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mimib

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Mon, Jan 25 at 6:36pm CDT by @mimib in Digestive Health · View  

My Wife having problems with belching and angina

My Wife having problems with belching and angina

About two years ago she was diagnosis with Pimentel Angina, after having on off crushing pains, belching, and sweating.
This journey is very strange starting about 10 years ago after being rushed to the hospital after having a late night dinner. At the hospital they gave her a GI cocktail and was released, no other symptoms appeared until about 4 years ago with a tuned up vengeance. She started burping VERY loudly and if not releasing the burping feeling then having that feeling I mentioned earlier, with the pain going away in 2-5 minutes. This went on for 2 more years when finally one morning she passed out while not being able to burp. When she came to her blood pressure was off tilt and they treated that and also the chest pains "symptoms". After running all the test for heart attacks no symptoms were found but her blood enzymes were slightly elevated. She was released the next day and was back in the ER within 1 week with the same issue, chest pain, sweating, belching. This time the hospital hooked her up to a EKG and it happened she started having a Angina attack, thus being diagnosis. After being checked for blockage in her arteries and multiple test and a few small attacks she was put on a variety of calcium blockers and medicines for anti spasms. As you can see this started over a decade ago thinking it was Gerd or a stomach issue now to having attacks daily (before taking medicines) now to having attacks once or twice a month, only having immediate relieve with a Nitrate tablet or two. Now I am no doctor but I think all of this is stemmed from a stomach issue, since she can't feel better or relief if the belch doesn't come up. Now she can feel it coming or a strange stomach feeling. She is seeing a Gastroenterologist and having misc. test run to investigate. The nitrate tablets are the only immediate relief when the attacks come (even after taking the bank of medicines). The belching and stomach feeling starts this process then developing into the chest / back / sweating / feeling..

Edited: 01/26/2016 @ 8:04am

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Colleen Young | Connect Director responded 9 hours ago · View

Welcome @success101. Can you tell me a bit more about your digestion and belching issues so that I can help connect you with other members who may have similar experiences?

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billymac65

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Dec 6, 2012 by @billymac65 in Digestive Health · View  

Mesenteric Panniculitis or Schlerosing Mesentertis (Auto-immune around small intestine)

I thought I would start a discussion for patients with Mesenteric Panniculitis. From what I know, this auto-immune disorder has three stages to it, each with differing names (Mesenteric Panniculitis, Schlerosing Mesenteritis, Retractile Mesenteritis). Typically, this appears to be in older individuals with some other under-lying problem (Lymphoma, tumor, diverticulitis).

I have an atypical presentation because I do not have an underlying cause. The doctors seem to be hoping for Lymphoma to appear so they can treat it and have the auto-immune go away. I am interested in hearing from others with this. I had this diagnosed in 2011, so I am interested in hearing more about what this is like to live with. I want to hear from others who also have an atypical presentation. Did is come back? Also interested in hearing from those with Lymphoma. How was the treatment? Did it address the auto-immune?

Pretty much, I am interested in hearing from anyone who has had this, so i can better understand it, and not feel so alone with this!!

Bill

doron

Doron responded 16 hours ago · View

I have a mild version of this (initially very painful), and also had dizziness for about 2 years. I was diagnosed with fluid in the inner ear, and it turned out to be autoimmune related. Fortunately for me, the panniculitus was also autoimmune related for me. Since you have similar symptoms, I would recommend trying Paleo Autoimmune protocol diet. It is harsh for 6 weeks and then you can start adding in foods. I went [...]

mommasaid

S Jackson responded 15 hours ago · View

Thanks so much I looked at a magazine cookbook st SAMs just yesterday for this type of diet . I tell my friends I can not legally eat anything. I did a test once and it showed the Hunters diet was best for me I think this is same as pales I saved an article about an inner ear etc autoimmune disease need to find it Again thanks so much

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bettyann

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Aug 2, 2012 by @bettyann in Digestive Health · View  

Does anyone have these symptoms along with IBS?

I have intermittant flare ups with IBS-D...and it started again a number of days ago (a lot of stressful things cropped up)... But for the last several days this has been my pattern: I am pretty OK in the morning, then I eat lunch...careful what I eat, (plus the stress level is down more now) but either within 15 minutes or sometimes longer, the diarrhea starts.
I could DEAL with diarrhea, but soon after (like an hour or so) I am hit with terribly overwhelming tiredness, as well as bloating, slightly headachy, and sometimes discomfort and some naussea... I feel a have a 'heavy sick like feeling' all over. This has been lasting for 4 or 5 hours... then if goes away and I can eat later in the evening with no problems.
Can anyone relate to this weirdness? I would really appreciate your replies.
Thank you!

