Red meat intolerance????

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tiredredhead
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   Posted 7/9/2018 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having some issues with beef. It’s been an ongoing issue for about 6 months or so. I would have sudden attacks of painful cramping and diarrhea. I tend to stay bloated and have some days where i can’t get far from the toilet, but that is my norm and they called it IBS. These attacks are different. Sudden and nasty painful. I had an epiphany one day after eating a large burger and not making it too far before one hit. It had to be red meat. I normally do not eat a lot of it at once, so it didn’t occur to me what it was.

I started paying attention to it and red meat is definitely the problem. I did a test run and stopped eating it for two weeks. Ate a few chunks of hamburger in hamburger helper tonight and didn’t make it 30 minutes. My family doesn’t think it could be food related at all since it happens so fast. No way it has gone through my stomach when an attack hits.

Can an intolerance cause a reaction that quickly?
Thanks everyone!
Sarah

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   Posted 7/10/2018 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
By chance do you still have your gallbladder?
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tiredredhead
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   Posted 7/11/2018 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I do. I’ve never given that any thought.

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   Posted 7/11/2018 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Red meat & anything fatty was really bad for me. My upper GI was normal, however, when they did the HIDA Scan it showed my gallbladder was not functioning right. You may want to have your checked. Whatever you do, insist on the HIDA Scan also.

Take care.
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tiredredhead
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   Posted 7/16/2018 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I made an appt with my primary care doc for a GI referral. Going to see if he can set up that test in the meantime. Thanks!

Lendi
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   Posted 8/4/2018 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I am pretty sure there is a mosquito or tick carrying disease that cause one to be allergic to red meat. I know for sure it happens just not which critter carries it.

I can also see the gall bladder being the problem but didn't give it a though until you mentioned it! I've read many of your posts and have to say that you're one very smart lady straydog.

Oh, I forgot to mention this. There are enzymes and proteins that are released when you eat. I'm sorry but I don't remember the specifics, only that I read about it. The body can read it as saying to get working quicker than need be. That could be why you get cramps so quickly. I do the same thing and had to have a conversation with my hubby about it.

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tiredredhead
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   Posted 8/6/2018 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Update: I can’t get into a GI for almost two months. I am on the “call if anyone cancels” list, so maybe sooner. My doc gave me Bentyl which did nothing but make me dizzy. I walked back through the last few years and figured some things out. about 3 years ago I developed c diff after taking the antibiotic Clindomyacin. I don’t think I’ve ever been “normal” since then. But I was taking a SSRI antidepressant up until the last 6 months or so, which is apparently one treatment for IBS? Soooo... apparently I developed post infection IBS which was helped/masked by the SSRI, which I stopped and caused everything to explode. Sound about right?

Sarah

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   Posted 8/7/2018 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I would not hang this on having C-diff as long as your were treated for it. I have had c-diff twice!! Once treatment is done, it does not leave lingering symptoms or cause them. I do not understand why your pcp will not order the uper gi series & Hida Scan, that makes no sense. My pcp ordered both tests. When the Hida Scan came back showing the gallbladder was not working right, I was sent straight to a surgeon. I did not have a GI dr involved, they do not deal with gallbladder issues. I am sorry that your dr is not really doing well by you at all.
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