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Ibs Treatment Over The Counter
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more
Been dealing with ibs with diarrhea for years. On again and off again. Going through a spell now. What can I take daily to help over the counter?
Trial and error: Since this has been a problem, you probably know which foods are triggers for your IBS. Frequently, these include caffeine, tobacco, lactose, fructose, gluten, legumes. Loperamide is an otc anti-diarrheal agent that can help to decrease pain and urgency as well. Let your doctor know if you begin using it. ...Read more
What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication i'm taking fiber and probiotics i got constapation form of ibs?
Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia?
IBS: I would recommend that you do a food dairy and see which foods you are allergic (ibs pts have allergies). The most common are dairy and gluten. You can try a to do a food elimination diet where you eliminate an entire food category for 1-2 weeks to see if you improve. I would recommend a high strength probiotic of 80 billion. For constipation i would recommend taking mag 500-1000 mg per night. ...Read more
What are good over-the-counter meds for IBS with constapation my constapation goes away then comes back also have bad gas no blood in stool i'm 28?
Stool softener: Two products that are over the counter should be used. The first is the stool softner colace taken every day. If an episode of constipation occurs one then uses a fleets enema as needed. In years past older people with sever constipation went to a clinic for high colonic enemas. The practice has essentially stopped. ...Read more
I did Xifaxan treatment for IBS/SIBO. I've been IBS free for over 2 months (Had IBS for a year) but worry a lot it will come back. How likely?
Check it out: Ask your doc because it can depend on individual ...Read more
Is there any treatment for ibs? New to it. Had it for 10 months now. Life changing. Doc wants to see how I am in 6 months. But would like treatment.
Many: Irritable bowel syndrome has many treatments but can still be frustrating. First overall be sure to eat healthy foods and focus on high fiber foods, or take a fiber supplement. Stay hydrated. Exercise and watching stress can help. Over the counter enteric coated peppermint oil have good studies supporting its use for ibs. Lemon balm, an herbal can help. And several prescription drugs can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are different types of ibs, and there are different ways you can treat them. Some have diarrhea-predominant ibs, some constipation-predominant, some pain-predominant, some mixed. Should see a doctor 1st. Many meds can help, like Amitriptyline for diarrhea and Levsin for pain. Avoid your triggers such as dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, and fatty foods. Increase fiber and try probiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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