Re: Intestines DO have nerves?...or...Intestines DO NOT have nerves?

Tue May 23 13:48:16 2000

>Helen, and Chris;

>From my research intestines do not have nerves...the peritoneum does
but not the intestines. There is nerve stimuli in the internal intestines....i.e cramping....but not externally. Do you mean internally? This question would probably be best addressed by a pathologist or a physician.


Please read my message / question (below) which I have inserted within > Chris's message!!
> ` ` ` ` ` ` `
> At Tue, 23 May 2000, chris smith wrote:
> Chris Smith: I am doing okay. I had almost 100% pain relief from
> nortriptyline (pamelor, similar drug as elavil) I had to cut down from
> 30mg to 20mg daily because of cardiac side effects. I recently when
off > the drug as an experiment and the pain is back, so its back on it
again > soon I guess. I don't really like it, which is why I'm trying to hold
> off. They think I have some kind of neuropathy, possibly viral,
similar > to what some people get after shingles. In my research I have found
> that you can get things like this even in the nerves of your
intestines. >
> ~~~~~~~
> Helen D: It is my understanding that " our intestines DO NOT have
> nerves." When a person has adhesions - which involve the intestines -
it > is what the intestines are attached to that causes pain...NOT the
> intestines themselves!
> Please, can someone with a strong medical background respond to this?
> ~~~~~~~~
> Chris: My reaction to the nortriptyline does make this a possiblity,
as > no other medication has worked as well. I don't know if it will ever
go > away, doesn't look like it, as its been 3 years in a few weeks. I
> agree, the fight doesn't seem like it will ever end, but who knows,
> strange things do happen. I guess nothing has changed with you, no
> surgery, etc?
> CHris S.
> >

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