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My Pharmacist says IBS is caused by computers??


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#1 JenS

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 10:41 AM

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Yesterday, I went over to the local Eckerd's to pick up a refill of Bentyl. The pharmacist asked me "Why do you take these"? I told him that I IBS, and many days upset stomach. He then asked "Do you work with a computer?" I told him that I sit at a computer all day at work. He said that is the problem.Do you agree? Is there reserach behind this?


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Posted 28 December 2001 - 11:00 AM

I have never heard anything like that! People try to blame everything on computers or cell phones or whatever else they can think of. Posted Image

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 11:00 AM

I have never heard anything like that! People try to blame everything on computers or cell phones or whatever else they can think of. Posted Image

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 11:18 AM

How ridiculous! Add your pharmacist to the long list of "professionals" that are CLUELESS. Posted Image BTW, I was diagnosed with IBS long before I had a computer at home or at work. Happy New Year!

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 11:18 AM

How ridiculous! Add your pharmacist to the long list of "professionals" that are CLUELESS. Posted Image BTW, I was diagnosed with IBS long before I had a computer at home or at work. Happy New Year!

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 11:46 AM

Wow, I thought I'd heard it all!!! Would love to hear the pharmacist's reasoning behind his conclusion.
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Posted 28 December 2001 - 11:46 AM

Wow, I thought I'd heard it all!!! Would love to hear the pharmacist's reasoning behind his conclusion.
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Posted 28 December 2001 - 12:50 PM

I had IBS way before even being near a computer. He was just probably pulling your leg.

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 12:50 PM

I had IBS way before even being near a computer. He was just probably pulling your leg.

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 01:32 PM

I doubt there even were computers around when I first had my D-attacks about 28 years ago! Tell him he's very wrong!Fay Posted Image

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 01:32 PM

I doubt there even were computers around when I first had my D-attacks about 28 years ago! Tell him he's very wrong!Fay Posted Image

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 02:06 PM

i work at a doctor's office and deal with pharmacists all day long. some of them are really stupid! like, its amazing they graduated. i mean, come on! computers? people had IBS long before computers existed. oh, man! thats the silliest thing i've ever heard!whats his number? i'd love to hear what causes headaches! Posted Image jj

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 02:06 PM

i work at a doctor's office and deal with pharmacists all day long. some of them are really stupid! like, its amazing they graduated. i mean, come on! computers? people had IBS long before computers existed. oh, man! thats the silliest thing i've ever heard!whats his number? i'd love to hear what causes headaches! Posted Image jj

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 02:17 PM

Maybe he's oversimplifying - I suppose that computers and other sedentary tasks could cause it in that I'm sitting all day and getting no exercise...
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Posted 28 December 2001 - 02:17 PM

Maybe he's oversimplifying - I suppose that computers and other sedentary tasks could cause it in that I'm sitting all day and getting no exercise...
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Posted 28 December 2001 - 02:33 PM

...and frogs cause warts and there's nothing a good bloodletting won't cure.Was this guy trained by Hypocrates personally?

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 02:33 PM

...and frogs cause warts and there's nothing a good bloodletting won't cure.Was this guy trained by Hypocrates personally?

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 02:47 PM

Yeah, I had IBS a looonnnnggg time before I ever was near a computer. Most pharmacists may actually be less qualified to comment on IBS than most of us are. Perhaps his comment was meant to imply that inactivity is often an exacerbatory factor in IBS..that I can buy. Exercise and activity is certainly preferable to sitting around in front of a computer or TV.

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 02:47 PM

Yeah, I had IBS a looonnnnggg time before I ever was near a computer. Most pharmacists may actually be less qualified to comment on IBS than most of us are. Perhaps his comment was meant to imply that inactivity is often an exacerbatory factor in IBS..that I can buy. Exercise and activity is certainly preferable to sitting around in front of a computer or TV.

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Posted 28 December 2001 - 03:32 PM

4willieC, that's what I meant - you just stated it better!
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