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after eating i get pains under rib cage on both side. pain

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after eating i get pains under rib cage on both side. pain is always there but worse after eating, and have diarrea almost right away after eating. been to the dr.s got medicine for acid refulx and IBS but it did not help at all.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.



What are the medicines you have tried for IBS?


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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
dicyclomine 10 mg & pantoprazole sod dr 40 mg
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.



Your symptoms do suggest IBS. IBS is a functional disorder and thus there are no abnormality on endoscopy / colonoscopy. Since dicyclomine has not helped you; various other medications need to be tried as following;


1) Loperamide

2) Hyoscyamine sulfate

3) Amitriptyline

4) Imipramine


Various combinations are given from above if Dicyclomine is not effective. You may talk to your doctor about these medicines.


Please feel free for your follow up questions.


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