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I have frequent intestinal spasams...
I have frequent intestinal spasams throughout which are very painful . I do have ibs and taking meds for it . what can I do
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12/29/2017
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Hello and thank you for the question.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Consultant with over 13 years of experience and I will do my best to help you today.
Let me review your question for a minute and I will get back to you.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

I would like to ask few details regarding your symptoms/question to assist you more efficiently.
What treatment are you on currently for pain?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
dicyclomine
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

And this is not helping much now?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
motrin prn
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
what else do you need
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

You can either switch to another antispasmodic like mebeverine, which is more potent than dicyclomine.

If antispasmodic alone doesn't help, then as per standard guidelines, an anti-depressant can be added to the treatment.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Antidepressants have STRONG PAIN RELIEVING properties independent of their mood improving effects; Amitriptyline is found to be most effective in controlling the pain and spasm.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

It can be used in a dose of 10mg to 20mg once daily night time.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

And then next step, if still the symptoms are persistent and no improvement, then a short course of anxiolytics can be tried (les than 2 weeks).

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Now all these options include prescription medications and for that you need to see your doctor. But now you have a plan and can discuss these options with him to chalk out further management plan.

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