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Feels bad man
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   Posted 1/20/2012 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
So one night about a month ago I had a big mac from McDonalds with my girlfriend. That night we were both up with miserable cramps. She was puking I was having troubles with the other end but never puked.
The next day we both were feeling really gross and couldn't eat much of anything. Well by the day after that she was feeling almost 100% and I was not. I still had a miserable feeling of heartburn and couldn't eat anything. I was constantly nauseous and just felt like absolute death in my abdomen.

Well now a month later I am still struggling with really bad gas and abdominal pains. It seems like everything I eat I get a stomach ache and feel super bloated and REALLY gassy. I had a CBC done and it all came back normal. Doctor put me on Omeprazole for a couple weeks and it didn't help much. I've found the most pain relief I get is from Gas-x. I have tried cutting out all sugar and taking Candida cleanse and pro-biotics and it seems like it has helped. I don't have any more brain fog or depression I just have this constant brick in my stomach that I can't get to go away. I have noticed twice since it started that I had weird cotton like strings floating around in my stool.

I have a colonic scheduled this coming Monday and plan to see a Naturopath after it if I keep having stomach problems. I have no pain when pressing anywhere in my abdomen. Just random gas cramps that feel much better when I burp or toot. The pain isn't in one place either. It will be in the heartburn area, then under my left ribs, then middle stomach. Back pains also at times too.

I also tested negative for H. Pylori

Anyone have any idea what I should do or what it could be? Parasite? Yeast build up? Messed up organs?

Feels bad man
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   Posted 1/20/2012 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd also like to add that I can eat pretty much anything now with out heartburn. It just turns into gas and bloat.

bcfromfl
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   Posted 1/20/2012 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
It's difficult sometimes not to get sidetracked when we're looking for a "cause-and-effect". It's possible that food-poisoning at McDonald's triggered something, but at this point, maybe that search is a bit irrelevant.

I read your previous thread. In it, you seem to be concerned about wasting money on tests. IMO, your visit to get a colonic is a waste of money.

I think you need to take a long, hard look at your diet. Your symptoms sound similar to mine, before I was diagnosed with IBS and learned how to manage it. I would spend some time reading these two webpages, and try making some changes to your diet:

http://www.helpforibs.com/diet/fiber1.asp
http://www.helpforibs.com/diet/fiber2.asp

In a nutshell, IBS results when your system can no longer process insoluble fiber, and peristalsis forces all the food out of your system quickly. Diarrhea and cramps, bigtime. You noted the "cotton-like strings"...that's simply undigested food. All the other symptoms you noted are a result of the overwhelming amount of gas, causing your intestines to press on important nerves, etc. I spent three years in pain until I got it figured out (while battling reflux as well).

When I have a flare-up, two teaspoons of Citrucel in a cup of water is my friend. Otherwise, the dietary changes aren't a big deal. I avoid insoluble fiber as much as I can, and have a couple of servings of white rice per week. I think, for now, your visits to McDonald's are over. I used to love to eat popcorn. No more...

If the above doesn't help you, it's still valuable information you can go over with a GI doctor to help eliminate possiblities. Each time you do a little detective work, you get closer to solving your problem. With GI issues, you HAVE to be your own advocate. Doctors can only do so much, and it can take forever to get something diagnosed getting a test here and a test there...

Hope this helps.

-Bruce

Feels bad man
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   Posted 1/20/2012 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bruce, I appreciate your help!

Since that run in with MickyD's I haven't eaten fast food since. I find myself spending more time in health stores buying much better quality food and making more at home.

Just some more information that I didn't mention before, I have made popcorn numerous times and haven't had any problems with it. I also eat salads and nuts and such.

I haven't had diarrhea for months. If anything I was constipated for a little while.

After my major diet changes I started to get really terrible flu like symptoms. Chills, bad depression/anxiety terrible cramps, nausea which led me to look into Candida/candida die-off symptoms.
That's when I decided to get the colonic and get on a steady pro-biotic regime to try and balance out my bacteria in my gut (assuming that was the problem.)

bcfromfl
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   Posted 1/20/2012 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
IBS can also manifest as constipation. I would recommend keeping a food journal.

Just my two cents, but I'd at least read up on IBS and see if it fits...

-Bruce

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 1/21/2012 3:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm... Cotton strings in poo? Any mummy would know the answer to that one! Get checked out for threadworm.

If you had diarrhoea at the time of the onset of problems, your doctor should have sent stool samples off for culture to check for things like e- coli too.

I would get all pathogenic causes of your symptoms eliminated before going down any other route. I presume the incident was formally reported too?

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