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Posted by shelley on October 01, 2000 at 19:26:51:

In Reply to: IF YOU HAVE IBS--READ THIS posted by Jenny on September 20, 2000 at 20:32:08:

: All right fellow sufferers. Here is the deal. IF you have not tried these two meds, do so, they may help a ton. LOTRONEX (it only helps me when I have severe D), but in clinical trials it helps the vast majority when taken dialy as medication maintenence. Also, try ELAVIL 50-75 MG at bedtime, it is a Trychiclide (spelling?) which means it will take 1-3 weeks to take effect, which has basically saved my career & IT IS THE #1 TREATMENT in CANADA for IBS. (Log on to the CMA Canadian Medical Association website for more info). YOUR DOCTER WILL SAY YOU ARE CRAZY & THERE IS NO LINK WITH ELAVIL and IBS, SO BRING YOUR CANADIAN MEDICAL BOARD PRINTOUT FROM THEIR WEBSITE! I swear this is the most BULLSHIT syndrome in the world (excuse my language), but I was sick for 9 months before they figured out what was wrong, I am a Psychologist, and I finally quit working for the last 3 months to try to get a grip! So if any of this helps, great. PS.......I found my own cure, not my Doctor! OH--My Doctor apologized last week for saying I was Crazy!

This is the message I posted before I read yours. you might want to try this as an alternative to the medication....It really works....I know how frustrating it is when the doctors can't tell you what you have... but even more frustrating when they can't or won't help you with the suffering....thanks for your suggestions on:

Hello fellow sufferers,
My name is Shelley. 2 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and underwent surgery. In addition I was given intense raditation therapy. I'm happy to say that I'm in remission. As a consequence of my therapy I developed IBS. I've had severe abdominal pains (like a knife cutting up my insides), alternating diareaha and constipation, and blockage that has resulted in vomiting before any relief. I've been to countless doctors and a nutritionalist through my HMO. The advice I've been given is to do a trial and error approach to my dietary intake. In other words, if I eat it and it hurts, don't eat it again. I've been given and have tried different prescribed medications. Nothing has helped. day I was talking to a friend I made online about my stomach dilema, and he shared that a friend of his has had similar problems. She had tried digestive enzymes that she purchased at a health food store and found relief immediately. He said that I should give it a try.

From the day I took the first tablet (4 weeks ago) I haven't had another pain!!! IT'S A MIRACLE!!!!!!

I want to share my good fortune with as many people as I can. I know that I'm not alone out there. I know that there are many of you out there suffering and feeling frustrated because there seems like no solution. I am sorry to say that I'm also aware that the reason doctors don't tell us about this remedy is because it doesn't bring in any money because it isn't a prescription medicine. It's sad that a profession that swears to promote the health of it's clients, gives in to the arm wrestling HMO's, and sacrifices the patient to pain and suffering, rather that suggest an alternative to medicine.

You may want to explore the expansive array of digestive enzymes available before making a selection. You may also want to discuss your individual needs with a nutritionalist at the health food store so that he/she can help you decide. Here's what worked for me:

Nature's Plus
Ultr Zyme
Maximum Strength
Digestive Enzymes

Good luck to you. Feel free to contact me with any questions. I'd love to hear your success story!

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