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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.

Dr. Alan Ali
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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