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moldie
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posted 09-08-1999 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moldie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just reading the "traits" info tally by debidoo and thought I'd just pick up on the fact that two of you are from WIS. and in your 40's like me.
Theresa, you are 47 like I am, were an introverted child, and have 2 younger brothers like me! You were also a nurses aide, and I was too, but later became an LPN. Did you take antibiotics as a child for any of your ear problems? Also tell me more about the hormone connection.

Autumnmist, I think we maybe noted we were both from WI before. I believe you were the one that was a "transplant?" Where is your slow transit "ouch" spot? Mine is to the left and slightly lower than my navel.

Honeybee, I believe you are a midwesterner as well, but I think a little younger, 38? and from N. Ohio? You mentioned Diflucan which I was interested in as well. How much do you have to take and do the sweets make a difference to you too? What kind of doc. diagnosed and treated you, and what were your symptoms and history? You also have CFS, and I have FMS which are closely related. Did your doc. mention any connection to the yeast problem and your CFS?

Thanks for indulging me you guys. I have become a curious extrovert in my old age! If I have asked anyone of you these related questions before or got any of these facts wrong, I apologize and will blame it on my fibro fog condition to the end. LOL, ha, ha!

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honeybee
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posted 09-11-1999 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeybee   Click Here to Email honeybee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,
The diflucan works really great after a bout with the after effects of antibiotics.
(the effects include extreme intestinal pain and bloating, feeling that my insides are being cut with a knife and coming out my groin, etc.) Usually within one day of starting diflucan a lot of the pain and discomfort is gone. I take the drug for 7 to 10 days depending on my reaction. My dr. won't give it to me for longer than that because of possible kidney side effects. I have had past problems with an infantile sized bladder that has backed up into my kidneys and make me very sick. Because of my past history he doesn't want to push it. I eat very little candy and small amounts of sugar, (only during that time of the month) and am not sure how that affects the situation. I do know that the yeast problem is supposed to live and thrive on sugar. About Jan. of 99 i quit drinking mountain dew (I was a case a week drinker) at my dr's recommendation because of the sugar in the pop. When i quit dew I was also able to quit taking levbid within a month because my colon spasms just quit. I had been on levbid for a year and bentyl before that for 3 years because of spasms and pain. My specialist is a gasteroenterologist, (dr. Tom Colturi - nw ohio - wonderful caring dr.)
He has helped me on so many different occasions and will actually call me back HIMSELF when i call with problems. When I had hemmoroids removed I had some serious problems with obstructions and pain and he was wonderful and helpful and the dr. who did the surgury was an absolute ass. I refused to go back to him for follow up and went to his office mate instead. Between the office mate and dr. Colturi everything worked out okay. This whole experience has been a real pain the ass (lol). I don't know if any of this helps but i sincerely hope it has.

autumnmist
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posted 09-13-1999 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for autumnmist   Click Here to Email autumnmist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Haven't been here in a while and I see there are some changes??? Anyway, yes I am in Wisconsin. I don't know what you mean by transplant, but I DO have slow transit. It seems to be just right of my navel and runs about 6 inches above and below. Not much I can do about it though. It feels strange to feel the poop blocked there and sometimes I have to massage it to get it to move. Not fun but I guess it goes with IBS, which is getting weird on me lately. Will have to post a question on that though. By the way Moldie, I'm 41..soon to be 42 and have had this since I was 8. Geeze. And the PACKERS RULE!!!
Autumn

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moldie
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posted 09-13-1999 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moldie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for replying. I thought I might have to bring this one back. You've just saved me the trouble by checking back.

Autumnmist(ooh it's about that time of year-you are about to enter into your element!) By a "transplant", I mean you were not born here if I remember right. (No problem, we loves you here anyway!) A doc once told me I had slow transit, probably because I didn't go for 3 days and also my IBS originated with C and could not go for 5 days until I was so uncomfortable I had to do something. I finally figured it out and fixed my diet doing away with white flour, putting in wheat and other whole grains. Worked for 20yrs! Then I did antibiotics for adult oncet acne and got the yeast problem like honeybee. You have had yours a long time! Did you do any antibiotic treatments at all as a child?
That was a great game yesterday, wasn't it! Schroeder is a hometown boy ya know! I'm a transplant to this town originally from the middle portion of the state around Portage and the Dells. I'm glad they feel Farve is going to be okay. Sure hope his thumb heals up nicely so it won't haunt him the rest of the season. There were a lot of close games yesterday.

Sorry about the Browns honeybee. As Al Roker said on the Today show this A.M.; The beauty about it is they can only improve! Does Cleveland Rock? Truly Drew Carey loves that Babe Mimi from WI, right? Back to business. How long did you suffer with your symptoms before you finally found out (I assume through Dr Colturi?) that yeast was at the root of the cause of your discomfort?
You don't have to answer this, but why were you prescribed antibiotics, and how long were you on them before you started having problems? Did Dr. Colturi use the words yeast infection, fungal infection, candida, or antibiotic induced colitis? Did you experience a soft cyclical like "dumping"/stooling problem with your cramping and bloating? Did you get "PITA" (pain in the ass) literally after stooling like I did? Diflucan took care of that for me as well as the bloating. I was originally prescribed levbid by a different doc., but felt that was just a band-aid and that something had to be causing the problem. It took me a few miserable years to finally find the answers for this too.
Diflucan apparently causes liver problems as well as it says liver enzyme labs should be drawn periodically if you're on it for awhile, which apparently you never are. I was on it for 8mos., but only was on 1tab twice wkly. My doc. told me after I had to go on it again (when I OD'd on sugars a month or so ago), that I could probably take it safely at that dose for the rest of my life. He does not think liver enzymes are necessary for me at this dosage. However, I am afraid to take it too long, so only take it until I am symptom free for a month. Did he say anything about staying away from yeast or fermented things? My doc said the yeast was probably not that important although it seems my body does not tolerate a lot of it. I different doc (quack, me thinks) said I had a sensitivity to baker's yeast). That's not why I think he was a quack though, it was his treatment or lack of it I was concerned about. Do you find you have developed any sensitivities i.e. to more foods and chemical products now? Have you read Jacob Teitelbaum's book "From Fatigued to Fantastic?" Thanks again, and yes you have been helpful. Just knowing there is actually a gastro guy out there that has success with treating this is very reassuring to me. How long have you had CFS by the way? Can you connect it in any way with any yeast infections (vaginal included), or IBS problems? Another personal question, were you ever on oral birth control? I wonder if that was the beginning of my IBS as my C started then. Also, did you have/had painful periods? I found out I had Endometriosis in my quest to get an answer to my stooling problem, but had a hyster and stooling came back so I decided to pursue the yeast angle. Too bad I didn't do it the other way around. Of course it would have been better if I doctor could have figured it out before then too! Oh well, at least I don't have to deal with the painful periods anymore and so far no problems from the surgery. I had them leave the good ovary in, even though my surgeon wanted to take it out.
Sounds like you've been through a lot too. Why did he say you had the problems with obstructions after your hemmoroid surgery? You can tell me why your surgeon was a PITA too, if you want.


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