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Stomach Issues

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

So i have always had stomach issues since i was a kid. When i was 14 i had ulcers. A few years ago i found out i had H-Pylori. And I still have issues with my stomach to this day. Every time i went to the Dr they would tell me i was just bloated and/or constipated and it was nothing to worry about. Well I realllllly hate going to the Dr., so i only go once a year (usually for my free physical and a pap) The last time i went, they said my blood sugar level was really low but I tested negative for diabetes. I have joint pains, possibly arthritis, but would have to come back for xrays. They also said, (AGAIN), that i was just bloated and/or constipated and to take some Beano and Collace. Well that stuff never helped and i didn't want to go back so i just dealt with it. But last year my stomach started swelling up really bad. It looks like I am 5 months pregnant after i eat. I even changed my diet and started eating healthier, but nothing seemed to work. So looking at the different symptoms, we think I might have a gluten issue going on. So i am going gluten free for a few weeks to see if i get the same results.
Hope everyone has a great week!
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FIREPONY 1/8/2014 9:58AM

    I agree with FRENCHSEAMS, it couldn't hurt to go gluten free to see if that helps. If that doesn't get it, you may also want to try doing without dairy for a week or two to see if that is the culprit.

My last thought is...

I know you've said you really dislike the doctor, however, as a sufferer from an autoimmune disease, many of your symptoms sound very similar to several different types of AI disorders.... if the dietary changes don't help, it really might be time to see a doctor

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FRENCHSEAMS 1/8/2014 9:47AM

    Well, it might be worth experimenting with gluten free just to see what happens.

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CAROL_31649731 1/7/2014 10:32PM

    Dr's are often clueless. WE know our own bodies. Good for you for stepping up & figuring out things on your own. You may be on to something! Can'' hurt to try gluten-free & see if it does indeed do the trick for you.

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JGRH206 1/7/2014 6:47PM

  Check out the success stories on Mark's Daily Apple. I think you'll find very similar stories

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RACEWELLWON 1/7/2014 3:50PM

    Good Move - yes , a lot more people have that issue then realized ! Good for you taking care of yourself - Hugs K

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