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Diet modification to get relief from IBS - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help youy]
User :   Hello
User :   Have a question regarding GI issues
User :   totally embarrassing
Doctor :   ok
User :   I had my gall bladder removed in September
Doctor :   ok
User :   I had the typical month of abnormal bathroom issues afterward, then it subsided
User :   Then in May, I, along with a friend of mine, had food poisoning
Doctor :   k
User :   Since then, no matter what I eat, how much I eat, or how often I eat, I have terrible diarrhea withing 10 minutes from the beginning of my meal
User :   I'm 32 and have some minor health issues, but nothing terrible...migraines, kidney stones (over 30), had 3 herniated disks and surgery for 1 of them.
User :   I had been diagnosed with IBS after a colonoscopy as well
Doctor :   ok
User :   My main concern is the 10 pounds of weight I gain/drop every week or so due to the bloating I've started to experience
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So you are diagnosed
Doctor :   with IBS
Doctor :   so you have to take lot of diet modifications
Doctor :   unless which you may not be able to get relief of the problem
User :   I'm assuming it's because of the same issue that's causing the diarrhea, but I'm not 100% sure. I am also worried because, god this is awful, if I'm not right next to a bathroom when the "10 minutes" is up, There is NOTHING i can do to stop it.
User :   What kind of modifications?
User :   Oh ..I also have tenderness just under my right rib that curves along my side, down to the area above my hip...
Doctor :   Taking fiber supplements such as psyllium (Metamucil) or methylcellulose (Citrucel) with fluids may help control constipation.
User :   okay
User :   just the recommended amount on the bottle?
Doctor :   most casessuccessfully control mild signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by learning to manage stress and making changes in your diet and lifestyle.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   available
Doctor :   Dont over use the OTC medicines
Doctor :   Eliminating high-gas foods. If you have bothersome bloating or are passing significant amounts of gas, cut out such items as carbonated beverages, salads, raw fruits and vegetables, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower.
User :   okay
User :   wonderful
Doctor :   You however require certain medications to relieve from the spastic apin
User :   I will get rid of the sodas and add much more fiber!
Doctor :   If you have symptoms of pain or depression
Doctor :   you may need antidepressants also
User :   If figured that was going to be the case
Doctor :   counseling if stress tends to worsen your symptoms.
User :   why the antidepressants?
Doctor :   If your symptoms include pain or depression, your doctor may recommend
User :   Excellent
User :   thank you so much!
Doctor :   are you there
Doctor :   Bye
User :   yes
User :   bye
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