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Completely new to D, need help

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Victoria...cyclinglady is right.  Bloodwork shohld be rechecked at 6-8 weeks.  Thyroid stuff can be extremely frustrating to get dialed in...mine was for sure!

I do think it's time to see your Dr...close to 4 weeks of D needs to be looked at.

Please let us know how things go!

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14 hours ago, Victoria1234 said:

Knitty- good idea, but I am fine with milk. I didn't drink it for the first year or so (until 2009) and I eat yogurt cheese and milk daily now. I do take a daily multivitamin usually but had stopped taking it for awhile because I started the D at a similar time I started the new brand I got and was worried it was part of the problem.

cylclinglady- I did go into the office for a follow up but the doc said it was too soon for blood work. That was 3 weeks ago. I will try to schedule a late in the day appt. for a blood test asap. I'm only on the 25 of levo, the smallest amount.  But I'm still tired, hair falling out, dry skin..... same old hypo symptoms. And I'm sadly not losing any weight as I was hoping for, at least yet. Was hoping to drop a few. Especially with this D?! 

Victoria1234,

I was doing some other research on the "evidence of gut bacteria and links to celiac disease" triggered by the admin's post on the article "is this is  the beginning of the end for celiac disease" (let' hope so right?) even if it is isn't it is fascinating research and came across other research on how Bifdobacterium Lactis might help the Big D. (and I don't mean dallas - a popular country song once upon a time).

check it out it might help you with your D. problem.

I will list two links  a Livestrong article and the highest rated link on the topic.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/276997-bifidobacterium-lactis-benefits/

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/foods-containing-lactobacillus-bifidobacterium-3728.html

my first thought was have you started an antibiotic.  I sometime get a touch of D. when I start a particularly strong round of antibiotics or shortly thereafter and when I do I always reach for some kefir (99% lactose free) but not casein free which is often the protein many people react too in addition to the lactose when lactose is not the problem in dairy products.

And 90%  plus of the time it get's me back on time.  Though I didn't know why until now.

It is a good source (as well as fermented vegetables if other are reading this post and can't handle kefir) of Bifidobacterium and explains perfectly why it helps my D. after a round of strong antibiotics.  Or maybe had a touch of suspected food poisoning.

Kefir is a good source B. lactis.

I have some in the fridge now and sware by it if I am having a touch of D. because I am recovering from antibiotics.

I hope this is helpful and let us know if it works!

2 Timothy 2: 7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” this included.

posterboy by the grace of God,

 

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8 hours ago, Posterboy said:

Victoria1234,

I was doing some other research on the "evidence of gut bacteria and links to celiac disease" triggered by the admin's post on the article "is this is  the beginning of the end for celiac disease" (let' hope so right?) even if it is isn't it is fascinating research and came across other research on how Bifdobacterium Lactis might help the Big D. (and I don't mean dallas - a popular country song once upon a time).

check it out it might help you with your D. problem.

I will list two links  a Livestrong article and the highest rated link on the topic.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/276997-bifidobacterium-lactis-benefits/

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/foods-containing-lactobacillus-bifidobacterium-3728.html

my first thought was have you started an antibiotic.  I sometime get a touch of D. when I start a particularly strong round of antibiotics or shortly thereafter and when I do I always reach for some kefir (99% lactose free) but not casein free which is often the protein many people react too in addition to the lactose when lactose is not the problem in dairy products.

And 90%  plus of the time it get's me back on time.  Though I didn't know why until now.

It is a good source (as well as fermented vegetables if other are reading this post and can't handle kefir) of Bifidobacterium and explains perfectly why it helps my D. after a round of strong antibiotics.  Or maybe had a touch of suspected food poisoning.

Kefir is a good source B. lactis.

I have some in the fridge now and sware by it if I am having a touch of D. because I am recovering from antibiotics.

I hope this is helpful and let us know if it works!

2 Timothy 2: 7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” this included.

posterboy by the grace of God,

 

Great idea, but I haven't been on antibiotics in years. I can't even recall the last time. But I'll google kefir as I don't know what it is yet! Thanks so much!

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Victoria1234,

Think of Kefir as a better tasting version of Butter Milk that also has B. Lactis in it. And since I don't really like the taste of buttermilk I usually drink kefir instead.

I only meant if it helped me with recovering from D. from Antibiotics it might help if your was from the potentially (hot/contaminated) fruit salad/bowl of fruit.  I echo other people's sentiment if I don't know who cut up Cantaloupe I usually pass on it because it frequently is a cause of many food poisoning's.

From livestrong article quoting they note how "traveler's diarrhea" a form of food poisoning how it was shown to drastically improve montezuma's revenge.

Diarrhea Prevention

"Diarrhea is a condition that is usually caused by an irritation in the gastrointestinal tract. If not taken care of it can be potentially fatal. Diarrhea can be caused by a variety of factors including parasites, medicines or even food poisoning. According to a study performed by the Journal of Nutrition in August 2006, Bifidobacterium lactis was found to reduce the risk of individuals contracting diarrhea from a change in water sources and environmental changes (food poisoning) due to traveling. Eating regulated portions of the bacterium in the diet showed dramatic results."

Other fermented foods like Sauerkraut or Kimchi has the same B. Lactis in them.

I hope this is helpful.

posterboy,

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