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I had a bout if IBS, bloating, pain, and really feeling unwell.

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I had a bout if IBS, bloating, pain, and really feeling unwell. I took Colpermin to help with easing of the bloating but it has not helped much. I Ri have not been eating during the bout, so I know I need go get the gut functioning again. My upper intestinal tract is distended and feels like it is stopping me from being able to eat after only a couple of bites. I have been tring to drink as much water, ginger tea as I can but of course all I hear is the gurgling. I have tried to eat plain brown rice with just a little salt, and gluten free rice crackers, both of which take at leas ran hour to eat. I am also experiencing a gag reflex when trying to take medication which does not help and takes me a long time to try and swallow a pill.
Obviously because I have not eaten there is no stool.
I have been drinking a probiotic for the last three days as I have gotten 'better'.
Is there anything else that you may recommend I start to take to bring down the uncomfortable bloat.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Welcome!!

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You can try two things that are available over-the-counter:

Dr. Shahzad MD :

1. Tab Motilium 10 mg three times a day 20 minutes before meals.

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2. Cap Omeprazole 40 mg once daily in the morning before breakfast.

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Motilium will increase the movement of your stomach.

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Omeprazole will reducing acidity in your stomach.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Both these can help with the gas.

Customer: What about the bloating in the upper GI and the gag reflex
Dr. Shahzad MD :

These medications will help with that as well.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Motilium increases the movement of the upper part of GI and stomach

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Also try taking Wind-eze which is OTC as well

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This will help reduce bloating as well.

Customer: So, both these medications are easily available ove the counter? Would I need both or just choose 1
Customer: which would be more effective for my particulate symptoms?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You need all three:
Omeprazole
Motilium
Wind-eze

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All three have a particular function and I would suggest taking all three.

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Wind-eze contains simethicone which reduces bloating

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Omeprazole is the generic name of a drug that reduces stomach acid.

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Motilium increases stomach movements.

Customer: How long shoul I take them for? Until I finish each box or should I keep purchasing until I can see and feel a major difference
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You can continue omeprazole for 8 weeks.

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Motilium also for four to eight weeks.

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and Winde-eze for as long as you have bloating.

Customer: Thank you. Last question is there anything else I should be doing to help myself get better
Customer: Hello, are you still there?
Customer: Is there anything else that you can share with me on this condition
Customer: Guess you've gone. I wanted to give a great rating for the information but a no response over 15 minutes, makes it only a good.
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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Sorry, I was away and could not answer your last questions:
Last question is there anything else I should be doing to help myself get better?

A good healthy gas prevention diet can be used. Here is a weblink that gives details on that kind of diet:

http://www.arizonadigestivehealth.com/gas-prevention-diet/

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