Just Quit - stop smoking forum

Health & Fitness => Healthy Eating/Diets => Topic started by: Teflon on October 19, 2015, 01:09:45 pm

Title: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Teflon on October 19, 2015, 01:09:45 pm
So looks like I have some kind of eating thing going on. Blood is being taken tomorrow ahead of some gut in a few weeks subject to the results.
So I need to eat all of the stuff that has been making me feel ill over the last few months.

So my new diet is a binge of gluten, peanuts, chocolate, coca cola, pastries.
And that is just lunch, for dinner I shall be having pizza, garlic bread, pasta and ice cream.
Full english for breakfast
then donate a half an arm to the doctors so they can test for antibodies as apparently I am melting inside!


eeek.

Loving the new diet though but I will bloat up to extraordinary proportion and the farting may challenge champix.


ps interesting though this all kinda started when I was on champix nealy 3 years ago...... hmm interesting.

Watch this space, I will either explode, or become one of those annoying gluten free people soon.


I say gluten free, I refuse to stop drinking beer. dont care, shoot me now, not gunna happen.
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Lostie on October 19, 2015, 01:40:02 pm
Very interesting Teflon. Please keep us informed, I for one would like to know what's happening to you.  I was also on Champix about 3 years ago.

In the meantime, enjoy your chocolate, ice cream and pastries ;)
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: steelfixer on October 19, 2015, 02:52:43 pm
Sounds exactly like myself :)
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Skiddaw on October 19, 2015, 06:36:11 pm
Sounds like waking up in heaven.... ;D
Title: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Kat73 on November 01, 2015, 05:38:22 pm
What's the news @Teflon ?  My gut investigations continue ad infinitum and I used Champix too.
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Teflon on November 02, 2015, 08:52:08 am
not great tbh, back at the doctors Friday, she suspect Chrons, but pretty tricky to diagnose. As long as I dont have to have an arse transplant I will be ok with it.

Not a glutenfree-ist though, so beer is safe. Though apparently she wants to redo that test anyway...... I think I am being awkward
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Skiddaw on November 02, 2015, 09:01:42 am
Oh @Teflon .... :hug: :hug:

Will be thinking of you on Friday and will keep all crossed they can get to the 'bottom' ( ;)) of it very soon.
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: KitKat on November 02, 2015, 09:07:09 am
Hi @Teflon my daughter has Crohn's and it's not that difficult to diagnose with the right tests.

From what I know about it, it normally affects people under 30

It could also be Colitis or IBS which are both similar.

Let us know how you get on

Take care

KK ;)
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Teflon on November 02, 2015, 09:48:15 am
TBh I have no idea just saying what she said. All I know is that everything that is suggested I may have has a symptom of weight loss. So we can all take comfort in me being the exception to whatever rules may apply :p

More chips for me.

Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: tea on November 02, 2015, 12:49:46 pm
They usually rule out as much as they can before they think Crohns. They might put you on a liquid diet for a couple of weeks to rule out Diverticulitis as well. Gastro investigations always take a long time so I hope you find out what it is soon. Crohns can be very painful and exhausting so I hope it's something they can fix. 
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Sally on November 02, 2015, 04:25:12 pm
I hope you get some answers and feel better soon. 
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: TG on November 02, 2015, 05:01:10 pm
Apologies for not commenting on this before (I don't usually read this section  :-[ )

I hope you can get this sorted out soon @Teflon  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Teflon on November 02, 2015, 05:09:12 pm
no need to apologise! people suffer real problems, I am just a bit bloated and moan like and old man alot :D

Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Skiddaw on November 02, 2015, 06:36:21 pm
 :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Moan away @Teflon . We'll be more than glad to provide a Moaning Post for you to rub against whenever you feel so inclined....
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Indigo Warrior on November 02, 2015, 06:39:30 pm
Hope they get to the bottom of it soon, no pun intended and you get sorted quickly.
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: KitKat 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


KK ;)
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Malvin P Lawnmowerpants on November 02, 2015, 07:15:47 pm
Keep your chins up mate
Title: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Kat73 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!
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Teflon on November 03, 2015, 12:06:16 pm
Keep your chins up mate
:vader:
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Teflon 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
To go with the special strawberry flavoured gel when I go to the dentists :D
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Lostie 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
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: steelfixer on November 05, 2015, 04:40:29 pm
Good luck from fat me.
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: KitKat 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


KK ;)
Title: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Kat73 on November 06, 2015, 06:28:33 pm
Yep, I'm waiting with bated breath too @Teflon, bring us up to speed!
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Teflon 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.......
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: KitKat 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.


KK ;) 
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Teflon 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.


KK ;)
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
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: tea 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.
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Teflon 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.
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Skiddaw 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....
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Sally on November 09, 2015, 06:42:04 pm
I hope you get answers soon too.  Can sympathise how frustrating it is not knowing what's wrong. 

