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Whenever I eat in a restaurant within one to one and a half

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Whenever I eat in a restaurant within one to one and a half hours I get severe gas pains and then have bowel emergency at least two times. I am going to a dinner and I will have to ride home. About two hours and would hate to have to keep looking for a bathroom . Should I just t skip dinner or is there something I can do before. Dinner that might make me okay

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Dr. Brims :

I'm sorry to hear about this

Dr. Brims :

When did this start?

Customer:

a long time maybe a year but we do not eat out much and it rarely happens at home

Dr. Brims :

Have you ever tried anything to treat it?

Customer:

no

Dr. Brims :

Okay, do you have any abdominal pain?

Customer:

cramp like

Customer:

mostly just an urgency to go to bathroom

Dr. Brims :

I see, you may consider trying an antacid prior to eating, like tums

Dr. Brims :

Another thing that may help is an acid reducer like pepcid in the morning

Customer:

ok what about Zantac

Dr. Brims :

Zantac is also ok, it is similar to pepcid

Customer:

ok

Customer:

we will be eating around 7 pm should i still take it in am

Dr. Brims :

Are you eating out tonight?

Customer:

no next wednesday

Dr. Brims :

Okay, then yes , taking in the am would be best

Dr. Brims :

Taking it twice a day everyday before then would be good

Customer:

ok i will try that and thanks for your suggestion

Dr. Brims :

You're quite welcome

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