Edited: 04/26/2016 @ 3:35pm

holly5757

holly5757 responded 2 days ago · View

I have always had a lot of stressors in life in general. I did get married last year and I thought life leading up to my wedding was the culprit. But as it has been over a year and I am still having the same issues i am thinking that was not it. I am positive my gastroenterologist is shaking his head to himself at every appointment I have had as nothing has worked as [...]

chnaumann

chnaumann responded 1 day ago · View

I’m sure you have heard that smoking two (tobacco) cigarettes per day works well with some IBS sufferers. Perhaps pot would do the same or better ? Best wishes.

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jkstanley

Mar 16, 2013 by @jkstanley in Digestive Health · View  

I have Ulcerative colitis and wondered if anyone here has it

I have Ulcerative colitis and wondered if anyone here has it and have had experiences of thinking that you can get cancer with this. I am really scared but otherwise I feel fine today @jessieanderson

Edited: 04/04/2016 @ 7:45pm

missie

missie responded Tue, Apr 19 at 8:17pm CDT · View

I will look into butyrate, thank you so much, Missie

missie

missie responded Tue, Apr 19 at 8:20pm CDT · View

I agree about coffee. My daughter loves salad but she knows to chew it really well. Thank you, Missie

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kathyzendner

Jan 20, 2015 by @kathyzendner in Digestive Health · View  

Ideopathic Gastroparesis - going downhill

I am a new member. I always research Mayo Clinic for medical information. I was diagnosed with Ideopathic Gastroparesis 11/17/14 I am going downhill since diagnosis. I have lost 35 lbs. since mid Oct. 2014. I was barely tolerating any typical "Flu" clear liquid diet when first hospitalized. I have been in the hospital 4 times. I had a positive Gastric Emptying study on 12/14/14. My Gastroparesis diet has decreased from stage 1 diet to only tolerating Chamomile tea and occasional Jello, and plain Cream of Wheat. I was drinking 2-3 Boost Breezes per day (Peach only) for calories & minimal vitamins, 9 gms. protein. Now even that is causing me worsening nausea & diarrhea. I am a 61 year old Caucasian female, no diabetes. I am worried & scared. I am supposed to see a "GI Specialist" at my local VA hospital in 2 days. My immune system, endocrine system ( I am Hypothyroid), and Urinary tract (I also have Cystitis) cognitive function, and vision are all being compromised, as well as ongoing dehydration, malnutrition & electrolyte imbalances. I don't want to be hospitalized again. Last time was horrendous ! I came home with a positive Staph infection in my bladder. My Urologist doesn't know what to do about my cystitis as I can't tolerate any further antibiotics. Most doctors don't even know about Gastroparesis! I am beyond exhaustion, sleeping very erratic. I get up every day, clean house, cook, and continue to enjoy my pets, my grandchildren, and bird watching in spite of my ill health. I am homebound due this illness. Any thoughts, ideas, possible treatments, or info would be appreciated. Thank you in advance, Kathy

Edited: 01/26/2016 @ 11:02am

maxmaximus3

maxmaximus3 responded Mon, Apr 18 at 11:06pm CDT · View

Hello Kathy, My gastro paresis is from type one diabetes. I too struggle 24/7 with go. I have many other diabetes caused conditions that make it tough to function. I wish there were easy / simple manners in which to find relief. I believe that at some point in time, treatments will be possible. Just wish we could all not suffer all of the time. My prayers go to you. John Maxim

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drax

Thu, Apr 14 at 5:59pm CDT by @drax in Digestive Health · View  

Bowel movement issues.

Bowel movement issues.

I am 40, male, white, 6' tall, 155lbs, take no medications, walk several miles a day, no known diseases and in general no health problems, no history of problems either. Idon't drink soft drinks, mostly coffee and water. I eat some junk food but not an excessive amount.

