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How Many Of Us Assume A Gfd Will Fix It?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:19 AM

I worded that previous post wrong, I meant to say it feels like someone putting their fist through my upper belly into my midback, not my butt, it extends right along the rib cage on the right. I have had a look at my back as the source which was unremarkable with exception of slight thoracic deg. disc at age 42. They even tried to do some steroid back injections with no improvement on three different sets of injections. It feels like it is coming through my gut and then making my midback and ribs very painful. I have even questioned the GI doc about sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, but he say no as my labs are normal. The sucky thing is that almost all pain meds give me such a headache like a bad hangover that it is not worth it to stay on them, or at least I have not been able to find anything to give me relief
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

It took me about 2 years gluten-free before I began to feel any benefit; even then I put the "recovery" in part due to the fact that I returned to the UK for a break and responded to a more familiar diet.

3 years on I still have problems, though better. A few things to consider:

First, if you have watery diarrhea you might want to be checked for microscopic colitis (inflammation of the large intestine) which has a strong correlation with celiacs (I have it)

Second, you might have IBS too (my doc says that I also have this!!!)
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:45 PM

So here I am, sitting in my rocker at 0800 in my PJ's waiting for the Ativan to kick in to quell the nausea a bit so I can shower then eat goodness knows what? :huh:

Thanks for passing along your neighbor and your doctor's advice. I also can't do SCD (or GAPS) because it makes me sick, and I'm looking for other options. I have iron overload so I'll skip the red meat, but everything else sounds great (except brown rice...need to do white or I'm in trouble). I've found soaking grains for 24h to be IMMENSELY helpful, and I've gotten really into fermenting my own foods, which really seems to help digestion. (My probiotic pills are in the mail, too.)

One thing about nausea...I had it constantly the first week I went on the GFD. I know it sounds stupid, and you've probably already tried this, but homemade and very strong ginger tea got rid of it for me. In fact, there was just a study that ginger tea is effective for nausea, at least in the context of morning sickness: http://well.blogs.ny...ring-pregnancy/

Anyway, apologies if you've already exhausted this. I just sipped on ginger tea constantly (I grated tons of frozen ginger into water, boiled it for 20 minutes or so, and threw in some sugar cubes when I drank it). At the least, maybe consider it as an additive for your smoothie.
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