post infectious ibs ?

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perth1972
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   Posted 12/22/2006 3:59 AM (GMT -7)   
hi there,
 
i new to this and i hope and can get some help with the ibs problem that i have today.
let me tell you abt my history.
i was very fit and i had a very health life style until when i justed to take weight lose powders which gave me the runs, i continued because i thought this was the only way to lose wieght. i also started to take aspirn and other pills and always had to go to the toilet.then one day i started to continuely have gas .i went to doc and  he sent me to a specialist . i explained to him every thing and he said that i have ibs and gave me spasmic pills ,but it didnt work because ,it just sent me to the toilet.then he gave me antidepresent pills and told me that these nothing he could do.i went to anthor specialist and gave me a coloescopy and small bowel test with barium and found nothing .had parrasite test and blood count and others, still negative. i have taken flaygl and found that after take them i recover and 3 to 4 days after finishing the med it comes back again. my stool is loose and i go 2 to 3 time a day and its yellow and sometimes undigested.
now my tonsils are hurting ,i explained this to the gastro doc and he said he dosnt knows.is there any one out there can explain why my tonsils hurt and goes  away after passing gas and stool. confused
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Keriamon
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   Posted 12/22/2006 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope you still aren't taking any sort of weight-loss pills, powders, shakes or anything of that sort. God knows most of that stuff never gets inspected by the FDA; could be made from dehydrated bat dung for all you know. Needless to say, you probably learned your lesson about taking that stuff and letting it mess you up.

Hurting tonsils? Do you have any sort of white film on your tonsils, tongue or in the inside of your mouth? That's usually a sign of thrush, which is, as I understand it, a type of yeast infection. It has been tentatively concluded that you can get yeast infections (aka yeast overgrowth) in your intestines, and that when you have a yeast infection somewhere else, like the bladder (UTI), vagina (for women), or in the mouth (thrush), then it might be that you have too much yeast in your bowels too.

You could try and ask your GI to give you a breathalyzer to check for bacterial imbalance. You basically breathe into a tube and it analyzes the gases you expel. It knows what a normal person should be expelling, but if you breathe out too much of something, then it knows you have something in your guts producing gases it shoulnd't be producing. It's still a realitvely new test, so your GI might not have access to it (may not have even heard about it, although it's been around at least a year now).

If you can't get anywhere with that, you can try to self treat. You can take probiotics to try and get more good stuff put back in your bowels and try to force the bad stuff out. It's easier if the doctors will give you antbiotics to kill the bad stuff first, but several months on probiotics might do just as well. You can get good bacteria by eating yogurt (like Activia) or drinking acidophillus milk. But they don't have a whole lot of bacteria in them. The best thing to take is Culturelle or Digestive Advantage. They have a lot more strains of bacteria and a lot more of it, so it gives you a bigger hit at a time. The only thing is that probiotic pills like that can take some getting used to, just like fiber. In other words, they can make you gassier. If you find that you aren't tolerating them well, you can try weaning yourself onto them by starting out with a yogurt or two a day and the acidophillus milk (if you take milk), and then, after two or three weeks, try taking one probiotic pill. I take mine at night so I can sleep through the worst of the gassiness.

perth1972
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   Posted 12/22/2006 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
THX Keriamon FOR REPLYING ITS A GREAT HELP.
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perth1972
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   Posted 12/22/2006 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
THANKS MATE FOR YOUR HELP :-)
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Rob.
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   Posted 12/28/2006 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
you could keep a diary of your daily activites, foods eaten, stress levels etc etc in order to see what worsens your symptoms and what relieves them?

i did this and it has/is being invaluable in finding where my problems are, if you have edcel i can send you my diary to give an idea of the notes required.

hope this helps
Rob.

perth1972
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   Posted 12/29/2006 1:21 AM (GMT -7)   
g'day rob
 
i have a dietian and have been doing the same thing ,but thanks anyway.
 
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