2 or 3 times a week I have a bowel movement. The first time I do its a good amount with no problems, but an hour or two later I have another that is smaller, then another smaller and it goes on most of the day till finally I have one tiny movement and I am done. After the first movement the rest usually preceded by a slight stingling paint at my rectum. And as the movements go on through the day the pieces of stool get smaller, some movements may be 4 to 6 small pieces smooth and a inch long. This has been going on several months now. First movement is usually like 10am and I'm finally done around 7 or 8 pm that day with having to take up to 10 trips to the bathroom throughout the day.

Every once in a while though while rare I have a bowel movement in a few larger pieces and then I am done, not having another movement again for the day. It's like a normal movement but they don't happen often.

Edited: 04/14/2016 @ 9:15pm

missie

missie responded Fri, Apr 15 at 1:27pm CDT · View

Hi, It sounds like IBS Irritable ​bowel syndrome . Drinking coffee for me is like taking a laxative. I have to watch certain foods like spicy, red wine, coffee, and watch these foods closely when I'm stressed. There are meds for this but fiber is your best friend. I go to Costco and by there brand of cilium fiber and start with 2 a day. You can take more but I would start there. Don't [...]

caretothepeople

caretothepeople responded Mon, Apr 18 at 8:18am CDT · View

Hi @drax, One thing to do may be to keep a log of your symptoms, and in the meantime give your doctor a call.They may want you to come in to hear more about what's going on in order to figure out a treatment plan to help you get an accurate diagnosis and relief. The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) suggests asking some of these questions about constipation, which may be useful to talk [...]

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memcb

Mon, Feb 15 at 8:59pm CDT by @memcb in Digestive Health · View  

Problem with dairy related to milk fat and not lactose?

I am 69 years old and have had a problem with dairy product since I was about 40. I used to eat ice cream by the half gallon and down Strawberry milkshakes weekly, until suddenly I had a reaction (intense cramping and diarrhea) one day after drinking a strawberry milkshake from In-N-Out. Since I had never had that reaction before, I decided to try one about a week later, but closer to home:-) and same reaction. Then I realized all my favorite Ice Cream was affecting me too. I assumed it was Lactose Intolerance developed later in life (use to drink a quart of milk at a time almost every day after school as a kid). I am especially sensitive to butter now too. I love Lobster, but cannot tolerate melted butter. I seem to be OK with Yogurt and small portions of Non-Fat milk (Starbucks Non-fat Latte).

As a result of what I have been researching on Lactose Intolerance, I am wondering if my problem is not more related to milk FAT, rather than lactose(?) I read that non-fat milk contains the same amount of lactose as whole milk, but I can tolerate (some) non-fat milk, but NOT whole milk or cream. My question relates to Whey Protein, which is high in lactose, according to what I have been reading. I have used it to make protein-fortified smoothies for quite a while with no ill effects. I also add low-fat Greek yogurt, and eat it by itself often with no adverse reaction. I have eliminated butter from my diet, and though it is hard to eat an airplane meal without cheese being injected in just about everything (including eggs), I avoid cheese as much as possible.

I am now wondering if there is another allergy I have to milk fat, and not necessarily lactose, and if there is a way to test or such a thing; and, if detected, can it be cured or treated.....OR, do I just keep avoiding butter, cheese, whole milk, cream (and cream-based sauces) for the rest of my life. It is certainly not the end of the world to continue avoiding these things, but it would be great to be able to eat things I used to enjoy. Ay suggestions would be helpful!

Edited: 02/16/2016 @ 12:48pm

colleenyoung

Colleen Young | Connect Director responded Mon, Feb 22 at 10:03am CDT · View

Welcome back @ccosci Thanks for replying. Do you find any difference between cow's mild and sheep's milk? My husband can digest sheep's milk, but not milk product from cows or goats. @memcb, How are you doing? Any new discoveries with your dairy intolerance?

ccosci

CCOSCI responded Mon, Feb 22 at 11:37am CDT · View

I can’t do any dairy from any source not even raw. I drink Flax milk that is it.

