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GaGa

Reged: 01/12/08
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Totally Cofused and Don't Know What to Do...
      #335113 - 08/21/08 02:28 PM

Some of you may remember, I was a guinea pig for a new IBS blood test - manufactured by Prometheus Labs in CA?? It was touted as being the hottest thing since sliced bread and would even list your triggers.
When I was 12 years old (now 58) I was told I had a "spastic colon" and over the years, the diagnosis changed to IBS - most recently about 6 years ago by my GI. I've been diagnosed with everything from CFIDS and Fibromyalgia to Candida, to IBS to Diverticulosis - now this one lab says it's not IBS.
All I know is I have had all the symptoms all these years - diarrhea w/ certain foods + stress and alternating constipation w/ gas, severe cramping.... My general doctor thinks it's candida, but I know many experts don't believe in it. Now I really don't know what to eat...Right now, with my stress level, probably anything that doesn't bite me back!
Anyone else w/ mixed diagnoses???
All that protein on the Candida Diet will stuff me up like a turkey at Thanksgiving! My dr. says eat a little all day. That's cool - me sitting across the desk from students: "excuse me, but it's time for my 10:00 feeding!"
Soooooooooooooo frustrated and confused! I just wonder how accurate this lab is.

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dragonfly

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Re: Totally Cofused and Don't Know What to Do... new
      #335124 - 08/21/08 04:35 PM

AS long as you share I'm sure they won't mind.

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GaGa

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Re: Totally Cofused and Don't Know What to Do... new
      #335167 - 08/23/08 02:33 PM

(Big Smile)....As my two-year-old granddaughter would say: "you soooooo funny!"

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Nugget

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Re: Totally Cofused and Don't Know What to Do... new
      #335168 - 08/23/08 03:00 PM

GaGa....so sorry you are going through this confusing and frustrating time. I, too, was diagnosed with IBS and diverticulosis after having been told when I was a kid that I had a "nervous stomach". Some days I can eat practically anything only to have it cause an attack anywhere from 1 to 3 days later. What we go through is soooo frustrating. I don't really have any advice....just wanted to let you know that I know how you feel and that I'm here for ya! {{{hugs}}}

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GaGa

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Re: Totally Cofused and Don't Know What to Do... new
      #335169 - 08/23/08 05:59 PM

Thank you for having such a kind heart - that proves you are one of God's special people! I really appreciate you caring thoughts - Dorothy

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Re: Totally Cofused and Don't Know What to Do... new
      #335176 - 08/23/08 10:08 PM

GaGa
I am so sorry to hear this. I know you must be so confused.
If you have the same systoms as IBS then tht is what I would say you have
I too have diverticulosis, and IBs and wasshocked to find out diverticulous was one thing I had
I hated to har I had it but was also glad to know what it as so people did not think I was crazy when I said I did not feel wee
What are you going to do
I would just be rallycareful what I ate, and you know what is good for you and what causes flare up, sometimes
I feel so bad for you
wish Ihad an answer for you
I am here for you and my thughts and payers are with you
I was sure this test would answer many questioons
Hang in there
Love, DeeDee

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GaGa

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      #335180 - 08/24/08 05:38 AM

DeeDee,
Thank you so much for your support and kind words. I think I'm just going to have to pray more and seek God's guidance. There's a scripture that says "Lord, show me the foods You have prepared for me..." (paraphrased), but that's going to be my prayer.
{{Hugs}} and thank you - Dorothy

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Nugget

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Re: Totally Cofused and Don't Know What to Do... new
      #335186 - 08/24/08 07:51 AM

{{{hugs}}} thank you for always being there for me and for your kind words. Are you doing better today?

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      #335190 - 08/24/08 08:22 AM

Good luck, GaGa
I know there is power through prayer,a nd with God. So you are right, just ask Him to help you
I willl be paying for you and thinking of you
Hang in there
Hugs, DeeDee

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GaGa

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Re: Totally Cofused and Don't Know What to Do... new
      #335200 - 08/24/08 11:35 AM

Yes, "Thank You".... better than yesterday and hopefully tomorrow will be better than today. Blessings! Dorothy

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