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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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system. So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight, dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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Have endometriosis, bad bloating for 48 hrs, passing gas often, not helping, bowl movement 1 a day Taking Xanax (alprazolam) to relax for anxiety not preg, normal?

Have endometriosis, bad bloating for 48 hrs, passing gas often, not helping, bowl movement 1 a day Taking Xanax (alprazolam) to relax for anxiety not preg, normal?

Anxiety and Xanax (alprazolam): I would consider adding therapy to the mix to help you address your anxiety. Xanax (alprazolam) is great, but a short term solution to what can be a long term issue. ...Read more

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Prescribed. 25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) (typically split pill for a dosage), and having heartburn, diarrhea, gas, bloating. Normal side effects? Will they subside?

Prescribed. 25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) (typically split pill for a dosage), and having heartburn, diarrhea, gas, bloating. Normal side effects? Will they subside?

Xanax (alprazolam) effects: I understand your distress.
Xanax is for treatment of Anxiety.
I may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal distress.
Xanax 0.25 mg is a small dose for moderate Anxiety.
Anxiety can be due to stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, work and finances for which Therapy will benefit you, see a Psychiatrist.
See a Physician if symptoms continue.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation. ...Read more

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56 years old male, pale yellow stool for 1 wk, bloating after food, doll ache in the right in the area below ribs. Taking xanax (alprazolam). No jaundice. Cancer?

56 years old male, pale yellow stool for 1 wk, bloating after food, doll ache in the right in the area below ribs. Taking xanax (alprazolam). No jaundice. Cancer?

Gall bladder?: Pale stool can be caused by bile not getting into the intestine from the gall bladder. In any case, rather than worrying about cancer or trying to figure it out yourself, you need to go see your doctor. That will be the only way to figure it out. ...Read more

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Do antiboitics make you bloated?

Do antiboitics make you bloated?

Power of probiotics: Antibiotic use is usually associated with eliminating "good bacteria" dr your colon which then may promote overgrowth of other opportunistic bacteria. These produce gas as they consume micronutrients in the colonic lumen. The easy solution us to take probiotics along with antibiotics and also take antibiotics judiciously only if there're is a true evidence of a bacterial infection as indicated ...Read more

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Can chewing too much gum make you bloated?

Can chewing too much gum make you bloated?

When chewing gum,: The salivary glands are getting stimulated and will prompt you to swallow. Since the gum is not meant to be swallowed, air is getting swallowed instead. The more air is swallowed, the more one can feel bloated.
Chewing gum habitually is also not good for the temporomandibular joint. ...Read more

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Hi can flucillin make you bloated and tired?

Hi can flucillin make you bloated and tired?

Flucloxacillin: Like any antibiotic, flucloxacillin can cause potential side effects. The most common are gastrointestinal problems. Fatigue would be unusual as a side effect of this medicine. If you are able to tolerate it, you should finish out the course of the antibiotic. If not, or if the side effects worsen, contact the doctor who prescribed it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What foods make you bloated when you are trying to lose weight?

What foods make you bloated when you are trying to lose weight?

Food sensitivities: Here is a short list of common foods many people are actually sensitive to which can add to bloat, inflammation and water retention; wheat, egg, dairy, corn, peanuts, soy, other glutenous grains. Consider paleolithic eating as well. ...Read more

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Can a UTI make you bloated?

Can a UTI make you bloated?

UTI: Utis cause inflammation within the bladder and many people get the sensation of bloating due to the internal inflammation. ...Read more

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What can I take for my bloating because I'm always bloated even when I'm not on my cycle?

What can I take for my bloating because I'm always bloated even when I'm not on my cycle?

Finding the cause: First you must find out or determine what is causing the bloating. It sounds like this is not gyn related and should be addressed with your family physician. ...Read more

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I'am aften have bloated stomach, what to use for bloating stomach?

I'am aften have bloated stomach, what to use for bloating stomach?

Dietary adjustment: Reduce your total intake. You may need to go by trial and error to determine which foods cause bloating.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does nutritional yeast make you bloated?

Does nutritional yeast make you bloated?

Fermentation: It certainly can. Consider that yeast is used to make bread (which rises up from the gas bubbles produced)... and of course beer which has all those bubbles! So if you're consuming yeast - I would expect 'gas' to form in your GI tract and created the bloated symptoms you're feeling. Why not take a break from the yeast and see if it goes away? ...Read more

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Can you tell me if morning after pill make you bloated?

