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Gut microbiome - further evidence

Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:54 am
by theloneranger86
I have had gut problems - mainly IBS type symptoms throughout these past 2 years, since I have had pssd.
I just went to a very popular gastroenterologist , who did the following tests -

CBC
S Creatinine
SGOT / SGPT
TSH
SUGAR
TTG Antibody - 1.26 (General range 0-0)
The only test that seems off( to me) is the TTG antibody , however the doctor did not ask me to stop eating wheat or Gluten. He only asked me to stop taking milk , but increase yogurt intake (obviously related to gut bacteria)
After seeing my test results he prescribed Sertraline ,an Anti inflammatory and Folic Acid.
I didn't get to ask him what his diagnosis is since he sees more than 100 patients in 2 hours.

What is the take on this (for members who understand medicine) ?

Re: Gut microbiome - further evidence

Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:01 pm
by theloneranger86
Not really zadig , ssri is a common treatment for IBS I just found out

Re: Gut microbiome - further evidence

Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:54 pm
by north4
"treatment" its poison for pssd people, most of us developed stomach and gut problems, like pramipexole give him rls.... some nervs fliped around and ssri interact with gut microbiome, seems in a bad way with us....

Re: Gut microbiome - further evidence

Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:06 am
by been_too_long
First off, I don't see how this is "further evidence." Not like there is claim of recovery. In fact, the lab results are pretty much normal so where is the link your claiming?

As for SSRIs being given for IBS is not totally abnormal.. but is not considered a first line of defense. There is a lot of doctors that don't agree with it. For every study that says it has some use, you can point out ten that says its pointless. If I recall (feel way to lazy tonight to look stuff up) even in the studies supporting the idea, there was only any notable efficiency in select subsets of participants. No good long term study has been done to prove either way. Reason being; in the studies done there hasn't been enough evidence to justify more long term/expensive studies.

Re: Gut microbiome - further evidence

Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:19 pm
by Lusitanic
I have IBS and i believe it's related to my GAD and depression, i had it before ssri medication, that's why Doctors prescribe SSRIS.. when i took Escitalopram those symptoms got away, i think it's not related to pssd, at least on my case. I heard peppermint oil and a supp called Iberogast are good for IBS, i will try it.