Edited: 04/16/2016 @ 6:54pm

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deprest

Jan 4, 2012 by @deprest in Digestive Health · View  

Unknown Body Odor

I need help! I've got a bad odor coming from my body, that I can't smell. Yes it's hard to explain. Doctors think I'm making it up. In public people avoid closeness, coughing, holding their noses, avoiding me at all cost. I'm a prisoner in my home. Don't venture out unless low on food and pick times to do it. I'm constantly shamed.im healthy, clean. Homes clean, I can't explain. Have spent last two yrs going to every type doctor to no avail. My family can't smell it either. Has anyone heard of this?

vanz

vanz responded Sat, Apr 16 at 9:22pm CDT · View

Hi @alysebrunella . im guessing mine is sweat triggered. so it gets worse as the day progresses. every doctor has dismissed it saying "theres nothing to be done" or "its normal" but if antiperspirants and deodorants dont help me one bit, theres no way its normal. thanks for ur concern

angiegq59

angela responded Sun, Apr 17 at 4:36am CDT · View

Botox

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robbinr

Fri, Mar 25 at 11:17am CDT by @robbinr in Digestive Health · View  

I have acid reflux so bad it is coming up into my sinuses

I have acid reflux so bad it is coming up into my sinuses. I was only taking one Nexium (40mg) and then the Gastro added Raniditine (300) mg at night. I have started cutting them in half and it is getting better, but my sinuses and throat hurt all the time. My stomach is upset, and I have explosive gas. I've elevated my head at night. How can I get this to settle down?

Edited: 03/27/2016 @ 7:35pm

robbinr

robbinr responded Wed, Apr 13 at 10:59am CDT · View

Thanks! I haven’t had any nightshade veggies or oranges for over a year now. I miss oranges! Robbin

dandl48

dandl48 responded Wed, Apr 13 at 1:24pm CDT · View

@robbinr I have developed Barrett's Esophagus after my many years battling reflux. the muscle that controls the acid from coming up from my stomach is very weak and since I have Barrett's in the location of the weak muscle it can't be tightened thru surgery since it would effectively hide the Barretts and potentially it turning in to cancer. Therefore I need to take double the recommended dose of Nexium to control the reflux. Spicy [...]

Edited: 04/13/2016 @ 1:26pm

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acres

Tue, Apr 12 at 8:34am CDT by @acres in Digestive Health · View  

Trying to recover from a c.diff infection

I am trying to recover from a c.diff infection. This started with taking clindamycin in mid January and 3 days later I became ill with diarrhea and felt sick, loss of appetite etc...Went to the er twice, tested negative for c.diff on my 2nd visit. The Dr. told me to take imodium to rest my colon since I tested negative. That evening I had diarrhea and took the Imodium. Became constipated with pain lower right side. I went to a GI dr. pleading for help, I did another stool test and it came back positive for c.diff. I tried flagyl but could not tolerate the side effects. Tried vancomycin for 10 days. Did not work. Tested positive again, Went to a new gi doctor who prescribed dificid for ten days. I am 31 days post dificid and I have almost constant gut rumbling and urge to go. My 1st bm in the morning is usually semi normal, but after that they are always either pencil thin and or small pieces (2 to 5 times a day). This has been my routine since the vancomycin. I do not get dull blown diarrhea..... My dr. wants me to have a colonoscopy but I an scared that the cleansing will wipe out all my good flora. I currently take 2 florastor pills and 1/2 vsl3 per day. I eat fermented pickles for the probiotics as well..... I have many food intolerances since this whole mess began (fiber, many vegatables, dairy). I also have a strange taste in my mouth most of the time, have very little energy and fight with depression. My primary gave me Xanax .25 but I only take them at night when I cannot sleep...... Went to a nutritionist who put me on a no wheat, soy, dairy, gluten diet. Does not seem to be helping or hurting. I lost 20 pounds and cannot gain any weight (I weigh 120 at 5'7")... I am thinking it might be sibo, or candida but cannot find a dr. to test for these....I am in the right place for help or advice ? The urge to go is awful and limits my once active lifestyle.....
Thank you, Scott

Edited: 04/12/2016 @ 5:50pm

kathymeyers

kathymeyers responded Tue, Apr 12 at 8:50pm CDT · View

Hello. After my second dose of Chemo I got C-Diff and it was very hard to get rid of it. But I was told not to take Imodium. You need to be in the hospital and let them give you IV therapy

concernedmtnmom

concerned mtn. mom responded Wed, Apr 13 at 8:01am CDT · View

Hi, @acres, I'm so sorry for all you are going through. C. Diff. is notoriously difficult to get rid of and can persist through many treatments. Most people get it from a round of the antibiotics that end with -mycin, and Clindamycin in the worst offender. Flagyl and Vancomycin are horrible Rxs, but they can work (they probably gave you that weird taste in your mouth, but that could also be undigested food or activity [...]

