Antidepressants do not numb your mind. They help with REAL psychological disorders such as major depression, dysthymia, and anxiety disorders such as social anxiety disorder, OCD, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, PTSD, stress etc. That aside, sometimes medications for other illnesses can give relief for those who suffer from another illness. For instance some antidepressants can be used for chronic pain http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pain-medications/PN00044why would you want to numb
Your mind with anti depressants.
Doctors are always searching for the cause (and if yours isn't you better find another doctor, there are plenty out there) yet in the meantime they want you to start feeling better asap and that's why they prescribe those listed above. Also for instance if I were to just take 6MP during a major flare, chances are it wouldn't get the condition under control in time before I'd have to have surgery as it suppresses the immune system but does not reduce inflammation. Adding a steroid would help reduce the inflammation and give the 6MP enough time to take effect so the flare can get under control faster. If you don't get the inflammation under control then it just creates a layer of scar tissue putting you in danger of a blockage and/or surgery among other complications.Doctors and specialists prescribe bandaid solutions
All the time - anti inflammation drugs, pain killers
Steroids. But, what it the real logic behind stomach issues?
No one is doing that. Everyone makes changes in diet when needed or if they are able. Its not fast food that's causing IBD anyway. Saying that its all due to diet makes no sense as there are more and more children being diagnosed so they don't have years of poor eating habits behind their belts already.First - what goes into your stomach?
Are you trying to fight off the fast foods and sugars with a drug?
All of those have been explained but none are a direct link to causing IBD. People find what foods they can a cannot eat through trial and error. Could be gluten or lactose intolerant.Foods humans have trouble digesting -
Top of the list - wheat!!, processed meat, dairy.
Cook fruits and veggies as raw is harder to digest (most people even without IBD can't really digest fiber anyway). Nuts are extremely hard to digest and can cause their own problems by getting stuck in the lining. Its best to avoid them if you're in a flare. As for LSA had to look it up. "Lysergic acid amide ("LSA"), listed as a sedative but considered by some to be hallucinogenic. An inefficient precursor to and chemical relative of LSD, LSA occurs naturally in Rivea corymbosa, morning glory seeds, and Hawaiian baby woodrose seeds. LSA is not biosynthesized by the ergot fungus (Claviceps purpurea), but can be biosynthesized by other Claviceps species. LSA can be present as an artifact in extracts of ergot." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controlled_Substances_Act#Schedule_III_controlled_substances You should never EVER take anything that may interact with other medications you may be on and since the majority of people who suffer from IBD require medication its in poor taste or judgement to suggest a potentially addictive substance like that. No non holistic doctor is likely to prescribe it anyway and if its being handed to you without a prescription, you need to stay the hell away from that person who's giving it out.How can you avoid these foods? Well it's hard when we grow up on it..
Try eating LSA, fruits and veg and white meats, nuts.
Everyone changes their diet before medication and even keep the new diet while on medication because allowing the gut to rest does promote faster healing. Site a credible source that bacteria only attacks non natural sugars.Try a different diet before intoxicating yourself with drugs.
It's evident that bad bacteria thrive on sugars "not natural".
Wheat is ok unless you're gluten intolerant. Not everyone has a wheat allergy but eating less breads and pastas is a good thing because its nothing but carbs and hardly any nutrients. The point is to limit or cut down but not take it out of your diet entirely as its not needed.Or better yet, see a dietitian... Oh wait.. They think wheat is ok..
Would have been better to suggest what humans were meant to eat such as fruits, veggies (both must contain bright or dark colors because they contain more nutrients), meats and other sources or protein (nuts (but you should avoid these while in a flare), beans etc). Problem is with IBD or even IBS a lot of these food aren't tolerated and nothing gets absorbed. Preparing the food properly may help such as steaming rather than eating raw fruits and veggies.Research some stuff on what we should be eating and not what is placed on our shelves.
Sorry, drugs are keeping many of us alive. Diet and exercise only go so far. Not only do I want to live but have a better quality of life and medications provide both whereas when I did diet only, I almost died and I'm not the only one on the forum who's had a similar experience. Drugs are ok when you need them to live or at least improve your quality of life where diet and exercise fail/aren't enough.Drugs are bad but even worse for you when told its ok.
Yes there is. In the case of acid reflux the lower esophageal sphincter doesn't close well so food, liquids, and stomach acid can leak back into the esophagus. Unfortunately many medications and even pregnancy can make this occur or worsen. In this case medication to help stop the reflux are given when the case is more severe. If you don't you're likely to run into all sorts of complications.So many people will say I have reflux and not understand
Why there is reflux. They get prescribed a drug and away they go.
No more reflux... But there is a reason your body does things.
