Gastroenterologist Questions IBS

Is there a cure for IBS?

I am experiencing symptoms such as mucus in my stool, bloating, cramping, and gas. I have taken Mebendazole, Metronidazole, Tinidazole, and Castor Oil, among others. What can I do to help manage my IBS? Is there a cure?

Male | 22 years old

4 Answers

Yes, there are some significant things you can do to improve your symptoms. The presence of mucous is common in patients that are sensitive to gluten. That would be a good first step. If you go gluten-free, I believe many of your symptoms will resolve in 2 or 3 weeks.
Hi, first, you need to be sure that this is IBS and not something else so you need to see a gastroenterologist. IF this is IBS, management: 1. Avoid corn, popcorn, nuts, raisins, seeds, lettuce (the green family) 2. It is usually worse w/ stress-anxiety and an anxiolytic medication may be very helpful. 3. Many patients have a lactose intolerance so a good probiotic that works, should be very helpful.
There is no cure for IBS, but none of the medications that you listed are treatments for IBS, meaning irritable bowel syndrome. I would advise you to make sure that a proper diagnosis is made and that appropriate therapy is given. See a GI physician, and if you have already seen one, then you can seek a second opinion.
Do not take any more meds without consulting your Gastroenterologist. You need a correct diagnosis in order to have the right treatment.