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How Many Of You Have Seen A Specialist For Your IBS?
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My old GP diagnosed me 10 years ago with IBS but i never knew i should have seen a specialist until now. I'm just wondering how many more out there haven't seen a specialist

posted April 11, 2019
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A myIBSteam Member

I see a GI who specializes in IBS of any kind. I had IBS-D that was very bad. He put me on an antibiotic called Xifaxim for two weeks and it helped. But, it's VERY expensive. If u don't have good insurance, forget about it!
Unfortunately, it didn't last and now I have both IBSD AND IBSC! The FODMAP diet works, but it's hard to stick with. I also take probiotics and IB Gard, which are peppermint granules, suggested by my GI. Still, the same old problems if I don't eat what I should. Good luck!

posted August 7, 2019
A myIBSteam Member

Has it helped, I am having colonoscopy soon to make sure nothing else going on. Just cut out gluten and dairy, hope it helps.

posted April 27, 2019
A myIBSteam Member

I see a Gastro guy but he is so busy. He did say to use Lactaid milk. It makes a big difference.

posted December 2, 2019
A myIBSteam Member

I have been to a GI doctor and a naturopath ...unfortunately my insurance doesn't pay for my naturopath so it costs about $80 a visit but they did a food allergy test and then give you a food elimination diet for 1 month plus food diary , list of foods that are labeled red, yellow or green depending on your reaction to them is high reaction, yellow moderate and green is mild or none...I knew one of my red was cow's milk but didn't know bout bananas and papaya naturopath also said that banaa and papaya are related to latex and asked of I was allergic to it but I am not

posted September 7, 2019
A myIBSteam Member

I have been seen by and excellent and understanding G I specialist.

posted August 29, 2019

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