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monicam

Sat, Apr 9 at 3:49pm CDT by @monicam in Digestive Health · View  

A few years ago I had a flat stomach and the next day it looked like I was 6 months pregnant

A f years ago I had a flat stomach and the next day it looked like I was 6 months pregnant. I went to many specialists and they all say all my tests come .ut negative or normal. They say nothing is wrong. My stomach hasn't gotten smaller. It's hard and heavy and hurts. I even had a tummy tuck thinking it would help, but it didn't. It ended up popping back out. I've found rare stomach diseases, but I don't think doctors read those

Edited: 04/10/2016 @ 8:25am

rabbit10

rabbit10 responded Sun, Apr 10 at 8:39pm CDT · View

I don't want to scare you but have the doctors looked into ovarian cancer? Just a suggestion. Keep us informed when you find out what is causing it. Good luck

monicam

monicam responded Mon, Apr 11 at 7:50pm CDT · View

I have seen so many specialists and they all say all the procedures are negative or normal. They all say nothing is wrong 

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momochan

Wed, Apr 6 at 1:15pm CDT by @momochan in Digestive Health · View  

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth

Hi, I have been suffering from small intestine bacterial overgrowth since last Jan. Have gone through a few courses of antibiotics, but whenever it finished, it came back and the stool got loose. I really am desperate, could anyone have suggestion? .

Edited: 04/06/2016 @ 4:42pm

momochan

momochan responded Fri, Apr 8 at 9:03am CDT · View

In my case, it is chronic diarrhea.

janovr

janovr responded Sat, Apr 9 at 12:23pm CDT · View

My gastro doctor found that my pancreas was not functioning properly. I was nauseous and losing weight. As she explained, the food I was eating was literally passing through my digestive track or sitting there rotting. I was not getting any nutrients from the food I was eating, thus, weight loss and loose stools. She prescribed EnteraGam, VSL 3 probiotics. Plus I take Pertzye Capsules with every meal and snack( as my pancreas was not [...]

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angel1157

Wed, Apr 6 at 9:21am CDT by @angel1157 in Digestive Health · View  

Breath issues and white tongue

I have a severe problem with my stomach and other issues but one concern is my yeast its overgrown, and its caused me overall breath issues with my breath I have a white tongue and I am looking for a doctor to help because my doctor I see cannot help me, can you help me in some way or refer me to someone?

Edited: 04/06/2016 @ 4:39pm

angel1157

angel1157 responded Wed, Apr 6 at 5:15pm CDT · View

I get constipated,I cannot eat too many fried foods and I have very terrible breath and my body order is not very nice,so I looked for more info.on the internet and I found I had yeast overgrown.And I do not get around very much with my friends or family because of my smell,I DONT FEEL RIGHT.....

nancywandamoore

nancy wanda moore responded Thu, Apr 7 at 7:37am CDT · View

Always Rinse you mouth out good when taking breathing medicines

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mattis1bestyahoocom

Aug 16, 2011 by @mattis1bestyahoocom in Digestive Health · View  

Need Awareness/ Prevention/ Research on Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (SMAS)

"With only about 500 reported cases in the history of English-language medical literature, recognition of SMA syndrome as a distinct clinical entity is controversial, with some in the medical community doubting its existence entirely. SMA syndrome is also known as Wilkie's syndrome, cast syndrome, mesenteric root syndrome, chronic duodenal ileus and intermittent arterio-mesenteric occlusion. It is distinct from Nutcracker syndrome, which is the entrapment of the left renal vein between the AA and the SMA.

SMA syndrome is estimated to have a mortality rate of 1 in 3. Delay in the diagnosis of SMA syndrome can result in fatal catabolysis (advanced malnutrition), dehydration, oliguria, electrolyte abnormalities, hypokalemia, acute gastric rupture or intestinal perforation (from prolonged mesenteric ischemia), gastrectasia, spontaneous upper gastrointestinal bleeding, hypovolemic shock, aspiration pneumonia, or sudden cardiovascular collapse from increased velocity of bloodflow in the SMA due to the reduced mesenteric angle.

