How Successful are Naturopath's at Treating Digestive Issues?
August 11, 2013 1:01 PM Subscribe
I am going to be seeing a Naturopathic doctor for my digestive issues which have plagued me for 4 months now. (Chronic abdominal pain and diahrea)
posted by Jack V to health & fitness (26 answers total)
I believe these symptoms were brought on by my tetracycline treatment for acne which my dermatologist allowed to go on for 18 months. He actually begged me to continue the tetracycline treatment when I told him about my digestive issues.
My father and mother took tetracycline for 5 - 6 years with no trouble, so they think I'm being a hypocondriac.
The G.I. and my family doctor both just told me to eat more fiber and diagnosed me with IBS and said there was not much they could do to help me.
This caused me to have a panic attack multiple times and I ended up in the psych ward of my local hospital.
I feel IBS is an unhelpful diagnosis. IBS can be many things (bacterial overgrowth for one). It is a diagnosis of exclusion.
The Naturopath agrees and wants to work with me to get to the root of my digestive issues.
I know naturopathic medicine can be controversial, and I don't to waste money, but I feel that it is worth a shot as the mainstream medical establishment can no longer help me.
Does anyone think this has a good chance of helping me out?