I'm sorry but you seem to be assuming that everyone is causing their own reflux by overeating and eating bad food when I've just shown above that food is not always the case. Again, where diet fails, medication comes into play. Also, reflux is what I said above, not your body saying, "make more acid." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001311/We are not supposed to eat too much food at a time or
Are we supposed to digest certain foods.
Reflux is your body saying - make more acid to break it down.
You can get reflux from a meat pie alone so reflux is not only
Due to you being full. Imagine the trauma we are putting on our stomachs
When does your stomach get a break?
Research yes. My research has shown that a life with medication for IBD instead of going all natural will help you get into and stay in remission faster and longer. We're dealing with an autoimmune disorder here, not the common cold.Research it and find ways to cope naturally.
Hi Rebecca, I read on here that when crohns flares, it's the antidepressants that help with seraton- did you find that if you take antidepressant early, it wears off by the avo? I keep a symptoms journal, and today I noticed, that if I don't take an antidepressant late morn, then by the avo I think of sadening things. Also, my antifungal, I wonder wether I should take mid way through the day. Did you feel the same, or any of you???I went on antidepressants for a while. Not for my guts, but for my head. It was just what ai needed to get levelled out- my moods have improved and stayed improved now I'm off them.
We do not "deter" people from using medications on this forum. We provide people with as much sound information as possible so they can make educated decisions in conjunction with their medical provider. Sometimes that information comes in the form of, "X medicine has A, B, C side effects but helps in D, E, F ways whereas Y does Z and has little to no side effects." But all we're doing is providing information and support in a positive manner.Anti-depressants may help with the nerves which would reduce symptoms, I was simply trying to deter the member from taking anti-depressants without actually having depression and to continue his journy for a diagnosis without the use of a drug if possible.
Speak for yourself. I have reflux, which occurs whatever I eat and throughout the day, and particularly if I bend over or put pressure on my middle. I even regularly regurgitate water. The only effect food has is to affect the flavour!As for Reflux, that is something i can relate to and my opinion is that it is not the esophageal sphincter opening and closing as im guessing you read that somewhere.
If that was the case you would get reflux with every intake and without intake.
The purpose of the post was to demonstrate the fact that one mouth full of a certain food can cause reflux and yet you can eat an entire plate of vegis and fish with no reflux. "get my drift". - "Diagnosed severe Esophagitis"
Celexa tore up my digestive tract...it threw me into my first flare and precipitated my diagnosis. I hope it works better for you than it did for me.finally im taking... Celexa (citalopram)... doc says i should see a difference in about a month.. and if it doesnt work, he'll prescribe something else.. though i thought psych meds take longer to work 8months.
thanks for all your comments and personal stories
LOL, same thing happens to me but not all the time. Happens mostly when I bend or lay down (even if its been hours after eating). I've even woken up in the morning swallowing vomit. It ain't the food for sure!Speak for yourself. I have reflux, which occurs whatever I eat and throughout the day, and particularly if I bend over or put pressure on my middle. I even regularly regurgitate water. The only effect food has is to affect the flavour!
Dr Who: my daughter (19 yrs old with Crohn's) saw a new internal med doc yesterday who prescribed Celexa for her. Said it had been shown to have beneficial effects for IBD in low doses...not prescribed high enough as antidepressant effects. She wrote Rx for 10 mg/day. I am doing my research before she tries it. Can you share your experience since you have been on it for a couple months now? Thanks!finally im taking... Celexa (citalopram)... doc says i should see a difference in about a month.. and if it doesnt work, he'll prescribe something else.. though i thought psych meds take like 8months to work?
First I would like to advise that when it comes to psych meds you should always consult a trained psychiatrist. This is his field.finally im taking... Celexa (citalopram)... doc says i should see a difference in about a month.. and if it doesnt work, he'll prescribe something else.. though i thought psych meds take like 8months to work?
thanks for all your comments and personal stories
Reba, Celexa is an SSRI it is a Seratonin reuptake inhibitor, meaning it gives the brain the seratonin it is not getting enough of... I told my Psych DR I had chrons and actually the 40 mg seemed to help, then again, I also have depression and ADHD and am 45 yrs old... im 6 ft 2, your daughter might be fine with the 10 mg but watch her closely for manifestations of side effects..Dr Who: my daughter (19 yrs old with Crohn's) saw a new internal med doc yesterday who prescribed Celexa for her. Said it had been shown to have beneficial effects for IBD in low doses...not prescribed high enough as antidepressant effects. She wrote Rx for 10 mg/day. I am doing my research before she tries it. Can you share your experience since you have been on it for a couple months now? Thanks!
I read that too... and since most of my colon is gone and some of my small intestines as well, i figured some extra serotonin wouldn't hurt.Your stomach/intestines/colon also contain the most serotonin then anywhere in your entire body.