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Q. I have IBS and insomnia, but I do not prefer medications. Please help

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Dr. Zubayeralam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Lochana
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 28, 2020 and last reviewed on: Nov 04, 2020

I'm a 19 years old girl ,university student .. I have ibs for past 3 years and I always have a severe attack twice a month or sometimes more .. Two years ago I started a treatment with libricol and some other drugs with Benzodiazepine because I suffered from insomnia and until now( I stopped all drugs a year ago) when I go to sleep I feel like my heartbeat is very low and it's like it's gonna stop , I know it's all psychological but I can't stop this feeling .. Now my problem is that I've become a really moody person : I smile , laugh , cry , get angry and regret in 5mn I swear sometimes less than 5 mn .. And that's cause me huge problems with my family ( not with my friends because I used to mask on them ) although they know everything .. Most of times they excuse me but now they don't want talk to me again because I tell them really bad things like curses.. And really when I'm okay I've never tell all these bad words .. It's not me .. When I get mad I want to throw things but I hardly calm down myself .. And I regret all what I say just after 5sec and I beg them for forgiveness.. Now , I want to have a solution to this big problem , I'm thinking of visiting a therapist but I don't want to be dependent on drugs because it harms more than heals.. Please help me


hi, thnx for the query.i can understand ur concern. according to your statement you have been suffering from IBS with psychological problems. female patient with IBS r more prone to suffer from psychiatric disorders. IBS r associated with some psychological diseases. Antidepressants like Amitriptyline is a good choice for such type of patients with their traditional IBS related medications. Cognitive behavioral therapy, breathing exercises, yoga, meditation etc may help a patient to get rid of such type psychological problems. u should consult with a professional psychiatrist for proper treatment and psychotherapy. take care.hope I have answered your case of any other query ask me.

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