Jetbunny, although I read your other thread and someone said your friend has IBS it sure seems like you are working a questionaire or marketing.If that is the case you could just post that, and we would answer the questions or you could search. If thats not the case and you tell us your friends symptoms are perhaps we could help that way. I don't want to offend you, but its just coming off that way to me in the way your wording your questions and the fact that your in advertising.------------------ http://webpotential.com/ericibs/index.htm
Wow, I can't win! Nope, just curious. My job is to sell ad to local businesses in Chicago. Hardly a national marketing effort! I probably phrase my questions like a salesperson! Hazards of the job, I tell ya. Jason, my boyfriend, tried kava kava but it made his stomach ache terribly. As a chronic insomniac, valerian has been a godsend to me, and I was wondering if it helped ease other people's racing minds and sleepless nights without affecting their IBS.
I take kava for anxiety. The first time I took it at night, it helped me sleep, but since then nothing. I take it in the morning with breakfast and it's been great with my nerves. I understand tho you should only take it for 3 months. I don't know what I'll do after my 3 months are up. Has anyone taken it longer than 3 months? If so, any ill effects?
I take a combo of KavaKava and St. John's Wort each night, and have done so for quite a few months. Takes about 30-45 min to begin working, and helps me relax and go to sleep. No bad effects that I can tell, and not habit forming (i.e., doing without it doessn't cause any bad effects).------------------"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
jetbunny, I tried Dt John's Wort, it made the D worse.Valerian did nothing for me, one way or the other ( I am a MAJOR insomniac)kava worked for about three days, i used a tincture.melatonin does nothing for me------------------Color Rainbows in the Rain
Jet bunny, Just yesterday I ordered hops and a mixed herb tincture (sorry, don't rememver what's in it right now) from my herbal distribitor.I'll let you know how it goes.------------------Color Rainbows in the Rain
St.Johns wort and Kavakava made my IBS worse than what it already was!At first (for about 2 weeks)I was sleeping better and thought the answer to my insomnia was St.Johns,wrong answer!So much trial and error,almost enough to make one give up experimenting.No "natural" remedy that I have tried(and I have tried most that have been suggested) have worked consistently for me.------------------gypsy-D child of GOD
Jetbunny,I've tried valerian root and melatonin in the past to try to sleep better. But the most success I've had is...Mike's tapes. They invariably put me to sleep (sorry Mike). I know this isn't a long-term fix for sleep problems, but it may help with Jason's IBS and help him get to sleep to boot.This is not an ad for Mike, Mike's tapes, or anything else, just my HO.
Hi- I'm going to keep trying with this one.I have a teaching and clinical background.haYou folks that are into herbals...I HIGHLYrecommend a new publication. It will cost you $60. It is the PDR (same publishers of the physician's desk reference, which is the bible of prescription medication for the medical field) of HERBAL MEDICINES.Before taking any herbal, my opinion is that you should read about it in this book. Not listen to the health food salesperson, not listen to your neighbor, or even what you read here. Read the real scientific stuff on it, consult your physician and then try it out. You can order a PDR of Herbal medicine from PDR P.O. Box 10689 Des Moines, IA50336, Your local library may have one too.They have a fax number where you could fax questions before you order, but sorry I do not have a regular phone. Fax is (515)284-6714 ($6.95 for shipping)There was a great point about medications having different effects in different individuals..herbal or "man made"...some of it will have to be trial and error, but I think this book is great. Maybe even your health food places will have it..but doubtful. I am very sceptical of those places..and order what I take by mail from Swansons. j
jeanne to jean (sorry I'll stop doing that)The complete name is : PDR (initials)for Herbal Medicines First Edition 1998Published by the Medical Economics Company,Inc. Montvale, New Jersey 07645-1742It is great- easy to read etc..there is asmall section in front with glossy pictures of many of the plants themselves. This isconsidered a medical publication. I have access because our physicians in my clinic use it.
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