Posted 3/7/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -7)
Hi, My name in 2005 was gooshi, but for some reason I'm unable to use it now.
In 2005, I posted the fact that after 27 years of unabated IBS and thousands of dollars of doctor bills and tests and trying anything I could think of, I was prescribed
Effexor after a terrible romantic break-up. Lo and behold, it cured my IBS. This was completely unexpected, the doctor who prescribed it didn't even know I had IBS.
Now it is 2009 and I continue to be COMPLETELY FREE OF IBS!!!!! In my wildest dreams, I never thought I'd be free of IBS, it had a fact of my life for so long.
I'm sharing this with all of you because it is the most miraculous thing I've ever experienced. I have no connection to the drug, I have nothing to gain by promoting it, I just want to share my experience with anyone who is suffering like I did in the hopes that it will help you too.
It's Effexor XR, I take 300 mg, but at 150 mg my IBS disappeared after only a few weeks. The only reason my dose was raised is because I found I wasn't having orgasms with it, and apparently raising the dose gets rid of that side effect, which is what happened to me.
When I started Effexor, I felt nauseated, but it went away pretty quickly. I had no other side effects. Effexor is supposed to be hell to get off of, a lot of difficult withdrawal symptoms. I personally don't care because I never intend to go off it. My life has changed so radically since not having IBS, there is absolutely no way I'd ever go back.
Good luck to all of you. Don't give up, maybe you, too, will have the same results I had.