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Bluebird2009

Can I ask does the vagus nerve settle down when we heal or is it a permanent problem

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peng

About 40 years ago, when I was on very irregular shift work, I started to have failing health due to chronic gastritis, reflux then depression.  A neighbour who happened to be a paediatric surgeon said I could get my vagus nerve cut and it would solve a lot of my symptoms.

I never heard any more about that from anyone in the medical professions I saw.

I did have reflux surgery (Nissen's), but it was too late to catch the depression.

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KarenB

Can I ask does the vagus nerve settle down when we heal or is it a permanent problem

 

The vagus is a verve that connects so many other areas of our bodies.  It is one of (if not THE) major connection between body and brain.  It works in relationship with us and our body, so if we are healing in general, then that healing will include our vagus nerve. 

 

However, we can have a lot of influence over it - we don't just have to wait and hope.  This link Beyond Meds - Vagus nerve details many methods for stimulating the vagus, which helps to bring it into and keep it in working order.  Very useful for those suffering anxiety, digestive troubles, depression - myriads of issues. 

 

 

A neighbour who happened to be a paediatric surgeon said I could get my vagus nerve cut and it would solve a lot of my symptoms.

 

In light of all that, I'm horrified at the idea of cutting it!  Yikes!

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peng

Yes, I agree.

 

Of course, I was also told decades ago by a doctor, (possibly the same one) that "we do not need stomach acid", it is OK to cease its production.

I think the advocates of those putting millions of us on PPIs like Omeprazole (Losec) were of the same belief.  In any case, they used the same mantra.  

I have to say, though, that it was the only drug I found that seemed to be one that could be called a "miracle".  My gastric troubles were mostly absent for many years.

Now we know that the acid is essential for extracting vital benefit - e.g. B vitamins - from foods like greens.

 

I have had acid/stomach trouble since childhood, so recent ideas of the brain-gut link are interesting to me.

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JayUT

This is a very old topic, but something that just came on my radar as I try to find ways to calm down.

 

Possibly useful References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4017164/

https://healinghistamine.com/the-vagus-nerve-inflammation-connection/?mc_cid=23b782298c&mc_eid=3dd4730fc1

https://selfhacked.com/blog/32-ways-to-stimulate-your-vagus-nerve-and-all-you-need-to-know-about-it/

https://drarielleschwartz.com/natural-vagus-nerve-stimulation-dr-arielle-schwartz/#.XNRsXspKiUl

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5807379/

https://www.nemechekconsultativemedicine.com/instructions/

 

Does anyone have any experience with Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation?

 

I am going to give taNVS a try along with many of the other easy at-home methods.

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