Reply To: IBS and living in Japan

  • iliketurtles

    March 23, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Not much of an update but wanted to say I am now moved and living in Tokyo. Waiting on some documents and will then go to a doctor to see what they can do here.

    In America I pretty much got the, oh yes you have Ibs. Watch what you eat and you should be ok. …

    That’s it… Not much help.

    I did find out about some meds for this issue only found in Japan.

    I found out about a med called Irribow. But the only way to get it is to see a doctor. So my next step is insurance .

    This medicine is taken once a day. Im hoping with this I’ll have some what of a normal eating life. I usually have to skip eating if I travel far.

    For now I’ll try to use imodium. But I have a limited supply. Also don’t like using it much because it sometimes will back me up for a few days. But it’s better than rushing to a toilet .

    I have not tried over the counter stuff in tokyo. Really want to see what the doctor says. I’m worried the stuff I get on my own will be too weak.

    I’ll post the next update after seeing a doctor.

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