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I am so sick of running to the bathroom every 5 min. in the morning. What is the best med to take to help bind you up? I mean a prescription...as pepto and immodium just make me feel bloated and sick on top of black diarehhea. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
 

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It is hard to give advice if "organic" issues have not been ruled out such as Ulcerative Colitis etc so you should talk more to your Dr . For me Lomotil worked very well when I just had bouts of diarehha but if you have something else going on...stopping the D might not be the answer so again I would encourage you to get a definative diagnois before considering any meds.
 

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Bloodwork and a GI workup that should include both upper and lower endoscopies. You should also have a CT scan of the abdomen but since insurance is an issue talk to your Dr. and see what she/he recommends but treating it as IBS without a diagnosis is not in your best interest.
 

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IBS,I agree with her that you need to get further workup. See a physician and get these tests done:fecal occult blood test (stool)stool test for ova and parasitec-reactive proteinblood SED rateCBC Metabolic panelWithout insurance, you will have to negotiate the prices when the billcomes. Some hospitals do financial assistance or reduce the bill by 50%if it is self pay. A colonoscopy without insurance is $1500. Upper endoscopy is in the hundreds and CT scanis about 400. You should probably apply for financial assistance through a localhospital. They may cover 100% of your bills.Or get insurance and get these tests done. IBS by word of mouth is not prudent as the previous personsaid, it could be other diseases.
 
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