Stomach pains, any useful knowledge

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ariesgirl_09
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   Posted 12/26/2006 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I just recently went to my family doctors and was informed that I have IBS...I'm on medication but it doesn't seem to be helping any? I still have lots of pain and it is seems to only happen after I eat. Is there anything that anyone knows of that will take the pain away?

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 12/26/2006 11:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Heating pad or one of the things you put in the microwave to heat. It just relaxes everything. It takes a while to find the right medication. If you let the members here know how it was diagnosed, what tests and whether it is IBS-D or IBS-C they can give you some ideas of other things to do.

ariesgirl_09
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   Posted 12/27/2006 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Im not sure if im IBS-D or C?? Im on prescribed medication called Dicetel so I cant exactly switch what Im taking. The last couple of days the pain has been more subtle so maybe it needed a couple of weeks to learn my system but I will definetly be using that heating pad, thank you very much.

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   Posted 12/27/2006 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ariesgirl,
The difference between IBS-D & C is that D is for diarrhea predominant IBS and C is for constipated predominant IBS. There is also IBS-A, alternating between D & C.
Dicetel is specifically for IBS... It is supposed to relieve all types of intestinal discomfort. If it isn't doing much for you, you can ask for something else. Maybe Bentyl. Or you can try any number of antispasmodics. Keep bugging your doc until you find something that works.
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ariesgirl_09
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   Posted 12/27/2006 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok! thanks alot. I definetly have IBS-A then. I will ask my doctor about Bentyl then because the Dicetel is not working...its been about 2 weeks on it and nothing is happening. Thank you

Banje
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   Posted 12/27/2006 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello, I was on Dicetel as well, my doctor had told me the only thing it would do was soften the stool so it's easier when you go.  I dont think it's suppose to help with pain. 

I think your pain is probably due to what you eat, I know with me depending on where the pain is located and how severe it is, I know what food I ate that is doing that to me.  Like the pain from a sugar is like a stabbing but a dull pain might be a pasta or bread.  And then there's bloating.  I  hope this helps. 


ariesgirl_09
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   Posted 12/27/2006 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes that helps alot. Today I got Fibre pills and Im going to start eating Pears,Ive heard they work well. Is there any foods that you would suggest cutting out complete?

7Lil
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   Posted 12/27/2006 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Aries,
The only thing I've had to completely cut out of my diet is large amounts of caffeine. Mainly coffee, energy drinks or pills, and any med with caffeine (like Excedrin). Super small amounts, like what's in chocolate, seems to be OK in moderation.
Some people have had to cut apples from their diet. Apples, in just about any form it comes in, causes gas and bloating. Tomatoes too. Lots of folks can't handle the acidity and/or seeds.
I'd also suggest cutting out all carbonation and deep fried anything.

You can better assess what you should cut out by keeping a food diary. It will help you track exactly what gives you problems so you can modify your diet accordingly.
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