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Do Or Can Nerves Affect Celiac?


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#1 Del

 
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:37 AM

I really don't want to add a sob story but I do need to tell you what's going on for you to be able to help me. The last three weeks have been HX#*.....my husband of 34 years has been diagnosed with Stage III3 B Lung Cancer...supposedly inoperatable and incurable.....it's been doctors, broncho/med, start of radiation, more doctors and plenty of bad news piled on top of more bad news. On top of that my stomach has gone crazy....diarreha everyday. I need Immodium just to get thru the day of meetings. Is this normal, as if anything in my life is normal right now? Any suggestions? I really don't care about myself....but I want to and have to be there every step of the way for my husband. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance....Del
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#2 celiac-mommy

 
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:42 AM

Do you have Celiac disease?

Nerves, stress, trauma etc... can all be causes of a "nervous stomach" regardless of Celiac. With everything you're going through, I think that's a very possible explaination.

Good luck to you and your husband. I'm sorry that you're having to go through this.
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#3 Del

 
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:55 AM

[quote name='celiac-mommy' date='Sep 30 2009, 02:12 PM' post='565314']
Yes, I do have Celiac.....thank you so much for your kind reply!!!
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:05 AM

Del,
My heart goes out to you! Please accept my prayers for strength during this time.
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1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember
1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms
Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance
2000-osteopenia
2001-had stroke because of medications I was given
June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months
June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)
May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:24 AM

I'm sorry to hear that. But I think I might be able to be of some help. I remember my mom telling me that when her dad died her stomach was so upset she could not eat. She said peppermint tea helped a ton. It is my understanding that there are certain compounds in peppermint that calm, sooth, and relax the bowels.

And if you do not want to drink tea you could take enteric-coated peppermint capsules. They are supposedly a very effective alternative treatment for IBS. They are also fairly safe, I have taken them myself when I had severe IBS symptoms and they helped a ton.

Again, I am sorry for what you have to go through. I really do sympathize. Good luck and I hope you and your husband feel better.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:58 AM

I have nothing to add except that I'm so sorry for all you and your hubby are going thru! I'll keep you in my prayers! Oh....ginger is good for tummy also, if you can tolerate it.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:00 AM

Thank you for your kind words and your suggestion....will try that now!
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:02 AM

Thank you so much....especially for the prayers!!! They are appreciated more than I can say!
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:04 AM

Thank you so much...please keep praying!!! That's the only thing that is going to help us thru this!
Also thanks for reminding me of the ginger....it has helped me in the past!
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:47 AM

Stress makes EVERYTHING worse.

My thoughts and prayers are with you!

When my stomach has been extremely out of order, bananas help get some food down and stay put. A baked potato can be a meal in a pinch.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:35 AM

Thank you so very much for your thoughts, prayers and suggestions!!
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:36 AM

Del,
My heart and prayers go to you and your husband, and an extra prayer that the doc is wrong. That kind of stress can certainly cause the digestive problems that you are experiencing. I'm sure others have better advice on what to take or do. I just wanted you to know there's a bunch praying for you, and I believe there is power in collective thaught. God be by your side.
Susan
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#13 Del

 
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:41 AM

I can't thank you enough, Susan, for your prayers....we are relying on the prayers of many!!!

Our anthem/battle cry is this"

Lord, this time you've given us a mountain
A mountain we're going to climb
Lord, please carry Bruce up that mountain
To the top and down the healing side!

Hope everyone on here sees that and joins us in the battle!!!
Del
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 01:25 PM

Del, I have no suggestions to add; it sounds like others have had good ideas to offer. I just wanted to say that you will be in my prayers also. And positive thoughts are coming your way for a much better than expected out come for you and your husband. Hugs to you both.
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#15 Del

 
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:18 PM

Thank you for the caring thoughts and prayers!
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