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trytocancel
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   Posted 10/21/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
hi

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Dowa
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   Posted 10/21/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you been tested for systemic candida? This is a classic symptom. I have the bloating and the pelvic pain. The pelvic pain is caused from the yeast in the female organs. Have you tried a good pro-biotic? I have Lyme but was also exposed to toxic mold and when I was really bad I took glutathione and it helped my gut. Just some ideas- Good luck-

Razzle
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   Posted 10/21/2008 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Gastrointestinal dysmotility can do this. Lyme can cause dysmotility and abdominal muscle paralysis, thus the huge abdominal distention and difficulty eating. See http://www.thehumansideoflyme.net/viewarticle.php?aid=62

Are you eating anything that feeds GI candida? Just because stool samples are clean doesn't mean you don't have yeast farther up in the GI tract. Also, the little buggers can become resistant to the meds. Or it could just be Lyme causing this for you and then killing the Lyme is the only thing that'll make this go away -- and I know you're working on that.

I'm currently on TPN and just got a G-J Feeding Tube because my esophagus and stomach are no longer working (can't swallow). Is this from Lyme? Most likely yes. Triggered when I tried to start treating the Lyme back in June. So I sympathize with your situation. Good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).


Razzle
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   Posted 10/22/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
TPN = Total Parenteral Nutrition, basically, all nutrition through a vein/none through the mouth.

Motility tests are notoriously inaccurate and do not often correlate with symptoms. I have only 1 abnormal gastric emptying study; the rest have been normal. But my symptoms are severe. Manometry and EGG of the stomach are other tests that may reveal abnormalities the emptying test can miss. Also, you may have motility issues further down in the small intestine that won't show up in a gastric emptying test because the gastric emptying test only looks at the time it takes a certain amount of food to exit from the stomach, and does not look at the time it takes for that food to move through the small intestine.

Domperidone has two reasons to be prescribed - to promote gastrointestinal motility, and to promote breast milk formation in new Moms who don't seem to have enough. The second reason is the more widely known reason and may be why your doctor is questioning the med. It is safe to take, especially in low doses prescribed for motility issues. I took it for about a year without any hormone-related side-effects.

Well, they could do vaginal swab & culture, blood culture, antibody assay (looking for IgG antibodies to candida/yeast), gut biopsy stains for yeast, stool studies for yeast or antibodies to yeast, etc. Or you can go with your gut feeling on whether you think yeast is still the issue or whether you think it is from something else (such as metal toxicity, Lyme, etc.). A hair analysis may be helpful as well.

I hope you start feeling better soon...take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).


Dowa
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   Posted 10/22/2008 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Systemic candida can be checked with blood work. Also a stool sample can be done that will show candida.

whatayear
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   Posted 10/22/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi try green vibrance its organic i get mine at vitaminshoppe its amazing for alot of things including stomach issues alot of lymies swear by it I will never go without it agian! Also have you looked into parasites? they can cause alot of stomach issues. I am an extremly clean person but was amazing what came out after a round of humaworm !!! I had severe stomach issues and after a week on GV i have not had ONE stomach issue while dealin with abx (which im off of now TG) or anything else. its amazing stuff!

AnneRoto
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   Posted 10/23/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   

I am azith and cefdinir.  My pharmacy has information about the abx that is attached to the script.  Both azith and cefdinir both can create stomach problems.  I was put on 500mg once a day and 250mg of cef twice a day.  My stomach blew up too.  I also felt extremely uncomfortable.  After returning to the doc he suggested I cut the azith in half and take it seperately.  He had also advised to take it five minutes before eating and that just did not work for me.  I now take the pill cut in half twice a day and take it at least a half hour before eating and feel much better.  I don't take the cef till after I have eaten ( a few hours later).  This is not how he originally suggested to take the meds but I could not tolerate how I felt or how I looked. 

I also am doing hydrotherapy cleansing at which time the nurse found parasites.  I have been to two  cleansings and at the last one did a coffee enema.  I also take paramax three times a day to get rid of the parasites. 

The bloating is almost gone and the stomach issues have greatly decreased. 


Razzle
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   Posted 10/24/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Lita,

I don't blame you for wanting to avoid the scopes... So if I were you, I'd continue the colonics. You may not see parasites on the first colonic, they tend to be tenacious and hang on pretty good. One thing to use to get them to let go is pumpkin seeds (according to one parasitologist, the pumpkin seeds contain a substance that makes the parasites "drunk" and then they let go of where they're hanging on in the gut). Many parasite cleansing products contain pumpkin seeds, walnut hulls, and other stuff to make parasites not want to hang around inside the body (this is a good thing).

Good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).


Sulma
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   Posted 10/24/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   

My GI symptoms never progressed to the severe degree of some of you guys, but they did suddenly appear and then begin to get progressively worse when I first starting getting treated for LD back in April of last year.  I starting getting pain from the gall bladder straight down to the liver area and then severe, constant flatulence. Nothing helped at all.  Then I started on about 7-9 grams a day of freeze-dried garlic and within about 4 weeks the pain was totally gone. When I started on heavy supplementation of digestive enzymes and the flatulence totally went away. 

Maybe this could work for some of you guys.  :-)

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