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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (5,918 members)

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Prescription drugs (28) Tried it?How effective?
SSRIs Y | N Rating Saved
Librax Y | N Rating Saved
Acid Reflux medications Y | N Rating Saved
Lomotil Y | N Rating Saved
Amitriptyline (Elavil) Y | N Rating Saved
Hyoscyamine sulfate Y | N Rating Saved
Bentyl Y | N Rating Saved
Lotronex Y | N Rating Saved
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Y | N Rating Saved
Xanax Y | N Rating Saved
Cisapride Y | N Rating Saved
Mirtazapine Y | N Rating Saved
Xifaxan (Rifaximin) Y | N Rating Saved
Codeine/papaverin Y | N Rating Saved
Pentasa Y | N Rating Saved
Asocol Y | N Rating Saved
Humira Y | N Rating Saved
Remicade Y | N Rating Saved
Resolor/Prucalopride Y | N Rating Saved
Amitiza/lubiprostone Y | N Rating Saved
Sodium Cromoglicate Y | N Rating Saved
Ketotifen Y | N Rating Saved
Duspatalin retard Y | N Rating Saved
Rifaximin (intestinal antibiotic) Y | N Rating Saved
Antibiotics Y | N Rating Saved
Mesalazin Y | N Rating Saved
Mercaptopurine Y | N Rating Saved
Dicetel: Pinaverium Bromide Film-Coated tablets Y | N Rating Saved
Lifestyle / dietary changes and home remedies (38) Tried it?How effective?
Whole/Natural foods diet Y | N Rating Saved
Asian Diet Y | N Rating Saved
Elimination diet Y | N Rating Saved
Avoiding foods that cause flare-ups Y | N Rating Saved
Reducing stress Y | N Rating Saved
Cooking 100% at home Y | N Rating Saved
Tai Chi Y | N Rating Saved
Exercise Y | N Rating Saved
Sit down and shut eyes for 5 minutes Y | N Rating Saved
Bowel movement to relieve pain Y | N Rating Saved
Eat 20-25 g fiber from fruit, veggies, whole grains Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid cruciferous vegetables and legumes Y | N Rating Saved
Olives Y | N Rating Saved
Low inflammation diet Y | N Rating Saved
No caffeine Y | N Rating Saved
Limit soy Y | N Rating Saved
No milk or cheese Y | N Rating Saved
Hot water bottle against area of pain Y | N Rating Saved
Low -carb gluten-free diet Y | N Rating Saved
Hot shower/bath Y | N Rating Saved
Swimming Y | N Rating Saved
Drink a cup of warm water Y | N Rating Saved
Gentle self-massage of abdomen Y | N Rating Saved
Enemas Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate fruit Y | N Rating Saved
Licorice (natural) Y | N Rating Saved
Pear juice Y | N Rating Saved
Vegetable stock (home-made) Y | N Rating Saved
Soluble fiber Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Coconut Oil Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid insoluble fiber Y | N Rating Saved
Coconut oil (pure) Y | N Rating Saved
Squat toilet instead of Western-style toilet Y | N Rating Saved
Gluten-free diet Y | N Rating Saved
Low FODMAP diet Y | N Rating Saved
Meditation Y | N Rating Saved
scd diet Y | N Rating Saved
Low Fiber/High GI Y | N Rating Saved
Over-the-counter medications and supplements (25) Tried it?How effective?
Slippery Elm (an herbal supplement) Y | N Rating Saved
Peppermint oil Y | N Rating Saved
Saccharomyces Boulardii (probiotics) / Probiotics Y | N Rating Saved
Partially Hydrogenated Guar Gum Y | N Rating Saved
Evening Primrose Oil Y | N Rating Saved
Borage Oil Y | N Rating Saved
Fish oil Y | N Rating Saved
Digestive enzymes Y | N Rating Saved
Immodium Y | N Rating Saved
Miralax Y | N Rating Saved
Acacia Powder Y | N Rating Saved
Benefiber Y | N Rating Saved
Insoluble Fiber / Fiber supplements (Metamucil etc) Y | N Rating Saved
Magnesium Y | N Rating Saved
Pepto Bismol Y | N Rating Saved
Maalox Y | N Rating Saved
Prebiotic - Bimuno Y | N Rating Saved
Gelatin Y | N Rating Saved
Aloe Vera (oral liquid) Y | N Rating Saved
Liver herbs Y | N Rating Saved
Fibersol supplements Y | N Rating Saved
apple acidic vinegar Y | N Rating Saved
Green coffee bean extract with Svetol Y | N Rating Saved
Valerian root Y | N Rating Saved
Alpha-galactosidase (Beano, Bean-zyme, Gas-zyme 3x) Y | N Rating Saved
Alternative / other treatments (19) Tried it?How effective?
Hypnotherapy Y | N Rating Saved
Chinese Herbs Y | N Rating Saved
Acupuncture Y | N Rating Saved
Medical Cannabis / Marijuana Y | N Rating Saved
Osteopath Y | N Rating Saved
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Y | N Rating Saved
Physical therapy - myofacial and gut massage Y | N Rating Saved
Biofeedback Y | N Rating Saved
NAET Y | N Rating Saved
Colon cleansing Y | N Rating Saved
Deep Yoga Breathing Y | N Rating Saved
Ayurvedic massage Y | N Rating Saved
Psychotherapy Y | N Rating Saved
Fecal Transplant Y | N Rating Saved
Helminthic Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Homeopathy Y | N Rating Saved
Colon Hydrotherapy Y | N Rating Saved
Boswellia Y | N Rating Saved
rest Y | N Rating Saved
Surgical (2) Tried it?How effective?
Whole bowel irrigation Y | N Rating Saved
Would love to try whole bowel irrigation Y | N Rating Saved

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