Go here to this link to know about my fight http://rare-disease-day-belfast-2011.blogspot.com/2011/02/paula-mattis-is-real-super-hero-she.html ***Visit our sister group, by Samantha Mina: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=170641319067&ref=ts Also go look and my group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=129829963700139&v=info Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a very rare condition characterized by recurrent vomiting, abdominal distention, weight loss, and postprandial distress. The cause is compression of the duodenum between vessels and the vertebrae and paravertebrae muscles when the angle between the superior mesenteric vessels and the aorta is lower than 18°. The diagnosis is difficult and usually is made by exclusion. Conservative management is helpful at first; however, symptom recurrence would indicate surgical treatment. EVERY LIFE COUNTS Let's get people the Public, Doctors start taking this more seriously and get Awareness/Prevention, researching possible causes and work towards early detection
Thanks, Paula

Edited: 02/16/2016 @ 12:30pm

manzfield

Amanda responded Tue, Apr 5 at 8:26pm CDT · View

I was diagnosed about 3 yrs ago with SMAS. The team at the hospital, in Austin, Tx, had never seen a case, had only read about it and pretty much said they weren't exactly sure what to do. They said the fatty tissue that holds up the artery to the duodeum was gone so nothing was supporting it up and the circulation was being cut off like a water hose. I had lost so much [...]

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Km101 responded Wed, Apr 6 at 7:08am CDT · View

Hello Amanda, I'm sorry you are suffering again with symptoms from SMA. My 19 year old daughter had surgery for this. I took her to an ER due to weird uncontrollable vomiting when she stood up. she was admitted and they diagnosed her with SMA. They scheduled laparoscopic surgery for her. She was in hospital for 1 day and it fixed the problem. I don't know why they wait with some people for so long [...]

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allegro

Thu, Mar 31 at 10:03am CDT by @allegro in Digestive Health · View  

Constant pain and burning in my feet. Taking Levaquin for diverticulitis

I have constant pain and burning in my feet, especially at night..This all started when I was given Levaquin for diverticulitis....Is there no relief for this? my calves and ankles are also painful to the touch....I am so tired of trying to handle this.....

Edited: 03/31/2016 @ 11:48am

colleenyoung

Colleen Young | Connect Director responded Thu, Mar 31 at 12:26pm CDT · View

Welcome to Connect @allegro. I moved your message to the Digestive Health group where you can find people talking about diverticulitis and other digestive conditions. I'm also tagging @digmeme @slearwig and @k2aunt who have taken Levaquin. In fact @digmeme just took his last tablet of Levaquin a few days ago. I'm hoping they can share their experiences with the drug and if they also had burning feet and the other symptoms you describe. How long [...]

allegro

allegro responded Thu, Mar 31 at 1:14pm CDT · View

I was only given two doses of it, and that night in bed,  I hallucinated and the following morning I was unable to stand or to walk. This happened to me in 2011, and I have been suffering with tendon and foot problems ever since....I am no longer able to walk long distances or to stand for any length of time...It has totally changed my life............it is a far bigger problem than my diverticulosis.............

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gloriaeb

Aug 17, 2015 by @gloriaeb in Digestive Health · View  

I am a relatively healthy person with a problem "bloated belly"

I am a relatively healthy person with a problem "bloated belly". My belly gets bigger as the day goes on; doesn't matter if I eat, drink only water, my belly still gets more bloated. The bloat continues up the abdomen into the midriff area...I have to loosen bra or put on a bigger one. This happens everyday. Pretty good in the morning.

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nicole14

nicole14 responded Thu, Mar 31 at 12:28pm CDT · View

Thanks for the suggestion, Boogirl. Yes, I have had both the blood test to screen for celiac disease antibodies and the endoscope biopsy. I left that out of my original comment as I was trying to be concise. You are correct, though, in that anyone who believes that they might have celiac disease should be diagnosed by a medical professional BEFORE making dietary changes. Once gluten is eliminated from a diet and the small intestine [...]

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colleenyoung

Colleen Young | Connect Director responded Thu, Mar 31 at 12:46pm CDT · View

Great points @boogirl and @nicole14. Thanks for sharing this advice about celiac and the pitfalls of self-diagnosis. @DKFusion posed a question a while back about how long to do the gluten-free challenge http://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/was-my-gluten-challenge-too-short-my-daughter-tested-very-positive-for/ We took that question to Dr. Joseph Murray, a gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert at Mayo Clinic. He responded by video. @nicole14 what are some of the residual side effects from the constant damaging of my intestine and the subsequent malnourishment that [...]

