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What are some really good medications for irritable bowel syndrome. I live on the toilet and am always in so much pain. I'm on librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) but not working!

What are some really good medications for irritable bowel syndrome. I live on the toilet and am always in so much pain. I'm on librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) but not working!

IBS: There are several things to be done for this problem. Many antispasmodics may help. Sometimes meds for reducing nervousness will help. Every case is different so best advice is to see a gastroenterologist who treats ibs and you may have to try several things to see which one helps. Hyoscyamine or Dicyclomine are for spasms. Buspirone may help the nervous stomach. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

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


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If I am taking fludac and librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) , does it indicate that I am having irritable bowel syndrome or some other illness?

If I am taking fludac and librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) , does it indicate that I am having irritable bowel syndrome or some other illness?

Meds vs diagnosis: Dr. Lin has shared excellent info about these medications. However, diagnosis cannot be inferred from medications alone. Are you having bowel issues? Symptoms of depression? (poor appetite, sleep, energy, and interest in usually enjoyed activities; sad mood; etc). It's always good to ask your physician about medications being prescribed, and about diagnoses. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Who gets irritable bowel syndrome?

Who gets irritable bowel syndrome?

Anybody: Anybody. Ibs causes sudden onset diarrhea associated to stress, or to particular foods or beverages. Pts. With IBS may alternate episodes of constipation with episodes of diarrhea. It is very common to have flatulence, crampy abdominal pain. Spastic colon, irritable bowel, nervous stomach are the same. It is associated to anxiety. ...Read more

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Any meds for irritable bowel syndrome?

Any meds for irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: Most experts recommend increasing fiber intake, including the use of fiber supplements. Osmotic laxatives, lubiprostone, and antispasmodic medications are used. Low dose tricyclic antidepressants and ssri medications can also be effective for ibs symptoms. See your doctor for additional help. ...Read more

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How to manage irritable bowel syndrome?

How to manage irritable bowel syndrome?

1st: fiber and water: A high fiber diet with sufficient amounts of water intake is the first line of management. You correctly identified that ibs is managed but not cured. Stress management is a powerful adjunct. There are some clinical trials investigating other forms of treatment. Poorly absorbed oralantibiotics are used in europe, but rarely in the us due to other risks. ...Read more

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I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Diet and life style: irritable bowel syndrome a diagnosis made by exclusion that mean your doctor had to eliminate all other possibilities before assuming it is IBS IBS triggered by stress and foods manage your stress avoid food that triggered your symptoms each person might be effected by different food avoid dairy product, red meat, greasy food and raw vegetables exercise is a key to healthy digestive system ...Read more

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How is irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

How is irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

Clinically ...: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is characterised by abdominal pain, bloating and a change in bowel habit, or frequency present for at least 6 months. The pain is often eased by passing a stool, symptoms may be worse with eating. Your GP will take a history, examine the abdomen and likely order some blood tests to exclude other causes of abdominal pain and altered bowel habit. See http://patient.info/ibshealth#content ...Read more

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What are the irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

IBS symptoms...: Ibs comes in variable forms: diarrhea predominant, constipation predominant and alternating type (diarrhea and constipation). All are associated with abdominal bloating and abdominal pain with onset of symptoms. Having a stool typically relieves the symptoms - temporarily. See you doctor if concerned. Good luck! ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

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


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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more