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Do's and dont's for IBS - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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User :   I am having issues going to the bathroom.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   proceed with your query
User :   I am having bad diarehea in the morning and throughout the rest of the day I feel bloated and constipated. This has been going on for about 2 days.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I started feeling really bad last Saturday after working outdoors all day. I drank alot of water to stay hydrated, but after that I was bloated and extremely tired even after resting. I was much better on sunday but on monday I threw up and felt bad all day. On monday and tuesday I could hardly eat any dinner and was extremely exhausted at the end of the day. The bad diarhea started on wednesday and today. I seems after I go the bathroom in the morning my body holds everything in (including fluids) till I have the diarhea.
Doctor :   do you have pain or discomfort in the abdomen ?
User :   only the discomfort of being bloated
Doctor :   do you ear strange sounds form the stomach ?
User :   yes, like gas or rumblings
Doctor :   does the discomfort decreases after passing stools ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   the symptoms you have described goes in favor of irritable bowel syndrome
Doctor :   it will take few days to settle down
Doctor :   continue using lot of water along with salt
Doctor :   tab prilosec otc once a day in the morning empty stomach for 7 days
Doctor :   avoid milk and curd and dairy products for the next week
User :   why did i get IBS all of a sudden? will it go away?
Doctor :   why did you get it it is difficult to say
User :   why the salt in the water? I dont feel dehydrated?
Doctor :   but yes it will settle down in few days
Doctor :   you need to take rest for the next week from out door work and should not strain yourself
User :   since i have been going to the bathroom in the morning i have not been tired at all
User :   likne before
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   keep yourself hydrated
User :   alright anymore advice?
Doctor :   consume bland diet rich in vegetables like soup
Doctor :   prilosec otc once a day for the next 1 week in the empty stomach
Doctor :   to
avoid milk and dairy products for the next week
Doctor :   also to take rest for the next a week
User :   ok have a good night. thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
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