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Posted by Mark on December 30, 2002 at 07:37:27:

Dear Dr Stoll,

I wonder if you can help... I've been suffering from a number of debilitating problems for a year and a half now, which I believe are all related. Most of the time, I have stomach pain, dizzyness/fatigue and loose stools. Many mornings I suffer post-nasal drip (clear mucous visibly dripping from the dangly bit at the back of my mouth) and wretching/coughing, which is almost always followed an hour later by fatigue and loose stools.

Since this is really affecting my life, I'd be over the moon if I could get some advice in sorting this out.

Thank you!

Mark.



Re: Digestive problems

Posted by Helping You on December 31, 2002 at 00:38:23:

In Reply to: Digestive problems posted by Mark on December 30, 2002 at 07:37:27:

You are definitely suffering from LGS caused by chronic bracing. See the archives on chronic bracing, LGS, and PWFD to learn more.

It is well known that the brain can affect the gastrointestinal system profoundly. The same neurotransmitters that exist in the brain also exist in the GI tract. It is then no wonder that anxiety can cause GI upset. I recommend that you get a neurotransmitter work up from a holistic doctor that understands this connection. This can speed your recovery. By replacing deficient neurotransmitters and by balancing their levels, you can balance your brain chemistry and make it easier for the SR to take hold. There is much documented research on this.

-HY

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Re: Digestive problems

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 01, 2003 at 06:51:45:

In Reply to: Digestive problems posted by Mark on December 30, 2002 at 07:37:27:

Hi, Mark.

Listen to HY.

Let us know what you learn from the glossary and the archives and then let us know how you do.

Walt



Re: Digestive problems

Posted by Mark on January 09, 2003 at 05:31:40:

In Reply to: Re: Digestive problems posted by Walt Stoll on January 01, 2003 at 06:51:45:

Dear Walt & HY,

Thank you very much for your help. What you say seems to make sense, although I would feel pretty weak if it turns out the problem is indeed related to anxiety (which I do suffer from!). I have seen a holistic doctor (but unfortunately didn't mention the neurotransmitter bit), and a nutritional therapist, who has put me on a strict diet of no milk and wheat.

Can I ask your advice one more time (I shall look in your archives straight after this):

a) Do you believe that the added stress of having to follow a very difficult diet could make my condition worse

and

b) Are there supplements that can be taken to help replace deficient neurotransmitters.

I can't say how grateful I am for your help,

Mark.



Re: Digestive problems

Posted by Oh on January 09, 2003 at 05:34:33:

In Reply to: Re: Digestive problems posted by Mark on January 09, 2003 at 05:31:40:

I can't say how grateful I am for your help,


Why cant you say how grateful you are?! :) kidding.

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Re: Digestive problems (Probably not.) Archive in brain chemistry.

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 10, 2003 at 07:13:00:

In Reply to: Re: Digestive problems posted by Mark on January 09, 2003 at 05:31:40:

Hi, Mark.

You should be an expert by now for seeing that "just anxiety" is not a minor thing. The longer you wait to do something substantive about your general level of "anxiety" the fewer options you will have and the longer it will take for you to get over it.

Read "The Second Brain" by Dr Gershon and you will begin to understand what is happening to you.

Start with brain chemistry, LGS and the SR home page and glossary and archives on this 'site while you are getting the library to get you Gershon's book.

Your recommended diet will not help you (and will only add additional stress to you) if you do not understand that TOTAL elimination of dairy (not just milk) and TOTAL elimination of wheat for at least a couple of weeks is necessary to find out if this is part of your problem. See the diets archives. "Brain Allergies" by Philpott might help as well.

Let us know what you learn and how you do.

Walt

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