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IBS, nausea and loss of appetite

Is IBS causing you to feel nauseous and lose your appetite?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be linked to a wide variety of symptoms. In this page, our expert Ali discusses nausea and loss of appetite, how it occurs, and tips on relieving it.


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  • Brenda baker 's photo avatar
    Brenda baker — 06.02.2018 11:35
    I suffer with anziety and i b s have got piles i have sleep problems i have a problem with medication have lost weight no appetite


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      Ali — 07.02.2018 12:58
      Hi Brenda, Piles are often associated with a sluggish gut, which is likely if anxiety is shutting down your digestion. It would be best to tackle this combination of problems through the anxiety, as until this is resolved the digestive problems are hard to shift. I'd suggest working with a nutritional therapist or medical herbalist on the anxiety issues, as they will also be able to support your digestion with their progammes. Best Wishes, Ali


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      Anita — 09.02.2018 14:21
      Hi i 've no appetite either lie in weight which worries me then makes the anxiety and ibs worse


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      Ali — 12.02.2018 08:21
      Hi Anita, Any loss of appetite and weight which is sudden should be talked through with your doctor. If you find that your doctor is not helpful then you can talk to a nutritional practitioner who can liaise with your doctor - go to to find your nearest practitioner. Loss of appetite should always be investigated. Best Wishes, Ali


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    Leanne — 22.11.2017 23:25
    Hiya . I have suffered with ibs sense i was in my teens. Sense i had my little one 3 months ago my ibs is giving me alot of bother. I cant eat really sharp pains feling sick and always tired. Any time i look up for information is gives the scares as mentions a word and i worry about it. Can you give me advice?


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      Ali — 23.11.2017 07:56
      Hi Leanne, The best thing to do is to go and talk to your doctor about it, so that they can check up on why you have lost your appetite and have pains. There are lots of non-scary reasons for things like feeling tired and nauseous, especially after the draining effect of having a baby and looking after a newborn. Best Wishes, Ali


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    Riaz — 07.11.2017 16:25
    Hello sir,I have been suffering from Chronic IBS with persistent nausea about 7 years now..I cannot able to lead normal life due to nausea and abdominal pain...nausea can occur at any time at any place specially during eating..that's why I cannot able to eat..also vomiting sometime occur...doctors unable to treat my nausea and abdominal pain..I have tried lot's of anti-nausea medicines but couldn't able to control nausea...stress and anxiety also increase nausea


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      Ali — 08.11.2017 10:01
      Hi Riaz, I’m sorry to hear this. Due to the more serious nature of your condition and the fact that it is having a significant impact on your day to day life, I would recommend you look into making an appointment with a nutritional therapist. It sounds like you could benefit from a 1-1 consultation in order to try and identify the root of the cause, and you will then have a personalised treatment plan set out for you. is a resource which I hope you’ll find useful to help find a practitioner in your area.


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