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3 hours ago · Your experiences with IBS mixed? I feel sick and alone in this. in Digestive Health

You could drink bone broth with a vitamin C tablet. That is perfect. Why not? Lori Renee

9 hours ago · C. difficile -are your guts ever normal again ? in Digestive Health

Forgive me…I know nothing about what you have…just trying to be helpful. I have seen these two things help the gut wonderfully. Back stories on both if you want to know….but…..won't bother you with details. Eat fresh papaya. The real fruit. Every day. Also, and imperative….use bone broth. Most easily used in powdered form, and must be used with vitamin C. Put a few tablespoons of it into juices, smoothies, soups, teas,….do this at least twice. a day. It straightens out a messed up colon. Try it for a few weeks and see what happens. Get bone broth at a health food store. My colon cannot be without it. Research it. Fabulous for healthy immunity and leaky guy. Best of luck to you…. Lori Renee

10 hours ago · Your experiences with IBS mixed? I feel sick and alone in this. in Digestive Health

As far as I know, you can put it into tea. Could you handle hot apple cider? That has vitamin C. I put bone broth into my hot apple cider quite a bit. You may be able to find some herbal teas with vitamin C. Maybe go into a health food store and ask about bone broth, and how to use the powder. I know I can't seem to be without it. It normalizes the way my stomach works, for sure. Best of luck!!! Keep me posted! Lori Renee

1 day ago · Does anyone find that a brand of shoes helps your foot neuropathy? in Neuropathy

Hi Laura, I did not realize you have not had an EMG since 2005! So you are not even sure you have neuropathy?! God! And your feet hurt so bad! The steroid shot will help your toe, for sure. I am so glad you are seeing your neuro doc. It is so important. Here in Illinois, you can wait three to four months to see a neurologist. They are booked solid. Mine is from a really prestigious teaching hospital and I was so glad to see her. It has taken one year to finally get what seems like what might be a diagnosis. That is because you wait and wait to see a doctor, get results of a test, etc. As far as back pain, I have none. That is why I was so amazed by this. My first EMG done six months ago, did not show this, but the current one did. I changed neurologists and she ordered new tests, etc. I believe in always trying new doctors if you are getting nowhere. My pain is excruciating a lot. Anyway, please let me know about that toe of yours, your appointment, your exercise, etc. Be good to yourself, and only do what you can do. We are both in a lot of pain. Not for the faint of heart. Be kind to yourself, and I wish you well. Talk soon…. Lori Renee

2 days ago · Does anyone find that a brand of shoes helps your foot neuropathy? in Neuropathy

Carol, You are not going to see a Neurologist? Is there any reason? Lori Renee

2 days ago · Does anyone find that a brand of shoes helps your foot neuropathy? in Neuropathy

@retiredteacher @lauraj155 Hi ladies, I went to my neurologist today, and got some promising news, I hope. First, and most amazing, is that according to my EMG results, it is highly unlikely that I have Neuropathy!!! What I do most likely have, is radiculopathy of the L5, S1 Lumbar Spine. In Layman's terms, a pinched nerve of the nerve roots within this particular area of the spine. (The very lower back). This part of the nerve roots of the spine directly controls the balls of the feet and toes where my pain is so severe. I am already scheduled for lower back strengthening exercises at Physical Therapy and will be getting a Steroid shot into the L5 S1 Lumbar Spine, so that my feet won't hurt, God willing. Surgery could also be down the road, but very premature to even think about. Laura, thoughts rolling in my head……too much B6 in your system causing your feet problems???? Carol…with enough time that has passed…..is your husband any better? Any change with your feet? By the way ladies, last time I wore my Spencos, they hurt. Now that is crazy. Just plain crazy. So that is it……Never a dull moment in this life of ours. I could use some dull ones. Lori Renee

2 days ago · Your experiences with IBS mixed? I feel sick and alone in this. in Digestive Health

You just eat papayas fresh, as any fruit. You just cut a piece, and eat it! It's kind of a perfumey tasting fruit, and I am not crazy about it, actually. But it is great for belly problems. I know nothing about cooking it, or if it can be cooked. I just started using powdered bone broth because I thought it would be easier to deal with. I just put a few tablespoons into a smoothie or juice, and drink it down. But mine has to be drunk with some source of vitamin C. I do not know if they are all like that. I know if I do that every day, I will not have any stomach problems. So easy. I prefer doing the bone broth to the papaya, because it is tasteless and so easy. So try both and see which helps your stomach and what you like! Lori Renee