1 week of feeling normal is over!

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mads
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 3/28/2006 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
hi been v busy last 2 weeks but am still here!!but am going to have to moan, sorry
had my chlonic irrigation last sat it was great, well painful at the time and bit odd but after i had aflat stomach for first time in a month!! my sisters wedding was the nexty sat so didnt want to have any attacks etc so really restricted diet, to soup and smoothie! for first time ever i went a week with no attack and i felt human, but due to lack of food under approx 300cal a day i wad slightly tierd and managed to lose bout half stone in a week! not that healthy i here u say!!on great note i made it to sis wedding and fitted into dress etc day was lovely!! but it all ended day after.  I ate solid food for firtst time in week and instnaly my stomach exploded and grew to 6month pregnant again, and the acid reflux is ridulous!! i havent been able to lie down at night, i get woken every half hour with extreme heart brun and belching with acid amd sickness and as if something is stuck in throat,  i havent realy slept since sat!  i have struggled at work as cant walk quickly let alone run!
 
 
question - is this just IBS or do i have something else as well, as cant eat anything only way i can function is on a diet of soup! got gastro doc in a month but been blown of by so many other doc have lost hope!
 
help, very distressed!
 
oh loving the pitcures, but have no idea how to put one on, am computer iliterate!
mads

Keriamon
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   Posted 3/28/2006 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad your sister's wedding, at least, went off without a hitch. One less thing to be worried with now!

Have you tried the probiotic track yet? Bacteria is the only thing I can think of that would create gas, although how they do so much so quickly is beyond me. Have you tried the usual anti-gas pills before you eat? My general rule of thumb is to give any stomach medicine 30 minutes to work, although those dissolve so quickly taking some 15 minutes before eating should be enough. And hey, if one dose doesn't cut it, try upping it. You're not having normal amounts of gas so I wouldn't think that normal amounts of medicine would work for you. If taking extra doses does work, talk to your doctor about being able to sustain that amount. I don't think extra Gas-Xs should harm you, but better safe than sorry with the double-check.

Do you have a recliner or can you get one? Both of my parents have been known to sleep in one when they are having acid reflux. You can also get extra pillows and prop yourself up in bed to try and get some sleep without choking on acid. My mother has always cut her heartburn with dairy--milkshakes being her usual medicine of choice. Will that help or make the gas worse? Can your gas GET worse? Might be worth a try.

mads
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   Posted 3/28/2006 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks yeah have tried all different types of anti gas stuff and am taking probotics at presnet but no such joy. am trying th egood old pillow trick, last night i even tried standing up to sleep, but after 5th time i fell over i gave up!! cant have dairy unfortuanaly but am going to up the dosage of anti acids, never tought of it like that, that normnal dose prob wouldnt make much difference!!

thanks for ideas and am going to look in to recliners as so need sleep!

Keriamon
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   Posted 3/28/2006 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
No, I can't imagine you can sleep standing up, lol. Did you know that most four legged animals automatically lock their knees when they sleep and that's how they stay standing up? That's also why you can push or "tip" a cow over and it will just lay there with its legs straight out until it wakes up and gets back on its feet. Horses are the same way and I assume other herd/grazing animals, like deer. Cats, humans and dogs, however, all have to sleep lying down because our muscles and tendons relax rather than lock up. Of course a grazing animal has to be ready to run as soon as something chases it, but predators can lie around without too much worry.

Try upping your dose of probiotics too. The extra won't hurt anything. Just watch that they don't make you extra gassy (think you'd notice?).

Has anyone ever done a breath test on you for bacterial overgrowth?

7Lil
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   Posted 3/29/2006 11:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you thought about switching probiotics? I have noticed that many on here (me included) get gas from Acidophilus... if you are taking that particular kind you might want to pick a different one.

I'm glad to read you were able to get through your sister's wedding OK. Like Keri said, 1 less thing to stress about. :-)

Good luck!
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