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Why is it when i take pain meds, it helps relieve my ibs?

Why is it when i take pain meds, it helps relieve my ibs?

Due to side effects: Ibs can sometimes be diarrhea predominant or constipation predominant. Narcotics have as a side effect constipation which in this case may be "aiding" you. More importantly, however would be to find out why do you have diarrhea to begin with. There are many causes and working together with a gastroenterologist and gp will hopefully give you an answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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I have always thought my cause of severe constipation is pain meds, ., I live in chronic pain, take 24/7, but if I go7, 8 days w/out a bm unless lax, IBS ?

I have always thought my cause of severe constipation is pain meds, ., I live in chronic pain, take 24/7, but if I go7, 8 days w/out a bm unless lax, IBS ?

Regular BMs: Good morning: you do have it correctly, many pain medications cause significant constipation. Most people on round the clock pain management are given instructions to take stool softener on a daily basis. Some doctors, in the most severe cases, would prescribe a stool softener for this. Your colon health is important and you need to be on a daily regimen to keep your bms regular. ...Read more

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What to do if I have IBS and am in constant pain, but pain meds just make it worse?

What to do if I have IBS and am in constant pain, but pain meds just make it worse?

Unclear etiology: I think dr. Stein grossly overstates the role of serotonin in ibs. Yes it is involved but there are limitations on alteration in serotonin metabolism as the sole explanation for the constellation of symptoms observed in patients with ibs. ...Read more

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Hello can you take lansoprazole with colpermin IBS relive ?

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can you take lansoprazole with colpermin IBS relive ?

Yes: Colpermin is peppermint oil. It is a food ingredient and as such is not very regulated by the FDA in terms of testing efectiveness and how reliably it is manufactured and packaged. Lansoprazole doesn't have a lot of effects on other drugs. Some of the drugs like it can change gut motility however. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, ...Read more

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How do I know if I have IBS and what meds would one take after see doctor?

IBS is common: Lots of americans have ibs--which can manifest with abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and/or alternating stools. Unfortunately, the symptoms are non-specific and can instead indicate a number of inflammatory or infectious processes. The rome 3 criteria are a constellation of tests that give your doctor considerable accuracy in distinguishing ibs & treating symptoms with diet +/- medicines. ...Read more

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Hello, It seems that most blood pressure medications cause IBS. Can you recommend one that does not cause IBS? When I don't take my meds, I am ok.

Not true: The statement that "most BP medications cause IBS" is false. Please do NOT shop on INTERNET and discuss with your doctor. All medications may have different side effects, but with a little bit of patience your doctor and you will be able to find the right medicine to control BP with minimal or no side effects ...Read more

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Dear, I am taking Trimebutine maleate 100mg 3 times for IBS. Can I take Peppermint oil 187mg(0.2ml) with the med. Thanks.

Dear, I am taking Trimebutine maleate 100mg 3 times for IBS. Can I take Peppermint oil 187mg(0.2ml) with the med. Thanks.

Yes: There are no known harmful effects to taking peppermint oil with trimebutine maleate. In most cases, you can control mild symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by learning to manage stress and changing your diet and lifestyle. Avoid foods that trigger your symptoms. Also try to get enough exercise, drink plenty of fluids, and get plenty of rest. Have you tried probiotics? Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more