Can you tell me if morning after pill make you bloated?

Possibly: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Can having a cold cause bloating? I have had a cold for 3 days now and noticed I am very bloated.

Can having a cold cause bloating? I have had a cold for 3 days now and noticed I am very bloated.

Yes: Inflammation and diet changes that go along with a cold can cause some changes in gastrointestinal function. Eat well, stay hydrated and get adequate rest and bloating associated with a cold will resolve. ...Read more

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I just drastically increased watee intake to relieve bloating. Why am I more bloated now than I was before?

I just drastically increased watee intake to relieve bloating. Why am I more bloated now than I was before?

Too much water?: They can increase fluid retention and headaches. Also will lead to electrolyte imbalance and other problems. You are making the problem worse by "DRASTICALLY INCREASING WATER" Take what you need to stay hydrated. See your MD if the situation persist. ...Read more

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Why have I been tired and bloated for the past few months and not have the bloating going down, along with terrible migraines?

Diet: You should probably take a look at your diet and make some changes. Various foods / patterns of eating can cause both bloating and migraines. Perhaps start with a very basic eating plan of 5-6 small meals a day eating only "whole" foods and avoiding any type of processed foods. Give it about a month to make a difference. ...Read more

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I had a one week course of amoxicillin 10 months ago & suffered bloating during, im still bloated now, what could be the cause & how can I fix it?

I had a one week course of amoxicillin 10 months ago & suffered bloating during, im still bloated now, what could be the cause & how can I fix it?

Doctor can evaluate: One week of Amoxicillin usually doesn't cause any problems. A primary care doctor and a GI specialist can evaluate to see what the bloating is caused by. Other causes of bloating should be looked for, because the timing of the symptoms could just be coincidentally related to the amoxicillin. Bloating symptoms may come from stomach / intestine / liver / cancer disorders, etc... ...Read more

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I'm always bloated and haven't had a period in 5 months. What's causing my bloating and period not to start?

I'm always bloated and haven't had a period in 5 months. What's causing my bloating and period not to start?

Pregnancy or PCOS: Bloating is a common symptom of hormonal change. Missing periods is a sign of an ovulation disorder. It is a common problem. Birth control is often prescribed to help control the hormonal changes associated with missing your periods. It can reduce your risks. There are options. And sometimes other reasons exist to explain the problem. An more thorough assessment is always prudent. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones make you bloated?

Do kidney stones make you bloated?

Yes: Kidney stones can cause inflammation which can lead to irritation of other abdominal organs, like the intestine. Intestinal inflammation can lead to bloating and distention. ...Read more

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Does birth control make you bloated?

Maybe: If the oral contraceptive you are on is not the right one for you, it could cause bloating. For example, if the pill does not suppress cyst formation, you may experience bloating. I noticed you are on a tri phasic pill (ortho tri-cyclen). You may want to try the mono phasic form of that pill combination (ortho cyclen). See your provider for a more thorough discussion. ...Read more

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How long does bloating take to go away I've been bloated for like three weeks very constapated what do I do had kub said I had fos?

Bloating: It sounds like your bloating may be related to constipation. The bloating will not go away until the constipation is relieved. I would start with a high fiber diet, 64 ounces of water a day, regular exercise and possibly a stool softener medicine. If not resolving, their could be another medical cause for your constipation and bloating and further testing could be needed. ...Read more

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Why have I been bloating for 6 months straight? I've been bloated for 6 months straight, it has never stopped nor gotten any better. I never changed anything in my diet and I did take an antibiotic 6 months ago but I started bloating after I took the last

Why have I been bloating for 6 months straight? I've been bloated for 6 months straight, it has never stopped nor gotten any better. I never changed anything in my diet and I did take an antibiotic 6 months ago but I started bloating after I took the last

You: You may be dealing with a colitis, irritable bowel, an unknown allergy, or lactose intolerance. I am not quite sure if your symptoms are related to the antibiotic you were taking or merely a coincidence. Regardless see your primary care doctor and possible a GI doctor (gastroenterologist) for evaluation, work up and treatment.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


Dr. Jay Yepuri
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