5 EASY STEPS


We Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Why We Succeed

 

Step 1:  First we start with making sure the diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is established by your Gastroenterologist. 

Step 2:  We match the Antispasmodic Medication (prescription) to the patient based on certain criteria as outlined below in chart. 

 

Anti-spasmodic

Generic Name

Patient Characteristics

  1. Bentyl

Dose:  10 mg
Tab po ac ths
(before meals and bedtime)

Dicyclomine

No significant stress issues
Mild-moderate abdominal pain/discomfort 

  1. Librax

Dose:  1 tab po ac
(before meals)

Chlor Diaze-poxide

Stress issues present mild-moderate abdominal pain/discomfort

  1. Donnatal

Dose:  Liquid – (elixir)
2 tsp poac ths
(before meals and bed time)

Atropine/
Hycosamine/
Phenobarbital/
Scopolamine

Stress issues present mild-moderate abdominal pain/discomfort

  1. Nu-lev

Dose:  .125 mg 1-2 tab
Under tongue
(sub-lingual)
as needed every 2-4 hours

Hycosamine

For intermittent pain/cramps as needed before meals or stress induced symptoms.

 

 

Step 3: Probiotics: We are currently using:


Name of Probiotic

Dose

Company

How to Order

  1. Trenev TRIO

2 tab
am daily with water
(refrigerate)

Natren

Click on Tile Add Home Page to Order

  1. Probio – Defense

2 tab am
2 tab pm
Before meals
(no need to refrigerate)

Xymogen

Call
1-800-647-6100

We recommend taking each brand for 2 months at a time and then alternating to the other.


Step 4:  Fatigue is a frequent complaint in our IBS patients and we have had excellent results using the following specific multivitamins. 


Name

Company Name

Dose

How to Order

Pure encapsulations

*4 tab to 6 tab daily total
2-3 tab in am
2-3 tab in pm

Call Emerson Ecologics
1-800-654-4432
(Dr. Faber)


(*One a day vitamins do not provide much benefit)

 

Step 5:  Ask your doctor to provide you with a prescription sleep medication if needed, to be sure you are having 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep or to help you fall asleep and stay asleep, i.e., Ambien, Sonata, Halcion, and Remeron.  Lastly, anxiety or depression issues may need prescription medication as well, such as Paxil, Zoloft, Ativan, Elavil or others when stress is a major factor contributing to your symptoms.
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