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Re: Severe gastro attacks...why? Please help!

Re: Severe gastro attacks...why? Please help!

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Posted by melody on July 18, 2000 at 22:21:05:

In Reply to: Re: Severe gastro attacks...why? Please help! posted by Debbie on January 17, 2000 at 17:01:32:

: : 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!
: Hi Sorry to hear about your dad, My mom had something similar and she has pancreatits now brought on by foods she eats, she might also have a bad gall bladder but not sure yet. What are your dads triglycerite levels and cholesteral levels? ANd have his pancreatic stuff checked out. Does he have any other symptoms with this when hes not throwing up or having diahrrea? Does he have headaches or flushing etc? How often does this happen? Is he tired all the time? Etc. Thanks Deb
dear Deb Ihave chronic pancreatits. I have alot of the same things going on with my health as your dad.I have found a wonderfuldoctor who has brought me through alot. Hope your dad can find someone to help him with this terrible disase.

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