic girdle instability. I have studied several young male extreme sport enthusiasts who developed chronic low back pain & IBS; after mechanical falls onto buttocks.
Answered on Jun 5, 2015
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Provided original answer
The federal "Morrow Decision" allows any physician in any state to recommend cannabis to patients without threat to medical or BNDD licenses. Of course a patient should first see a medical cannabis consultant and only use cannabis where it is legal and in keeping with state law.
Jun 5, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Provided original answer
At Quora.com, I published study of 20 male extreme sport enthusiasts with low back/pelvis trauma followed by onset of sacroiliac disorder, per Occupational Disabilities Guidelines, & IBS. Presacral neural plexus overlies ventral sulcus of sacroiliac joint.
Jun 2, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Provided original answer
Pelvic girdle disorder w. parasympathetic impingement & dysautonomia is a consideration.
Jun 2, 2015
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info needed: More information is needed to determine the cause of your symptoms. You do not mention if you have had any tests, such as colonoscopy. Suggest starting with your family physician, who can help direct your care and refer you to a gastroenterologist.
Answered on Jul 24, 2015

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