Chronic Fatigue linked to mystery Digestive Disorder--no diagnosis for almost 2 years!

Is your CFS linked to digestive distress?
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tc618
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   Posted 6/4/2012 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Wondering if anyone can you help with a diagnosis or relate to what I have been experiencing, I have been having issues for 1.5 years

my liver enzymes started going up 3 months after giving birth to my second child.

Symptoms/Diagnosis:

Elevated Liver Enzymes (right now AST 180 and ALT 400)
SEVERE bloating (mostly upper)
GERD
Peptic Ulcer (diagnosed by upper endoscopy which was negative for H-Pylori) I don't take NSAIDs
just had gallbladder removed (I had no stones/ did have low function --EF of 18%) and liver enzymes have doubles since surgery....
Regurgitate food often

The fatigue is getting so bad, I can barely function on a daily basis


The first HIDA scan last year showed my gallbladder functioning at 36% the second showed 18%....so they blamed everything on a non-functioning gallbladder but now things are getting worse!

I had a liver biopsy last year that showed mild inflammation... All blood tests have been negative for major liver diseases including viral hepatitis.

I don't drink or take medication. IT is becoming hard to function on a daily basis...no energy to care for two young kids. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Marrit
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   Posted 6/12/2012 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Have parasites been ruled out? They typically don't test for them, but parasites are becoming increasingly common since we import food from all over the world. There is one in particular that damages the liver.

Runsforfun
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   Posted 6/21/2012 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you seen a Hepatologist or just GE? My ALT is elevated and I have crazy fatigue that comes out of no where, I meet with a Hepatologist next week. It's got to be related, all those toxins have to be hard for the body to take.

Mealmaker
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   Posted 6/23/2012 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Chiccam,
 
I'm a firm believer that CF is linked to digestive and liver issues.  My CF was so bad that I couldn't shower without collapsing.  I then saw a GP who was also a Naturopath and she took me off dairy and sugar and had me do the Liver Cleansing Diet.  Within a week I was much improved and the GERD almost non existent.  My liver was toxic so once it was cleansed, it (and I) began to function much better.  I've since gone back on the dairy and sugar and am now suffering the same issues I used to suffer and the CF is quite bad again.
 
Going off dairy and sugar is quite difficult but it gave me my life back again.  It's something to think about....
 
Take care  Lou :)
Dx Fibromyalgia, CF, Severe TMJ, Osteopenia of lower spine, arthritis of L hip, bursitis of L shoulder and hip, GERD, Perimenopause and query RA. Deleting Dairy and sugar out of my diet was what set me on the road to recovery.

"Behold the turtle who never makes progress unless he sticks his neck out" Unknown

Runsforfun
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   Posted 6/29/2012 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Lou-I need to eliminate sugar. Dairy would be really hard as well. I notice I do better without sugar but I crave it like crazy.

Mealmaker
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   Posted 7/2/2012 2:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chiccam,
 
I wouldn't have realised sugar was so bad for me and the cause of many of my issues unless I had not gone off it.  It was amazing how quickly my health improved and many of the related symptoms went away or eased off.  I have since read a book with the title of "Beat Sugar Addiction" or something like it and it is fantastic as it gives ideas of how the body craves sugar, the issues it causes and also how to get off sugar and what natural supplements eg vitamins etc to improve one's health.  It also has a cookbook with a similar name with many recipes to improve health.  I highly recommend it and refer to it regularly.
 
Going off sugar is extremely hard and had I not been at rock bottom, I don't think I could've done it.  However, it gave me my life back.  Some experts have told me all in moderation ie 90% healthy food and 10% not so healthy or have a treat once a week but for me, I'm so addicted to it that once I start with just one treat, I'm then wanting another 'treat' and before I know it, I;m consuming a bar of chocolate in one sitting.  I really need to keep away from it as much as possibly and it's something I'm working on.
 
I wish you all the best, keep strong and good luck :-)
Cheers  Lou
Dx Fibromyalgia, CF, Severe TMJ, Osteopenia of lower spine, arthritis of L hip, bursitis of L shoulder and hip, GERD, Perimenopause and query RA. Deleting Dairy and sugar out of my diet was what set me on the road to recovery.

"Behold the turtle who never makes progress unless he sticks his neck out" Unknown
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