I am looking for a hypnotherapist in London. Can you help? Ten years ago I was treated in the States for my irritable bowel syndrome. I had constant attacks of diarrhoea and abdominal pain. I am English and I moved over there to work for about three years. As soon as I got there I started to get panic attacks. After a few weeks these disappeared but my stomach started to cramp up and I had diarrhoea every morning and sometimes throughout the day. I then moved back to England. I live in North London. I got better although I still had some panic attacks. Now the diarrhoea has come back in force. In the States I was treated with Lotronex. What is this. Can I get this here? And can hypnotherapy help me. I want to have help with hypnosis because a friend of mine said that this was probably psychological. She said that it was something to do with me living my family and going over there. Also my father died just before I went out there.
Is hypnotherapy useful? Can you help me with this problems.
Lotronex is the trade name for Alosetron hydrochloride, which is a 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor antagonist. Alosetron decreases gut transit and increases the absorption of fluid; it also reduces pain in response to rectal distension. It reduces diarrhoea but it also can reduce urgency and abdominal pain. The drug has had some side effects with a few number of people and was therefore withdrawn from the US market in 2002. It has never been available in the UK. I think that you can get it still in India; however, I don’t suggest that you take this drug as the Food and Drug Administration has not recommended it.
IBS is a GI disorder which affects 10% and up to 20% of the population. In most cases, its origin is psychological. Hypnotherapy has been used effectively for many years in the treatment of IBS.
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