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Sphincter of OddiDysfunction Treatments
Part II: Medicinals and Supplements
This Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction (SOD) Treatments List is a culmination of patient experiences from
Internet support groups and blogs; and information gathered from the professional medical and
alternative health community. Although there is no known "permanent cure" for SOD, there are many
different treatment modalities that may relieve SOD symptoms, depending on the individual. The
following information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical interventions or advice. The author does not endorse or receive profit from mentioning any of these
Medications “SODers” report having been prescribed
(Please read disclaimer at bottom of page.
Generic and/or trade name(s) are listed. For more information on specific drugs, go to www.drug.com or
Anti-Spasmodics Anti-Nausea Digestive-Specific
Calcium Channel Blockers (ex. nitroglycerin,
Note: Morphine is not recommended for SOD pain
induces/increases SOD spasms. Some SODers report no problem with morphine, however most
report increased SOD pain after taking morphine.
This is a good site to look up herbs by ailment. For SOD you may want to look at herbs for
analgesic, antispasmodic, digestive, hepatic, and narcotic:
Annie’s Remedy is another good site to look up herbs and herbal recipes by ailment or region of
the body. For SOD you may want to look at herbs for abdomen, digestion, IBS, liver, nausea, and
pain relief: http://www.anniesremedy.com/herb_uses_index.php.
Essential Oils: various herbal oils are applied to different parts of the body for pain. Here is a list
Antispasmodic oils: angelica, aniseed, basil, bay, bergamot, camphor, clary, sage, clove,
jasmine, lavender, mandarin, neroli, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, sandalwood,
Nausea/Indigestion oils: black pepper, clove, coriander, ginger, lemon, lemongrass,
Pain: basil, bay, black pepper, chamomile, clary, sage, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary.
Sources for more information: http://www.essentialoils.co.za/therapeutic-properties.htm
Aloe Vera Juice: Has many uses for digestive health. A good overview is this article:
Non-prescription digestive enzymes: There are so many to choose from that finding one that
works for you may be a challenge. One rule of thumb is that an over the counter digestive
enzyme have a high amount of lipase, amylase, and protease. You can compare the amounts by
reading labels. Also, most enzymes are derived from pigs. However, there are plant-based
vegetarian and vegan enzymes to choose from.
Marijuana (as a medicinal herb): a few SODers report that marijuana helps with SOD nausea,
pain, and serves as a de-stressor. Caution: only use under the care of a prescriber in states
Vitamins and Minerals: in severe cases of SOD, it is important for patients to have their blood
levels checked frequently for vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies that may occur due to nausea,
--The information contained within is intended as a supplement to, not a substitute for, the expertise and
judgment of a healthcare professional. --The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, or permutations of
what may or may not occur in actual clinical care or treatment.
--The information is provided as is, and the page administrator does not warrant that it is complete,
--Non-healthcare professionals should consult their physician before altering their treatment regimen.
If you have had success with a medicine or supplement, please let us know at
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