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#16 jerseyangel

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:43 AM

I'm kind of cautiously excited--I'm going to see a new gastroenterologist in early April. She's younger, and over the phone said that she would talk to me about my additional food intolerances and continued, intermittant IBS-type symptoms.

My current gastro refuses to address this--saying I only need to stay away from gluten. <_< I was supposed to see him again in February, but I can't see going in and getting the same speil.

My allergist is more helpful, really, but with Bev and Judy as my inspiration :D , I'm going to go and see if there's anything else at play here.

Wish me luck.... :unsure:
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:28 AM

Patti,

That is so wonderful. At the very least, its worth ruling things out. No need to suffer if there is help!

Keep us updated!

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:36 AM

Patti,

It will be more answers for you. I second Laura....keep us posted. :)
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:38 AM

Thanks Laura and Andrea :D

The appt. is on the 3rd.--I'll keep you posted.
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#20 Judyin Philly

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:46 PM

hi Patti
I'm so happy for you
got your email today and will reply soon.

I'm praying that you get some answers and can share with us too.
was happy to see Richard's post today

if you want to read up on the hydrogen test..or the research..i can forward to you..

just let me know.

again...so so so happy your going to some one open to looking at intolerances.

ps..got more notes from Scott so all alerts are off again.
please keep me posted on new info incase I'm not on...would sure appreciate it.
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 04:11 PM

Laura- Oh good :rolleyes: I felt so dumb...but sometimes it's so hard to keep up with everyone.

richard- thank you for that info!

Patti- My appt. is on the 3rd too! I've decided that in the last two years, I've had no problem firing doctors! :rolleyes:
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 04:23 AM

I don't know if this will help any of you or not, but it's worth looking into....

When I was diagnosed with Celiac 1 1/2 yrs ago, my GI immediately handed me samples of a probiotic called Flora Q. He started me on 2 caps/day and then after a month reduced me to 1 (usual dose). He said that the "flora & fauna" of the intestinal tract gets unbalanced more often than most realize and results in a cycle of some very serious problems. He said that he recommends Flora Q to all of his Celiac patients and some others. (He said he's had better results from this than from other products.)

It works well for me! It's a little expensive. about $30 for 30 day supply, but it's so worth it to me! Truthfully, I don't remember to take it every day, but when I start to get that blegh "ibs" feeling, I start taking it again, and within 2-3 days I feel much better. I try to take it then at least for a couple of weeks straight.

Flora Q info:
Manufacturer - Kenwood Therapeutics
label information:
GLUTEN FREE
contains: lactobacillus, bifodobacterium, lactobacillus paracesei, streotococcus thermophilus
other ingredients: maltodextrin, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium alginate, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, FD&C blue 2
This product is free of the following allergens: milk, wheat gluten, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, soybean, tree nuts, and peanuts

Flora Q is an OTC, but I've never found it on the shelf with the other priobiotics in any pharmacy. I have to ask a pharmacist because it's always behind the counter eventhough it's an over-the-counter.
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#23 Judyin Philly

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 05:43 AM

thanks so much for the post...sounds like a good product and a Dr. that knows what's UP!

CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR HOW BEV'S TEST WENT
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 10:01 AM

Thanks jaten. My test came back negative but think I am going to restart probiotics. I still LOVE LOVE LOVE your dog and now I have one too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 04:07 PM

I'm kind of cautiously excited--I'm going to see a new gastroenterologist in early April. She's younger, and over the phone said that she would talk to me about my additional food intolerances and continued, intermittant IBS-type symptoms.

My current gastro refuses to address this--saying I only need to stay away from gluten. <_< I was supposed to see him again in February, but I can't see going in and getting the same speil.

My allergist is more helpful, really, but with Bev and Judy as my inspiration :D , I'm going to go and see if there's anything else at play here.

Wish me luck.... :unsure:


Wondering how it went today Patti! Hope you got some answers!
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#26 Judyin Philly

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:49 PM

Wondering how it went today Patti! Hope you got some answers!


PATTI IS REALLY SICK WITH A COLD AND HAD TO CANCEL HER APT.
HOPE SHE'S BETTER SOON.
GLAD YOUR TESTS ARE BEHIND YOU BUDDY
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