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Hi WebInnovations,I am also IBS-A. It's real hard to balance both symtoms.The antispasmotics cause me more abdominal pain. I have taken Bentyl and Hyoscyamine at the same time, but like I said they cause me more pain so I don't mess with any of them anymore. Hope you can find some relief with them.As far as Imodium goes. I take it if I absolutly have to. But that puts me on what I call the Imodium Rollercoaster. I'll get C for 4 or 5 days and then have D again, and have to take more Imodium for the D and the cycle continues.But if I have to go to work or somewhere important I do what I have to do to get there.Right now I'm taking 20mg Elavil, 5mg every other day of Lexapro, 1tbls of Benefiber and it seems to be helping. I still am having problems but I'm better than I was. I've been suffering for more than a year now, although I've had mild symtoms for more than 12 years. It got bad after a bout of H. Pylori last April. I am 46 now.Hope you have some luck managing your symtoms. Keep us posted on anything that is helping.Take Care and welcome to the BB.Joyce
 

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I don't have any food triggers. It doesn't matter what I eat or when I eat it. Mine seems to be all hormonal and anxiety, and sometimes just for the hell of it.I didn't mention before that my doc also gave me a script for Xanax. This also helps me a great deal. I only take them when needed as not to get addicted to them. Like I needed one today to get to work. It just slows everything down a bit so I can get out of the bathroom.I always go towards a bland diet when the D is bad, and a little more fiber when the C kicks in.Dried apricots is one of my favorites when I'm C. Just don't eat too many. I don't know how to prevent it yet, but hope to find a balance soon.I did order Mikes Tapes the other day and hope they can provide a little more help.Since you can't take antidepressants or anti anxiety meds maybe hypnotherapy will help.Take Care and good luck.Keep us posted,Joyce
 
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