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hypersensitivity of digestive system
JoanGregg posted:
Hi, i was once a member of the IBS self-help board; my ibs has turned to chronic pain of the entire digestive system. This is an orphan disease, and so far elavil (prescribed in low doses, according to an expert in S. Carolina--I live in Pennsylvania--) only makes the pain worse. What I eat makes no difference; am also extremely nervous and have major depressive disorder. Any advice for me?
calgal37 responded:
Joan, depending on your symptoms, consider getting checked out for gluten-sensitivity. The general things you're mentioning sound like you could be reacting to foods. I know that sounds screwy, but many with gluten issues, or dairy issues (not lactose, but casein) present with symptoms that include abdominal pain, rashes/blotches, fatigue, irritibility, anxiety, neuropathy, bowel habit changes, joint pain and a myriad of other miseries that their docs label as IBS. Instead it may be that certain things you're eating are acting in a toxic manner and producing an auto-immune response that leaves them unable to function. If the problem is food issues, all the meds in the world aren't going to help.

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