- August 4, 2013 at 2:26 pm #108617
Christina93MemberTopics: 2Replies: 0
Hello, I am a 20 year old female who has been suffering from health problems for most of my life. For as long as I can remember really. It’s really destroying my quality of life and I fear i will not be the best mother to my 7 month old daughter due to my health problems and I am always pushing people away and sheltering myself and hiding my problems which I consider very very embarrassing. I’m sick of living sheltered and making stupid excuses to get out of otherwise fun activities like going to dinner with my boyfriend or even letting him sleep over (go figure, been with him 2 years, have a daughter and only allowed him to sleep over 5 times! He thinks I’m a weirdo who doesn’t care enough about him but he still sticks with me… thank god…. but who knows how long that’ll last. My health conditions are tearing my life apart) Anyway… I bring myself to forums because every doctor ive seen is a MORON who is totally unwilling to help or even be open minded. Ive been diagnosed with IBS by dozens of different doctors who pretty much give up and say theres nothing they can do… But I honestly think IBS is not a real thing… at least 90% of the time anyway. I think there is almost always a reason though be it hard to find. I have no colitis or chrons or celiac, an endoscopy that showed up nothing other than stomach inflammation (which could very well be from my high stress over my health! hah!) and go figure… this dr says I have a lot of stomach acid and prescribes me antacids.. WHAT!? Since when is acid bad!? Stomach acid is supposed to be there! Especially since I never ever have acid reflux ever. Anyway… my symptoms are… Always having soft stools, gas and urgency, on a “good day” where I ate all “safe” foods my gas will not be too excessive or have odor…. but I will still have pain and urgency and go to the bathroom quite a few times and it will be very unpredictable. I can feel totally fine one minute and OMG I HAVE TO GO the next. And I really odd symptom I have that only happened after giving birth is really excessive morning gas which is odorless but painful and a lot of it until I have a bowel movement. On a bad day I will have really excessive disgusting smelling flatulence that smells like butane/sulfur/gasoline/methane. Foods thats tend to cause that are… Processed meats like sausage, meatballs that are factory made, beans, broccoli, oatmeal, anything whole grain or whole wheat. Dairy causes me gas/diarrhea too but I attribute that to lactose intolerance. A bad day can also mean constant gut wrenching painful diarrhea or frothy smelly floating stool… Things that tend to cause this are, baked goods, excessive soda, alcohol, candy, greasy foods, processed food, salad dressing, and even certain brands of canned tomato sauce (which is bizarre because other brands don’t effect me at all). My trigger foods have gotten worse over the years as well… I used to at least be able to eat beans, broccoli and whole grain but can not anymore. Also… I know it’s processed and unhealty anyway but the other day I ate at subway, I hadn’t for months and usually was always okay with it but this time it caused me HOT butane smelling flatulence. When I eat as PALEO as possible my symptoms are somewhat better but this is very difficult as I can hardly eat any veggies without getting very gassy. And even then it’s no cure, I still have my symptoms, just less extreme.
I have tried many things in the passed like digestive enzymes, which did nothing, and probiotics. Certain probiotics will make me massively worse. Some will do absolutely nothing and some will help a tiny bit. There was one probiotic that cured me completely for about a week. It was sustenex aka digestive advantage, I felt so healthy, it was a godsend, but then I had to take antibiotics and every since it never helped me ever again. Not even a year later. Antibiotics don’t USUALLY make me worse though but they did that time, maybe something to do with the probiotic. Recent I underwent surgery and had to take Keflex 4x a day and it had no effect on my digestive system. I was also on percocet for a few days and that made me soooo constipated. But once I got off I’m back to my normal going too much and in pain self.
I also have non-digestive related problems. They are, chronic sinus problems, always congested and have nasal drip no matter the season, it’s absolutely not allergies. Sensitive itchy skin. Reoccuring vaginal yeast infections. Easy bruising. Fatigue. Brain fog. Problems with anxiety/depression. Bad underarm odor no matter how much I shower and even when I hardly sweat. I feel very faint when I stand and my eyes go black. Blood sugar problems. And if I go too long without eating I feel like death, my stomach will be in pain and i’ll feel like I’m going to pass out. Oh I also get very nauseous easily, and a lot of times when I eat my feeling of fullness is uncomfortable, bloated and nauseous even if I ate a small amount.
I recently ordered some caprylic acid and I’m eagerly waiting for it to come. If I do have candida how will it make me feel? If I don’t how will it make me feel?
I’m sorry if that was long, I’m just really desperate for help
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