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Metamucil and Advil to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I was trying to pay for a longer session.
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User :   Okay, I've been feeling stomach pains all day. Well, mainly, in the lower right quadrant (below my belly button).
User :   I called the nurseline for my insurance, who said to see the doctor the next day.
User :   I called my doctor who said to take imudil (or whatever the anti dirrhea med is). I ended up not being able to afford it as I had forgotten my wallet.
User :   And I talked to the nurse at my church who said to take Ibuprofen.
User :   I took the Ibuprofen, and it helped, but it still feels tense in that place, I think, and I think it still hurts sometimes.
Doctor :  
Ok
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Let me read it
User :   During that process, my head hurts a little bit, and now my neck hurts. And I feel a bit feverish, I think, but I don't know where my thermometer is. And I feel somewhat nauseaus and lightheaded.
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Ok
User :   Oh, and yesterday, or before? I woke up to feeling like I had to go to the bathroom, and I had loose stools. And I believe that happened twice in one day. And today, I think it happened once.
User :   If you need me to explain more of my history, I can, but you might have it on record.
Doctor :  
Let me ask you myself few questions
User :   Okay.
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What is your age and gender
User :   I also took a flu shot, yesterday, I believe, and apparently, you can get flu symptoms for 2-3 days afterwards, but I feel like my loose stools started happening before that, if that has anything to do with my condition.
User :   I am 22 and female.
Doctor :   How long after flu shot the symptoms started?

User :   Um, the day after.
Doctor :  
Which is the first symptoms you had?
User :   Um, the stomach.
User :   I wanted to relate it to something I ate, but clearly, that isn't the case with all of the other symptoms I'm having. Or maybe it is. Who knows.
Doctor :   Two minute
User :   I mean, abdomen area. The stomach is more upwards. I have various pains all over my body, actually. I don't know if I need to describe it in detail. And I'm still trying to figure out what that is. I was told to take metamucil for Irritable Bowel, and I was told to do yoga and/or hydro aerobics. I'm in the process of doing all of those things regularly. Some doctors think it's fibro mialgia, some don't. It's a mystery what I have.
User :   Okay.
User :   So I don't know if that relates at all.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   let me explain you
User :   Okay.
User :   you there?
Doctor :  
This is called Irritable Bowel syndrome
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People with Irritable syndrome are likely to have Fibromyalgia aslo
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Which is most likely functional problem
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The best way to come out of the problem is by Stress management through YOGA
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and medicines like Metamucil wil help you symptomatically
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when there is an endless episodes of loose stools
User :   SHould I be taking metamucil daily?
User :   Or only when I have endless episodes?
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Only if you have the diarrhoea
User :   Okay. Thanks.
Doctor :  
Yes if you have more than 3 episodess you can take
User :   How often should I do yoga?
Doctor :  
Atleast 3 times a day
User :   Okay. Thanks.
User :   Anything else? Or that's it.
Doctor :   I would like to know if you want to ask me anything about your current problems

Doctor :  
Let me help you with the episodes of pain you have
User :   Okay.
User :   THat'd be great.
Doctor :  
You can take ADVIL 200mg
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when there s a pain inthe belly
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Note down the number of episodes of pain and diarrhoea
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each day for one month in your diary
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so that wehn you visit a doctor he will understand the problem more easily
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And note down the foods that you have taken before you visit the toilet
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This will be easy in treating you completely
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User :   I did follow.
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User :   Done
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