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My name isXXXXX have an I B S. I am 65yrs old and have

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My name isXXXXX have an I B S. I am 65yrs old and have suffered this for 30ys and been told I have to live with it. Recently I have had many tests that have been okay nothing sinister going on, nevertheless I have lost weight, which I cannot afford to lose. Please Please, can you help. I have just received Dr. Wallach book to read, but I need advice as to what I should take. What nutrients to take. Also. I am finding lately that when I eat my nose can drip, not all foods.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

i am sorry you have been living with IBS.

Dr. David :

have you had a colonoscopy performed?

Dr. David :

what symptoms do you have with your IBS? do you have more diarrhea or constipation?

Dr. David :

have you been placed on IBS medication like hyoscyamine? or dicyclomine? or Donnatal?

Dr. David :

what does your diet consist of?

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-a6bnzg24- : Yes, 4 times no problem. Constipation. No. I do not wish to go on a any medication. That is why I am looking to what Dr. Wallach had said. Taking minerals and vitamins. Just now cut out gluten. Cook fresh fruit in the morning. Have fresh milk with Molasses, then multi vitamins. Some times I will have Scrambled eggs, then a hour Latter cooked fresh fruit, always with herbs. Lunch Tofu with brown rice or meat an fresh vegetables. In the evening, tuna, with rice or Gluten free bread or other fish with red pats toes, or avocado. I have stopped eating raw salads at the moment. Drink plenty of water, very little coffee, no tea, only herbal tea. Fruit juice only a little. Do not like the sugar content.
Dr. David :

why did you rate bad service?

JACUSTOMER-a6bnzg24- : I press the wrong one. I am still waiting to hear from the doctor?
Dr. David :

it sounds like you are getting enough fiber in your diet.

Dr. David :

to battle constipation, you can eat prunes regularly or take extra psyllium fiber .

Dr. David :

but even if you are having a good diet, if you are still having constipation, you might need stronger treatment

Dr. David :

like taking an over the counter stool softener like colace (docusate sodium)

Dr. David :

I hope you are not drinking raw milk.

Dr. David :

hello?

Dr. David :

it is very common for the nose to run when you are eating.

Dr. David :

this has to do with the nerves from the brain stimulating your salivary glands to produce more saliva when you eat.

Dr. David :

and these same nerves can also stimulate your nose to run as well.

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-a6bnzg24- : I just wanted to get some advise about help with Dr. Wallach vitamins and vitamins as well as your suggested help. So what do I do now?
Dr. David :

it sounds like you are eating a very good idea already

Dr. David :

you most likely don't need to get extra vitamins in your diet.

Dr. David :

taking extra multivitamins most likely will not help with your IBS symptoms

Dr. David :

extra iron in your diet can cause worse constipation.

Dr. David :

most of the excess vitamins you take get filtered out into your urine