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Re: I'M DESPERATE FOR HELP!!!

Re: I'M DESPERATE FOR HELP!!!

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Posted by Harry on August 15, 2000 at 11:00:09:

In Reply to: I'M DESPERATE FOR HELP!!! posted by PA on August 13, 2000 at 19:29:19:


: I AM A 36 YEAR OLD FEMALE AND HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS PROBLEM FOR OVER 10
: YEARS NOW. I FIGURED OUT ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO THAT I WAS LACTOSE INTOLERANT SO
: I KNOW TO AVOID MY "TRIGGER FOODS". BUT IN THE LAST 2 YEARS MY DIARRHEA HAS
: BECOME TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL. I CAN'T GO OUT TO EAT WITH OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE
: OFTEN WITHIN MINUTES OF EATING I'M RUNNING TO THE BATHROOM. IF I EAT VERY SMALL
: AMOUNTS I DON'T SEEM TO HAVE AS MUCH DIFFICULTY, BUT IF I EAT ANYWHERE NEAR TO
: BEING FULL I'M EXPLODING FOR HOURS. I AM ABOUT 15 POUNDS UNDERWEIGHT, SO IT'S NOT
: FROM OVEREATING. I HAD A COLONOSCOPY A YEAR AGO AND THE DOCTOR SAID EVERYTHING
: WAS JUST FINE, "IT'S JUST STRESS". HE PRESCRIBED 1 TBLS. OF CITURCIL BEFORE BED, AND
: 8 TABLETS OF EQUALACTIN DAILY. I AM JUST GOING TO START ON THESE, BUT AM
: CONCERNED BECAUSE THE EQUALACTIN BOX SAYS TO ONLY TAKE THIS DOSAGE FOR 2 DAYS?
: THE DOCTOR MADE ME FEEL LIKE IT'S "ALL IN MY HEAD", IS IT OR IS THIS IBS? ANY ADVICE
: WOULD BE APPRECIATED. I'M DESPERATE FOR HELP! (P.S.I'VE TRIED TRACKING THE VARIOUS
: FOODS I EAT AND CAN'T SEEM TO FIND ANY CORALATION TO WHAT I EAT AND THE DIARRHEA).
: THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hi PA,
I know how frustrating it can be for Doctors not to listen to you.It seems all they want to do is run tests --and you know something is wrong before it shows up in a test.But,sometimes you get a doctor that is a good diagnostition --not often enough.
As you know you have to slow your digestive tract down---Citrucel may work for some people but it does not work for me--- I use psyllium husk that is in Metamucil.I know it works ----just increase the dose until it does.It is a bulk-stool forming agent and absorbs water so it has to form but so does Citrucel.I found Citrucel just take more and does not work as well.
You also need to replace the friendly bacteria that has been washed away with a loose -watery stool.I suggest you eat yogurt w/acidophilus at 3 or 4 times a day. You also need to replenish the nutrients that have been lost--especially protein
,calcium, magnesium and potassium.Have you been checked for parasites??
And----keep on trying to ID the trigger foods!!!
God Bless----Harry


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