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Donnatal Therapy Ibs
What is donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine)? I heard it's an optional therapy for ibs.
Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more
For IBS, how much/long should you take meds before going to ER? I have been alternating donnatal & Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) & Motrin & Percocet for abdominal pain.
Fat intoler/IBS, bloods normal. DR said look 2 alternative therapies. I read about parasite cleanse (Paragone) Is it a good idea & backed by science?
Wrong approach!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated with abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, with accompanying nausea, bloating, and/or gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet ; emotional stress may contribute. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion--first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, etc. ...Read more
My father has recently been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)..What foods and therapies can u suggest to cure this ?
Stress reduction.: Since the cause for ibs is unknown (some studies showed that people with ibs has lower pain threshold in the bowel) but stress is considered an important factor, stress reduction (meditation?) would be the first step. A high fiber diet and regular exercise may also help. There are medications to reduce the symptoms but you will need a doctor since response to drugs vary from person to person. ...Read more
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