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Having constant abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, and alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Often brought on by stress, anxiety, and diet.

Having constant abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, and alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Often brought on by stress, anxiety, and diet.

I suggest seeing a: Gastroenterologist or your physician. Improving healthfulness of your diet if very important. If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). In the meantime try this: hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Severe abdominal pain associated with bowel movement alternating constipation and diarrhea anxiety insomnia weight and apatite loss whats wrong?

Severe abdominal pain associated with bowel movement alternating constipation and diarrhea anxiety insomnia weight and apatite loss whats wrong?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome is likely. Chronic anxiety is complicating the issue. Try to identify offending foods. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you and give dietary advice(ex. Fodmap diet) and/or medication. See a psychologist or psychiatrist for stress management. Medication may also be prescribed for short term help. ...Read more

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Do mebeverine medicine for ibs cause indigestion? And does ibs cause nausea and vomiting??? Help

Do mebeverine medicine for ibs cause indigestion? And does ibs cause nausea and vomiting??? Help

Mebeverine can: ..cause indigestion, more so the tablets that use sucrose (table sugar) or lactose (milk sugar) as a filler AND you're lactose or sucrose intolerant. IBS does NOT typically nausea, vomiting, weight loss, blood in the stool or change in the COLOR of the stool. Symptoms like these suggest something else is wrong. Please follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Overwhelming anxiety, insomnia and depression coupled with chronic diarrhea, urgency, stomach burning, heartburn, vomiting during sleep, pain, fatigue?

Overwhelming anxiety, insomnia and depression coupled with chronic diarrhea, urgency, stomach burning, heartburn, vomiting during sleep, pain, fatigue?

See you are on: Clonazepam, Xanax (alprazolam) & Xanax (alprazolam). These issues could be related to your psychiatric issues or you could have several separate conditions. The only way to detangle this is through thorough and thoughtful assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

Being treated for anxiety and ibs. stomach gets upset bloated gasy and urgency to go bathroom. on Xanax (alprazolam) and bentyl is that ok?

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. ...Read more

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IBS? I've been some mild diarrhea and then some constipation, bloating etc i also a very severe case of GAD anxiety and hypochondria I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 150

Possibly: Absolutely yes. Irritable bowel syndrome commonly occurs in concert with anxiety. However, diarrhea and constipation can sometimes be indicative of other health problems. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Very loud borborygmi 24/7, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, pressure, nasea, lack of appetite. Taking prozac, (fluoxetine) concerta, and a stool softener.Help?

Very loud borborygmi 24/7, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, pressure, nasea, lack of appetite. Taking prozac, (fluoxetine) concerta, and a stool softener.Help?

Adverse reaction?: If these symptoms started soon after starting this combination of medicines, it could be an adverse reaction from the med combo itself. But talk to your prescriber before stopping anything. ...Read more

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Stomach problems for 3 yrs now. gas, diahrea, constipation, bloating, and anxiety. diagnosed with IBS/strep b and now taking probiotic. sleepy a lot?

Stomach problems for 3 yrs now. gas, diahrea, constipation, bloating, and anxiety. diagnosed with IBS/strep b and now taking probiotic. sleepy a lot?

GI symptoms: Please continue to see your doctor. Ask him/her about getting food sensitivity lab test. Great Plains Laboratory in KS has a good one. You may be ingesting a food that doesn't agree. This is sometimes something we crave. Wheat and diary tend to be at the top of the list. A nutritionist can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with IBS. Can excessive stomach acid cause diarrhea?alot of heartburn and nausea this past weekend and now uncontrolled diarrhea.

Diagnosed with IBS. Can excessive stomach acid cause diarrhea?alot of heartburn and nausea this past weekend and  now uncontrolled diarrhea.

IBS: IBS in traditional medicine is a diagnosis of exclusion. Newer research shows the bacteria in your gut determine the gut health. The healthier bacteria thrive when your diet is high in natural fibers from vegetables and fruits. You can chose symptom relief in the short term or change how you eat and get more lasting results. See www.institute of functional medicine .org for more info ...Read more

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Other then Crohn's and IBS what can cause diarrhea, nausea, weight loss, stomach pains. Diarrhea 12-17 times a day. Not lactose intolerant either?

Other then Crohn's and IBS what can cause diarrhea, nausea, weight loss, stomach pains. Diarrhea 12-17 times a day. Not lactose intolerant either?

Many many: Reasons for diarrhea from bacterial infections and parasites to metabolic disorders and tumors. Get to a doctor ASAP and get this sorted out. How are you even functioning with 12-17 bouts of diarrhea per day? ...Read more

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Can I drink yogurt if having gastritist, plus IBS irritable bowel syndrome?

Can I drink yogurt if having gastritist, plus IBS irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: Yes you can unless you are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk proteins. Start slowly and see how you feel. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing on and off bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Also intestinal cramps. Family history of celiac disease. E.R MD thinks Gerd?

I've been experiencing on and off bouts of constipation and diarrhea.  Also intestinal cramps.  Family history of celiac disease.  E.R MD thinks Gerd?

Many possibilities.: GERD doesn't explain it. Constipation can though. Sometimes if you are constipated you get so backed up that eventually it comes out forcefully and fast (i.e. like diarrhea). If you stay regular it could go away (prune or pear juice, senna, docusate, miralax (polyethylene glycol) -- all over the counter). Take even if you start going to make sure it doesn't build up again. ...Read more

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Am i experiencing ibs? Loud sounds in tummy after eating, gassy, cramps, constipation/softer stools, bloating with gas and also indigestion?

Am i experiencing ibs? Loud sounds in tummy after eating, gassy, cramps, constipation/softer stools, bloating with gas and also indigestion?

IBS: Is best treated by hi fiber and fluids, consistent meal times and quantities of food. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercis. Eating hi fiber with inadequate fluids will give all of your symptoms. It will take 2-4 weeks to see improvement. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could taking digestive enzymes help with gas bloating and constipation?

Could taking digestive enzymes help with gas bloating and constipation?

Possible.: Worth a try. Other thoughts would be to use simethicone for the bloating then a stool softener for the constipation. Sounds like you might have irritable bowel syndrome which is too complicated to treat here but generally responds to a progressive program of fiber / diet mods / bowel agents. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more