Posted 3/11/2012 6:34 PM (GMT -6)
Its been almost a year now, of the constipated secretions. Mucus-like, watery, usually clear though can be orangish or yellowish, with particulate matter in it. Soft, pale, and malabsorbed clay feces. All following an acute intestinal infections. Cramping bloating, pains, explosive diarrhea, or constipation. You know name, I got it. about every symptom in the thread except this never went away, unless I completely stopped eating all together. This indicates to me that this is bacterially/fungally, or parasitically related. If you fast for 48 hours and your symptoms subside, you have starved whatever is living inside of you, and most likely all this "junk" is manifesting in the small intestine.
Ive seen multiple docs, quit smoking marijuana, quit drinking, on no medications, and have no known allergies. Ive tried eliminations, foodmaps, and a couple thousand dollars worth of supplements(every probiotic, and a bunch of fiber supplements and digestive enzymes).
This is biofilm, and it may not simply be because of the fructose, but rather the tiny organisms and yeasts/parasites that feed off these easy to digest sugars(for them). I have researched this condition and it is not necessarily IBS but rather, SIBO. What happens is in your small intestines(which are normally clear of bacteria), they become infected with bacteria that normally only lives in the large intestine. They pass up through the duodenum and colonize, feeding off all the nutrients you eat(they love iron, and sugars) leading to malnutrition.
Ive had the weight loss, degrading skin and fingernails, loss of muscle, fatigue(anemia) and clouded thoughts and rolling headaches. When the bacteria colonizes it creates its own thick biofilm, and whether what we are passing is that biofilm, or rather mucous pushed through the small intestine to clear it off the bacteria, is unsure, but the water surely is. When the body is trying to rid the intestines of these toxic organisms and yeasts, it will flush them out by drawing water into the small intestine, to speed up transit and also Forcibly eject them.
Heres where it gets complex. The rapid flushing of the biofilms also causes us not to digest food as well, thats where we get the pale soft serve ice cream poops, violent gas, cramping, and then for whatever reason methane CAUSES constipation. Which is why we get the initial gas and diarrhea and due to toxic remains of this undigested garbage, our muscles become paralyzed and we become constipated, and also may feel tenesmus(feeling of incomplete defecation), or like me, actual incomplete defecation.
I will be going to the mayoclinic soon and I plan to visit every doctor in the country until I get it resolved, but I can only suggest you cut out ALL sugars. No dairy, no carbs, no gluten, no wheat. Vegan, sugar, and dairy free.
Cook all meals at home, no red meats(They are converted to sugars), only chicken, eggs, soy yogurt w/ probiotics, and I only purchase ONE brand of bread. Udi's Gluten free "Ancient grains" bread. It has no wheat, and a bunch of other ancient grains which seem to help scrape away some of the disgusting swamp juices manifesting inside my body. Drink tons of water... no sugars, not even maple syrup. NO fruit, some vegetables, no grease, no oils, like I said... all meals at home. HF corn syrup is in everything. I cook with a DAB of olive oil and vegan vegetable spread instead of butter. LIving in the midwest sucks for health food, if u have to, buy from a co-op or pay out the extra for whole foods. Live a stress free life, avoid pastas, soy sauce, anything with wheat in it appears to irritate the intestines like crazy. Raw caveman/mediteranean diet is your best bet.
I also use a product by Garden of Life called "Raw fiber". It works alot better than metamucil and it has probiotics in it. I also take align but who knows if its making a difference, probiotics treat the large intestine, and these issues appear to be from the small intestine. I will be asking for a round of antibiotics, because im so desperate at this point, maybe clearing out the whole "house" and replanting flora w/ probiotics may be my last hope. Chronic SIBO... which is irritating people who may already have IBS. That is what this is. SIBO could be caused by pre diabetes, diabetes, underactive thyroid, HypoGlobunemia or similar conditions that may allow the bacteria to be up in the small intestine in the first place, but who knows, I am not a doctor, just a regular person suffering like all of you, and as we know the doctors dont give a "crap" especially for the outliers. Godspeed.