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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   are yu back
User :   Yes
Doctor :   please proceed
Doctor :   i am sorry for the technical issue
User :   It's ok.
User :   I do drink plenty of water, I think. My urine is generally a light yellow to clear color most of the time
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do yu prefer junk foods
Doctor :   and spicy foods
User :   Not prefer junk foods, though I do eat out a couple of times a week. No on the spicy foods.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do have more red meat
User :   Lately and even mix between red meat and chicken
User :   some fish on occasion, though not as much as I should
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do yu have nausea or vomiting
User :   Sometimes nausea but no vomitting
Doctor :   do yu feel stomach fullness even after a small meal
User :   I also limit myself to 12-20 oz of soda a day
Doctor :   do yu have burining sensation over the chest
User :   sometimes no soda
Doctor :   ok
User :   No burning sensation that I can remember...burning sensating just below left rib cage, in upper quadrant
Doctor :   do yu have pain or burning sensation while passing the stools
User :   Yes, I did on the last one. Not severe, but high moderate
Doctor :   do yu feel that the bowel is incompletlely emptied
Doctor :   ok
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
User :   Thought I may have to go again, but Immodium Multi Symptom seems to be starting to work
Doctor :   are stressed or tesed
Doctor :   yes yu are right
User :   On a regular basis. I am an Emergency Medical Dispatcher for our local Fire Rescue
Doctor :   does stress or tension aggravate the stomach ache
User :   It doesn't really seem to. Though I have had what feels like a tension headache all day today on left side
Doctor :   ok
User :   Also, the problem seems to occur more on the weekends than on my work days, when I am on a more regimented schedule
Doctor :   do yu have mucle aches or body ache
User :   muscle ache in the neck all day today w/ headache
Doctor :   did yu under go any surgery
User :   chalked it up to me needing a new mattress/pillows
Doctor :   ok
User :   No recent surgery. Last was in November 2006 when I had surgery on a pylonidal cyst. Only thing recent was a colonoscopy in April
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as per your symtoms
Doctor :   1. alternative diarrhea and constipation
Doctor :   2. good response following imodium
Doctor :   3. moderate burining sensation while passind stools
Doctor :   4. adominal discomfort
Doctor :   5. a normal colonoscopy
Doctor :   6. tension headache
Doctor :   all points favors towards Irritable bowel sydrome
Doctor :   Irritable bowel sydrome
User :   Ok. I have done some research on that
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   Something I need to discuss more with my GI doctor?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will advice yu few diet tips to reduce this problems
User :   ok
Doctor :   will also mention the medications to halt its progress
Doctor :   diet tips
Doctor :   1. diet rich in fibre helps for both constipation and diarrhea
Doctor :   its mainly green leafy veg like spinach, cabbage, cauliflower
Doctor :   2. reduce the fatty foods like cheese, butter, ghee, chocolates
Doctor :   3. reduce chicken and redmeat, fish is good but the oil and spice to be reduced inthat
Doctor :   4.drink plenty of fluids 4-5 lts
Doctor :   take friut juices, avoid carbonated drinks and alcohol
Doctor :   use robust banana, pomegarante, gauva
Doctor :   carrot, beans, radish and beet root are rich fiber foods
Doctor :   Try eating 6 small meals a day rather than 3 larger ones.
Doctor :   5. avoid laxatives
Doctor :   frequently, as they may weaken your intestines and can cause you dependency
Doctor :   this is regardign diet
Doctor :   do yu have any query regarding diet
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   coming to medications
Doctor :   1. Probiotics are very much useful in this condition
Doctor :   either Sporolac tablets or sachets are avialabe
Doctor :   3 times a days for 4-5 days
Doctor :   2. for abdominal discomfort and pain
Doctor :   take Cystospaz 2 times a day
Doctor :   and whenever required
Doctor :   a course of gut antibiotics is also requried
User :   Gut antibiotics?
Doctor :   yes its mainly norflox and ornidazole group
Doctor :   they are not over the counter
User :   I think my regular doc prescribed that for me once already, didn't help
User :   that was before the colonoscopy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it should be a course of 5 days
User :   Yeah, that is the time length he gave me
Doctor :   Tab. Librax is
Doctor :   very use ful in this condition
Doctor :   Librax is a combination of two separate drugs
Doctor :   One of the drugs is a benzodiazepine, a family of drugs which are most often prescribed for anxiety and tension.
Doctor :   The other drug is an anti-spasmodic, used to relax the muscles in the gut wall.
User :   Currently, he has prescribed Rinitidine 300mg Tablet IVX for acid reflux (generic to Zantac 300)
Doctor :   if you take this tablet then no need to use Cystospaz
Doctor :   hi are yu ther
Doctor :   Librax is a combination of two separate drugs
Doctor :   hi are there
User :   Currently I am prescribe Zantac 300 (pharmacy fills w/ generic Rinitidine 300mg Tablet IVX) for acid reflux.
Doctor :   hi are yu there
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