Hello checking in for the first time

Hello I am new here and just wanted to say hello and give you my experience. I am 49 years old, diagnosed with IBS at 26 years old but I hadn't first episode at 8 years old after my Dad had a heart attack. They didn't know what is was back then. My IBS comes and goes. Two years ago my mum was diagnosed as terminally ill and I started getting acid reflux, indigestion, bloating, cramping and an urgency to get to the loo, although no d or c. My mum died in June my dad had a stroke and was diagnosed with vascular dentist two years ago and I have been caring for both of them although Dad has a care package at home now as he still lives on his own. My stomach has been awful since June. I am fine until I wake up then the nausea, belching, bloating and cramping starts. GP diagnosed acid reflux two years ago and gave me lansoprazole. Don't know what to do, really feeling low . Has anyone had indigestion as part of IBS?

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  • Hi, my IBS-d is here all the time. It does however get worse at times of stress and that is the time my acid reflux arrives back.

    I have been on 20mg Omeprazole a day for a year now. This for a small hernia, and for the acid. I am sure that the two are linked.

    I had an endoscopy and gallbladder removal in May and my surgeon said stay on the Omeprazole, but be aware it can cause diarrhoea!! So you can't win. My doctor told me to take Imodium for the diarrhoea, which works well. I then had a sigmoidoscopy, which found nothing. But the consultant told me to stay on Imodium for life.

    So am I just taking the Imodium to stop a side effect of Omeprazole? I think as far as the NHS is concerned I am not ill, I have a functional disorder and that's tough luck!

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