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#1 surviormom

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:31 AM

For a week I have been trying to determine what is wrong, it started with nausea, I took away my oatmeal, it continued, I took away my fruit, it continued, Friday, it was a fever, and ab pains, Saturday, better, but all I ate was an apple, and some shrimp.  Sunday, an all out assault on my digestive tract.  It is continuing.  I cannot eat anything without consequence.  Drinking only water and an herb tea on occasion.  The food I attempt, goes straight through.  If you want details, I will share.  But you really do not.  My upper Intestinal area will swell up, bloat up, whatever, and I burp, a lot.  then I feel the food whatever I attempt, moving down and it hurts. I bloat all the way down.  I go and I go, until whatever I attempted to eat is gone.  Is this SIBO?  Do I need to go to the doctor?  I hate doctors. Has anyone experienced this?  Will it go away?  My husband keeps saying its a bug, but I have to joke, my gut says its not bug.

 

 I totally enjoyed the Easter Bunnies jelly beans, so a lot of sugar went through my body in the prior to the nausea beginning and my son had a birthday and I had what I thought was an innocent sliver of Ice-cream cake that would pay for for a few days and be done (I will never do that again).

 

Please anyone, help if you can, I am miserable, and have kids to take care of.


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Began Gluten Free and Casein Free after an Allergy Test trying to find answers to health problems that the doctors just were not answering well enough. Looking back through history, I have a lifetime of allergies and gastro issues.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:27 PM

Sorry about that, but when one has a neurological episode of the like strength of reaction, including such waves of dizziness and nausea  feeling like one can't walk, and literally can't see straight or focus one's thoughts, plus your muscles are locking up, one begins to understand motivation to "not" do that again.  Whatever "that" was.  :ph34r:

 

I bet you do have a combination of some sort of virus/bacteria food poisoning intestinal bug and a gluten reaction, which unfortunately are coinciding at the same time.  I will tell you what, though, do not go anywhere NEAR something like shrimp at this time, if it is farmed shrimp who knows what grain it has been fed with, and then treated with in terms of antibiotic residues.  Does careful cleaning and rinsing get all the bad stuff off, who knows.   If it is wild shrimp, you still are risking it if it came from certain areas which have had oil spills.... :(   shrimp, when you are vulnerable, is a very iffy proposition. 

 

Herb tea ?  Make absolutely sure it is not made with gluten.   Oatmeal -  you could be the small minority of the celiac/gluten intolerant who are reactors to even gluten free oatmeal.  Oats are rough on early gluten free dieters and shouldn't be attempted until full healing has taken place.  I became sensitive to being cross contaminated with it, it only after years of being gluten free, and this has really changed my ability to safely eat most baked goods not made by me, already, because I have to use flours that are not made in the same facilities where oats are processed, or if I eat too much, I get hammered.  For example, I was checking out a gluten free protein bar recently that sounded as if it would be perfect, but further research showed that one of the flavors was an oat concoction, so there went that idea for me. It probably would work for most gluten free people, but I'd just as soon they label it as "produced in a facility with" -  so I could get a head's up without visiting the website -  which is not going to happen.

 

So you had a bug brewing, then you fed it candy sugars.... oh, my. :(  

 

When this has happened before I go pretty elemental and subsist on water, ginger root or ginger in various forms, including putting it in club soda,  decaf coffee ( I think I have the northern European coffee drinking gene which means I can be 3/4 dead and drinking a ton of it with no ill effect  :P) coconut milk, (can't recommend this stuff enough, get the canned and dilute it, by putting it in coffee or tea, or get some coconut water, too), and trying out various homemade electrolyte type solutions.  I know this sounds awful, but I would rather wait it out until it settles down, then reintroduce foods. Then I would be eating very low carb, on my "safe" foods list, which is probably nothing like somebody else's, but which agrees with me- if I can handle things like nuts and fruits, then a cooked egg, I am probably going to be okay.  

 

It wouldn't hurt to call a doctor's office anyway, because perhaps there really is a bout of intestinal illness going through your area, and better safe than sorry. There are such bad buggy gut wrenching germs going around these days, (just ask any cruise line passenger)  even normals can get knocked down quickly.   


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:31 PM

Sounds very familiar, I recently had a wicked bout of the "flu", of the stomach variety. Holy old crap (pun intended 😉) that was awful! I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy!! It lasted about 5 days, I thought it was easing up after two and then got assaulted again. I do wonder if perhaps you should contact a doc just in case, I'd hate for it to worsen and you be even sicker. Hope you're feeling better soon!!
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#4 surviormom

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:38 AM

Thank you.  I tried calling GI.  May is the best they could do, put me on their cancel list.  So, I tried GP, May, looked for a new one.  Urgent care is 250 with our insurance, so I am making him my new GP  he can take me in on Friday, and that is a $50 instead of the 250 today would be as an  Urgent Care patient.  I think I can hang in there another 48 hours.  I have lasted this long.  I have a great hubby, and I am following Takala advice.  It really does not feel like the flu, it really feels like its all in my intestines.  


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I have a long list of physical ailments that were being grouped into age/gender by doctors.

