adrenaline and IBS

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damo123
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   Posted 1/28/2008 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I've noticed that my stools become looser when I have adrenaline bursts in my body. Is the adrenaline causing the problems in the bowel or are the problems in the bowel caused my adrenaline. Or is there no connection with adrenaline and IBS.
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Keriamon
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   Posted 1/28/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
What is causing the adreneline burst?

Many wild animals will defecate when they are frightened, presumably to lighten the load, as it were, before they have to take off running. So I don't find it surprising that people, when under stress (like a panic attack), also feel that urge.  Makes sense to me, anyways. 

Also, physical activity stimulates the bowels; many people with constipation walk or run or do some other form of exercise daily to try and get their bowels cranked.

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   Posted 1/28/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not ure what is stimulating it. It's like sometimes I notice a spasm in my colon and at the same time I seem to have a burst of adrelaine. Like I say I'm not sure whch is causing the other
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   Posted 1/28/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I think adrenaline help my constipation.

However,an endocrinologist told me it would be dangerous to take adrenaline medication. confused
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 1/28/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, I give up. What happens when you have a burst of adrenaline? I have never heard this discussed unless someone was lifting a car off someone or performing a difficult feat.

damo123
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   Posted 1/29/2008 1:05 AM (GMT -7)   

I've no idea where this adrenaline rush is coming from but it does seem to be linked to the performance of my bowel.


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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 1/29/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
But what do you mean by a burst of adrenaline? do you get wired, shaky, motivated or what. When I am on prednisone I get all that and that is a steroid that the adrenal glands produce.

damo123
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   Posted 1/30/2008 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
No just a tinge of excitement...nothing too pronounced....maybe its more that my ibs stimulates me to be nervous or more alert
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firstone
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   Posted 2/1/2008 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
^^^Excitement is likely what triggers some of my IBS symptoms, it happens to me too when im excited, anxious, worried.

Keriamon
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   Posted 2/4/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you considered that what you are feeling might be a mild panic attack?  A lot of IBSers have mild to severe panic attacks.  Hard to say if the IBS causes the panic or the panic causes the IBS.  I think, though, that you can have either one, depending on the situation.
 
If your doctor thinks you are having mild panic attacks, he might prescribe a low dose of some sort of anti-depressant to try and control them and lessen their impact on your bowels (some anti-depressants also make the bowels work better, oddly enough, so they might help lessen the bowel problems that trigger the attacks).
 
You might also try alternative therapies for relaxation, deep-breathing and even counseling to see it that helps any.   

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   Posted 2/4/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Keriamon said...
Have you considered that what you are feeling might be a mild panic attack?  A lot of IBSers have mild to severe panic attacks.  Hard to say if the IBS causes the panic or the panic causes the IBS.  I think, though, that you can have either one, depending on the situation.
 
If your doctor thinks you are having mild panic attacks, he might prescribe a low dose of some sort of anti-depressant to try and control them and lessen their impact on your bowels (some anti-depressants also make the bowels work better, oddly enough, so they might help lessen the bowel problems that trigger the attacks).
 
You might also try alternative therapies for relaxation, deep-breathing and even counseling to see it that helps any.   
Which anti-depressants are you referring to when you state that some anti-depressants make the bowels work better?  Do they help with C, D or both?  Do you have any references for this point?

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   Posted 2/5/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
You'd have to ask about the anti-depressants on the main board and find the people that use them and say that they get good results, but yes, there is both study evidence and evidence from real people here on the boards that some of the newer anti-depressants really help the bowels and doctors are beginning to prescribe them to people with IBS who have no clinical symptoms of depression.

They don't work for every person with IBS, of course, and, as far as I know, they're used for people with D symptoms, not C. Doctors aren't really sure why they work, except that the digestive tract is largely controlled by serotonin, and these anti-depressant affect serotonin levels, so it's possible that they work in some people who have IBS because their serotonin levels in the bowels are out of whack.

I'll see if I can find an article on it. You might have luck Googling for information on "second brain" because that's something they've sort of discovered at the same time; that the brain does little to run the digestive tract. It seems to have a "separate brain" all of its own that runs it.

Which just goes to show you how little anyone knows about how the digestive tract REALLY works.

Keriamon
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   Posted 2/5/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
An interesting article on the nerves located in the stomach area. Sort of explains the old phrase "gut feeling."

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_105441.html

A really good article on the second brain and, on page two, research (or theory) about IBS and serotonin levels. Also mentions a book written by a researcher on the gut-brain; might be interesting reading for people with IBS.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/08/24/healthscience/snbrain.php
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