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Slowing down peristalsis

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 23, 2013 at 5:31 AM

I had an intestinal resection procedure done about 4 years ago and ever since then, I've had to go the bathroom between 3-8 times/day (depending on my diet and SIBO).

Through following this diet and eating 2 big meals on the opposite ends of the day (urge to go is triggered by eating), I have been able to get it down to 3x/day. Since my ideal is 2x, I have taken to using Imodium as well.

While this did the trick for a week, I have since experienced constipation issues caused by it, and they are not fun! lol

I'm currently experimenting with peppermint tea to see if it will slow down the peristalsis waves but other than that what else can I do?

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on March 19, 2013
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Thanks Julia, I'll look into it.

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I had an intestinal intussusception---basically one part of it collapsed into another sort of like a telescope.

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on March 03, 2013
at 11:34 PM

I have read that there is an association with too much serotonin (neurotransmitter) and IBS. I think I also read that serotonin and dopamine are kind of like a see-saw - as one goes up, the other goes down. Maybe there is something in this for you.

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on March 19, 2013
at 11:28 PM

Thanks Julia, I'll look into it.

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on February 23, 2013
at 05:58 PM

i know peppermint oil is supposed to slow down the contractions in your colon.

what did you have a resection for? crohn's?

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on February 24, 2013
at 06:04 AM

I had an intestinal intussusception---basically one part of it collapsed into another sort of like a telescope.

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