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Re: Pain/tenderness in entire abdominal area? anyone?

Re: Pain/tenderness in entire abdominal area? anyone?

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Posted by Harry on August 18, 2000 at 00:45:59:

In Reply to: Pain/tenderness in entire abdominal area? anyone? posted by Carrie on August 17, 2000 at 08:10:13:

: Hi, my mom suffers from ibs. She has been under a great deal of stress-dad has just finished chemo for nonhodgkins lymphoma, my sister is getting married next month, etc. She always gets spasms when her ibs acts up but lately she says her whole abdominal area just hurts. She also wents to the dr last week because she has a burning/pulling in her right lower abdomen (right over her hip). The dr said he does feel something there-like a cyst, maybe hernia. Is sending her to local surgeon to take a look-he doesnt feel it is anything serious. She is overweight and does lift my daughter alot-i think it may be a hernia-her other side hurts the same way too. Anyway, she is a very emotional person-has been on xanax for 15 years! I dont even think they work for her anymore. Any info I can give her is greatly appreciated--Carrie

Hi Carrie,
You may know that Xanax is one of the drugs called benzoddiazepines--others in this family are Valium, Librium, Tranxene, Serax, Centrax, and Ativan(there are a few others). They all are anti-anxiety drugs that slow things down and some are used to relieve muscle spasms. You may want to ask your Doc if he thought Xanax is still the best one to do the job for your Mom. All of these are very difficult to get off but not too bad to change.

With IBS if she has the diarrhea phase she needs to be on minerals, vitamins and protein supplements to keep her system strong.Lack of minerals especially calcium, magnesium and potassium can cause pain in the abdomen/colon area. All are readly depleted by loose watery BMs.

If she or you are not taking water-soluble fiber --then you should.But,I think everyone should because of the low fiber in our diets. I take psyllium daily. It's cheap, easy to do and will assist in prevent many---many illnesses as well as diseases.If people used it----colon cancer would surely not be the Number 3 killer in the USA.
God Bless---Harry

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