Things have got worse I would say. I'd imagine it's because I had to take more drugs. From my research, antibotics and acid blockers seem to be some of the worst things to take if you have gut issues. Perhaps it is what is required to get rid of it but it just seemed to put me a step back.
Originally Posted by MarissaLinnea
Well I think it's a bit of a double edge sword. On the one hand, you need to get rid of the h pylori overgrowth to feel better, but the meds can damage intestinal flora. My best advice would be to test and see if the h pylori overgrowth is still there. If it is, maybe you can go to an alternative medicine doc to help rid you of it naturally so that you don't do anymore damage to your gut. If it's gone, then I'm really not sure what would be causing you to have such nausea all the time. Quite a perplexing issue.
1. GAPS is part of your answer. I, too, developed major food allergies and GAPS got rid of most of them. Yes, you have to do the Intro, as drinking lots of broth likely isn't enough in this instance. My diet was pristine but I still had to do Intro.
2. Go see Laurie Ayres at Eastern Healing Arts. Chinese Medicine - Eastern Healing Arts. He has an office in London which I believe is only 1.5 hours from you at most. Chinese Medicine is what got me to 95% better when nothing else would.
You don't even have to pay me. Just do this and tell everyone I was right. ;-)
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Have you had your Vit D, Vit Bs, and thyroid panel done recently? I would be interested, as you have probably been malabsorbing nutrients for a while now. I think what you are doing is good with probiotics, but you may need to supplement vitamins if you are severly deficient, and you may not be able to take them orally.
Big picture is: you are having autoimmune like responses, back up and figure out why. You have been starting yourself of nutrients for a while now - and it will take a while to get back to square one.
Also I know for me onion does not agree with my body. I used to use it to make my bone broth and I would hurt. Left it out once and pain gone
Originally Posted by stoney56
I went cold turkey from the acid blockers back last January. 3 months later I got a complete screen and I'm good on all vits and minerals. VERY GOOD.
Reluctant to start over yet again and back up, but would, if I had to so doing some reading on it.
I agree with the traditional chinese medicine recommendation, I have found it helpful for many health problems. Also when I eliminated grains it seemed as if I became allergic/intolerant to many foods. Eventually, those reactions went away. I used vitamin c and quercetin. I am not sure if that was the answer or it was coincidental. My working hypothesis now is that the reactions were actually not directly related to the foods I was eating but my system healing and expelling toxins after eliminating the grains and legumes. It may be that your body is simply healing and expelling toxins and the foods are not related.
Also the onion in your broth. I am allergic to onion and while I have on occasion had some in something and not gotten violently ill 99.9% I do. However, the reaction has gotten worse over time, it started with nausea, then stomach cramps, progressing to violently ill for days. It took years for me to figure out but once I did it was very easy to connect the dots. Good luck.
Originally Posted by Primal123
Thanks for this information, I had noticed my symptoms get a bit worst over last couple weeks when I was doing so well with my diet and supplements, I couldn't understand it.
Looking at my diet, one of the main differences is I now eat a lot more onions, in my soup and in my home made guocomoli.
I just read through this - foodreactions.org :: Forum for Food Intolerance, Allergy & Digestive Disorders. - was some very interesting information, I particularly like the concept of no fiber diet to kill bad bacteria, that was something I haven't heard of before.
Will keep you update - please guys, keep sending in your suggestions.
You don't fit perfectly into the symptoms of Chrons disease and I don't mean to alarm you, but considering that you've had troubles that come and go, I'd suggest looking into it. Chrons comes and goes sometimes and may be furthermore triggered during the times it's active, by eating food that your bowels aren't able to digest due to the inflammation. My aunt have it, and she is also fine with sugary drinks(she's actually a coke addict with withdrawal symptoms...), but she's having a very hard time digesting anything that is high in fat content, especially if the food contains high levels of both fat and carbohydrates. If it is the cause for you, it might explain why you are fine with bread and fizzy drinks, but not chocolate or cake - since cake will contain things like cream and higher levels of eggs and butter. It could also explain the toothpaste thing, as there are theories of chrons being caused by swallowing the silica abrasive contents of toothpaste.
Do you have any stool troubles at all? Diarrhea? A need to go very often? Itchy anus? I hope not, since Chrons can be a very troublesome thing to live with. But there are meds that can slow down the development, and the earlier you start with them the better.
A while back, I started a thread called "Help Solve The Pharma Mystery" or something like that. My mom was on a crapload of meds (PPIs, statins, arthritis meds, blood pressure meds) as well as over the counter stuff (Tums, Aleve, etc) and she was a mess. She was nauseous, could barely eat anything at all, vomitted when she did eat, had a rough voice from all of the vomitting, and eventually got down to about 90 pounds, which was not good. A few different specialists did a ton of tests (tubes and biopsies all over) and started her on even more meds, until she finally gave up and went to a brand new doctor that had just moved to her area.
He figured it out. She had multiple ulcers due to H.Pylori, which is exactly what she had 4 or 5 years ago. Back then, it landed her in the hospital, which is where she probably should have been a few months ago. This time, it was apparently some big freaking mystery. I'm not sure why.
He put her on an antibiotic (I think), and pulled her off of ALL of the meds (I love him now). The only thing I disagreed with was suggesting calcium supplementation when she's still eating a ton of grains, but I digress. This was months ago, and she is now feeling great, eating normally, gaining weight and even started her exercise class again (she's 77).
Antacids and PPIs create a low acid envionment that H.Pylori just loves. It's the perfect environment for it to flourish, so I really would suggest staying away from them for the vast majority of the population. They usually makes it worse over the long run anyway (as evidenced by my mom STILL popping antacids despite being on a PPI for a long time).
Chris Kresser has a really good 6-part series on acid reflux, heartburn, h.pylori and how the whole thing works.
This part (link) talks about how anticids can make you sick. It was definitely true for my mom.