Re: Plavix and IBS?? Help!
Hi, tee1. Is it possible that the stroke affected her IBS and not the medication? Any time the body goes through a trauma or major change in condition (e.g. surgery, stroke, injury, etc.), IBS can become more severe and long-lasting. My IBS worsened considerably after anti-reflux surgery, and is now controlled with Colestid. You didn't say if your mom suffers from "C" or "D", but either way, the stroke itself could have caused it to worsen. If she suffers from "C", more fiber and fluids should help; possibly adding stool softeners. If it's "D", then fiber/fluids, and anti-diarrheals may do the trick. However, if she needs to be on Plavix to prevent another stroke, it's crucial that she continue to take the medication. Keep going to the Doctor until she gets the results she needs. I hope she gets relief from her problems; I'll keep her in my thoughts.