Hi. I was just wondering if anyone had any idea of what is wrong with me. I have been having many sympotoms. It all started over a year ago when I was diagnosed with gerd. I was taking prevacid on and off for close to a year but stopped taking it because I felt alot better. About 6 months ago I began vomiting on occasion. It got increasingly worse up to about 2 months ago when it got so bad that I began vomiting every time after I ate. Sometimes it was up to 3 hours after I ate. I would get severe gas with a putrid smell also. My stomach would become very bloated after I ate, then a couple hours later I would get bloated with gas, and I would feel like I had to have a bowel movement hours before I actually did. I saw a specialist who diagnosed me with gastroparesis. I do have type1 diabetes and have been for almost eighteen years. I wasn't surprised by the diagnosis but, I wasn't completely convinced. I insisted on a gastric emptying study which came back in the upper range of normal. The doctor still stuck to his diagnosis, so I went to another specialist. He sent me for an ultrasound of my gallbladder and blood tests for food allergies and celiac disease. I am waiting for the results. About a month ago I started taking papaya enzymes which helped alot, and I was able to eat without throwing up or getting too bloated. Now it's getting worse again. Does anyone have any insight, suggestions, etc? Please let me know. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
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replied August 12th, 2006
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Well think you did the right thing by getting a second opinion.....Also by getting a doc who is testing for celiac and food allergies. As long as it's a reliable test....Did you ask how many foods they actually test? My little guy turned out being allergic to all milk products, beef and oddly enough bananas and ginger(in addition to some others). Relief may be as simple as changing the enzyme you have before you eat.....Perhaps your body has gotten used to it or even developed an allergy to it(the papaya?). That's why rotating what you eat is important. Couple recommendations: change the enzyme.....We use enzym-complete/dpp-iv.....You can check it out at the kirkmanslab website and see if it's suitable for you. Also check out the relatively new product oxypowder for helping get your bowel movements in order and it couldn't hurt to add probiotics to replenish your body. :)
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replied November 9th, 2006
Even if your blood test comes back negative, you could still have celiac disease. This isn't a very well recognized condition in the us. I have it, my aunt has it, and a close friend of mine has it... So I know a lot about it. The only full proof mehtod there is to finding out whether or not you have celiacs is to cut gluten from your diet, and see how you feel. If you are positive, you will feel about one-thousand times better in about two weeks...
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replied January 25th, 2009
gerd, ibs, gastro, n now gallstones
I got a ultra sound i have gallstones i go for surgery dis week but as for my gerd and ibs and gastro i have for years now i wonder how i be when d removal of a gall bladder effect my body i keep your posted
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