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Stomach troubles again!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I know I've been rather quiet on SP for a while. I'm having stomach trouble again. I was sick last year with nausea for about 4 months with no real resolution found with my GP. I've been seeing a naturopath since then in the hopes that he can find a cause. I'm doing better than last year though, I'm actually eating some, though not enough for the most part.

He also diagnosed iron deficiency anemia. I'm finding that really difficult to deal with right now. I'm on an elimination diet as I suspect some food allergies or sensitivities as well. In general I don't eat enough red meat and right now beef is off limits. My naturopath gave me an iron supplement that is supposed to be really easy on the stomach but I still get nauseous every time I take it. I'm also a really picky person lol, so green veggies are hard for me as well.

I saw a nutritionist last week and I hope she'll be able to help me get the iron in my food as much as possible. I'm waiting on my next appt where I'll get a meal plan. She said she should also be able to help me figure out what the allergies are as I've been having issues with that. I'm sticking to the elimination diet as much as possible in the meantime. I'll try to keep everyone updated on my progress with the nutritionist and the naturopath, I figure someone may find it interesting. It'll also be a good record for myself to keep track of how things go, whether or not there's any improvement.
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    Anemia can be tough to deal with. I have dealt with it on and off since I was 6 and I find that the green iron pills that you can buy over the counter are much better than the red ones the doctor prescribed. Have no idea if that is a helpful bit of information but hopefully, it will be.

    Are you stressed. Sometimes, high amounts of stress and anxiety can cause trouble issues. It can also make you feel ill when you eat.

    Even with an underlying medical issue, stress can make it worse so it is just something to consider.

    Good luck! :)

    2123 days ago
    Sorry to hear you are still having such a rough time of it. Hopefully the experts can help you get things sorted out.
    2128 days ago
    It is hard, to eat healthy when you are trying to eliminate whole groups of food, trying to figure out what cause nausea, and trying to get enough nutrients in. It's like working on a big puzzle, with pieces missing.

    Who said you don't eat enough? Do they just mean nutrient wise? And saying you don't eat enough beef..? No Dr. or trained professional would recommend eating more beef to improve anemia. So many other sources, all healthier options.

    I had to take Iron Supplements once- and I agree, they were hard on my Gastro Intestinal system. I was constipated, and nauseous.

    You are lucky to have a Nutritionist, they will guide you along this path to a healthier you. I'm wishing you Strength and Luck!
    2129 days ago
    Hope your naturopath helps you in finding out what is causing your nausea!
    2129 days ago
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