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irishlass

Nov 17, 2011 by @irishlass in Digestive Health · View  

Continuous burping

I have burping all the time . I had my gallbladder out also. Any suggestions?

Edited: 03/24/2016 @ 9:48am

rtviv

rtviv responded Thu, Mar 17 at 10:38am CDT · View

Continuous burping Has anyone experienced or knows someone who has experienced continuous burping? My step son (age 40’s) has had constant burping for over two years. Many tests, including upper and lower GI and monitoring in addition trying different medications have not helped in stopping the burping. No doctor including UC Davis California cannot find the cause. We do not know what to do since doctors have no idea how to treat. Help!

colleenyoung

Colleen Young | Connect Director responded Thu, Mar 24 at 9:53am CDT · View

Hi @rtviv, welcome to Connect. How frustrating it must be to not have answers. Here are the contact numbers should you wish to consult a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinichttp://mayocl.in/1mtmR63 I'm tagging @irishlass, @smurfman82, @tracyn and @mimib to see if they have any thoughts about continuous burping. Does your step son experience other symptoms like nausea, fatigue, acid taste related to the burping?

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robbinr

Mon, Mar 21 at 6:31pm CDT by @robbinr in Digestive Health · View  

I recently failed two preps for a colonoscopy

I recently failed two preps for a colonoscopy, and I can't imagine putting myself through another attempted prep (stuff makes me hurl). Initially, prior to my 2nd failure to prepare, the PA put me on Raniditone - which is apparently just Zanactz - but now my heart burn is out of control!
I wake every morning with a sinus-load of stomach acid. I already was taking emepresole (sp?) in the morning. This double-dose of anti-acids seems to be on its way to doing me in.
BUT, if I don't take the Randitone - I get the original issue back, which is a horrible pinching pain in my side and massive diarrhea all day. I am at a loss.

Edited: 03/22/2016 @ 10:40am

SleepySusan

SleepySusan responded Tue, Mar 22 at 10:34am CDT · View

re: prep failure: yuck, what a bummer. 50% of our over-50 population has NOT had a colonoscopy. Many are sensitive to the prep materials, or are allergic to the anesthetics. DEMAND an alternative test, as the FIRST step instead, so that your testing CAN be successful. Even if doctors whine that you have risk factors, blah-blah-blah, DEMAND an Rx for one or both of these new NO PREP simple, but accurate, tests. THEN, IF, it's [...]

boogirl

boogirl responded Thu, Mar 24 at 8:00am CDT · View

I am 73 years old and had my first colonoscopy at age 40. I had a maternal aunt and uncle diagnosed with colon cancer a few years before I had some rectal bleeding. My doctor suggested colonoscopy. I had polyps removed that would have become malignant over time so had to have another in a year and several since then. I was hoping this would be my last but a polyp was found. Yes, the [...]

Edited: 03/24/2016 @ 8:02am

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evemarie

Mon, Mar 21 at 12:50am CDT by @evemarie in Digestive Health · View  

Your recent webinar on colonoscopy

Your recent webinar on colonoscopy

Might it be possible to access this talk that I missed?
Many thanks in advance,
Joyce Riettie Mirjah

colleenyoung

Colleen Young | Connect Director responded Wed, Mar 23 at 10:12pm CDT · View

Hi @evemarie, You can see the summary and video of the live colonoscopy here http://connect.mayoclinic.org/scopescope-mayo-clinic-colonoscopy-on-periscope/

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syedgul1122

Tue, Mar 22 at 6:18am CDT by @syedgul1122 in Digestive Health · View  

Digestive issues: colepermin is helping but not geting rid of gas

hello to all best wishes,I am writing from iran I have certain digestive issues which give me lot of problems, most of the times my stomoch is stone hard,colepermin is helping but not geting rid of gas,please advice , thanx

Edited: 03/22/2016 @ 7:53am

colleenyoung

Colleen Young | Connect Director responded Tue, Mar 22 at 7:52am CDT · View

Welcome to Connect @syedgul1122, where you can meet other who have similar health concerns. Perhaps you would like to join this conversation http://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-a-relatively-healthy-person-with-a-problem-bloated-belly-my/ Has you doctor given you a specific diagnosis? If you can tell me a bit more, I can match you with other people talking about the same issue.

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