ibs and acide reflex

any suggestions
any one with same situstion - 0.0%
is natural way better than meds - 100.0%

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   Posted 4/6/2014 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Beeb taking omoplexz for a year now and I have started developing systomps of pain on right ribcage 20 mil . Istopped it for aweek the pain went away then started it back yhe pain came back had to stop it a g a in also stomach bloating was uncomfort a ble last night I started it withone pill th e food feels like it would come up. these symtoms only develop zfter a year of uding thia medication. I will go bk to dr. Or thinking about doing the vegean route. Had for gall bladder and liver all clear do far. I cannot go on like this ialso feel very tired all yjis and judt want to sleep all the time. this developec latrly also. I may not be obsorbing all my nutrients not sure. There has to be a natural approach to this problem..thanks blush

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   Posted 4/6/2014 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Many people with gastroesophageal reflux also have symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome — and vice versa.

Popping an antacid may relieve the occasional bout of heartburn for most people, but if you have gastroesophageal disease (GERD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you already know there are some levels of gut discomfort that cannot be taken care of so easily.

A high number of people have symptoms of both GERD and IBS — doubling their misery and hurting their quality of life. By some estimates, three out of four people with either GERD or IBS have at least some symptoms of the other condition, although not all of them can actually meet the complete diagnostic criteria for both.

There are several theories about why there could be an overlap between the two conditions. These explanations include:

  • Pain sensitivity. The most likely rationale for the overlap is that there is a shared reason for both conditions. The explanation for this may be related to the same underlying mechanisms such as visceral hypersensitivity. In other words, patients with either condition may have an altered perception of internal pain compared with their peers, making them more sensitive to distress in their gut, whether it’s reflux or an irritable bowel causing the trouble.
  • Symptom confusion. Some people with IBS may complain of GERD symptoms but may actually have IBS of the upper gut, which we call functional dyspepsia. You probably know dyspepsia as plain old indigestion. Distinguishing between having occasional symptoms and meeting the criteria for having GERD or IBS conditions requires appropriate testing.
  • Condition overlap. It may be that you have both conditions, making it hard to know where one set of symptoms ends and the other begins.

Obviously, if you want the right treatment you need to get the most accurate diagnosis. See your physician for an evaluation  with the appropriate tests so he can more efficiently address treatment. Reference: David Greenwald MD

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   Posted 4/8/2014 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I too get confused with GERD compared to upper stomach discomfort. I wish I knew for sure if it is IBS or GERD?
Are there anymore dr.s or sites where they discuss the difference between the two?

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   Posted 4/10/2014 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I developed IBS symptoms from being on PPIs for years (this is my doctor's theory). I now take Pepcid AC which is better for me. I am still working on getting my system back on track (I seem to be the worst when I start my birth control pills after I have my period). Most of the time I only have mild pain, but other times it can be very annoying and frustrating. Take a look at your diet, that has helped me.
GERD Moderator; Diagnosed GERD, possible IBS; Gluten free since 2012; low lactose since 2012
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