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What are the best ways to treat menstrual triggers for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

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Think about taking birth control pills. They can make your periods more regular, but they can cause side effects, like upset stomach, vomiting, stomach cramps or bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. Work with your doctor to find one that works without causing other problems. Treat severe PMS by trying some antidepressants like fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), paroxetine (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft).

From: IBS Triggers and How to Avoid Them WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, . American College of Gastroenterology. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Mayo Clinic. Jeffrey Roberts, founder and president, IBS Self Help and Support Group. Lynn Jacks, founder, IBS support group, Summit, NJ. Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACG, gastroenterologist, Montefiore Medical Center, New York. GlaxoSmithKline. National Center for Biotechnology Information. MedlinePlus. The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.











American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 09, 2016

SOURCES: Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, . American College of Gastroenterology. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Mayo Clinic. Jeffrey Roberts, founder and president, IBS Self Help and Support Group. Lynn Jacks, founder, IBS support group, Summit, NJ. Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACG, gastroenterologist, Montefiore Medical Center, New York. GlaxoSmithKline. National Center for Biotechnology Information. MedlinePlus. The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.











American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 09, 2016

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