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Severe Ibs Symptoms
I've experienced severe IBS symptoms since the insertion of my mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD (gas pain = the worst pain i've had!) how would an IUD affect GI issues?
IUD and abdominal Pa: Dear amelia, the most important thing you must do is have your gynecologist assess the status of the iud, has it slipped out of position, is there an infection , is there some allergic reaction. Abdominal pain like ibs can be indecipherable from pain emanating from your female organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Severe cramping/ibs symptoms since mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted 6 mos ago. Ovaries & uterus normal in u/s. Should i get that sucker out, or will s/s improve?
Started taking Paxil (paroxetine) for severe panic attacks and IBS symptoms...Concerned about side effects and weight gain. Will i definitely gain weight on paxil (paroxetine)?
Not to my knowledge: Though it is not listed as one of the primary side effects, it is certainly possible. I usually advise my patients that if they should notice that they are eating more due to a given medication, they should probably keep healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables. No medication will make you want to eat chocolate or fried foods, the choice is yours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosis with severe IBS and early onset of an autoimmune disorder. I feel like my IBS and ai symptoms cycle thru a pattern. Is it possible?
Fish,: Autoimmune issues comes and go in cycles but nobody knows why or what the triggers are. ...Read more
I have IBS-C w/ severe, chronic constipation. Started Linzess (145mcg) 2 days ago, but no difference in symptoms yet. How long does it take to work?
You must: measure in terms of WEEKS not DAYS since you should be following a dietary intake consistent with your IBS type! Consult with your Gastroenterologist about what you should be eating. One thing I can advise...DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS!!!!!!!!!! and start NOW! Good luck Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more