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Relief For Ibs
Consult you doctor..: Before taking any medications. Codeine is often used for the relief of mild to moderately severe pain when the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate. Again it is important to consult your physician for a proper pain assessment to determine the appropriate course of therapy. ...Read more
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more
How often is a narcotic pain reliever prescribed for fybromylgia and ulcerative colitis? Nsaids make uc symptoms worse and neurotin doesn't help much.
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 (hyoscyamine) for pain. Avoid your triggers such as dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, and fatty foods. Increase fiber and try probiotics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluids/fiber: Make sure you are drinking lots of water and take in foods high in fiber. Most people are worried about becoming addicted to constipation medication. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a non-stimulant non-addictive constipation aide that attracts and holds water to slowly soften stool over a few days. It can be used as needed or a small daily dose to stay regular. ...Read more
Many things: Any time you have a chronic issue, you should combine alternative medicine with traditional medicine. So see your pain specialist, use the medications but also try acupuncture, reiki, feldenkrais, rolfing, massage, and meditation. Try one different field at a time so you can assess how it helps you. Lose excess weight and make sure you sleep since you rejuvenate your body with sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine /pregnancy: Try to limit all medications. I don't use drugs like Imitrex or ergots in pregnancy, i would use tylenol (acetaminophen) for mild headaches. Opoids( narcotics ) as well as anti nausea meds like a Compazine suppository for severe headaches. Paitients may also be helped from relaxation exercises and some biofeedback. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have sinus headaches for about a week. Taking sinutabs with temporary relief. Constant drainage any recommendations for over-the-counter medicines?
Nasal irrigation: Nasal irrigation is safe and effective. 1/4 - 1/2 tsp pure sodium chloride (no additives) and 1/4 - 1/2 tsp baking soda (not baking powder) to 8 oz of body temperature distilled/previously boiled water, the solution is compatible with your nasal passages. Can use bulb or neti-pot or generic nasal irrigation kit to flush out nasal passages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most narcotics: Are not great at treating stomach pain. Things like gastritis will still be painful and taking narcotics will slow gastric emptying, maybe lending to worse pain. If you have chronic stomach pain, see an interventional pain doc and he may be able to do a block of the celiac plexus, which may help, but can be a risky shot. This would only be a thought if pain is extreme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer