How have your experiences been with Lexapro anti-anxiety medication for IBS?!

Question: How have your experiences been with Lexapro anti-anxiety medication for IBS.?
My gastroentrologist put me on lexapro. He said to take half tablet for 10 days and then from day 11 to take full tablet. He told me side effects would be strong and there maybe discomfort initially but in 2 to 3 weeks, the side effects should be gone and lexapro would start to benefit.

Any other IBS patient been put on lexapro.? if so, did it work.?Health Question & Answer

Lexapro for IBS.?.?.? hmmm, IBS is a b.s. name for a collection of food intolerances mate....... i was diagnosed with IBS ...... after being diagnosed with a plethora of other "ailments" .......... it turns out i'm lactose intolerant, coeliac, severely intolerant to soy and processed sugar and an array of chemicals they use to "preserve" our foods..... that was nearly 2 years ago that i finally addressed it all ........ cos i had to ditch all the nastynastytoxicsludge antidepressants they'd pumped me full of first ......... i'm full of bounce these day.

Change your physician mate and get a second opinion........ go and get yourself fully assessed by a naturopath or nutritionally oriented physician ....... get them to do testing for food allergies/intolerances and chemical sensitivities .......what you ingest and absorb through your skin and breath can have a vast impact on the way you think, the way you feel and your overall health and vitality ....... seriously, you can live a pain free drug free life if only you know precisely what chemicals and foods are upsetting your system .... it could be something as simple as lactose intolerance or an intolerance to processed sugar or wheat ...... disorders from which people suffer due to intolerances to food or chemicals in their diets can cover almost the whole spectrum of physical and mental illnesses ..... an extraordinary concept but mind blowingly true....... do yourself a favor and go and get allergy tested.

in the meantime, try to eat as much whole fresh foods that you prepare yourself that includes a wide range of leafy and green vegies, some low sugar fresh fruits like watermelon, cantalope, pears and strawberries, some lean meats and fishes, brown rice, organic nuts and seeds like almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds and lots of fresh filtered water .......... feed your body from God's table and wean yourself off any highly processed, packagedsludge that has little to no nutritional value anyway.

In the meantime..... a good quality probiotic is a good idea to take too .... Probiotics are helpful bacterium which produce the enzyme lactase which helps digest lactose, a milk sugar............take a supplement before your main meals as this will help with the digestive process by encouraging the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, it will also help maintain optimal intestinal pH, which, in turn, helps with complete digestion...... probiotics will increase the absorption of minerals, such as calcium, magnesium and sometimes iron too..... they also produce some of the B vitamins, including biotin, niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6...... the B vitamins are essential for healthy neural, digestive and immune system functioning.

The freeze ~ dried form (powdered & necessary to refridgerate) is most stable and easily used by the body...... buy a dairy free variety as this will be the easiest for your system to use.

Try to pinpoint any food intolerances or allergies you may have as well as bad digestive symptoms such as bloating, acid reflux, gassiness and tummy aches can all be symptoms of lactose intolerance (or simply that you've just finished a course of antibiotics) .... try ditching the milk and dairy products for a few days to combat such digestive issues, and instead eat loads of leafy and green vegies, some organic nuts and seeds such as almonds and brazil nuts and some fresh tuna or salmon .... all are rich in calcium...... as are fresh vegies such as carrotts and fruits such as oranges........Or simply drink organic rice milk fortified with calcium ...... the fish are rich in both calcium and vitamin D..... vitamin D is needed for effective calcium assimilation and is known as the sunshine vitamin so make sure you get 10 - 15 mins per day of safe sun exposure.

You should feel a difference within a few hours of taking them .... but it really is imperative for your bounce and vitality that you pinpoint the cause of your digestive issues ......... ;0)

peace baby
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