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« on: May 29, 2013, 10:38:11 PM »

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Can anyone advise me.  I have always suffered with a very a sensitive stomach but my problems are becoming much worse.  I try to avoid any dairy produce as I know this can causes me problems.  I'm getting to stage where I don't seem to able to control my bowels.  I have to take tablets nearly every day.  I follow a low fat diet but I am not able to eat to any of kind fruit and very limited veg.  Any suggestions please.t
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 07:47:06 AM »

Hi there sistersuz!

My gut issues were dreadful and I now have them under control.

I use HCL Betaine as many people have low acid though the symptoms are the same as high acid ie acid reflux. The GP will give you tabs to reduce acid but in the long term this is bad as you need acid for digestion and protection from bugs.

However I wasn't using Digestive Enzymes until v recently. I have added them in too and overall my gut health has improved hugely in the last month. I am used to having pain all the time and that has gone.

That said I do have to be careful still with my diet. I limit my sugar/carb intake. I don't believe that low fat is necessarily good actually. I think the body needs some good fat and that this emphasis on low fat is not good. I use organic coconut oil and a little butter. I don't have oodles of it, but I do have a dollop in my smoothie and another dollop maybe with anything I am cooking.

I take a v good quality probiotic now (it's a soil based one as I couldnt' tolerate the usual sort), plus I am now able to tolerate goat or sheep yogurt. Apart from that and a little butter I don't have any other dairy. I eat a Paleo diet now (ie stone age).
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 09:20:38 AM »

Hi

Background: I was diagnosed with crohns in 2003 (after having been rushed in as an emergency with suspected appendicitis) and diagnosed with ME and fibromyalgia in 2011.

I was able to "manage" my crohns after about 2 years but it all went to pot when I developed ME. My gastro specialist says that I know have IBS due to the ME.

When I was managing my crohns my specialist said that he could really tell me what not to eat as everybody is different but as a general rule avoid coffee, chocolate (they make me very very loose) and avoid mushrooms (as they are a fungus and ferment in your body) and bananas are too fibrous (although my friend who has crohns can eat bananas.

Anything with skins gives me terrible pain - grapes, apples, pears, potato skins, tomatoes.
I avoid spice and citrus - really bad pain.

Brown bread, brown rice, bran is too fibrous although a lot of doctors and "health diecticians" praise it my specialist said its a no.  Eat white bread etc.  However I have discovered that I cannot eat any bread due the the yeast (fungus).

Diary is a no unless I see stilton cheese in which case my mouth drools and I cheat then feel really ill.

Processed food is not good as it has too much sugar and usually additives.

So what do you eat you might say.  Best go me is protein and salad leaves or some veg.  Too much veg will make me loose.

My crohns specialist said the only way to find out properly is to have soup for about 4 days which gives your stomach a rest and then gradually add things in one at a time and see what reaction you get.

I do cheat on some things because I choose for example I would have pizza if I was out but I wouldn't have pizza more than once a week and I wouldn't have two cheats in a week.

I am anti inflamatory medication for my crohns but I have found it very difficult to manage since develping ME.

Eliz x
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 12:50:51 PM »

Hi folks

Thanks your reply and suggestions.  Think I will try probiotics.  I need to eat more protein as well.  It's hard to fancy any food with these stomach problems.
The need for food is very important otherwise you can become very weak, which doesn't help anybody.


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