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How To Ease Ibs Symptoms
Irritable bowel synd: I have had the most success with getting people to eat more frequent and smaller meals. Addition of fiber several times a day to keep the stools soft will be helpful. Probiotics twice-daily have also been shown to be helpful in irritable bowel syndrome. There are medicines that will help with the cramping so see your dr. ...Read more
Exercise : One of the best methods of treating menopausal symptoms is regular cardiovascular exercise, 60 min a day. Good sleep hygiene is another. As it is a healthy diet and avoiding caffeine and alcohol. None of the over-the-counter supplements have been proven to be effective. There are some medications which can be effective but you need to see your doctor to discuss this. Best of luck. ...Read more
Add Magnesium: Most of us are deficient in magnesium and calcium. Get a chelated form of magnesium that is less likely to affect bowel function like magnesium glycinate which is the best absorbed. Start with two caps 2 x daily and increase as needed. Add some calcium citrate to that - 500-1000mg 2 times daily. Dietary - avoid smoking, caffeine , and alcohol which can wrosen them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low fat diet: Your gallbladder stores bile. When you eat fatty foods or fried foods the gallbladder secretes the bile to break the foods down. So if you want to keep your gallbladder happy avoid foods high in saturated fats and fried foods. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Slower withdrawal: May need to taper very slowly with oral form of medication-you can reduce dose by fractions of mg-if it comes in concentrated form, or if you are coming off of a shorter acting ssri, adding Prozac (fluoxetine) for a few days at the end of treatment can help. If all else fails, a compounding pharmacist can make up the ssri in tiny doses which allows you to withdraw over several months. Not that uncommon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It'sGood To ChillOut: As far as I have concluded,popsicles help ease the discomfort of every known illness on Earth.Best if at least some of them are sugarless.And too many may sour the stomach (but there's the second best cure-all for that: Tums/Rolaides)They hydrate and bring in a few easily downed calories.The coolness just calms the nerves and, all-in-all do a nice,cheap job of creating Peace on Earth & Goodwill ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
RLS: Rls, or restless legs syndrome is a rather common condition -- start with a visit to the doctor for exam and labwork (ferritin, etc.) there are a host of medications that may help, and rumor has it, that placing a bar of soap between the sheets in your bed can also help your symptoms (odd, but true!). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It all depends...: Depends on what is causing the colitis. If it is an infection then antibiotics, but if we are dealing with an inflammatory colitis the medications you can use can be a wide variety targeting the inflammation and they need to be prescribed by a medical provider, not something you can take over the counter. Usually if this is the case close monitoring is needed. Follow up with GI provider on this. ...Read more
Too low or too high?: Either too high or to low, you need to see doc to assess for appropriate treatment. Blood work is certainly need and depending what is found on exam like a thyroid nodule etc...Additional test such as ultrasound maybe needed. There are effective treatments for both conditions, but doc must know which you have first. Please consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Slow taper: The dose of amitryptiline should be tapered slowly reducing the dose over a 4-6 week period until it is discontinued. ...Read more
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Varies: You can control mild signs & symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by learning to manage stress and making changes in your diet and lifestyle. Ex: fiber supplements; anti-diarrheal medications; eliminating high-gas foods; anticholinergic medications; antidepressant medications; antibiotics; & perhaps, counseling. Exercise, food avoidance, smaller meals can be considered. See your doctor! ...Read more
Many things: A formal support program helps reduce anxiety and alleviates withdrawal just by taking your mind off it, and focusing on other things. Exercise and other healthful activities can do the same. If moderate to severe, nicotine replacement (patches, gum, lozenges etc.) help, as do the prescription medications bupropion (Zyban) and varenicline (Chantix). Acupuncture&hypnosis help some people. ...Read more
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