I was just told that I have ibs, I have had it for years, but thought it was from having my gallbladder taken out.I have heartburn and reflux all the time, but my doctor told me it was not from ibs. Have you ever had a test to see if you have a hernia? That is what they found out about me. It is right above the opening to my stomach.
I had chronic heartburn forever. In the mid 80s developed IBS-D. Finally finished off with acid reflux (like cherry on top of the sundae, I guess). All conditions have been successfully treated for years by one supplement. While I have read they are not related, it's hard to believe, in my case. Just lucky, I guess.Mark
I believe IBS and GERD are related. Back up pressure from IBS (gas or C or spasms) does not allow food out of stomach fast enough so it refluxes up in my case. My doc said I have to keep my bowels moving to prevent the reflux. Makes sense to me--the old clogged pipe theory!Question for Mark--you said you "had chronic heartburn forever. In the mid 80s developed IBS-D. Finally finished off with acid reflux (like cherry on top of the sundae, I guess). All conditions have been successfully treated for years by one supplement." What is the name of the supplement that worked for you to rid reflux and heartburn?
My GI doc told me that I have IBS and GERD, and that they will aggravate each other. He also said that treatments for one part of the gut may flare up another part. So, if I take, say, a PPI for the GERD it will aggravate the D side of the IBS. Some antacids made of calcium totally swing me to the C side. It's a vicious cycle sometimes.
I also have IBS-D/C and GERD. I have Lomotil for the "D" and Prevacid for the GERD. I haven't noticed any obvious side effects. Initially I had to take Prevacid every day, but only occasionally now, if I'm "stoopid" about what I eat, or eat after dinner time.The Lomotil has been a Godsend for thr "D". I'm actually tapering off on the amount that I'm taking, and have had no relapses.I wish you well, and hope everything works out for you.Luilu
Luilu I also have ibs d I have had it for 4 years, but my question is how do you take something for the "D" and not get "C"? Every time that I take something for the "D" I end up "C" and can not go for days. Then my stomach swells up and hurts. Then I will have to take something to go. Please help if you can.
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