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I would like to have some more details before I can give my opinion.
1. What are the GI symptoms you have which led to the diagnosis of IBS? 2. What are all the tests done so far? 3. Your age, sex and profession?
Kindly get back to me with this information and I would be glad to give my opinion.
Patient replied :
Thanks for the response.
1- Several symptoms: constipation and diarrhea frequently, abdominal bloating, excessive gases, bawl sensitivity against certain food. But it's not the common IBS syndromes that bothering me its the non-GI symptoms. Also I've done endoscopy and the results were normal.
2- I'm 27 yrs / male / Microbiologist (laboratory).
3- tests done: CBC, Full biochemistry test, cardiac enzymes, cardiac sonar (valves checking), pulmonary tests, dozens of X-rays, Thyroid tests, ECG, and all of which were normal.
3- I should mention that i was 138 kg and I underwent a diet and lost 43 kg within 9 months.
Thanks for the additional information.
The non GI symptoms are not due to IBS. But they are related.
IBS is a functional GI disorder. Anxiety and panic attacks may worsen the symptoms of IBS and not the otherway round.
Since all the tests were normal and heart issues were ruled out I would advise you to consult a psychiatrist to treat your anxiety and panic disorder. I feel this will really be helpful for you.
I hope that answers your question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.