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Heather Van Vorous

I can address questions regarding diet, cooking, recipes, and non-pharmaceutical supplements (soluble fiber, herbal, probiotics, etc.) for IBS. I can supply information sources about diagnostic guidelines, symptoms, and the medical pathology of IBS, but I cannot give a diagnosis or analyze test results a patient has obtained. I would prefer not to answer questions about prescription drugs and diagnostic tests. PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME YOUR SYMPTOMS AND THEN ASK ME TO DIAGNOSE YOU!

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2015-02-09 Constipation:

Hi Esther - I am so sorry, but I am confused. Immodium is for diarrhea, so it can cause constipation as a side effect. Miralax is a laxative, so it will help constipation but can cause diarrhea.    Metamucil

2014-12-22 Malabsorption:

Merry Christmas Sue!     I'd keep taking enzymes as they're helping you. You could have a GI doc run some tests as well.  IBS is not associated with risks of actual malabsorption disorders but you can

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