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Fri, Mar 13 9:02am · IBS sufferers – MRT and LEAP in Digestive Health

Thank you for sharing & I am delighted that the diet is working for you. I went through what you went through & totally agree with you about food sensitivity & Ibs. I have to stay away from gluten lactose sucrose & as you say it is in everything we buy often disguised by other names. If I only eat fresh produce & cook everything myself I am fine. Ate a salad already prepared with kinoa last week & had a terrible Ibs attack because it had soya in it.
Commercially prepared food is what makes us sick
It is hard work to prepare everything we est but it is worth it. It also took me 2 years to id everything I react to keeping a diary of everything I ate & I am also re-introducing food back gradually as per Mayo ´s recommendation & it works. Good luck to you🍀you are on the right track!

Sun, Mar 1 3:27pm · Diverticulitis with C.difficile in Digestive Health

When I have an attack pain left quadrant abdomen under left flank at the back (the worst pain) even pain in my left hip I try to do bowel rest for 3 days trying to avoid antibiotics if that does not work I start an antibiotic treatment witj probiotics (to protect my intestinal flora from the antibiotics) but I need to continue to be on a liquid diet until I can slowly re-introduce sôlid food which can take many days. My problem is that I become so weak with this regimen that I also become confused. I cannot take productd like ensure because they contain lactose nor energy drinks because they contain sucrose,
Is there anyone in my situation & in the affirmative what do you do beside going to the ER & wait for hours to get an intravenous solute!
Would very much appreciate your input!

Dec 14, 2019 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Ostomy

What I would like to know is why do some Surgeon re-attach the colon immediately without the need for a temporary bag after surgery & others prefer to have a temporary bag & do a second surgery to remove the bag & re-attach the colon? I have at least 3 members of my family who have lived at least 15 years with bags & they all had good & active lives so although I am certain that it must require quite an adaptation at first do not despair if you are faced with this situation

Dec 10, 2019 · LINX procedure in Digestive Health

For all of you suffering from Gerd I sympathize
I easily keep my occasional acid reflux with aloa vera gel that I keep in the fridge. I teaspoon when side effects never heard/read anything bad about that product!

Nov 19, 2019 · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

Dear @gibssy174: i am faced with your exact situation but I am 74 years old: to have to go through this at your age should never happen you have all my sympathy. Because of the risks involved with the procedure & the lack of guaranty that my symptoms will disappear I have decided to first try & work with a nutritionniste it is a lot of work to keep track of everything you eat every day to find out what you react to but it is better than surgery which would mean you would end up with a new anatomy which is the unknown & not necessary better.. could be worst! You must remember that stress plays a big role with IBS for sufferers such as ourselves. So stress reduction must be part of the solution (meditation exercise etc. etc.). After you have given a good try to these things if they do not work (I bet they will..) then you may consider surgery after knowing PRECISELY what you are getting into. The best of luck & keep us posted I will do the same

Nov 1, 2019 · Failed colonoscopy, don't understand what Dr. was telling me in Digestive Health

I have all your problems & I totally understand your situation. I had serious issues with diverticulitis Every time I had an attack I had to have a scan & go on antibiotics which almost killed me. i lost 25 pounds. So I had a colon resection. They removed the part of my colon which was the most diseased & re-attached it. I do not have a bag & I am doing quite well with the right diet which is why I suggested to you to see a Nutritionniste. You need fiber in your diet but just the right amount
When our colon gets inflamed can be because we react to certain food or even because of stress it causes scar tissue which means your colon can be narrowed in certain places; it is called a stricture or stenosis. Which is why your doctor cannot pass with a scope even a small pediatric scope (child scope) By the way my gastro wanted me to do a short colonoscopy (rectal only) to assess my situation & because my colon is narrowed like yours I got in trouble with the prep…it could not go down.. so I started to vomit it ended up with a partial blockage in agony at the ER! They had to in-tube me to get the prep out! A barium enema or hydro soluble enema where the put a contrast in your rectum & take pictures has helped me.
Try to avoid a full colonoscopy prep just eat very lightly 3 days prior the procedure & use 2 fleet enemas the 2 days prior your barium enema.
1 at night & 1 in the morning. Best of luck 🍀🍀🍀 keep us posted.

Oct 31, 2019 · Has anyone been diagnosed with Abdominal Wall Pain in Chronic Pain

Try stopping the probiotic for a while..

Oct 31, 2019 · Failed colonoscopy, don't understand what Dr. was telling me in Digestive Health

Too bad you did not say to him « sorry but I do not really understand what you are telling me would you mind to elaborate » may be next time you see him.. I can only assume that through years if being constipated you had to strain which damaged your colon which is why you are having problems especially if you have IBS on top. The diarrhea could be un-related caused by a bacterial infection.
Sometimes a barium enema helps but if you have a bug you might need antibiotics. Make sure they do not give you a dose to kill a horse which they often do.. at your weight it could damage you further plus you are already weak & the antibiotics side effects can be devastating! Stay away from Cipro & Amox. You do not need C-diff on top of your problems. May be you should see a Nutritionist who might help you to re-balance your intestinal flora. Good luck I truly sympathise with you having similar problems.