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   Posted 3/8/2005 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this site, and I'm looking forward to learning new things and getting some insights into this awful disease. I was wondering if anyone has seen anything about the levels of serotonin in people with IBS. Are medications like Zoloft safe or do they just cause more problems? I suffer from severe depression and want to  be careful here. Thank you.

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   Posted 3/9/2005 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
hi im new here also im not quite sure hun but i also suffer with depression and ibs , hope you find a answer
katie emmett simpson

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   Posted 6/15/2006 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Regarding Seratonin. I read somewhere where there is more Seratonin in the digestive system than in the brain. Like 90% Can't remember where I read it but am sure you can google it for better info. yeah

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   Posted 6/15/2006 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   

"Zelnorm mimics the natural effects of serotonin, stregnthening transmission in critical neural pathways, which normalizes impaired motility in the GI tract..."

I found that on the Novartis website when I was researching Zelnorm (before I started taking it).
I wonder if our problems would be fixed if some doc just prescribed us straight serotonin.  confused

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