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I have chronic diarrhea accompanying extreme abdominal pain w my ibs. Antidiarrhea pills have been working good. Anything else I can do for flare ups?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hmm

Consider antispasmodic medications, low fodmaps diet (google it), ssri medications.

In brief: Hmm

Consider antispasmodic medications, low fodmaps diet (google it), ssri medications.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: IBS

There are many illnesses that mimic ibs, so make sure this is what you have.
But for cramping from ibs then antispasmotics do help. Medications such as Bentyl (dicyclomine) or levabid help the spasms associated with ibs. Regular bowel movements also help. Use metamucil.

In brief: IBS

There are many illnesses that mimic ibs, so make sure this is what you have.
But for cramping from ibs then antispasmotics do help. Medications such as Bentyl (dicyclomine) or levabid help the spasms associated with ibs. Regular bowel movements also help. Use metamucil.
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: IBS-D cures

As a syndrome, ibs likely represents a number of diseases that manifest with the same GI symptoms.
As such, lots of different ibs-d treatments work, but have varying results per patient. In addition to diet modification, binding agents, anti-spasmodics, fiber supplementation, treatment of sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), for female patients with severe dirarrhea-ibs there's lotronex (alosetron).

In brief: IBS-D cures

As a syndrome, ibs likely represents a number of diseases that manifest with the same GI symptoms.
As such, lots of different ibs-d treatments work, but have varying results per patient. In addition to diet modification, binding agents, anti-spasmodics, fiber supplementation, treatment of sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), for female patients with severe dirarrhea-ibs there's lotronex (alosetron).
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