Re: Abdominal pain and sensitivity to temperature changes
03/14/09 12:24 PM
My gastroenterologist told me that many IBS suffers are bothered more by warm weather. This fact was confirmed by another physician. Also, nicotene is a known substance for quieting the nerves in the intestines. I developed mild IBS (both C and D) when I was a senior in high school. I was given several courses of penicillin for a strep infection and knew nothing about probiotics back then. When I entered college I smoked mostly for my own amusement and noticed that my intestines were less active. I never made the connection between smoking and IBS until I studied medicine in college. Obviously, I am not advocating smoking to control IBS, but there is scientific proof that nicotene calms the intestines. Thankfully, I quit smoking when I was a junior in college. The risk of smoking outnumbers the problems related to IBS. I recently acquired the IBS audio program, but haven't set the time to listen to the CDs. I was taught hypnosis for treatment of a 6 year old boy who had bed wetting problems and the hypnosis was an instant success. The alternative treatment for him was to administer the antidepressant imipraine to prevent him from nocturnal bedwetting. This certainly demonstrates the power of the subconscious mind. However, it is difficult to perform self hypnosis, so I highly recommend repeatedly listening to the CDs for assistance. As Ghandi said "Our thoughts are what make us who we are." I hope that this information helps you.