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JaneWhoLovesRain

Dia. . . . For 5 Days

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UGH!!  I am now on day 5 of diarrhea and am getting worried.  Having dermatitris herpetiformis my GI symptoms with celiac have always been minimal.  I accidentally got glutened earlier this year (didn't realize baking spray had wheat and was eating muffins in which the tin had been sprayed with this for about 3 weeks) and my rash which had been gone for 3 years came back, my tum-tum was okay though, no problems there.  So I doubt this has anything to do with being gluttened but I wanted to ask if anyone has any insight or idea what this could be.

 

Six weeks ago I started going to a chiropractor for something unrelated and he put me on this new diet, basically no carbs or grains, no sugar, no dairy, no nightshades, no chocolate and lots of fruits and veggies.  Meat and chicken are allowed as are nuts and eggs.  So for the last six weeks I've been eating a big salad of raw kale, spinach, carrots, cucumbers every day and in general have upped my fruits and other veggies.  If the diarrhea started right after the diet I would say aha, but for the first 5 weeks I ate this diet with no problem at all.  It wasn't until six weeks that this all started.  I have  no fever and my appetite is okay but I feel exhausted and achy, no energy at all.  And I'm very worried, afraid I will never be well or that it is something serious.

 

I have to say I'm not real happy with this diet and the last 2 days I have been eating foods that are on the no list (granola, tomatos, potatos but not a lot of these).  This doesn't have any connection with the diarrhea cause that started several days before I strayed.  I was on the thin side to start with and have now lost about 10 pounds and am seeing bones stick out that I never saw before - I don't like this at all.  Do you think there could be any connection between the diet and the lousy intestines after having no problems for 5 weeks?

 

Oh, one more thing.  My magnesium was on the low side in January so I've been taking supplements for that.  A couple weeks ago I had my blood retested and my levels are back up so I stopped taking the supplements last week, and it was a couple days after that the diarrhea started.  I only mention this because it is kind of unusual.  Usually people get di when they start magnesium, but not me!  I get it when I stop.

 

Jane

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Sorry, you are sick!

Maybe a parasite or bacteria from all those raw veggies? A virus?

I can perhaps see why you have lost weight. Are you getting enough fat? I am on a lower carb diet (get my carbs from veggies), but eat lots of fat. I choose the fattest meats, eat skin, lots of coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, and butter. Keeps my blood sugar in check.

I eat kale and spinich cooked due many food recalls on some of the raw products. I consume them raw from just my garden.

I hope this helps. I am kind of at a loss.

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I hope you feel better soon.

 

Cooked veggies might be easier on your gut - it can take some time to be able to handle raw veggies in large amounts.

 

Nuts tend to get things moving for me.  If you greatly increased your nut intake, that could contribute.

 

darn gluten.... 

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Now day 6 :(  I thought I was better, I felt better and did  lot of gardening this morning, then came in to eat lunch and suddenly felt sick and the di came back. Very distressed over this.

 

The thought of some food carrying germ has come to my mind many times but I am super ocd about washing my fruits and veggies before eating, always worrying about getting listeria or e-coli or any of those things.  I even wash pre-washed stuff, I even wash oranges!!  And I won't nibble on a grape in the store to see how sweet or sour it is because I know they aren't washed.  So I've  kind of put the idea of of anything along this line aside, not to mention I haven't heard of any recent food borne illnesses.

 

I know my diet can be rough on the intestines but for 5 weeks I had no problem at all, it wasn't until week 6 that I started to feel unwell.  That is what is so confusing about it.  If there was even the possibility of having cross contamination I would consider that but with a diet consisting mostly of veggies and fruits I don't know where the problem could be.  I have a gluten test kit and tested my pumpkin seeds and Planter's mixed nuts and they both turned up negative.  I have one more test left and I'd try it on something but I have no idea what to try it on.  Orange juice??

 

I think I'll head over to the emergent care, hopefully they won't just brush my symptoms aside.

 

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As i figured they would tell me at emergent care, it's a "virus."  grrrrrr  It seems that is the standard medical answer for everything.  This just doesn't feel like a "virus." So I'll wait a few more days and if not better, I'll go back.

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I hope it is just a virus and you are better soon. Hang in there.

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