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Pediatric gastro has my son on 30mg amitriptylene and imodium (loperamide) for ibs. Other options he says are 'natural' medicine and not proven. Time for a new dr?

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5 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

You are not specific of your child's age or full condition, but, if you are not comfortable no matter how great a doc is, maybe you would feel better with a second opinion.

In brief: Maybe

You are not specific of your child's age or full condition, but, if you are not comfortable no matter how great a doc is, maybe you would feel better with a second opinion.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

If the amitriptyline and imodium (loperamide) are helping.
These are standard treatments of IBS. However, natural treatments may also help. These include peppermint oil and ginger supplements to treat pain. And the FODMAP diet may help as well (if you consider diet to be a natural option.)

In brief: Not necessarily

If the amitriptyline and imodium (loperamide) are helping.
These are standard treatments of IBS. However, natural treatments may also help. These include peppermint oil and ginger supplements to treat pain. And the FODMAP diet may help as well (if you consider diet to be a natural option.)
Dr. David Ziring
Dr. David Ziring
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sounds right

Rx seems appropriate-- "natural" is often not the best.

In brief: Sounds right

Rx seems appropriate-- "natural" is often not the best.
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Julia Stanford
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends...

On the age of your child.
If your child is an infant - then definitely need a new md. If your child is an adolescent this could be appropriate treatment.

In brief: Depends...

On the age of your child.
If your child is an infant - then definitely need a new md. If your child is an adolescent this could be appropriate treatment.
Dr. Julia Stanford
Dr. Julia Stanford
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