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Hey there, for around 3 months now I've been having problems with indigestion (burning feeling in my tummy after shortly after eating), heartburn and occasionally waking up in the middle of the night with acid in my throat.
I've been taking gaviscon to ease my discomfort and then I went to the doctors and I was put on omeprazole, but I had to come off that after a week because it gave me severe, painful constipation (and then I was given movicol to relieve me of that). I am now taking ranitidine twice a day which is working fine.
However, for the past month, maybe even longer I haven't had a normal bowel movement, even when I was off the meds for heartburn etc. They have been really loose, foul smelling and more frequent than before. I also have pains right before I need to go. I tried to explian these symptoms to my doctor but he just gave me the ranitidine for the heartburn/indigestion.
I'm not sure if my problem with indigedstion and acid are linked to my bowel movements? I'm getting concerned and feel like maybe I should ask the doctor to look into this problem too? Does this sound like it could be IBS?
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