cholesterol connection?

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Joan M
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   Posted 7/28/2006 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
eyes  It's the old ulcer woman again.  I am beginning to wonder if all this low cholesterol mania is responsible for my ulcer.  I had a stress ulcer when I was younger and I specifically remember a lot of whole dairy products being recommended.  Lactose is of course different from oily greasy fast food. Any thoughts? 

ilovecats94
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   Posted 7/29/2006 3:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Unless I have lost my mind, I remember reading that people with GERD should try to limit or avoid dairy foods, I think they are meaning ones with high fat content.

Then again, I thought I remember that dairy caused the stomach to make more acid, but I can't be sure of this. Sorry, fibro fog strikes again. :(

Hugs,
Faye
I have hypothyroidism (1953), diabetes type 2 (1976), high cholesterol (1989), gastroparesis (1990), FMS (1995), and GERD (2006). I am on these meds for FMS: Prozac 20 mg., Xanax .5 mg., Diclofenac 100 mg., Cytotec 200 mcg. (stomach med to go with Diclofenac), Lortab 10/500 mg. I am also on the other meds for various reasons: Nexium 40 mg., Cytomel 50 mcg., Detrol 2 mg., Reglan 10 mg., Novolog insulin, Novolin N insulin, Bumex 1 mg., Lipitor 80 mg. & WelChol 625 mg. 3 a day with dinner. Also on B12 sublingually, magnesium, Centrum Silver Vitamin, CoQ10.


bekster
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   Posted 7/29/2006 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
My cholesterol is 137. I do not take any dairy except half a cup of yogurt in the morning with 1000 mg of calcium.

Joan M
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   Posted 7/31/2006 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I have a questioning mind.  I can imagine why lactose and grease are being coupled together.  Dairy products are rich in protein.  It is obvious the doctors are fueled by the pharmaceutical industry and everybody is after money.  They keep lowering the standard for cholestrol and for high blood pressure to sell more script.  Some of it is really absurd.  I had a doctor who wanted me to take a lot of theodur for my asthma but did not want me to drink coffee.  Theodur is a bronchoidilator which opens everything.
 
I had another doctor who wanted to give me a diahetic (spelling?) pill for my blood pressure but did not want me to drink coffee which is a natural diahetic. Diahetics make you pee.
 
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU ALL. 

bhkhhh
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   Posted 7/31/2006 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I can't help you with your question but maybe you can help me. What kind of symptoms or pain do you have with your ulcer. I was on acifex & was improving but was losing my hair so they took me off it. I'm now on prevacid & I've noticed the pain is getting worse. My hair has slowed down on falling out, but it is still coming out.

Joan M
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   Posted 8/3/2006 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
They saw the ulcer on the endoscope. I was having a terrible taste in my mouth and sore throat. Felt very weary too. I also have gnawing pains in my side right under the breast bone or serum (spelling) on both sides but I did not know that was a sign of ulcers. I thought it was pain from arthritis.

Gee, I am sorry you were losing your hair. Best wishes to you.

ilovecats94
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   Posted 8/3/2006 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Joan, you need to get your B12 and iron tested to see if you need B12 shots or additional iron. Your ulcer that has been bleeding can cause you to have low values in the B12 and iron. Make sure your doctor does these tests and get a copy of your lab work. I do...

I noticed my hair has been falling out a little too, but I have had a problem with that since menopause anyway. I can't afford to lose any more hair from meds.

Hugs,
Faye
Hypothyroidism (1953), Diabetes type 2 (1976), High cholesterol (1989), Gastroparesis (1990), FMS (1995), and GERD (2006).


Joan M
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   Posted 8/4/2006 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you ilovecats, I did get my iron tested and it was normal. My platelets were alittle high but I stopped taking baby aspirin everyday. I don't know what the deal is on my first scope. I was admittedly stupid and just "followed the doctor's (GI's advice)".

Thank goodness I have a great prime care doc who has pulled me through the mess.

Hugs to you Faye

Outlaw
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   Posted 8/5/2006 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   
where was the ulcer located to u have h pylori?

Joan M
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   Posted 8/5/2006 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
No, I do not have h pylori. I believe it to be nsaid connected. Alleve really works for me but I can not use it. I must take tylenol instead. I think it was a stomach ulcer. Am seeing a new GI guy on 8/26 and am working on a chronology of my problems...a new medical opus.
 
My regular doc wants me to take a occult fecal test (to see if there is blood in my poop) which I am proceeding to do this weekend.  Am I having fun yet?

Post Edited (Joan Mack) : 8/5/2006 7:53:25 AM (GMT-6)

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