Re-homing hedgehogs? Now I'm intrigued. 
Title: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Kat73 on November 10, 2015, 02:28:20 am
Sounds a very uncomfortable way to go about things hon, I really hope it gives some answers.  They've never asked me to binge on any food groups, but I did get the colonoscopy and then an MRI of my small bowel which seem to have cleared them so they're no longer under suspicion.  If you start to feel really bad then for heaven's sake ring your doctors and ask if they can repeat your test earlier so you can get off these foods!

On a lighter note, I would also like to hear about the hedgehog rehoming!
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Malvin P Lawnmowerpants on November 10, 2015, 12:14:50 pm
Who put a ruddy hedgehog in my breadbin?  :o

PS Sorry to hear your woes @Teflon - hope you get resolution soon bud  :)
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Teflon on November 10, 2015, 06:50:10 pm
I hope you get answers soon too.  Can sympathise how frustrating it is not knowing what's wrong. 

Re-homing hedgehogs? Now I'm intrigued.
second pair we have had, they come from the hedgehog hospital in Shepreth. I built a big run for them so they stay penned up for 10 days then we lift the corner and they do as they will. Einspine and Zebedee hug around for another week or so.
We took the pen round to the in laws and they have the next pair the other side of the paddock so there shouldnt be too much potential land clash if the first 2 are still near here.
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: tea on November 10, 2015, 07:22:16 pm
Einspine is a brilliant name! Mine was called Henry and I found him in the middle of the day wondering round and the vet told me to take him in and check him over. We had to put him in a covered box so he would go to sleep and put his medicine in his food and he got better really quickly but he had to live in my mum's room so that my cat Spanky wouldn't play with him. Then one 2am my mum state screaming that he was trying to climb into her bed and I had to take him out, we didn't know that they could climb!!
Title: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Kat73 on November 10, 2015, 11:33:57 pm
That's wonderful @Teflon, I would LOVE to be able to do that!  Well done that man  :hug:

Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Sally on November 11, 2015, 12:10:27 am
I'd love to do that.  I used to get loads of hedgehogs in my garden, probably attracted by the "Spikes Dinner" hedgehog food I put out.  Loved seeing them but the past couple of years I've barely seen any round here and the two "hedgehog houses" I have in the garden don't look like they've been used at all this year. 
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Teflon on November 11, 2015, 04:43:10 pm
I'd love to do that.  I used to get loads of hedgehogs in my garden, probably attracted by the "Spikes Dinner" hedgehog food I put out.  Loved seeing them but the past couple of years I've barely seen any round here and the two "hedgehog houses" I have in the garden don't look like they've been used at all this year.
big problems with declining numbers at the moment apparently.

Cut holes in the bottom of fences is the best thing we can do, I am lucky I live in the middle of nowhere so have no fences to stop them. I think that is why the lady that checked us out for adoption didnt even look around, drive up, yes perfect, turned round and went home :D

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/905/fWZ1yE.jpg)
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: tea on November 11, 2015, 07:49:52 pm
Are they both boys @Teflon? Or is the one on the right a lady?
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Sally on November 11, 2015, 08:55:33 pm
Great picture.  Yep already cut hole in the bottom of the fence to make my hedgehog corridor.  I do listen when I watch Springwatch! 
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Skiddaw on November 12, 2015, 08:23:24 am
Dear lovely hedgepigs.. :)

We had one in the garden one year who sounded exactly like Rolf Harris. Thankfully, he behaved marginally better though he couldn't draw for pants.  ;D
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Lostie on November 12, 2015, 09:00:27 am
What's a hedgepig???  I've heard of hedgehog and I thought it was a baby, but all I could find was a 'short fat ugly lady',  sounds like me ;D
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Sally on November 12, 2015, 09:25:11 am
I think there may have been a children's TV programme a long time ago with hedgepig who was a hedgehog.  Otherwise I've no idea either. 
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Sally on November 12, 2015, 09:31:50 am
Also Shakespeare calls baby hedgehogs "hedgepigs" in Macbeth. 

You can tell I'm bored being off work! 
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: KitKat on November 12, 2015, 10:42:16 am
The hedgepigs are also a folk band 8)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1hOx2IgOxQ

https://youtu.be/Q1hOx2IgOxQ


KK ;)
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Skiddaw on November 12, 2015, 01:03:07 pm
We always called Hedgehogs 'Hedgepigs'. May have been a Hampshire/Dorset thing I suppose.. :)
Title: Re: Teflons Diet of Lard
Post by: Teflon on November 13, 2015, 12:30:50 pm
Are they both boys @Teflon? Or is the one on the right a lady?
left hand is a lady. she is the bigger but about 200grams