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The Reason For Ibs?

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I came across this. It is interesting. Hmm...

Stomach Problems

Until the bacterium Helicobacter pylori was identified as the culprit in most cases of peptic ulcer -- a discovery that recently won the Nobel Prize -- doctors usually blamed stress and anxiety for ulcers. Now many researchers believe that the pain produced by ulcers produces the stress. The ENS may also be behind irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which can cause diarrhea and constipation without detectable physical abnormalities. A recent study published found that people with IBS have significantly lower levels of serotonin in cells lining the stomach. Although serotonin is best known for its role as a mood-boosting brain chemical, it is also involved in many digestive functions and in the perception of pain. In fact, more serotonin is found in the stomach than in the brain, and the GI tract is very sensitive to changes in its serotonin level. The researchers concluded that IBS may arise from abnormalities in serotonin levels responsible for digestive functions.

I got it from here:

http://www.johnshopk...lert_408-1.html

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Interesting article. Thanks for posting!

I have read much about the seratonin connection to Celiac---as depression was one of my many "fun" symptoms I acquired. :rolleyes:

I, too, was told I had "IBS".

I would ask repeatedly, yes, I KNOW it is irritable, but WHY is it irritable, doctor ?? No answers. <_<

IBS--I Be Stumped.

Once DXed and off gluten, that IBS--- which had plagued me all of my life--- is GONE. :) So is the GERD that was excruciatingly painful.

Our guts are so ravaged from gluten/celiac, of course there is going to be a depletion in seratonin and all the other neurotransmitters and amino acids, etc.

Also possibly explains why so many celiacs/gluten intolerants suffer depression until their guts heal.

I did have the GI's Nurse practitioner tell me back in 1998 that I should take a low dose of prozac for the IBS so I could boost the seratonin levels in the gut (where it is manufactured) and I did as she suggested--for years. I finally stopped taking it in 2006. It did not help the IBS --how could it? I was a raging celiac all that time. :huh: Even in the worst days of illness, guess what almost every doctor offered me to get me out of their offices? Yes...anti-depressants. No thanks.

To this day, if I had not researched Celiac and figured out what was killing me, I'd still be considered someone with GERD, IBS and in need of an anti-depressant--or I'd be dead at the rate I was deteriorating.

What I know now about SSRIs? I would NEVER have taken that crap. Those were the old days when I did what the doctor said. <_< Not anymore.

Symptom treating is not the answer. Finding the SOURCE of the problem is.

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Interesting article but it is another trick from doctors to sell us prescription drugs. My estomac is gluten intolerant not depressed :lol:

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MY new GI told me yesterday they sometimes use amitryptilline (low dose) for a short time for IBS patients so the nerves will calm down and the spasms will stop.

That makes sense. In bad cases, I imagine it would be helpful.

(it just was not the answer for me)

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Interesting article Simona. Aren't the doctor's brilliant though? They give you a medicine for your head and are surprised when it affects your stomach. Even though to get it to your head it has to go through your stomach. :D I think it just shows how little we really understand these things. Our bodies are a miracle of design and we are just scratching the surface.

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MY new GI told me yesterday they sometimes use amitryptilline (low dose) for a short time for IBS patients so the nerves will calm down and the spasms will stop.

That makes sense. In bad cases, I imagine it would be helpful.

(it just was not the answer for me)

It did absolutely nothing for me.

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MY new GI told me yesterday they sometimes use amitryptilline (low dose) for a short time for IBS patients so the nerves will calm down and the spasms will stop.

That makes sense. In bad cases, I imagine it would be helpful.

(it just was not the answer for me)

You know doctors might right about the nerves and spams but it is vit b12 that we need to relax the digestive system not antidepressants. I am not a doctor but I feel my digestion is getting better with vit b12: less spasms and less D. I am reading on vit b12 and how it helps with so many symptoms I wouldn't even associate with its deficiency.

So maybe my estomac is vit b12 deficient after all but still not depressed! I hope the doctor who tried to hand me antidepressants when gluten intelerance first hit me would be reading this. I brought him a book and newspaper article 6 months later and told him "Read here, it says depression here but there are 30 something other symptoms"...sorry doctor I didn't mean to embarrass you.

Anyone knows about vit b12 and nails. Nails would have valleys when b12 deficient.

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