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Lammy
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   Posted 5/31/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
 

I've always had issues with my stomach, and have been diagnosed with severe lactose intolerance since long before they had any products out there to make that part of my life easier. After missing half of work this year, I finally decided to head back to the doctor, and I'm scheduled for a colonoscopy and a ent (?) towards the end of June.

I have been receiving B-12 shots for a defieciency for several months now, and when the doctor performed a Celiac panel, he said my white blood count is high, and that I've been running a fever. Oh, the Celiac Panel came up negative, but of course they still have to do the scope to be sure.

So we're kinda thinking Crohn's. I've been miserable with gas, cramping, and a feeling like I'm carring a load of rocks in the bottom of my then eventually diarreah. No rectal bleeding lately. I usually go 1 or two weeks feeling okay, then it starts all over again.

Since I won't have the test before before I go on my once in a lifetime trip, my request is for advice. What kind of foods should I avoid? I'm pretty sure the undercooked corn did me in on Sunday. I'm staying in the jungle of Costa Rica for 10 days. What should I bring along? Is it okay to live on Immodium, or am I just plugging my self up and prolonging the problem?

Sorry for so many questions, but I'm worried.

 

 


pb4
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   Posted 5/31/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully once you get scoped they'll have more of a definite answer and will be able to treat you accordingly...it sounds like toilet issues aren't a regular daily thing for you so hopefully that means if you do have an IBD (crohns or ulcerative colitis) it's mild enough and will respond well to treatment...

Basically with foods, what is know is that fast-foods, processed foods/beverages, animal fats, sugar (including sugar substitutes/artificial sweetners, sugar alcohols can be the biggest of culprits), caffiene can all exacerbate symptoms...I avoid all the above mentioned and do much better...I also exercise regulalry and take natural supplements geared towards natural anti-inflammatories (as I'm allergic or non-responsive to the traditional oral RX).

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Lammy
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   Posted 5/31/2008 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you veteran. I hope you're right abouth the easy treatment. Unfortunately, bathroom issues are a daily problem, but are only acute for a month or so, and then I'm ood for a couple of wonderful weeks. Maybe trying to follow your diet suggestions will help me get to Costa Rica on one of my good weeks! :)

pb4
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   Posted 5/31/2008 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Just be careful with the immodium, it would really suck if while in Costa Rica falling ill ruins the trip for you...just watch your diet, eat small portions and don't stress over it too much, even that can work against you.

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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