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Member Since 11 Oct 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 15 2013 01:47 PM

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Question About Supplements

10 December 2013 - 07:21 PM

Hi- I just had followup tests and all my food sensitivities have diminished dramatically since going gluten-free and also taking digestive enzymes and intestinal health supplements. My thyroid panel looked ok and negative for Hasimoto's, but my T3 thyroid is low and my adrenals are under performing so my doc put me on some supplements to treat that.  Thing is the supplements make me very bloated and gassy.  One supplement that has been a life saver is activated charcoal. i take it with foods i know will cause gas (even dairy if its in a dish) and it really helps.  If i take activated charcoal with these new supplements or maybe 20 min before i take the supplements it should help with the gas but could it possibly affect the efficacy of ingredients in the supplements?  would appreciate any input.  


Also my Vit D has been low for a while so I am now taking 10,000 IU daily - doc feels that could also be contributing to my dysbiosis and GI problems.





Bloating For 8 Months

22 July 2013 - 07:44 PM

Hi all-  i went on a short term antibiotic (Rifaximin) regimen in November to try to help with possible bacterial overgrowth.  I always seem to feel better when i am on antibiotics so figured there was a reason.  The day after i finished my course i stupidly drank too much at a party and felt horrible for a few days.  ever since this I have had lower abdominal bloating every other day...literally one day im fine then the next day im bloated.  nothing has helped.  a few months a go i started drinking kombucha and it seemed to help but that was short lived and now the bloating continues.  anyone have experience with this? if so can use some advice cause this is ruining the quality of my life



Costco Cashew Clusters

22 May 2013 - 01:16 PM

Anyone do ok with these? 

Red Blood Cells In Stool?

20 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

i just posted on my stool test and looks like they identified a few red blood cells in my stool via microscope.  i do have a fissure so its possible the sample got contaminated with blood, but of course this has me concerned now.  i do seem to have a very unbalanced GI tract and things have been out of whack after taking rifaximin back in november; lots of overgrowth now and very little growth of beneficial flora.  i did have a colonoscopy 3 yrs ago and the Pillcam 2.5 years ago and everything was normal on those.


would appreciate any ideas or suggestions




Anyone Have Stool Tests From Drs Data Or (Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Foru...

19 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

Its been a year or so since my last stool test so i just had one and got the results today.  not much has changed, still have dysbiotic bacteria..enterobacter clocae is the predominant one and also have alpha-hemolytic and beta strep which is odd cause i thought those were respiratory infections only.  Lactobacilli is low as always (+1) and bifido is non existent.  any idea why i cannot colonize abundant levels of the good bugs?  my ND says he usually sees high levels in most of hist patients.  im concerned that this is impairing my GI function and will make me susceptible to colon cancer or other diseases.  also under the parasitology/microscopy section it said small amounts of yeast were found and RBC's (rare- not present) which ive never seen before. could use some feedback - im honestly sick of taking these tests and my ND has no idea what to do with me anymore but he certainly wont turn away my business thats for sure 

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