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About jollydolly1212

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  1. Hi everyone, Thanks so much for all the responses. Just reading this and knowing I'm not all alone in this makes me feel better. I was surprised by the number of responses too. I'm fairly certain that about 80% of my problem is bloating. I think there's some weight gain or possibly water retention too. My stomach was huge the last two days, but today it's gone down quite a bit...at least the top portion of it has. I'm going to look into the elimination diet. I have a doctor appointment next week so I'll probably discuss these options with her then. It'll be tough to cut more stuff out but after the last two days (I was in tears because I couldnt' even sit anymore without pain because everything was being pushed all up from bloating) it may be worth it. Hopefully I'll get this all figured out soon because I'm getting married later this year and I certainly don't want to be the Bloated Bride... Thanks for the support Heather
  2. I'm not an official Celiac, but my doctor recently put me on the gluten free/casein free diet and has diagnosed me with Leaky Gut Syndrome. I have been reading the posts on this site for a few weeks and I feel like I'm reading about my life. I've always been really thin, but during the last year, I put on 30 pounds despite exercising and there was no change in my diet, and it seems to all be in my stomach. I look pregnant, and I hurt alot, like I'm being stretched. I have to admit, I try to be good, but I'm new at this, and I admit, I have cheated...it's hard not to...I'm part Italian, cheese pasta and bread were big staples of my diet. I used to eat toast for breakfast each morning and now I'm lost. It may be yeast in my stomach...my doctor has me on PB-8, Mag Tab SR, Flax Seed Oil, and now on Saccharomyces Boulardii. She's sparing me the cost of extensive testing based on symptoms and improvements. Last year, a dermatologist diagnosed me with yeast infections on my skin and toe nails. This let me knew doctor to believe that it's highly likely to be yeast in my digestive tract. Anyway, I guess my most pressing concern is the bloating...it doesn't sound like it goes away. How do you know if it's bloating or just fat?
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