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19 Apr 2006

Hi doc.
My mother has really bad IBS. She's been on numerous diets and everything she eats just bloats her up. Is there anywhere on the internet where I can find alternative information about this. Do you have any suggestions?
She's been for all kinds of tests and tried different diets. But I know her and I know she tries something for two weeks and then decides that it doesn't work. Should she just try the diets for longer? And for how long?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear SHM
IBS is something that you have to "manage" your whole life long. Stress, wrong diet, tiredness can all make it worse and what may work now may not work next week. I think you should try and get her at a gastro-enterologist that will be sympathetic and willing to try different medications if needed. Where do you live (please answer in the "post a question " box)
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