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Upset Stomach and IBS - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i Help you?
User :   sorry to bother u doc
User :   just got to know bout this website
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User :   nothing critical as such
Doctor :   ok...
User :   had this upset stomach last weekend - with inconsistent bowel movements for 2 continuous days
User :   and then i took some ridol tablets for 2 days
Doctor :   did you take any medication?

Doctor :   ok

User :   it is getting better
User :   but then had been feverish for last 4 days
User :   today feeling better
User :   have this lump kinda effect in my throat
User :   probably a throat infection subsequent to that stomach problem - probably
Doctor :   hmmm.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How many tablets did you take?
User :   ridol - had taken totally 6-8 i guess - not sure in 2 days

Doctor :   Its not a very good idea to take ridol,

User :   oh is it

Doctor :   all it does is stop your bowel movements
User :   had severe bowel movements - so got a bit panicky

Doctor :   do you have any stomach pain/ discomfort now?

User :   nothing as such right now
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   Are you feeling weak/ tired?
User :   yeah had been feeling very tired and weak for last few days
User :   today stil better
Doctor :   ok

User :   i thght it must be coz of the throat effect
Doctor :   You should be alright
Doctor :   how old are you?
User :   32
Doctor :   just take plenty of fluids- preferably ORS or fruit juices
User :   yeah have been gulping a lot of orange since y'day
User :   as i belv it helps in throat infection - vit C
Doctor :   If you do have an upset stomach in future

Doctor :   yes
User :   yeah

Doctor :   Dont take more than 2 tabs of ridol
User :   in a day u mean
Doctor :   JUst take a lot of fluids

and you can take NutrolinB capsules/ sporolac tabs
Doctor :   which are safer
User :   ok
User :   what are the side effects of ridol
Doctor :   for your loose motions- its better if the bacteria/ virus causing your problem get thrown out of your suystem

Doctor :   it affects your normal bowel movements
Doctor :   and is usually avoided in loose motions that last more than a day
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   side effects include- tiredness/ drowsiness
Doctor :   and headache
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?

User :   thanx doc

User :   i am kinda impressed with this concept
Doctor :   thanks
Doctor :   pls get back if you need anything else
User :   i surely would look forward to meeting you
Doctor :   you are welcome;
thanks for consulting us; bye for now

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