Q:

Hello all.I have ibs d.I am suffering from loose stools quite often.I suffer from excessive gas and acidity problems.The iron and calcium tablets are aggravating it more.I have changed the tablets thrice in 2 months because of my intolerance to the same.The doctors are not keen on giving any tablets for stomach upset at this stage of pregnancy.I am currently 20 wks running.please help me.



Dr. Neha D. Khodke please advise

Same happened with me...my mother advised not to take iron tablets for few days... and i did that now everything is fine... she also advised to take light food like khichdi... please avoid brinjal , ladyfingur n dairy products.

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Hi anon,,,
Did you discussed with your doctor about these symptoms??

Yes..but he said nothing can be done as of now.

Hmm.. anon, once take opinion from a good sugeon.. because medicines are there for IBS during pregnancy..

Hi mommy. There are different compounds of iron available that do not irritate the intestines. Ferrous bisglycinate is one of them. It does not cause any gastric upset. Talk to your doc about this. Try homeopathy for the ibs. There are some wonderful medicines to take care of this.

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