Intense pain left side of abdomen

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I’ve been taking Lansoprazole 30mg for a few years now and was diagnosed with IBS about 7 months ago, we also have a family history of it. Since then I’ve had to take Buscopan on and off, but this past week I’ve felt very nauseous and have had really bad pains on the left side of my bowel starting from the top of my stomach under rib bone and going right down, sometimes to my groin. It’s a stabbing pain and then a burning. Could this be IBS? I thought it may be because I’ve been drinking more fizzy drinks than usual and gin and tonics (haven’t for the past couple of days since the pain got really bad). Please help! 

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    Fizzy drinks are not always good for IBS and may have caused a flare up.  Some people get stabbing abdominal pain or burning in their stomach with IBS.   Nausea is also part of it.  Keep tsking Buscopan until it settles.  You can take it three times a day.
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      Thanks pippa58442 

      I seen my GP today and she thinks it's being caused by acid reflux, so I'm to take 30mg of Lansoprazole AM and 30mg PM for 2-4 weeks and monitor. 

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      Acid reflux is part of IBS and it affects me too.  Only stop gin and tonics if you find they affect you.  Don't worry about grammar and typos; there is no edit feature to correct them.  A lot of typos get into my posts.

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       I was making light of writing mistakes because I see so many online and although it is annoying, I can’t get too excited about it because there are more important things tp get concerned about.
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