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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/19/2006 1:57 AM (GMT -7)   
My problem first began on March 24th 2005. I thought I had the flu. No matter what I ate, it made me feel ill.
I began to keep a food diary and within 3 months I worked out that I could relieve my symptoms my minimising my intake of fructose and by eliminating sorbitol.
For the next 9 months, I was on a fructose restrictive diet, but I was still able to enjoy honey, bananas, nuts, cheese, yoghurt, salmon and oil and use psylliym husks as a bulking agent when I needed to. However, in March this year and particularly from July, all the aforementioned foods were bothering me and in the past month, I had been eating only rice, chicken, fish (all boiled) and green vegetables.
I had been taking statins (cholesterol lowering drugs) for the past 4-5 ears (since the age of 50), and on August 20th this year, decided I would stop taking them.
For the first 26 days it made no difference. In fact I felt worse.
It has now been 29 days since I stopped my daily dose of statins.
Yesterday and today I have eaten chocolate, potato crisps, sultanas, oranges, cream biscuits, caramel pudding, mince meat, bread, pasta and any other food you might care to imagine.
I have had no food intolerance symptoms.
The relief and joy that I feel is tempered by the knowledge that all of you must continue with your own battles. Besides, celebrations in the past have often been shortlived.
Although I am cautiously optimistic about the future, I now know that these statins impacted on my liver/intestines in such a profound way that my body was no longer able to digest and absorb many foods. As my body continues the "washout" of the effects of the statins, my tolerances towards foods continues to improve.  
I will post this news on other forums and will hopefully contribute something relevant in the future.
May you all continue to find the strength to carry on with your struggles.

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 91
   Posted 9/19/2006 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
That's fantastic news .. i'm really happy for you.

Currently i'm the same way, restricting all dairy, minimising fructose intake, and confined to eating mainly chicken/rice type dishes. I hope and pray one day everything will be back to normal again.
DX'd with IBS May 2006

Current Medications :
None, but occasionally carry Seirogan for fast relief from D.

New Member

Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 9/21/2006 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
at least somebodys went away

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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 751
   Posted 9/29/2006 12:24 AM (GMT -7)   
i take alaskan salmon fish oil all natuarl wild not farm fed 1000grms a day and my choles is down from 375 to 211 in three mos and my doc was flipping though his pages to see which statin he put me on.....i told him i take salmon oil alaska natural fish oil sockeye softgels i am off stains for good also

9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. on SSDI after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, IBS ( C & D). norco, xanax, predisone shots. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!

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