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looktostars

Reged: 04/13/03
Posts: 1
Re: Serotonin Info -question for ShawnEric
04/13/03 06:40 PM

I am new to this group. I have a question regarding the serotonin issue.

I have been dealing with IBS which, in me, exhibits itself as diarreah (excuse my selling). The IBS diagnosis came after the various upper and lower GI tests which ruled out everything else. That was probably 10 years ago. The actual IBS symptoms started around 1986, when I was 23.

Anyway, a friend who is a doctor and I have had casual discussions lately about suspected connections between IBS and serotonin in the gut. My questioin is: is there any connection between serotonin imbalance seen in IBSer's (causing gut issues) and despresion? I ask this because I am currently going through what I go through on average once per year: a period of what I describe as physical and emotional depression (operating on 50% energy, depressive thoughts) coupled with an increase in diarreah. I am wondering if IBSer's sometimes go through periods where serotonin levels are so out of whack that not only do the gut issues act up, but what can only be described as depression flares up as well.

I am NOT someone who has been diagnosed as having depression, nor do I feel that I am clinically depressed. I HAVE been in therapy for life situational things. I only mention that as a way of saying that I think my baseline is not having the "condition" of depression. These episodes seem to flare up, and then dissipate after 1 - 3 weeks.

Anyway, any thoughts? Has this ever happened to you? Please let me know. Thanks.

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* Serotonin Info KinOz 03/31/03 02:29 PM
. * Re: Serotonin Info Essence 04/01/03 05:06 PM
. * Re: Serotonin Info shawneric 04/01/03 07:50 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info Andie 10/02/04 05:52 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info shawneric 10/02/04 10:33 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info shawneric 10/02/04 08:56 AM
. * seratonin link - hence bowel movements on mdma? jo1978 04/15/03 10:37 PM
. * Re: seratonin link - hence bowel movements on mdma? shawneric 04/16/03 08:22 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info KinOz 04/01/03 10:01 PM
. * Re: Serotonin Info shawneric 04/02/03 06:41 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info shawneric 04/03/03 09:33 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info susaloh 04/09/03 03:55 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info Galwae 04/10/03 11:57 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info susaloh 04/10/03 11:40 PM
. * Re: Serotonin Info HeatherAdministrator 04/09/03 01:54 PM
. * Re: Serotonin Info - Answer to Heather's question susaloh 04/10/03 03:06 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info shawneric 04/09/03 08:40 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info -question for ShawnEric susaloh 04/11/03 09:30 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info -question for ShawnEric shawneric 04/11/03 10:15 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info -question for ShawnEric juniper 04/13/03 07:02 PM
. * Re: Serotonin Info -question for ShawnEric shawneric 04/14/03 08:25 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info -question for ShawnEric looktostars 04/13/03 06:40 PM
. * Re: Serotonin Info -question for ShawnEric shawneric 04/14/03 08:29 AM
. * Sorry, but what's CBT? susaloh 04/11/03 10:41 AM
. * Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -nt- HeatherAdministrator 04/11/03 11:18 AM
. * Re: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -nt- shawneric 04/11/03 12:06 PM
. * Re: Serotonin Info Essence 04/09/03 06:39 PM
. * Re: Serotonin Info chris123 04/09/03 06:33 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info Essence 04/09/03 06:42 PM
. * Re: Serotonin Info HeatherAdministrator 04/09/03 01:49 PM
. * Re: Serotonin Info Essence 04/09/03 06:45 PM
. * Re: Serotonin Info HeatherAdministrator 04/10/03 10:25 AM
. * Re: Serotonin Info shawneric 04/11/03 09:02 AM
. * Re: Shawneric this may sound silly.. KinOz 04/04/03 02:25 PM
. * Re: Shawneric this may sound silly.. shawneric 04/05/03 09:14 AM
. * Re: Shawneric this may sound silly.. Snow for Sarala 04/06/03 09:45 AM
. * Re: Shawneric this may sound silly.. shawneric 04/05/03 10:09 AM
. * Re: Thanks KinOz 04/05/03 02:54 PM
. * Re: Thanks shawneric 04/08/03 09:06 AM
. * Re: bloating Essence 04/04/03 05:58 PM

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