... Recently in June 2013 in one of his scheduled visits to his gastroenterologist (who performed an endoscopy), it was discovered that he has a large ulcer in duodenum (D1/D2) . We also performed a lot of other tests including biopsy (and cancer was ruled out). He has been prescribed pan40 (pantaprazole) twice a day. Recently say a month back he was having acute diarrhea (watery stool) . He could not get appointment from his doctor, so visited another doctor who diagnosed his condition as IBD and prescribed colospa retard and an anti-depressant. This brought in some respite to diarrhea however he was almost always very dizzy. Unfortunately, he hit his knee during this time and was prescribed some pain killers and arthritis medicines. This lead to recurrence of the diarrhea problem and vomiting. So we are completely out of options as to what is causing the diarrhea and whats the best course of treatment. My father has a strict dietary regimen. He has perched rice in breakfast and has rice and light fish curry for lunch and breakfast. He never touches dairy products or fruits as advised by his gastroenterologist. Any advise on this case would be highly appreciated
I have the same doubts as dzoo. And arthritis meds for an ulcer patient? Those things have given me 9 ulcers over the years. I have no idea what the anti depressant is going to do. I'd say he needs to see his gastro and get his meds straightened out. Pantoprazole is usually only used once a day, and it can cause diarrhea.
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