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Have ibs-c and continuous intestinal and colon pain, anxiety.Celexa (citalopram) and antispasmodics don't help with pain.Suggestions/alternatives?
See your doctor: I'd go back to my doctor until he/she finds the right potion for my symptoms. You may want to consider a second opinion. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Had bowel resection 5 weeks ago. 3 days ago I developed pain in the rectum during bowel movements. I was told to take antispasmodic - anything else?
Stool softener: At 5 wks post colon resection the anastomosis is healing tightly. Any firm stool in left colon passing thru the stitch line can cause pain especially with a low anterior resection. The diet should be kept soft without roughage and stool softener like Colace (docusate sodium) used so that the stitch line wont be irritated. ...Read more
Hello!!i'm suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and my bowel hurts when i drink beer or i eat some food like chips .should i take a painkiller when i feel this
insufferable pain or should i take
antispasmodic like buscopan?also when i'm out every n
Avoid the foods: I think the best answer would be to avoid the beer and chips and opt for choices that don't cause insufferable pain. If you get the pain then either medication can help. Pain meds can cause constipation so if you have IBS that is predominantly constipation I would avoid opioid pain medications. ...Read more
Many websites: Thre are many websites that can give you the answe. Global rph, epocrates are two that can be helpful. ...Read more
Can't say: Different ones work better for different people ...Read more
See below: Peppermint oil has been traditionally used as an antispasmodic, and a review of studies on the topic found that it "could be efficacious for symptom relief in ibs" (as an antispasmodic) although more carefully controlled studies are needed. Bamboo shoots have been used for gastrointestinal and antispasmodic symptoms. ...Read more
Perhaps: Not all ibs patients respond the same. While no absolute cure is available, new evidence suggests that more can be done now for symptom relief & control than ever before. Many sufferers of ibs find the use of certain "probiotics" an effective resource in combating & managing the symptoms--perhaps with an antispasmodic. A gastroenterologist can discuss these new developments & advise you. Call now. ...Read more
Possibly: They usually help but not necessarily a cure. ...Read more
Hi doc..I m also a medical student..I have recently been diagnosed with multi cystic ovary after 4 month of discomfort. My dr. Suggested antispasmodic?
POD: I assume that you are referring to polycystic ovarian disease? Ithink you must have a thorough physical and pelvic exam, a transvaginal us, full blood and urine workup to include hgba1c and a gtt. Metformin is currently the drug of choice if you have pod. Antispasmodics will help with cramping as will nsaids. Seek gyn evaluation-asap and thyroid evaluation in addition to the above mentioned tests. ...Read more
Maybe: IBS is caused by a dysregulation of intestinal motility, but we don't know why it effects someone with diarrhea and someone else with constipation. The problem with using loperamide is that it can intentionally slow intestinal motility and you may morph from IBS-D to alternating diarrhea and constipation. ...Read more