Mebeverine reactions

Hi everyone. I'm new to this site having been recently diagnosed with IBS and GERD. Have had lots of test/scans/endoscopy/bloods/poo but thankfully all come back negative (no issues found). Using Gaviscon and Omeprazole to treat the GERD and seems to work quite well. My GP has prescribed Mebeverine for the IBS. I would be interested to hear of your experience/reactions to this drug. Have also made many diet changes but still the persistant abdominal pains , it's wearing me down.

I think my problem is SIBO and related to an increase in bad bacteria due to the reduced acid levels in my gut (an effect of the PPI Omeprazole). Again I would be interested to hear your experiences.

Many thanks.

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  • Its good that all reports are negative. I have tried omeprezole initially for long, but later on came to know that its not good to continue as it suppresses all the digestive acid in the stomach. So, I stopped omeprezole and found some alternative in the form of probiotics, Healthy Trinity. It is much safer than antibiotics. I don't know about Mebeverine.. sorry. have you tried peppermint oil capsules, it may help, but careful with GERD while taking peppermint oil. Ask your GP if he/she reccomends peppermint oil capsules. You can have a look at my story with IBS: healthunlocked.com/theibsne...

  • Hi Good to hear from you . Appreciate the inputs shall give the probiotics a try. I'm fairly convinced it's SIBO related IBS and need to change the gut bacteria balance . Thankfully I don't have H pylori. Like you I do not want to go down the antibiotic route.

    Stay well , warmest regards

  • How did you get on with probiotics,

    My gastro consultant told me he did not want me to try them.

    But they seem to help a lot of people.

    Junie

  • Hi Junie Sorry for the late reply. After much research I decided not to take Mebeverine and infact I also stopped the Buscopan .I'm pretty certain my triggers for the IBS and GERD are garlic and chillis. Almost no symptoms since Oct 2015. Hope it stays that way. The concern now is the long term use of Omeprezole so off to see the GP tomorrow , hopefully the answers will be sensible.

    Thanks again. Warmest regards

  • Hi

    Thanks for your reply,

    Are you on a special diet, you say garlic and chillies,

    It must take time to work out the food triggers, maybe something I need to do.

    Please let us know how you get on.

    Kind regards

    Junie

  • Hi Junie2 Interesting meeting with the GP today. Very supportive and listened to my situation. We agreed that I should come off Omeprezole (PPI) due to some of the known long term effects. Will now go onto Ranitidine (H2 blocker) with a view also to reducing the dosage. Also no Buscopan or Mebeverine. So a happy man.

    Regarding triggers , yes it can take many months to confirm. I cut out a lot of processed and junk food , any pre-packed meats , pies etc that contain preservatives and now have a well balanced diet. After keeping a log for the past 2 yrs eventually came to the conclusion that garlic and chillis were the main triggers. For the past 4 months I have had almost no bloating , abdominal pains , wind and pretty regular toilet habits.

    Good luck , stick with it . Talk to your GP and make sure they explore all avenues to help with this awful problem. Take care.

  • Hi

    It is great your doctor listened to you, did you follow a fodmap diet and did you just make out your own log,

    I think I will try fodmap , thanks for your reply , it is helpful

    Junie

  • I use Mebeverine for my IBS along with a low FODMAP diet, it works well as long as I don't go far from the diet!! It helps with general cramps but when it comes to stress caused IBS, it doesn't touch the sides!! I have been diagnosed 3 months now and know my triggers.

  • Hi Doctorsgirl83 Sorry for the late reply. After much research I decided not to take Mebeverine and infact I also stopped the Buscopan .I'm pretty certain my triggers for the IBS and GERD are garlic and chillis. Almost no symptoms since Oct 2015. Hope it stays that way. The concern now is the long term use of Omeprezole so off to see the GP tomorrow , hopefully the answers will be sensible.

    Thanks again. Warmest regards

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