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funkflex

Member Since 24 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 05 2013 10:31 PM
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In Topic: From Constipation To Diarrhea?

05 October 2013 - 10:31 PM

Taking probiotics is good.  However, if you are still on antibiotics, the good from the probiotics could be totally negated.  The problem is that antibiotics may be killing healthful bacteria in your intestines and allowing inflammatory bacteria to proliferate.  If you are still taking antibiotics and you are still having diarrhea, there is an extremely high likelihood that the antibiotics are the root cause of your problem.  Medication side effects (including diarrhea) as a result of antibiotics (especially long term antibiotics) are not uncommon.  And I would guess that in celiacs whose intestines have not yet had a chance to completely heal, the chance of this would be even greater.   You really should seriously consider talking with your doctor about alternative treatments for your acne with him/her if the diarrhea is still ongoing.  I only say all of this because you still seem to be puzzled as to why this diarrhea is occurring... 

 

I am not on any antibiotics (should I be?).  Yes youre right I have some minor acne, but I did I write about it here?

 

Seems that my gut is swinging back and forth between diarrhea and constipation. Right now it´s further on the constipation side of things...


In Topic: From Constipation To Diarrhea?

20 September 2013 - 01:56 PM

Yes I do take probiotics. I just find it strange that it went from C to D. Hopefully it´ll normalize with time.


In Topic: From Constipation To Diarrhea?

13 September 2013 - 09:00 PM

That has happened to me, but I don't think it is exactly the norm.  Are ther any other changes in your life that could cause it?

 

I don´t think so. Well, we are two atleast then...


In Topic: Half-Year Follow-Up: Peristsing Fatigue Attacks

16 August 2013 - 01:51 PM

You are not alone dealing with fatigue long after diagnosis. Myself I am (almost) 10 months in and dealing with fatigue and exercise intolerance. I get so pissed with all these happy go lucky people that run marathons after a week off gluten and assume that´s how things work out for all of us.

 

But I´m not jumping to the "Chronic fatigue syndrome" diagnosis just yet. This diagnosis should only be given when there´s no medical explanation for your fatigue, in other words when theres no treatment and all hope is out. We have an explanation for your fatigue * celiac * so don´t  label yourself with a useless CFS diagnosis or trick yourself or your doctor to skipping all the testing and giving the lazy man´s diagnosis.

 

There´s a lot of tests you could take to rule out all the diseases of the world that cause fatigue. I for myself I´m waiting eagerly to see the follow-up biopsy. If the villi healed, then we seriously need to look for other explanations, and there´s a lot of tests that could be done.


In Topic: When Did The D And C Get Better For You?

16 August 2013 - 01:31 PM

Constipation started clearing up after 8 months for me. Still dealing with fatigue and exercise intolerance 10 months after diagnosis/start of gluten-free diet.