Re: IBS and now GERD/reflux
I definitely think there is a link between the two. I was diagnosed with "probably IBS" about 3 years ago after the colonoscopy failed to return conclusive results. Now I've been experiencing what my doctor has called "most likely acid reflux" for the last year. These both seem to be trash can diagnosis to me. The bottom line is they don't really know.
I happen to believe the catalyst for my problems was an antibiotic that was taken for acne. I wish I could remember the name of it. My stomach wrenched and ached for a few weeks. Shortly after that the IBS started. Has anyone else traced their digestive problems back to antibiotics? Probiotics seem to help but it's not a permanent fix.
I am currently up at 5:30am because I am having yet another new symptom that won't let me sleep. This time it is a spasm under the ribs on my left side. Every time I can't sleep from these terrible episodes it always helps to read that people have similar issues, at least it helps me not to worry so much about my heart.