Hi...I have been on so many meds for IBS, I do not remember them all....but, I must say none worked.
U really need to address ur digestive tract, get a balance, which is diff when we have neuro issues causing imbalance thru out our bodies.And u r so right we do not need the added issues of side effects...it is best to get to the root of ur reflux.....Do u know if u have a hiatal hernia?
Try drinking more water, avoid ur food and lifestyle triggers....ie- if u know too much tomato sauce will cause a flare up avoid that....simple type of stuff.See the Health Pages in the GERD forum for more info.
Also make sure u r eliminating min 2 x's daily...u may need more fiber in ur diet and a stool softener to avoid strain HA's.
Too many if us do not get the waste out and these r toxins.
Ask ur GI dr about a colonic.....to help get a clean colon ...they can be helpful.
I was given Rantidine (sp?) for the reflux...but I honestly only took it when it got really bad. I don't take any meds for it now but I have found to be really successful with controlling what I eat. For instance...spicy, fattening food is bad...if I eat either, I feel sick to my stomach, have pain and my bowels go nuts. I try and eat a lot of fruit and veggies and to intake a good amount of fibre. That helps more with the constipation end...but for me I find it is the extreme constipation that eventually turns into the "running" end of things..so if I avoid that then usually the other isn't as bad.
I hear you about the medications...every one my Dr wants to give me for ANYTHING...seems to cause all the symptoms I already have!! If it's any consolation..other than being tired, the one I'm on now (lyrica) doesn't seem to be causing too much else.
I hope you find some relief!
I know what u mean....meds give us more issues that need more meds...ugh no fun at all.
There r many other items u may want to eliminate from ur diet....stop by the GERD forum's Health Pages for more info.
I do not have a hernia. I was scoped in April and have some polyps and gastritis. I have eliminated any kind of sauce and chocolate from my diet and that has helped with the reflux. It's this awful burning, gnawing stomach pain now. I think pain, stress and excedrin are big triggers. I do take citrucel to keep things moving. I really doubt I'll try this new med, I don't need any more problems.
I wish that bentyl worked for my IBS pain, but only med I have found to b helpful is the medication, Donnatal . I am hoping to try Lyrica to help the pain with IBS, so if any of you have found relief with abdominal cramping and pain can u let me know? I will b talking with my GI about this soon
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