Re: New to this PLEASE HELP ME!
1.Can the Effexor XR relieve the problem completely?
-Yes, these types of medicines do help with this condition... My knowledge on why, is 90% of the seratonin in our bodies is in our stomachs, not in our brain, so there is a huge gut-brain relation with "nerves"... The medicine helps stop that message sent to the brain "what if" i have to go... It helps deal with the nervous pain as well.. I don't know if that makes sense, but I have found this type of medicine useful.
2.Will the Problem get worse over time?
-You're 17, and you have already begun to seek treatment.. recognizing the problem and getting proper treatment will help you in returning to normal health. The thing you're going to have to do is not "stress" about it... The more you stress, the more it's going to eat at you overtime. Also, really try to eat as healthy as you can, I'm seriously saying this is more important than medicine.. The foods we eat affect not only our stomach health, but our overall health... Look into changing your diet, and eating with this condition..
3.Can I grow out of it maybe if my metabolism slows down?
- I have heard of many success stories of people one day simply not experiencing any more of the symptoms. I do not know if this will happen to you, but it is possible.. If you eat right, exercise, and continue to keep up positive thoughts, anything is possible.
4. Please give me any information available or tips.
Some extra advice... Like I said, eat well.. Eat grilled, not fried... Stay away from refined sugars, stay away from processed food.. Eat organic and natural as much as possible. Other herbal remedies... You may find relief from Peppermint tea from pain.. Green Tea has been found in many studies to have many positive affects on the stomach... Caltrate Colon Health Pills help bulk up the stools, Papaya enzymes(found at local healthfood stores, or at the vitamin section in stores like walmart) help make food more easily digested, Probiotics(found at the same places as papaya enzymes) help restore the good bacteria in your stomach... Try taking on something that relaxes your mind and body for 10-15 minutes a day.. Letting your teachers know you are under doctors care and may have to leave to use the bathroom may help alleviate some of the stresses of "what if" I have to go... Just knowing they are okay with you getting up out of class without warning or permission may be all you need at school.. Good luck man, I found out 3 years ago when I was 17 too.. I'm surviving, you will too! later