Very interesting, Razzle. Appreciating you sharing. Would you tell me more about your low protein diet? Any complete proteins at all like eggs or meat? I know good quality whey concentrate has no casein and is about 25% lower in arginine and glutamic acid than eggs and even a bit lower than poulty and beef, but is still good protein. Wondering if you've tried that and it works ok.
My low protein diet was vegetarian - no animal protein (no meat, no fish, no shellfish, no dairy (except butter), and no eggs). I ate beans, peas, and some nuts for protein. After a few years of this, I added dairy back in with few ill effects initially. Gradually, milk started to bother me more and more, and I discovered that cooking milk helps me tolerate it better. No, never tried whey protein by itself. But I haven't been able to eat since the end of June so I don't know what milk would do to me now. EnteroLab stool allergy test done in 2005 revealed a borderline allergy to caseine, so it is likely that I'll have to avoid milk protein when I am able to eat again.
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 Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Cipro (for G-tube site infection).