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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 2/26/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this group. I have decided that since my regular doctor doesnt have a clue to what is the matter with me maybe I need to do the work
In 2005 I started with some very strange symptoms. I get a wave of nausea and think I am going to vomit at any second. But instead I have a BM. Its not D is just soft stool. My doctor seems to think its IBS caused by my thyroid. She gave me Levsin which does not help. The only thing that does help is Imodium. Normally it will only take 1 or 2 pills but the last two episodes I had to take 4 of them them. I have also noticed that if I lay flat on my stomach the pressure makes the nausea go away...
What the heck is the matter with me????
Has anyone had this before? If so what did you do to make it go away.
Thanks so much for your time

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/28/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
cpkr4me- I'm new to this group, too. I haven't read too many of the postings, yet, but just browsing, I find that very few people out there are talking about diet. Some of the best information I've researched points to a gluten-free diet as a good place to start. Elaine Gottschall was a biologist who did tons of research on the effect of food on digestive tract functioning and behavior. She developed the Specific Carbohydrate Diet which is VERY strict in limiting starches, carbs, sugars, etc. which are difficult to digest. Her book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle is excellent. There is also a lot of info out there on gluten as it rellates to behaviors in Autism and other neurogical disorders. I follow a gluten-free diet, which is strict, but definitely do-able. Since last April, I've been on a soy-free, (allergies), gluten-free, dairy-free diet, and my symptoms are negligible. The hardest part is eating out at a restaurant or pot-luck, as the diet is so strict. But, I can LIVE my life again. I'm also researching enzymes, as from what I've learned, I don't have normal enzyme activity in my gut, so can't break down the polypeptides in order for normal absorption to occur. I really don't think the average physician is a nutrition expert, and is so quick to medicate. Another nutrition expert who has been helpful is Pam Popper of The Wellness Forum. Truly- the diet saved my life! I'm convinced there will be a lot less IBS out there as people try getting totally away from all gluten (wheat, oats, barley, rye). Good luck!
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