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Re: someone please reply--Jane Brody's column -what are somatostatin analogs and serotonergic antagonists

Re: someone please reply--Jane Brody's column -what are somatostatin analogs and serotonergic antagonists

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Posted by Jenny on September 20, 2000 at 20:20:51:

In Reply to: someone please reply--Jane Brody's column -what are somatostatin analogs and serotonergic antagonists posted by dan on September 02, 2000 at 07:46:42:

: I'm sure you all read Jane Brody's excellent article about IBS. At the end of the article she mentions people getting relief by "somatostatin analogs and serotonergic antgonists." What are these? The article didn't say. Please someone help me with this i'm suffering terribly.

OK, Ron is right that Diet does effect IBS, however since he is uneducated about Somatostatin analogs and serotonergic Ant's, I will explain. The problem with IBS is that in your stomach and your brain you have what we call Serotonin. If you notice, when you get sick, it may feel like being nervous or scared. That is because in IBS patients your serotonin is out of wack and overproduces, (basically your nerves in your stomach) usually brought on by Diet (Diary, etc.). So the thought is if you take a kind of serotonin uptake inhibitor (in the Tri-cyc medicine family)it will eliviate the IBS symptoms. Just ask your Dr. about it. I am a psychologist and it is a PROVEN FACT that IBS exsists, has to do with Chemical reactions in your body, and Diet changes alone won't help everyone. Trust me, I have not worked for 3 months because I was so sick.




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