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Does ibs cause light dizziness?

Does ibs cause light dizziness?

Maybe: Lightheadedness is not a prominent symptom of ibs but if there is explosive diarrhea or severe abdominal cramping, dizziness and sweats could occur. Persistent lightheadedness would not be characteristic of ibs but would suggest low bp, slow heart rate, iron deficiency or actual anemia or side effects from certain medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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Could ibs cause brief unbalance or dizziness with very slight upper upset stomach?

Could ibs cause brief unbalance or dizziness with very slight upper upset stomach?

R/O IBS: YES:IBS VS IBD (IUC/CROHNS) inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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Whenever I have an IBS flare up I get symptoms like extreme dizziness and fatigue. Is this normal and can it be helped?

Whenever I have an IBS flare up I get symptoms like extreme dizziness and fatigue. Is this normal and can it be helped?

Many IBS: Symptoms are related to poor fluid intake or excesive caffeine leading to dehydration which can also cause dizziness, fainting spells and generalized weakness and fatigue. Try drinking 80-100 0unces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and a consistent high fiber diet eating at the same time and same number of meals each day. You are retraining your bowel and will see improvement in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Have ibs. Flared up Friday. Have had diarrhea since. Took Imodium (loperamide) didn't work. Everything goes thru me. Dizzy when standing. What can I do.

Have ibs. Flared up Friday. Have had diarrhea since. Took Imodium (loperamide) didn't work. Everything goes thru me. Dizzy when standing. What can I do.

ER: This sounds like gastroenteritis- not IBS- go to the ER now and get IVs and mediciation/testing. -if you are getting dizzy, you are losing fluids and blood voloume: GO NOW! ...Read more

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Sometimes when I have an IBS attack I go to the bathroom 12-15 times a day. I start getting dizzy and sometimes vomit. Could I die from dehydration?

Sometimes when I have an IBS attack I go to the bathroom 12-15 times a day. I start getting dizzy and sometimes vomit. Could I die from dehydration?

Dehydrated for sure: It is sounding like a trip to the PCP or GI doc should be planned soon. 12-15 bowel movements (BMs) per day is way to much. There are decent treatments for IBS with medication, food elimination diets, probiotics, and even stress reliving strategies. OTC Imodium (loperamide) may help slow BMs in the meantime. Drink plenty of fluids. If your symptoms worsen, you may need to seek help from the ER. ...Read more

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Constipated for 2 weeks but have the urge to go and I get dizzy, lightheaded and vomiting while in the bathroom. Have ibs?

Constipated for 2 weeks but have the urge to go and I get dizzy, lightheaded and vomiting while in the bathroom. Have ibs?

Work from below: If you are constipated and have the urge to have a BM but can't, insert a glycerin rectal suppository. If no results, Insert a dulcolax rectal suppository or a fleets enema. In other words work from below rather than take strong laxatives which are more useful when you're constipated but have no urge to have a BM. ...Read more

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I'm 19 had IBS after huge stress/anxiety, now it's been 4 months and had medicines but nothing, I'm fatigued, little dizzy and have headaches, also panic attacks. I exercise but not outgoing anymore..

I'm 19 had IBS after huge stress/anxiety, now it's been 4 months and had medicines but nothing, I'm fatigued, little dizzy and have headaches, also panic attacks. I exercise but not outgoing anymore..

Consider: Addressing your stress/ anxiety if you are already on meds for IBS. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate. ...Read more

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I have ibs, c. Lately I have been very fatigued with occasional dizziness. Now have strange orange stool/ diarrhea and nausea. Should I worry?

I have ibs, c. Lately I have been very fatigued with occasional dizziness. Now have strange orange stool/ diarrhea and nausea. Should I worry?

Thoughts...: If you're having a significant amount of diarrhea and nausea so that you're not taking in the same amounts of fluids, you could be dehydrated (which will cause the fatigue and dizziness). A viral illness could cause your symptoms but so can other infectious or inflammatory processes. I'd be concerned about fatigue and dizziness along w/ diarrhea, and it's best to get checked out. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps chest pains fainted dizzy spells sickness but doc diagnosed IBS without even checking me over us this correct?

Exclusion: It could be IBS, but that is usually a diagnosis of exclusion after ruling other GI problems out. The dizziness and fainting should be checked out as they are not typical IBS symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm having intense pains below my belly button whenever I have a bowel movement. I also get nausea & dizzy I am not constipated and I have ibs.?

GI pain: You sure do seem to have irritable bowel syndrome. Have you discussed it with your doc? There are treatments for it. You do not have to be in constant misery! There is plenty of literature on it and you can find a good GI person in Canada if your own doc isn't comfortable with managing you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hypothyroidism & IBS. Sick for 8 years Constant tremors of hands jaw & legs Hard to breathe. Dry skin. Constantly dizzy and weak. Help?

Diagnosed with hypothyroidism & IBS. Sick for 8 years Constant tremors of hands jaw & legs Hard to breathe. Dry skin. Constantly dizzy and weak. Help?

See a doctor: Nicole, if you have been sick for 8 years it is unlikely someone on a free advice site is going to be able to help much! It certainly sounds as if you need to have your thyroid checked again, assuming you are on replacement, and possibly have your adrenals and other hormones and chemistries checked. Certainly you should stay well hydrated. But get an exam please. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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I'm 20. I had loose stool one day in dec, then muscle weakness, nausea, light sensitivity, fatigue, dizziness, migrane &vomiting. Now IBS type symptoms?

I'm 20. I had loose stool one day in dec, then muscle weakness, nausea, light sensitivity, fatigue, dizziness, migrane &vomiting. Now IBS type symptoms?

Parasympathetic: Irritable bowel syndrome is the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. The predominant symptoms like diarrhea cramps constipation are the result of autonomic nervous system instability. Pts like you may benefit from a metabolically directed approach. ...Read more

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What is the reason of high potassium and low white cell in blood since I have IBS (consumption)? Dry eyes, feeling dizziness, nausea, headache sometimes.

What is the reason of high potassium and low white cell in blood since I have IBS (consumption)? Dry eyes, feeling dizziness, nausea, headache sometimes.

Many symptoms: High potassium is usually seen with kidney failure or taking certain medications. Low white blood cell count is usually due to viral illness or bone marrow disorders. Dry eyes occur in some autoimmune diseases. Your physician would be best qualified to evaluate you. ...Read more

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I am 27 years old female and 156 CM and 43 kilogram I was suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and now I have pain heart and dizzines what isreason?

Without more: Information I always recommend a patient with chest pain to be check by a physician. A good history and physical needed for a better assessment and recommendation. At your age I doubt heart condition, but better check to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more