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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2015, 06:53:29 pm »
In my eyes ALL problems are real regardless of how big or how small they are and they affect people in different ways.

What I do know is that talking about things always helps in some way, it may or may not solve the problem, but it can lighten the load and may even come up with options that had not been previously considered.

Moan as much as you want @Teflon and if I can help, rest assured I will.


Take care


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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2015, 07:15:47 pm »
Keep your chins up mate
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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2015, 09:59:39 pm »
It's a nightmare isn't it?!  I've had a colonoscopy and an MRI of my small bowel and neither showed anything helpful so my gastroenterologist has discharged me back to my GP.  Not exactly helpful given that the other tests confirmed the presence of infection/inflammation somewhere in there and I'm still blowing up like a balloon regularly and having digestive issues of the sort that I won't sully anyone's eyes by discussing on here!

I'd figured Crohns was a possibility as apparently it often comes to light after quitting AND it also brings fatigue and joint pain with it but so far nowt's been said about it.  They've done my Coeliac test at least twice, I think they're hoping that someone in the lab screwed up!

Keep me in the loop hon, maybe it's a Champix related mess and one of us might end up with an answer for both!
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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2015, 12:06:16 pm »
 
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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2015, 12:12:21 pm »
It's a nightmare isn't it?!  I've had a colonoscopy and an MRI of my small bowel and neither showed anything helpful so my gastroenterologist has discharged me back to my GP.  Not exactly helpful given that the other tests confirmed the presence of infection/inflammation somewhere in there and I'm still blowing up like a balloon regularly and having digestive issues of the sort that I won't sully anyone's eyes by discussing on here!

I'd figured Crohns was a possibility as apparently it often comes to light after quitting AND it also brings fatigue and joint pain with it but so far nowt's been said about it.  They've done my Coeliac test at least twice, I think they're hoping that someone in the lab screwed up!

Keep me in the loop hon, maybe it's a Champix related mess and one of us might end up with an answer for both!
The champix link I am sceptical of, but there are quite a few things that come up when you google. But like you just need answers, if I need to avoid xyz, or do abc to make sure I dont suffer from whatever then it is easy. It is the not knowing that does my head in, I end up trying all sorts of things badly and making decisions for myself that I didnt go to school for long enough to be able to make.

Anyway, I have high hopes for Friday. Doctor is new to my GPs and sounds like she is gunna do stuff rather than just fluff around the edges and leave me to sort myself out.
when she realises what a pain shy fop I am I may get short shrift though. Incidentally I now get the special super thin childrens needles when I have blood taken (a) well hurty otherwise :D
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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2015, 01:14:24 pm »
Hope the new Doctor gives you some answers @Teflon .  :hug:There is nothing worse than not knowing. 

I also quit with Champix and I've still got lots of wind. After my last colonoscopy the GP read the report and said 'so you've got irritable bowel syndrome'.  That was news to me :D
 

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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2015, 04:40:29 pm »
Good luck from fat me.
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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2015, 03:55:22 pm »
@Teflon your online mate's, buddies and friends want to know how you got on today.

I really hope it went well and you have some answers and a course of treatment (if that is what is needed) to follow, or at least a referral to a specialist.


Take care


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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2015, 06:28:33 pm »
Yep, I'm waiting with bated breath too @Teflon, bring us up to speed!
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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2015, 01:07:51 pm »
sorry was caught up all weekend re-homing hedgehogs.

Doctors starting from scratch it seems, on instructions to eat as much of the various things that could be causing problems as possible so they can redo blood tests, after a fortnight.
Apparently cealiac stuff is favourite from symptoms, but cos I have taken myself off gluten (save beer, exception that proves the diagnosis?) for so long and it made me feel better, I am now on a 2 week gluten binge so will blimp around farting alot until they do more blood tests, then apparently going to go onto strict exclusions while they do more tests I suspect every few days.

So if I dont die in my own fart stink I am going to look like a junky with all the puncture wounds.

On a side note she also checked stuff that isnt supposed to be checked for 10 years, whilst glad all is well she could have at least bought me a half first :(

TBH whilst I love eating bread, and all that jazz even if it isnt I am stopping again cos I feel rough as a bugger. Anyone looking for diet advice, can go alot worse than eating only what our bodies need, and of the three types of nutrient, Fat, Protein and Carbohydrate pretty sure we can all guess which two we die if we dont ingest? Clue, dont buy shares in Subway if this gets out.......
 

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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2015, 01:38:58 pm »
@Teflon Not sure what to make of all that and I may have missed something along the way, but has nobody suggested sending you for a colonoscopy and endoscopy, not the most pleasant procedures in the world, but it would rule in or out a lot of things.


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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2015, 01:57:21 pm »
@Teflon Not sure what to make of all that and I may have missed something along the way, but has nobody suggested sending you for a colonoscopy and endoscopy, not the most pleasant procedures in the world, but it would rule in or out a lot of things.


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That will come after they have ruled everything out that blood can show apparently. Lots of bowel to go in blind apparently.
Will let them do their thing, a bit annoyed to be on instruction to do whatever makes my uncomfortable though
 

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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2015, 05:27:54 pm »
It's getting easier to be on a gluten free diet nowadays. My cousin was diagnosed coeliac back in the early 90s when gluten free bread meant going to a special shop and spending £5, but now at least you can pick things up in a supermarket. I always feel healthier when I cut down on glutens. I just hope they find out what it is for you so that you know, it's the not knowing that drives you bonkers.
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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2015, 05:46:50 pm »
It's getting easier to be on a gluten free diet nowadays. My cousin was diagnosed coeliac back in the early 90s when gluten free bread meant going to a special shop and spending £5, but now at least you can pick things up in a supermarket. I always feel healthier when I cut down on glutens. I just hope they find out what it is for you so that you know, it's the not knowing that drives you bonkers.
I have been no sugar/carbing for a while and that is pretty much gluten free (less beer, I will suffer loudly for my beer) and feel loads better than I do at the mo.
 

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Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2015, 06:09:05 pm »
Poor you @Teflon .... :hug: :hug: :hug:

I hope that you get some proper answers sooner rather than later. Thanks for updating us....
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