A 47-year-old member asked:
why is it when i take pain meds, it helps relieve my ibs?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Due to side effects: Ibs can sometimes be diarrhea predominant or constipation predominant. Narcotics have as a side effect constipation which in this case may be "aiding" you. More importantly, however would be to find out why do you have diarrhea to begin with. There are many causes and working together with a gastroenterologist and gp will hopefully give you an answer. Best wishes.
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 17, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.