I have IBS-C. I am on Amitiza and up til a week ago I was doing really well. I had a bowel movement everyday and usually a decent amount. But I ate a very bready dinner which I think locked me up and the next night I might of gotten some bad food. The next day, I had diarrea and very instense pain in the intensines. Ever since, I have not been the same. I have had a bowel movement almost everyday BUT they are small and I am really straining unlike before. My symptoms seem to be getting worse. I think because I am backed up I am getting acid reflux and perhaps I have indigestion which is making me very sick. Stomach aches a lot and everytime I eat or even drink anything including water I get a bitter taste in my mouth, durping and stomach discomfort. I am assuming that is indigestion either do to IBS, not defecating as much as I should or reflux from IBS or acid in my stomach from taking too many supplements last week because I was coming off a cold.
How do you get rid of indigestion? I was thinking of taking an antacid
I am going to take miralax in combination w/ the amitiza in an attempt to increase my bowel movements to get rid of the indigestion / reflux.
Its very frustrating and horrifying going from the dumpsters of hell like I was when I found out I had IBS to living a decent life and now back to misery.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.