Connie, just fyi. Its good to know some of these things before or when the attack comes on. When your in pain like that the bodies neurbiological stress alarm is activated and can cause more pain and symptoms.
Gut Feelings: The Surprising Link Between Mood and Digestion
COPING WITH FUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS
Olafur S. Palsson, Psy.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill
Hypnosis is a treatment method which still carries an aura of mystery that,
unfortunately, continues to be promoted by misrepresentations in movies and stage
shows for entertainment. In reality, there is little mysterious about
anymore. It is a well-researched clinical technique which was formally accepted as a
treatment method by the American Medical Association and the American
Psychological Association over thirty years ago. Clinical hypnosis is currently used
by thousands of clinicians in the U.S. to treat both psychological and medical
Until recently, the possibility of using hypnosis to treat gastrointestinal problems had
received little attention. In the last 15 years, however, research has shown that
hypnosis can influence gastrointestinal functioning in powerful ways, and that it is
particularly effective in helping patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and to
control nausea and vomiting
The Neurobiology of Stress and Emotions
By: Emeran A. Mayer, M.D.
UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, California
We often hear the term "stress" associated with functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Many patients experience a worsening of symptoms during times of severely stressful life events. But what is stress? How often does it occur? How does our body respond to stress? This article explores the mechanisms that link stress and emotions to responses that have evolved to ensure survival and that, in the modern world, affect health—including gastrointestinal function.
These are all from top highly respected IBS researchers.
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.
Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.