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  1. This article is fascinating but I wish it would have included the actual fasting schedule and what exactly is meant by "fasting". Is this water only? Liquids only? What is the 2 to 4 day cycle over 6 months? Two days fasting, 4 days regular for 6 months? That seems extreme.
  2. I had to re-read my whole post, it seems so long ago lol. Well, the steroid stopped the diarrhea and for that I'm grateful. I still have the pain/lump on my left side although it only flares up occasionally. In the meantime, I've also developed a lump on the right side of my back over my ribs which...
  3. Thank you all. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. I had an aortic valve replaced in 2010 so I am considered a cardiac patient also. I am currently on a low sodium, low fat, gluten free diet. There's not a whole lot more to give up. At least that's how I feel. George
  4. Hi all, Well I got a phone call from my gastro yesterday and he said that microscopic biopsy does indeed show that it is microscopic colitis, otherwise known as lymphocitic colitis. He did start me on budesonide. He said 30 days on the steroid and then a weaning off phase and I should be good...
  5. Thank you for asking! ? So my samples all came back negative. I saw the new gastroenterologist Monday and he was also surprised that the other one didn't run more tests either. Just from my description of what happened he had an idea that it was probably microscopic colitis but he needed a tissue...
  6. Thank you for this information. I will certainly look into it. I went back to my primary Dr and explained the situation. He was unaware of the diarrhea (29 days now) and was appalled that the gastro didn't do any further testing. He also thought it was time for a 2nd opinion from a different...
  7. I'm going to contact my primary Dr and see what his take is on this. I know I can't wait another 4 weeks to go to my gastroenterologist. Today marks day 23 of diarrhea. Since switching back to Imodium it has gotten worse. I think that the other 2 medications, even though I couldn't tolerate them...
  8. Cycling Lady, LMAO at IBeStumped! So true. Yes, he is trying the band aid approach it seems. That's probably the most frustrating thing of all. So yesterday I get a call back from his office and they say to stop taking the Viberzi and switch back to Imodium! I reminded them that Imodium...
  9. Hi everyone, Just an update to my situation. I had thought that I might be getting better since I started adding gluten-free grain back into my diet but I was wrong. It seems that the Methscopalamine Bromide just delayed the effects, didn't stop them. I had to stop taking it because one of...
  10. First of all. Thanks to everyone who has replied to my post. You have given me lots to think about that I would not have considered otherwise. Knitty Kitty I think you may be on to something since I had a sandwich 2 days ago and yesterday (Aldi gluten-free bread of course) and yesterday I only...
  11. The only change in the diet was an elimination of all grains. Everything else was food I had already been eating. Chicken, fish, lean beef or pork, fresh fruits and vegetables.
  12. I guess the point of my original post is being missed. I'm saying that I know that I haven't ingested any gluten in the past 6 weeks because I was doing the No Grain No Pain 30 day diet which is totally grain free and then I switched to the DASH diet which is also grain free for the first 2 weeks...
  13. Even if my pets and wife were free of gluten, most everyone else in the world is not. I come in to contact with numerous people every day. I'm a therapist in a nursing home. If all it takes is to hug someone not gluten-free or pet a dog that eats regular dog food to cause a reaction, I might as well...
  14. Thank you ladies. I called his office to let him know that the medication isn't working but the side effects are kicking in, dry mouth, headache, cessation of perspiration and dry eyes. Now I have to wait for him to call back at the end of the day. I had a colonoscopy last year in January...
  15. Yeah, he said endoscopy in 6 weeks if nothing changes. He doesn't do camera pills, insurance doesn't cover.