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Rachel--24

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Having been "under their care" for a year while I lived in California, i can say I'm glad you're outta there too. There's no doubt you'll get better!

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Jen H: Yeah- it was Blue Steel. Zoolander is my favorite movie, too! I switched it w/the real me now, though.

Rachel: I'm glad you don't have H. Pylori. I'm done w/my course of antibiotics, and onto probiotic treatment. Flagyl tastes nasty. I really don't notice any difference in my symptoms. The reflux is improved but my intestinal issues are pretty much the same. I believe that it may be from Candida that I have. Rachel, did you do a salivary test for the adrenals from BioHealth? I did that same test! Mine showed low DHEA and a high DHEA/cortisol ratio. Yeah, I am really happy with BioHealth's tests.

Nancy M: I am in SD, too. I know a really good Naturopath that does BioHealth's testing. PM me if you are interested. She WILL look for the root causes of your problems!

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Rachel: I'm glad you don't have H. Pylori. I'm done w/my course of antibiotics, and onto probiotic treatment. Flagyl tastes nasty. I really don't notice any difference in my symptoms. The reflux is improved but my intestinal issues are pretty much the same. I believe that it may be from Candida that I have. Rachel, did you do a salivary test for the adrenals from BioHealth? I did that same test! Mine showed low DHEA and a high DHEA/cortisol ratio. Yeah, I am really happy with BioHealth's tests.

I just started my antibiotics. I'm not taking Flagyl. They gave me Tinitazole. Its very new....it wasnt even in the pharmacist's computer yet. I guess its sorta related to Flagyl but with less side-effects....but they did say I'd probably get a metallic taste in my mouth. I just hope it works. Are you doing anything for the Candida? They just told me that once the c-diff is gone the probiotics should get the candida under control but they may decide to give me something for it. They said Candida is not my main problem...its just there cuz I have an infection thats holding it in place right now. Yeah...I did have the same adrenal test. My DHEA was normal but my DHEA/cortisol ratio was a little high. Did you ever take the stool test for pathogens? Thats the test that detected my C-Diff. It seems like people with H. Pylori dont really get very many symptoms from it...if any. Maybe thats why you dont feel any different....also didnt you just start gluten-free?....its gonna take some time for you to heal. Are you going to retest to make sure the H. Pylori's gone? I have to retest 30 days after I finish my antibiotics.

P.S. I see you got your pic up now! No more Zoolander guy. :)

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Go Rachel- We're all rooting for you! Please keep us posted as to how things go. Best, Beverly

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Best of luck and I hope this is what is really at the root of the problem.

Thanks Ian! You're one of the people on here who pretty much never complains about life after gluten. Well how could you...new girl, new job, great health! :D

I love how positive you are about the diet. We shared similar symptoms and circumstances and hopefully soon I'll have great health too....and some of that "bonus" stuff wouldn't be so bad either. :D

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This is happening to you for a reason. I couldn't see it when it was happening to me then but I can see it clearly now. It is to prepare you for bigger and better things to come but you mind and body have to be ready for them.

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[quote name='Rachel--24' date='Feb 14 2006, 10:26 PM' post='103408 Hopefully soon I'll have great health too....and some of that "bonus" stuff wouldn't be so bad either. :D

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Hey Ian,

What were your symptoms before going gluten free if you don't mind me asking? I think I read it in another thread but can't find it, just curious if you had depression/anxiety/brainfog/headaches and how long did it take before they cleared up??

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This is happening to you for a reason. I couldn't see it when it was happening to me then but I can see it clearly now. It is to prepare you for bigger and better things to come but you mind and body have to be ready for them.

I know my mind is ready...just waiting for my body to catch up now. :D

For anyone interested my doctor gave me the wrong meds. She didnt give me the antibiotic (Flagyl) which is what I need to be taking for C-Diff. She gave me some kind of anti-protazoal agent which clearly states on the instruction sheet that it is NOT effective in treating infections caused by bacteria. So I wasted 2 days and the cost of the perscription. I went on the C-Diff forum and told them what I was taking and everyone questioned why in the heck I was taking that for C-Diff....apparantly its not even an antibiotic. I was just starting to really trust my new doctors and now this. :(

Oh well...starting over today. Picking up the CORRECT meds after work. :)

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For anyone interested my doctor gave me the wrong meds. Oh well...starting over today. Picking up the CORRECT meds after work. :)

Good grief Rachel,

you really aren't catching a break are you.

I know we can research things to death..but it paid off for you going on the c diff forum.

judy in philly

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Good grief Rachel,

you really aren't catching a break are you.

Aint that the truth! I guess life was too easy for me the first 3 decades so now I'm making up for it all in the last 3 years. <_<

BUT... I was definately given a break when I found you guys! ;)

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Hey Ian,

What were your symptoms before going gluten free if you don't mind me asking? I think I read it in another thread but can't find it, just curious if you had depression/anxiety/brainfog/headaches and how long did it take before they cleared up??

Severe brain fog, fatigue and obesity. The way those things were destroying my life did lead to a period of depression. Overall it has been a two year process to become completely healthy. The worst symptoms cleared up within a few weeks but better for me would have been still really bad for anyone else. It takes time, no two ways around it.

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Thanks for the reply Ian.. Lots of my family have depression/brain fog/anxiety/obesity, but won't listen to me about going gluten free. I tried like hell to tell them but they said they "need" their spaghetti...HMMM. Makes you wonder doesn't it. I'm trying to help people with this but nobody seems to believe that gluten can cause mental problems. I'm glad you self diagnosed because your right, doctors are clueless, unless of course you find one like mine and Rachels. I'm doing my best to get the word out that it's our diets that is causing these symptoms. Heck, if I can make a difference in 1 persons life and make some ripples, then I'll be happy with that. Your story is truly inspirational and I'm glad you are trying to help others...

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