Began Gluten Free and Casein Free after an Allergy Test trying to find answers to health problems that the doctors just were not answering well enough. Looking back through history, I have a lifetime of allergies and gastro issues.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

Being treated for IBS, but he is sending me to the lab for a full work up and then on to the GI.  It is not the flu or a virus, but they are going to check everything over and see what it is.


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I have a long list of physical ailments that were being grouped into age/gender by doctors.

Began Gluten Free and Casein Free after an Allergy Test trying to find answers to health problems that the doctors just were not answering well enough. Looking back through history, I have a lifetime of allergies and gastro issues.


Learn from yesterday, Live for today, and Hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:57 PM

Sorry you're going through this.  What is SIBO?


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:20 AM

I know how it feels. Have had neurological issues+++ on a deeper level while studying abroad for a year and it can be very very scary.

It is important to remember that reactions from gluten can come as late as a week or more after ingesting.

So it can be a bit hard to pin point what it was that made you sick.

 

Probably a good idea to stay away from everything that can be dangerous all together, and stick to what you know is safe for your body. Wether it be unprocessed food, whole foods, clean meats, fish etc.

Hope you find out whats causing it!


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:50 AM

Sorry you're going through this.  What is SIBO?

Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth, just learned about it in the past week reading trying to find something to make this stop, went from IBS to that, reading.  But doing what the dr. ordered for now.  Feeling better, he gave me meds to make symptoms less severe, and I went the lab this morning.  Results will be April 29th I think.


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I have a long list of physical ailments that were being grouped into age/gender by doctors.

Began Gluten Free and Casein Free after an Allergy Test trying to find answers to health problems that the doctors just were not answering well enough. Looking back through history, I have a lifetime of allergies and gastro issues.


Learn from yesterday, Live for today, and Hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:46 AM

C diff.  I take probiotics.  I do not know how this happened.  I have not had antibiotics in years until now, and I wash wash wash, I have 5 kids, I wash all food and hands. And no one else is sick, just me.  Yet, its in the lab results.  C difficile Toxins A+B Positve.

 

Taking Flagyl now.


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I have a long list of physical ailments that were being grouped into age/gender by doctors.

Began Gluten Free and Casein Free after an Allergy Test trying to find answers to health problems that the doctors just were not answering well enough. Looking back through history, I have a lifetime of allergies and gastro issues.


Learn from yesterday, Live for today, and Hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:04 AM

Now its florastor 2x and I have to have an Endoscopy, any advice anyone?  What do I ask about it?  He wants to see my Esophagus and Stomach, not sure what else he is looking at.  I am still bloating after meals and burping a lot.  No extra blood tests have been done or anything of that sort, just want to see inside of me and I am not a brave soldier.  Advice and tips welcome...comfort always welcome.


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I have a long list of physical ailments that were being grouped into age/gender by doctors.

Began Gluten Free and Casein Free after an Allergy Test trying to find answers to health problems that the doctors just were not answering well enough. Looking back through history, I have a lifetime of allergies and gastro issues.


Learn from yesterday, Live for today, and Hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:39 AM

I have no advice, but have this.... ((((surviormom))))


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:06 PM

I hope your tests go well.  Some of us have an immune reaction reaction to oats.  So you may have been having problems in your gut for a while now.  Hard to know about these things really.   Lots of times it is trial and error to learn how our bodies react.  Kind of the school of hard knocks education.

 

The gluteney cake may have been a trigger for a more active immune response.  Since the immune reaction is meant to protect us from nasty invaders it doesn't stop quickly.  I have had gut pain and other GI symptoms last up to a month and a half after a glutening.  It really does encourage you to be careful!  Or at least it did me.  :)


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 04:02 AM

Thanks both of you.  I have been feeling much better, still not balanced, I went the other direction now.  And still bloating and burping, but I am eating again, healthy foods only though.  I am being very careful.  I have never gone through an endoscopy before and do not know what to expect or ask or such as that.  Nervous. :unsure:


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I have a long list of physical ailments that were being grouped into age/gender by doctors.

Began Gluten Free and Casein Free after an Allergy Test trying to find answers to health problems that the doctors just were not answering well enough. Looking back through history, I have a lifetime of allergies and gastro issues.


Learn from yesterday, Live for today, and Hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:00 AM

Hi Surviormum, did you have your endoscopy? it's nothing to be scared of - didn't you have one when first DX?

 

A combination of viruses and glutening is always a possiblity and it may multiply esponentially the effects, I think. Give us news...

 

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#15 surviormom

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:11 AM

Rescheduled so my husband could be there, it will be next Tuesday.  No, I have not been through this before, only blood tests.  I am trying to brave up.  Cost and pain, not my favorite things.


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Gluten Free 2012 - Dairy Free 2012 - Acid Reflux Diet 2013

Chronic Gastritis 2013 - Peptic Duodenitis 2013 - Hiatal Hernia 2013 - C-Diff 2013 - Endometriosis 2013 - Uterine Fibroids 2013

Patellar Tendonitis 2013 - Arthritis 2014 - NCGI 2014 - Erosive Esophagitis 2014 - Barretts 2014


I have a long list of physical ailments that were being grouped into age/gender by doctors.

Began Gluten Free and Casein Free after an Allergy Test trying to find answers to health problems that the doctors just were not answering well enough. Looking back through history, I have a lifetime of allergies and gastro issues.


Learn from yesterday, Live for today, and Hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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