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Snow for Sarala

Reged: 03/12/03
Posts: 5430
Loc: West Coast, USA
Scared to eat
      04/25/03 06:35 AM

Bread seems to make me bloated. Oatmeal too. So does sugar (plain table sugar) and honey. Vinegar is pain. Fruit is pain. Plain chicken is ok. Potatoes are ok. Rice with lite soy sauce is a problem. (I'm not sure about plain rice). Are my portions too big...could that be the prob? Typical portions: A big baked potato is one meal. It takes me about 20 mins to eat it. A piece of chicken is a different meal. I'm SO CONFUSED! I def. have IBS...I was tested for celiac, it came back negative. IBS runs in my fam. (my mom also has ulcerative colitis with's in remission tho), celiac does not. My symptoms are: Constipation, bloating, cramping, major gas, sometimes I get small itchy bumps that go away in about an hour, I need gobs of sleep, gurgling noises in my tummy, burping, hiccuping, AWFUL gas if I take a nap in the afternoon 2-3 hours after eating a small snack, I was diagnosed with a hiatul hernia (sp) years ago but the doc. told me it was nothing at the time, (anyone know anything about hernias?)and my newest symptom is FEAR OF FOOD! I'm afraid to eat anything at this point! It seems EVERYTHING and ANYTHING is a trigger PLEASE give me some with what to say to my doctor...and encouragement to keep eating and advice on what to eat.

I feel like I come on-line every few days with more complaints lately. I'm just SO SCARED at this point! What's wrong with me? I just want to know how to help myself get well! I know that everyone on this board cares...and I am SO thankful for that! Right now, I feel I'm the only person with this particular batch of symptoms (I'm guessing we all feel this way at some point)?

I've done research on gallbladder--it doesn't sound like that's the culpirt. I'm confused by the research I've read on celiac...does it sound like I have it? There's a flood of info. I've gone through in the past several months--I can't keep it straight anymore *sigh* My doc. doesn't seem to understand the severity of what I'm going through. He usually works with older patients...I feel like he doesn't know what to make of me! He's put me on robinul forte, an anticolinergic, no results (major side effects), bentyl, dicyclomine, help from any of this! He put me on MiraLax...that worked ONLY if I took it twice a day. I took myself off of it and went back to citrucel (I've also tried benefiber, fibercon, metamucil, peppermint tea, fennel tea, chamomile, and ginger tea). Citrucel kinda helps with the constipation...only if I take it three times a day...but it causes other symptoms (gas and bloating). The doc. seems to feel medication solves all...I want to work this out through diet and natural stuff as much as possible! (He knows this about me...and we worked out my going back on citrucel).

*Phew* I think this is the first time I've let it all out on the board. I think it took me lots of little posts to just put all this out here. Thanks SO MUCH for bearing with me...


Formerly known as Ruchie

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* Scared to eat Snow for Sarala 04/25/03 06:35 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat Zaftig1   04/25/03 10:30 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat Galwae   04/25/03 10:09 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat Galwae Snow for Sarala   04/25/03 10:14 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat Ruchie Galwae   04/25/03 10:30 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat Galwae SharonMello   04/25/03 10:17 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat Sharon Snow for Sarala   04/25/03 10:18 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat Sharon SharonMello   04/25/03 10:21 AM
. * Re: Sharon - Anger Management *Melissa*   04/25/03 10:45 AM
. * Re: Sharon - Anger Management torbetta   04/25/03 11:47 AM
. * Re: Sharon - Anger Management ConcreteAngel   04/25/03 12:21 PM
. * Re: Scared to eat Sharon SharonMello   04/25/03 10:20 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat Sharon Snow for Sarala   04/25/03 10:25 AM
. * Re: east side??????? -nt- (being dense again!) SharonMello   04/25/03 10:27 AM
. * Re: east side??????? -nt- (being dense again!) Snow for Sarala   04/25/03 10:30 AM
. * Re: Ouch! That hurt! -nt- SharonMello   04/25/03 10:39 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat SharonMello   04/25/03 09:40 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat Snow for Sarala   04/25/03 09:56 AM
. * Re: Ruchie ConcreteAngel   04/25/03 09:25 AM
. * Re: Ruchie Snow for Sarala   04/25/03 09:35 AM
. * Re: Ruchie ConcreteAngel   04/25/03 09:42 AM
. * Re: Ruchie SharonMello   04/25/03 10:00 AM
. * Re: Ruchie *Melissa*   04/25/03 11:01 AM
. * Re: Ruchie Mags Snow for Sarala   04/25/03 12:40 PM
. * Re: Scared to eat KyAngel   04/25/03 07:39 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat Laurie   04/25/03 07:03 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat Laurie Snow for Sarala   04/25/03 07:07 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat Laurie Laurie   04/25/03 08:12 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat H2   04/25/03 06:46 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat H2 Snow for Sarala   04/25/03 06:49 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat H2 H2   04/25/03 07:00 AM
. * Re: Scared to eat H2 Snow for Sarala   04/25/03 07:02 AM

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