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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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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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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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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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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

Xanax (Definition)

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