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What is causing me to wake up from sleep with my intestines

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What is causing me to wake up from sleep with my intestines shaking? I know about IBS, but is there anything I can eat or take before going to bed to prevent it?

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Gas problem can cause this commonly.

Mysticdoc :

Avoid dairy products like milk, cheese etc.

Mysticdoc :

Also certain gas producing foods like too much fibers --cabbages, broccoli can cause gas formation.

Mysticdoc :

caffeine, alcohol are other agents to be avoided.

Mysticdoc :

Simethicone tablets before bed time and before meals will help to decrease the gas problem.

Mysticdoc :

Muscle spasms during night time likely from the gas is the likely explanation.

Mysticdoc :

Besides simethicone, an antacid like Maalox or gaviscon also can b taken to keep the intestine quiet.

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