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I have tingling in stomach, lower back, which is making me nervous and moody.I am trouble pooping. Please tell me if this a serious problem and the on set of MS. At times I do get dizzy and get forget ful. Please help me.


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replied July 26th, 2018
Multiple Sclerosis Answer A64202
Welcome to e health forum.

From the description of your symptoms, it seems that you may be having Irritable bowel syndrome.

Irritable bowel syndrome IBS, is a functional disorder characterized by cramping abdominal pain or discomfort with alterations in bowel habits (bloating, constipation, and / or diarrhea).

IBS does not cause any permanent damage or any serious illness but the symptoms cause severe discomfort & distress affecting an individuals work, ability to travel and attend social events.

IBS is actually a diagnosis of exclusion, and should be considered as possible cause only if all other possible medical conditions have been ruled out.

The history of significant loss of weight, along with other symptoms can be indicator of other undiagnosed gastrointestinal condition (Malabsorption syndromes). Without such symptoms you need not worry about such issues.

Most symptoms of IBS can be controlled with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications (laxatives, antidiarrheals, antispasmodics, or antidepressants).
Medications like activated charcoal (Charcocaps, charcoal tablets) can help to reduce the symptoms of bloating, belching, etc as they absorb the excess gases produced in the intestine.

Consulting your psychiatrist and managing your anxiety disorder can also help in improving your symptoms associated with IBS.

I hope this helps.


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