acid reflux and ibs at the same time.. fed up

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I've been suffering from acid reflux and ibs for many years now.. First I didn't know what it was as my GP sent me for many tests.. Colonoscopy and endoscopy stool tests.. Scans.. But nothing was coming up apart from acid reflux oesophagus grade b.. The gp prescribed me Zantac 150 mg.. And I've had other tablets too.. But they all give me upset tummy ache with diahrea.. My tummy felt like its been kicked during the night... Every night... I cant have a night sleep without any pain in always up most of the night either on loo or on sofa.. The doctors keep fobbing me off.. I'm soo tired I can't carry on like this... As i have other health problems too.. Has anyone else had this and if so any advice please?? Thankyou for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    Yes I have jina. You need referring to an upper GI specialist

    Your gp can do nothing but prescribe ppi meds. You need to see a consultant to see just how bad your gerd/reflux is

    Hope this helps


    • Posted

      Hi Lovelane.

      Thanks for advice when I had the endoscopy last year I had grade b or 2 i dont remember what it was.. I've got another appointment with Dr this week I just hope the Dr helps me this time..๐Ÿ˜

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    Hi Jina I know exactly how you are feeling .

    I have acid reflux and ibs. I'm on esomprazole 60 mg and 300 ranitidine. And I take

    Gaviscon throughout the day.

    I also have ibs and I've had scans and tests but I'm just told its ibs. I was prescribe last

    Year from my consultant questran light I

    Take this once a day and its made a huge

    Difference to my ibs.

    I could not get off the toilet before and

    Traveling was a nightmare.i would suffer

    From extreme stomach cramps and

    Diarrhea. I did not want to leave the house it was that bad.

    Ask to see a specialist.

    I hope this helps

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      Summer that's interesting. I went to see my go last week as I was feeling so I'll and I ended up walking out of the surgery feeling no better and no solution to my problem. 7 days later today I returned to see her again and this time because of having a hot tongue and mouth she has given me alternative pills to the Lanso... I have been taking. But just like you I have been told I have AR but they cannot tell me why. The endoscopy I had just showed my stomach was inflamed but I am not convinced I have an hernia and they have just not found it.

      Since having this problem I have discovered that they just want to give you pills rather than find the cause of the problem.

    • Posted

      Hi ted

      Yes definitely.. I've had so many different tablets but nothing seems to be helping me so I'm just having to put up with the pain and suffering from acid reflux...the night and morning are the worst...

    • Posted

      Hi Summer

      Thanks for advice I've asked for a,referral to see a specialist but the doctor keeps fobbing me off with pills that make it worse... My doctor even prescribed me Imodium...But you cant take that for more than 3 days I don't think...๐Ÿ˜

    • Posted

      Hi Jina...sounds like you may need to try another GP, if that's possible...I'm not one to advocate doctor hopping, but if your present GP isn't helping/listening/referring you, then maybe ask some friends/others locally for some suggestions of another good GP ??ย ย ย  Bron
    • Posted

      Hi yes I used to take Imodium every

      Other day . I now take a packet ( u

      Make it up into a drink) every day and

      I only go to empty my bowels once a

      Day instead of constantly been on

      The toilet all day and night.

      I still take medication for my acid

      Reflux. I suffered with IBS for over

      20 years of it controlling my life.

      Maybe worth reasearching

      Questran light online.

      Lots of people with IBS have left

      Positive reviews online.

      Good luck


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