Re: IBS and acid reflux/heartburn
I have both and don't get symptoms together, but I know there must be a link. I had surgery last fall for the severe reflux. (It was badly affecting by breathing.) I was supposed to be able to go off of all reflux meds after the surgery. Because of my IBS, my Gastro won't let me go off of the reflux meds. He said it would make my IBS worse. That the high amount of acid in my system would affect the rest of my digestive system. I'm still taking the PPI's twice a day even though I can no longer physically reflux the acid or food. I'm also still following both an anti-reflux and anti-IBS diet. Still have IBS problems though.