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#1 Old 11-22-2009, 03:18 PM
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Many of you may already know this, but for those of you who suffer from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) there is now a treatment with a very high success rate. It is hypnosis. I know this treatment might sound a bit odd, but health care professionals are actually working on making it the standard treatment in the United States. I've been reading the research for about 2 weeks now and find it quite interesting.



BBC News wrote an article on it: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3341093.stm



If you want more information, search Google for "IBS Hypnosis Treatment."



I wish you all the best of luck!
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i suppose its effectiveness would be based on how much of the condition was down to stress, or relieved by relaxation. its a bit of a double edged sword- stress doesn't do IBS any good whatsoever, but having IBS can definately make you flipping well stressed. i'd be dubious about one form of treatment being a cure for the vast majority of cases- not everyone is succeptable to hypnotherapy, and not everyones IBS has the same cause.
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My Mom has it and it's not strictly stress, it's mostly diet.
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mines definately not helped whatsoever by stress. but i can be chilled as you like, but if i eat popcorn, i'm doomed.
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My best friend has IBS. Although it is stress related, it is mostly caused by various foods. Most foods. :P. Like fruit, soy, beans, tomatoes, too many vegetables, and the list continues...

She is undergoing hypnotherapy because they've found that there is a "communication error" between the brain's messages to the stomach during digestion. And, so far, the hypnotherapy has really improved those symptoms related to food.



It might be worth a try, especially if you have symptoms are bad!
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My best friend has IBS. Although it is stress related, it is mostly caused by various foods. Most foods. :P. Like fruit, soy, beans, tomatoes, too many vegetables, and the list continues...

She is undergoing hypnotherapy because they've found that there is a "communication error" between the brain's messages to the stomach during digestion. And, so far, the hypnotherapy has really improved her symptoms.



so her stomach speaks english then?
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I called a hypnotherapist and asked about it last week. He explained that there are two different treatments for IBS... a stress treatment and a treatment for aiding the body in digestion. If I remember correctly, he said that the problems with digestion have been found to be psychosomatic (I can't remember the word he used but it meant that it was linked to the brain and thinking).



He would not give any IBS digestive treatments without a referral from a doctor but he would give de-stressing treatments.



Although everyone is skeptical about this, it is becoming the #1 treatment for IBS digestive issues so there must be something to it.
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I have it so bad that every food I eat gives me any one (or combination) of the following:



1) Constipation

2) Bloating

3) Gas

4) When you feel like you have to go but can't...



So I basically live my life picking what symptom I want to deal with that day. I don't really see how hypnosis could work personally...because isn't it a faulty vagus (sp?) nerve?
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My friend had all of those symptoms. Also, in the morning she would have diarrhea and in the afternoon she would have constipation. Every few hours it alternates. And of course chronic gas. It was so bad that people at school were starting to make comments to her face about it and make jokes.



She is a vegan now and the list of foods that she cannot eat is SOOOO lengthy. I felt SOOOO bad for her.



She says that it has helped her but I wish I could get more information out of her. She is very busy with school.
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BBC News wrote an article on it: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3341093.stm
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threelac is the only thing that does much for me. which is somewhat worrying cos its a bit of a shady product, but there you go. probiotics and prebiotic fibre are supposed to be very good, but my body isn't very enthused by them.
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HCJ.....threelac? do tell me more!. My IBS has been so bad lately I'm willing to try anything at this point!
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I read that IBS sufferers are supposed to avoid "insoluble fibers." I'm not sure what insoluble fibers are :P.
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HCJ.....threelac? do tell me more!. My IBS has been so bad lately I'm willing to try anything at this point!



its sold as a candida product, but its basically a bunch of friendlier bacteria than the ones that overgrow if you've taken a lot of antibiotics or had a crappy diet in the past, that act like little pac men in your digestive system and nuke anything that might be out of whack there, while providing a probiotic to help keep things running smoothly. i'm rather dubious of stuff thats sold like that, but meh, it works for me.
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I will have to check that out thankyou!



Mine gets so bad that I was up half the night but no matter what I eat it's bad



I hate to be all negative here, but this is the conclusion I have drawn after dealing with this for nearly 10 years.



1) Doctors aren't helpful, they will just tell you to relax and avoid obious things like dairy and spicy foods or prescribe you 'Zelnorm' which is pricey and does nothing.

2) IBS is different for everyone - but from everyone I have spoken to - any food gives you an undesireable effect some jsut more than others.

3) It's incurable. I'm sorry, but hypnosis etc. won't cure it.

4) Get used to it, it will irritate you for the rest of your existence.
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i've had some pretty helpful doctors. you just gotta be persistant with them and look stuff up for yourself and ask them about it assertively... but i find that to be the case with most stuff.
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My doctor doesn't listen to me at all, and due to the doctor shortage I can't switch. I even went to him once to get my thyroid tested (my family has a history of thyroid problems and I was showing symptoms) and he told me to get a pedometer and eat on a smaller plate (after I told him about how much healthier I am eating and my gym membership)



My mornings at work are basically a write-off as I spend most of them running back and forth to the washroom and trying to focus through the discomfort. I've tried telling every doctor I know about how when I was an infant I threw up everything I was given to the point where I nearly reached the point of having to be hospitalized, no doctor had the time to figure out what was wrong, and I still haven't seen a specialist besides my IBS diagnosis 10 years ago now. I have a feeling it's all related, but no one will listen. I even get nauseous really, really, easily.....but once again, mention that and they think you are pregnant.



But that's fine, I know one day I will be hospitalized for something, and they will look at my charts after numerous tests and play hero when they take the time of day to find out there's something wrong, and I can say "I told you so."



Just because I am bi-polar, no one takes my claims seriously, even though I have been honest with them since they took me on as a patient.



Is it so much to ask to be able to go to the bathroom less than 10 times a day minimum and not have abdominal pain, cramps, constipation, pain, and bloating?
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I think IBS can sometimes be a lazy diagnosis when doctors are unwilling to investigate further.



Luckily I've had lots of investigations and every time I get a bad bout of diarrhoea my current doctor (who is awesome, the best doctor I've ever had) will want a sample and take blood for testing just to be sure it's nothing more serious. It's so embarrassing taking in samples though, especially with transparent jars.
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Have all of you been tested for Celiac Disease?

The symptoms are very similar but the doctor's misdiagnose it and say its IBS. It is VERY common.
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Alicia Avocado have you tried Heather's Tummy Fiber? It is the only thing that has helped me. http://www.helpforibs.com/shop/suplmts/acacia.asp
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I will have to try that...thankyou
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Having a clean, organized room makes me feel really good.Our bodies are dehydrated when we wake up, so before anything else, you must rehydrate.it's important to give your digestive system time to warm up. Even if you don't typically poop first thing in the morning.Nature has some pretty amazing and powerful effects on our health.Get that body moving in the morning, even if it's just 15 minutes.Breakfast is my favorite meal because it sets the tone for how I eat for the rest of the day. When I start my day with something healthy and nutrient dense, I feel it all day.
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