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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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User :   Hi, may I answe
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
User :   Good Afternoon
User :   Sir please me,I need your despearte help
User :   2.5 years back I had suffered from chicken pox.Since then,the frequency of stools has got increased & I have to go for stools 4-5 times a day.I have consulted many doctors but they could not alleviate my problem.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me read the problem
User :   I had got diagnosis done via colonoscopy twice.Once I had undergone Gastro-Duodenoscopy.Reports have been normal
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   22
Doctor :   Was the stool analysis done and was it normal?
User :   yes it was normal
Doctor :   Did any doctor say about IBS (Irritable Bowel syndrome)
User :   Actually i was treated at Wockhardt
User :   There I was told about that
User :   I was asked to take following medicine
User :   VIBACT DS Capsule
User :   Rifagut tablets
User :   IBSET(Ramosetron) by Zydus Alidac
Doctor :   ok
User :   even normaxin
Doctor :   OK
User :   I have taken 60-70 capsules of VSL#3
User :   I was given Morease -I Granules N O S by "Dr.Reddy"
User :   Doctor at wockhardt thought it had more to do with stress,so he gave me TRYPTOMER -10/25mg
Doctor :   ok
User :   Sir please do tell me what to do?
Doctor :   Ok, you have done with all the medicines
User :   My haeomoglobin :15
Doctor :   If this is thought to be IBS, it is not worrisome
Doctor :   but yes it is embarassing
User :   Sir i am not able to concentrate in my studies
User :   In Blood test remarks were:Normal P/S findings
User :   no parasites seen/no premature cells seen
Doctor :   Actually there is no cure if it is IBS, but can easily managed with these. In many cases, you can control irritable bowel syndrome by managing your diet, lifestyle and stress.
User :   But Sir,doctore were giving 1 medicine after another since I was suffering from chicken pox
Doctor :   Yes actually pill or medicines is not the cure for it
User :   Everything started from chicken pox.
Doctor :   managing your diet, lifestyle and stress.
User :   When I take Lopox/Lopamide then i go for stools 2 times
User :   My diet is very simple
User :   I hardly consume junk food
User :   I had taken Himalaya's Liver 52
Doctor :   I can say is you are abusing the medicines
Doctor :   You should have gone on lifestyle modification
Doctor :   since start
User :   so what should be done?
Doctor :   You have to consume foods that will not cause too much of diarrhoea
Doctor :   Cheeze will restrict the bowel movements
Doctor :   Banana shall reduce the bowel movements
User :   But sir I am consuming normal food only like roti,dal,rice,vegetable
User :   I am a pure vegetarian
Doctor :   ok
User :   Anything I am eating is creating problem
Doctor :   Your parents do they had this problem?
Doctor :   No the foods that you choose are to be modified to make your colon lazy
User :   I have stopped drinking milk since past 5 months on my doctor's advice
User :   no my parents don't have this problem
Doctor :   Any change because of that?
User :   somewhat
User :   One dark secret.One evil practice which I have stopped now but was indulged in for past 5-6 years.I had been masturbating since past 6 years.Since past 2 months I have given up that evil.
Doctor :   Masturbation cannot be perfect reason
User :   I was once very studious
Doctor :   no problem with that
User :   now my memory has also become weak
Doctor :   Do you have bloating and cramps also?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   In this way what happens is that say i had my lunch,so within 45 minutes i have to go for stools
User :   this distracts study atmosphere totally
User :   i cannot go anywhere because of this problem
User :   because if i don't go for stools i have an acute headache after 3-4 hours
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was a colonic biopsy done ?
User :   actually doctors kept on giving medicines randomly
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   That could have been a good reason now
User :   no,biopsy was not done
Doctor :   that the colon is completely confused
Doctor :   Biopsy can reveal certain things
User :   twice conlonoscopy was done
User :   doctor at wockhardt told that there was nothiong to worry abou
User :   his cointention was that it is a stress related issue
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have taken tryptomer for 4-5 months
User :   yes stress has been reduced,but stool frequncy :constant
User :   what's the cost of Biopsy?
Doctor :   I am not sure
Doctor :   But it can cost upto 1000 to 1500
User :   R u gastronologist?
Doctor :   after colonoscopy
Doctor :   I am a General Physician
User :   so once again colonoscopy will have to be done?
Doctor :   Which city are you in?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I suggest you to read this
User :   Is there any remedy given
Doctor :   Remedy is not in medicines
Doctor :   but only in lifestyle
User :   what r syptoms of IBS
Doctor :   Diarrhoea
User :   But i want to become spmething in life and freq of stool is the biggest obsctacle
Doctor :   I also suggest you to meet a Psychiatrist and get counselling
User :   i have become so much frustrated
User :   but why is it that lopox controls frequncy
User :   doctor after colonoscopy told me that my intenstines were working faster than the normal
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Fast Colon
User :   can homeopathy/ayurvedic work?
Doctor :   You can try them
User :   u r from which city?
Doctor :   You can find some relief from them
User :   do you any ayurvedic medicine
User :   name
Doctor :   I am an allopathic doctor
User :   Can it help if i take suggestiion from any gastrologist from healthcaremagic
Doctor :   Actually yu have a chronic problem a physical consultation will only be helpful
User :   so please do suggest something which can alleviate my problem
User :   because i have done physical consultation many times
Doctor :   Peppermint,, did you try
User :   that is why i switched to healthcaremagic
Doctor :   Try it
User :   ok
Doctor :   See if this can restrict the movements
Doctor :   Consult a Homeophysician
User :   but suppose the prob i am having is not IBS
Doctor :   If they have a long term cure
User :   and something else
Doctor :   It is not IBS
Doctor :   that I am talking about
User :   then what it is?
Doctor :   I am asking to take pepperiment to reduce your symptoms
Doctor :   of diarrhoea
User :   in what form should i take peppermint
Doctor :   Peppermint tablets are available which are enteric coated
Doctor :   You can ask your doctor about them
Doctor :   He can prescribe you
User :   along with water
User :   should i take
Doctor :   yes
User :   company's name do u know?
Doctor :   After how long after eating you
Doctor :   hae the bowel movement
User :   40-45 minutes
User :   but if take lopox it gets controlled
User :   my weight is 63kg
User :   what diet would u reccomend?
Doctor :   Lopox is a medicine
Doctor :   that is why it is controlled
User :   ok
Doctor :   it reduces the bowel movements
User :   so do we have some strong medicine which can control
Doctor :   Sometimes too much of lopox can cause excess bowel movements
Doctor :   In fact any medicine can result in frequent stooling
User :   should i take milk?
Doctor :   No since it helped you
Doctor :   please restrict milk and its products
User :   is peppermint tablet available in medical stores
User :   sir is peppermint tablet available in medical stores
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok tahnks

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