Watson – welcome!
24, 25, 26, 27? Whose counting anymore – the number of doctors that I had seen before I got to this forum. Able and Raster – that’s the ticket. Until I started with their protocol and advice, it was like driving at 90 miles an hour down an icy highway, constantly apply brakes and then accelerating – totally out of control. Now I can feel the control – much less swerving.
I have had so many unfortunate things happen in such a short period of time: h pylori, mold exposure, too many antibiotics – and yes, I agree with you – I am surely Celiac. Although I tested negative twice by blood and biopsy showed negative, for the previous 10 years I had given up more and more gluten and was heading for a stable non-gluten diet when I got really sick from mold.
I just ran a test recently without knowing it – glutened myself. I have been staying away from all oats and recently I began reintroducing oat bran. My intestines hurt now like they have been rubbed raw. Was it gluten free oat bran? No! Bob’s Red Mill comes in both, and I don’t know how I could have been so distracted, but I purchased the wrong one. Stupid, stupid, stupid. But, it confirmed it for me. A test I never would have tried knowingly. I will be gluten free for the rest of my life.
I have successfully introduced greek low sugar yogurt back into my diet and it is being tolerated. The last time I ate it (past summer) I would vomit it up. Or eat it and two days later when I would vomit, there it would be; left sitting in my stomach for two days. Not a pretty sight.
I have been on the Able/Raster diet for three months now or so. I’d need to go back and look. But I was on a strict (yet incorrect) diet since July/August of 2011. I am slowly trying to figure out all of my issues, but at this point I feel like I have some control and can function. I’m just taking it real slow right now.
I know also that without Able and Raster and the anticandida diet I would not have been able to get through the arduous move that I just completed.
I still have yellow stool – even with the yogurt, but I think the oat bran may have contributed to it in the last week or two.
I just wanted to say that if you think you may want to rule out gallbladder/liver issues – that may not be all bad. Sometimes it is good to know what is not wrong – less worrying on things that don’t require worrying about and more focus on trying to solve your mystery. I will say that yellow stool is common with candida infestation. Swedish digestive bitters are better than pancreatic enzymes I’m learning. Besides, the Creon (prescription enzymes) are/were hard on my stomach. (Just because the doctors ruled out something for me, doesn’t mean it could still be an issue for you. But if the doctors don’t find anything – yes you are not alone!)
The yellow stool and phantom pain on left side (pancreas area or intestine) are my two major complaints right now. Some days I do have fatigue – but it is leveling out. I think moving is helping to clear out my body – so I’m giving things a rest right now. Just eating the right foods, resting and regrouping. In another week I will reassess. I’m taking water kefir and eating rutabagas. Drink ginger tea. Have developed lots of bruises all over – during the move – and I worried about all the blood thinning stuff I was taking – so backed off for a bit.
Sure keep us in the loop and let us know how you are doing and what you are trying. Able and Raster and others here – have really helped me out.