Bipolar Disorder IBS

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Bipolar Disorder IBS – having mood swings in IBS sufferers are one of the most common symptoms.

Root Causes

The main reason for this is because with IBS patients, they almost always have a chemical imbalance in their body which also causes other symptoms such as anxiety, nervousness and depression. If you have IBS and already not feeling well due to your various IBS symptoms, any addition of stress would only result in heightened mood swings.

To take charge of your mood swings, you may seek medical and/or therapy treatments. If you believe that your bipolar problem is due to the overwhelming symptoms that you are experiencing then it might be a good idea to focus on reversing those symptoms and see if you still have mood swings at that point.

Bipolar Disorder IBS

Treatments Available

On the other hand, if you are very concerned with your mood changes, you can seek to have a doctor prescribe you a medication to provide quick relief. Usually a mood stabilizer is prescribed such as Topomax.

Treatment is also available such as Cognitive Behavorial Therapy (CBT) which will help IBS sufferers recognize symptoms and the triggers that causes them to jump into the negative mood so quickly. When a situation can be recognized, it would be easier to prevent the triggers from happening and/or result in mood swings that are lighter than normal.

A qualified physician would be able to provide you with a list of alternatives available to treat this condition of mood swings and to keep it under control.

Understand that some prescription for tranquilizers to stabilize the mood swings of bipolar disorder IBS, can cause dependencies, so it is important to have a physician monitor your situation. This will help to ensure that if the medication does have withdrawal effects, that the medication be slowly decreased before it is stopped, instead of suddenly stopping the medication.

When you visit your physician, ensure that the doctor knows your medical background. This way, no areas of your health can be mistaken, and a full review of your medical history can be understood, before a treatment program is prescribed.

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