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dccane
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posted 09-22-1999 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dccane   Click Here to Email dccane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the poll a majority of us believed that one day there would be a cure to release us from this condition.

With the advances in science happening every week, who believes that one day (hopefully soon) the docs and medical co.'s will develop something for constipation, bloating, D, and gas?

brain surgery would appear to be harder than stopping flatulence! I certainly am hoping that I will live long enough for this to be reduced or go away (28 years old).

Gena
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posted 09-22-1999 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gena     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I'd love to see a cure for the symptoms we all suffer from, especially D, I don't forsee it happening in the near future..there are so many things that are more pressing to the scientific community, like discovering a cure for AIDS..it seems that these days no one has time to think about lowly bowel issues I hope one day it happens, but I doubt it will for a long time to come. For now it's Caltrate and Imodium and a hot water bottle.

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moldie
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posted 09-22-1999 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moldie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi dccane. Have you tried the low sugar diet yet? I stopped a great deal of my gas symptoms after I was treated for candida and food allergies (which includes a low sugar diet). Have you been on antibiotics, steroids/hormones? Just something to consider in case it fits.

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lorelei
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posted 09-23-1999 08:03 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree-there MUST be a cure for this! I also agree, though, that the medical community will in general put IBS as one of there lower priorities.
So, what we all need to do is put the pressure on! If the doctors and drug companies can be persuaded that there are big bucks to be made in finding effective treatments or hopefully a cure for this thing, they'll be more motivated to do so. Look at Viagra-male impotence is certainly not life-threatening, but there was a potential huge profit to be made in effective treatments for it. This is also the reason Glaxo company is so interested in marketing the new Lotornex drug.
Have you read a book called "The Second Brain"? It talks about some of the research that is being done in this area.

enna2
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posted 09-23-1999 08:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for enna2   Click Here to Email enna2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i think they will find something, there are specialist scientists for everything andt those who specialise in the bowels will find something that will help us, they won't be a lot of help finding a cure for AIDS if that is not what they specialise in!

They are working on it, I'm sure, but because ibs can be caused by such a wide range of things we can't expect an all encompassing cure, different thigs will help different people, we just need to keep our ear to the ground and see what is around to help us! Places like this bulletin board are fab for this reason.

Try Lepicol (see my mail on it today)I think it is really helping me.

good luck and don't lose hope!

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