Low-dose SSRIs for the Overly Sensitive Esophagus

It took months to get the MEDS out of my system but I have NO REGRETS!!!!!! I actually love life for the first time!!!!! I agree with JeDa who replied to your question.

Patients with nonspecific esophageal motility disorders are usually evaluated for severe gastroesophageal reflux and treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is instituted. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the esophagus (food pipe). Food travels from your mouth to the stomach through your esophagus. GERD can irritate

There are volumes of published research and many books which present this information with much more detail. I recommend Peter Breggin’s landmark “Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry” and Grace Jackson’s “Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs” as resources if you are interested in pursuing this further. Antidepressants have serious and potentially fatal adverse effects, cause potentially permanent brain damage, increase the risk of suicide and violent behavior in both children and adults, and increase the frequency and chronicity of depression.

I was lucky in that I found a good doc willing to have an open mind and a lot of patience who probably saved my life. I also learned a lot about how to control my life and not let it control me.

In other words, if a study showed that a certain medicine worked for a certain symptom, it did not work for everyone in the study – only a statistically significant number of individuals. Others in the study may have become very sick as a result of trying the drug, or maybe the drug had absolutely no impact on them. The good doctors understand this world of research, and also understand medicine is sometimes an art, and these studies sometimes only serve as a starting place. It is also important not to take SSRIs or other antidepressants together. This can lead to serotonin syndrome, which can cause seizures, hallucinations, and other serious health issues.

Okay, people. First of all I have studies on medicine and psychiatry. Second, I have spent years and years researching besides what they taught me at school.

  • Very small doses of this poison are injected into the LES, which causes the muscle to relax.
  • Looking back, I can understand what drug addicts are trying to achieve by using drugs….NUMBNESS & that is exactly what I had been unknowingly living prescribed by a doctor.
  • MNT describes ten ways to treat and prevent heartburn, as well as the risks and warning signs.

When symptoms are localized to the chest, a barium esophagram is sufficient and is usually performed as part of an upper gastrointestinal (UGI) series (a barium X-ray of the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine). When there is a question of pharyngeal dysfunction, a video study of both the pharynx and esophagus should be performed. Further evaluation depends on specific symptoms and radiographic findings. Direct visualization of the pharynx (pharyngoscopy), usually performed by an otolaryngologist, is appropriate when pharyngeal structural or motor dysfunction is found or suspected.

Call your doctor before you take the next dose. Your medical team may be able to make a substitution or suggest ways to prevent heartburn symptoms.

Talk about an eye opening revelation!!!!! I did not know the MEDS were making the depression & ALL the problems worse plus I was 100 lbs overweight & had numerous physical problems, only to discover, AFTER getting off those medications, the other physical conditions disappeared! I am now 60 years old taking a probiotic & that is ALL!!!! The weight fell off with no dieting.

Esophageal manometry, during which a thin flexible catheter is passed either through the nose or mouth into the esophagus, is used to measure the strength and coordination of muscle function in the esophagus. A continuous pH monitor study (referred to as a 24-hour pH probe study) utilizes a thin acid sensitive catheter positioned in the esophagus to confirm the possibility of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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