Suspecting a possible ulcer, the doctor prescribed a PPI for 6 weeks. While taking it my IBS symptoms subsided. After I went off this drug, they returned. To test it, I started taking it again and once again relief of symptoms.
Has anyone had a GI doctor recommend this for IBS?
I am on one for quite a while it does seem to help if I take half hour before dinner. When I took it in the morning I had more trips to the bathroom!
They are both PPI. More people tolerate Protonix for years.
Good luck Judee!
Thank you for the response. I was tested and treated for all types of bacteria when it started years ago. GI doctor's only suggestion was the FODMAP diet. Unfortunately, it wasn't helpful for me. Too many inconsistencies of which foods to avoid. Plus, I have a strange trigger of any tap water outside my home. Being on this drug has been the only relief I've experienced in 8 years. Hoping my doctor will agree to keep me on it.
I take a PPI daily for another issue. Wish it would make a difference with IBS for me. Happy it is working for you.