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Recomended treatment for IBS when diet change doesn't help. Already on buprophin and don't like the bentyl (dicyclomine) but I have pain daily. All tests normal.

Recomended treatment for IBS when diet change doesn't help. Already on buprophin and don't like the bentyl (dicyclomine) but I have pain daily. All tests normal.

IBS: Ibs can present in 3 forms, diarrhea, constipation, or mixed picture. If you have constipation, there are 2 agents you could try: Amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess. You can continue bentyl. Having ibs, you have to work closely with your GI or pcp to determine what works. Bupropion can help to decrease some of your symptoms. However, normally, i would use Amitriptyline low dose. Suggest to see your gi. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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What is a good treatment for ibs?

What is a good treatment for ibs?

Treat, or live with?: With no one clear treatment IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is an invitation to experience ourselves as complex organism in an ever adaptive close relationship with our environment. A routine, time to sit and eat, to take note of how we feel, healthy food choices, modest amounts, awareness of foodstuffs that may trigger symptoms, perhaps low FODMAP? Check patient.info IBS for more information. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for overactive bladder and ibs?

What is the best treatment for overactive bladder and ibs?

No one knows, but...: The following is reasonable: - understand the nature and reality of oab and life; - void timely, moderate fluid intake, avoid coffee, caffeine-related drinks, spicy foods, alcohol; - use oab-related available drugs judiciously on try and error basis; - pelvic physical therapy; - try nerve stimulator, including interstim. Ask doc timely for details. Best wish... ...Read more

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Are activated charcoal tablets an effective treatment for ibs?

Are activated charcoal tablets an effective treatment for ibs?

No: Charcoal is an inert absorptive substance. It will not alter the course of ibs. ...Read more

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Thanks for the answer doc, please what's the best treatment for ibs?

Thanks for the answer doc, please what's the best treatment for ibs?

Diet modification: Patients with IBS may benefit from exclusion of gas producing foods, a diet low in fermentable oligo-, di-, and monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) and, in select cases, lactose and gluten avoidance (not all cases!) ...Read more

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Been on linzess (ibs treatment) for 4/5 months. How to tell if I am becoming dependent!?

Not habit forming: Linzess is not habit forming. Ibs is a chronic condition so medication may be needed chronically. ...Read more

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Has anyone with IBS found the use of activated charcoal tablets to be a useful treatment?

Yes: We have a hard time treating ibs. Many things are contributing to the discomfort and charcoal(used in moderation) if helpful, is probably O.K. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a celiac or IBS episode? It is so embarrassing and inconvenient :(

Probiotic and enzyme: If you have accidentally eaten a food that causes gas, bloating or diarrhea, you might try high dose probiotic of 50-100billion cfus and a digestive enzyme with meals. The fodmaps diet might also be helpful http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2011/09/fodmaps-diet-that-may-eliminate-your.Html. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to know about IBS (irritable bowl syndrum) treatment, please give me answer?

What to do if i want to know about IBS (irritable bowl syndrum) treatment, please give me answer?

Depends on cause: There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?

Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?

Yes: Try to avoid foods that tend to produce gas (beans, wheat germ, bagels, etc), be sure to get enough fiber (even if you have to take supplements) and as a last resort see a physician for a prescription for an antispasmodic agent (bentyl (dicyclomine) or another agent). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Therapy (Definition)

Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has ...Read more