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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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Pain in elbows hands knees and legs Tingling down left hand side of face occasionally Bad memory IBS Tiredness Symptoms come and go for months ?

Pain in elbows hands knees and legs 
Tingling down left hand side of face occasionally
Bad memory 
IBS
Tiredness
Symptoms come and go for months 

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See your physician: These symptoms may represent any number of conditions including anxiety, headache (for example, migraines), multiple sclerosis, etc. See your primary care physician for a full review of your history (be specific when you communicate your symptoms) and physical exam. http://www.cfah.org/prepared-patient/prepared-patient-articles/talking-about-symptoms-with-your-health-care-team ...Read more

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What foods to avoid when you have IBS always having diarea drained and tired?

Caffeine: Avoid caffeine containing products as they contribute to cramping and diarrhea. No caffeine tea, coffee, soda or dark chocolate, no red bull or energy drinks containing caffeine. ...Read more

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Why does my IBS cause fatigue?

Are you: sure of the diagnosis of "irritable bowel syndrome"? There shouldn't be a lot in the way of fatigue unless you are using a lot of different medications to control the symptoms. May want to revisit this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Tired of IBS symptoms. Does it get better after a couple of pregnancies?

Tired of IBS symptoms. Does it get better after a couple of pregnancies?

Depends: Irritable bowel syndrome(ibs) is usually minimized by diet and lifestyle changes. Pregnancy tends to worsen ibs due to intestinal compression by the developing pregnancy. Additional pregnancies will not improve ibs. ...Read more

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So it's normal to feel sick sometimes and nausea and tired like I'm gonna pass out? What's ibs?

Yes IBS symptoms: Please see The Gut Solution website for details but these are typical symptoms which can be improved by the SEEDS program. IBS is caused by the brain mishandling central messages and a global approach to stress, exercise, diet and sleep is necessary. ...Read more

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Normal to feel fatigue when IBS acts up? How about why it don't act up

Possibly : Ibs can be associated with other emotional types of disorders. It would be nice for you to speak with your physician to adjust or add some potential medicines if indicated. ...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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Can ibs even mild cause body fatigue? Compl normal blood results but on and off fatigue and only other symptom is bm urgency

Can ibs even mild cause body fatigue? Compl normal blood results but on and off fatigue and only other symptom is bm urgency

IBS signs/symptoms?: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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As soon as i eat i need to use the rest room, docs i went to said it's ibs. What do I have to do to get rid of it.I have it for years & im tired of it?

Sure it's IBS?: I understand your frustration! but, perhaps you can help us help you by telling us what tests have been done ; what medications have been tried over the years of evaluation. No sense having us recommend to you studies you've already accomplished, treatments that you've already failed, or offer possible alternative diagnoses that have already been considered and ruled out. ...Read more

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Amitryptline is helping with my IBS pain while celexa (citalopram) does not? Also is there drug similar to amitryptline but that does not make me sleepy/ tired?

Amitryptline is helping with my IBS pain while celexa (citalopram) does not? Also is there drug similar to amitryptline but that does not make me sleepy/ tired?

Tricyclics for pain: Amitryptilline is tricyclics antidepressant that can be used to relieve neuropathic pain. One of the side effects is drowsiness, dry mouth, inability to urinate. These are caused by anticholinergic effects of this drugs. Other tricyclics have less of anticholinergic side effects. These are nortriptilline and disimpramine. Other drug which works well is cymbalta (duloxetine). ...Read more

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I'm so bloated and keep gaining weight without whatever I do and my ankles and feet swell and I'm always so tired I suffer with ibs?

I'm so bloated and keep gaining weight without whatever I do and  my ankles and feet swell and I'm always so tired I suffer with ibs?

You need an evaluati: You need an evauation because some of the weight gin is the fluid you are collecting. The fluid - edema depneds on your general health status. We will need to know about your cardiac, kidney, liver and vein status. This is not due to IBS. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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I have had loose stools the last 4+ days, feel tired, don't feel like eating, and am nauseous frequently. I do have IBS. what could this be?

I have had loose stools the last 4+ days, feel tired, don't feel like eating, and am nauseous frequently.  I do have IBS. what  could this be?

A flare of IBS?: Taking clear liquids only for 24 hours can give your intestines a chance to rest. Stay hydrated. Ask your doctor who treats your INS for further recommendations. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause extreme nausea, diarrhea, weakness, & fatigue?

Possible, unlikely: If this is acute, more likely due to some intervening factor. Unpublished data suggests that eating 3 cups of unpasteurized yogurt a day may alleviate symptoms of IBS. Try it, cannot hurt. If your current symptoms continue see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Bradycardia all day lower 50's . Feeling extremely tired. Seems I am breathing less. After starting bentyl (dicyclomine) therapy. For ibs?

Expected effect: Bentyl (dicyclomine) can cause tiredness, relaxation & slow pulse side effects, which might be dose related. Bentyl (dicyclomine) is used in ibs dominated by excessive lower intestinal activity, i.e., abdominal cramps & frequent loose stools. Ibs in males is much more frequent than in the past. My clinical evaluations suggest correlation of male ibs symptoms & pelvic trauma; often from participation in extreme sports. ...Read more

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I am always tired as i can not sleep or feel like I have had no sleep, and i get very exhausted, i get a lot of headaches and I have IBS ?

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more