Posted by RSWEET
on March 24, 2000 at 01:53:58:
In Reply to: Re: Severe gastro attacks...why? Please help! posted by Ira on January 16, 2000 at 23:03:59:
: This sounds EXACTLY what I suffered for years. The doctors I went to didn't know what caused it but said to watch my "diet".....I ended up having 38 gallstones or something like that and had to have my gallbladder taken out. I haven't had stomach pains/cramps since then.
: Jenna, you might suggest that your Dad try taking the over the counter supplement that people who are lactose intollerant take before they eat foods that they know to cause them problems that sound much like what is going on with your Dad. This is a short and easy experiment. I do not want to discredit the other responses to your posting, but rather just add my suggestion. Good luck and let us know what happens.!
: : Hello...I just found this website and am not sure if I'm in the right category or not, but I'm wondering if
: : anyone knows of anyone else who might have a similar condition. My dad has some sort of food allergy
: : or food intolerance...we're not sure what it is and neither are his doctors. For the past six or seven years,
: : he has had periodic attacks where he wakes up in the middle of with severe stomach cramps,
: : passes out, then either vomits or has severe diarrhea. Afterwards he is completely wiped out.
: : It happens very sporadically, and it appears to happen after eating certain types of foods, but we don't
: : know until it happens. He's had this happen with cayenne pepper, Chinese food, Fritos, once or twice
: : with hamburgers, and sometimes we just don't know. It's happened at home, in restaurants (very scary
: : and embarrassing for him) and when he's been away on vacation. We never know when it is going to
: : happen and these attacks have become more and more frequent. He's very nervous about eating
: : anywhere but at home. He's had allergy tests, but has not been diagnosed with any food allergies at all.
: : His doctors have told him to avoid eating those foods, but that really doesn't help much since we
: : never know what foods will trigger attacks. No one seems to be able to diagnose him. He's been
: : to an allergist, a gastroenterologist, and his regular physician. It's really scary for both him and for
: : us, his family, so we are seeking help. If anyone knows of ANYONE at all who has experienced
: : anything remotely like this, please post! Thank you so much for any help!