Irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS) is a psychosomatic disorder
.Drugs like Normaxin & Rabonik are seldom helpful. It is associated with freequent pain & altered bowel movements. In some persons constipation
may be the prominent feature & in others like you diarrhoea is more freequent. So it is also called as motility disorder
. Treatment is DIFFERENT for constipation dominant & diarrhoea dominant IBS. While specific & effective drugs like Tegaserd is available for constipation dominant IBS, no such specific drug is available for diarrhoea dominant IBS. However, a recent novel anti spasmodic drug Drotaverine
(dose 40mg taken as & when required) is found to be very effective in bringing down the pain & freequency of diarrhoea. It leads to minimal side effects. Dietary restrictions play a major role. Avoid spicy & irritant food.Take fiber diet.