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Hysterectomy seems to have solved some problems!

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Food Intolerances : Still figuring it out
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Hysterectomy seems to have solved some problems! Reply with quote

I had a hysterectomy a month ago, and the d has REALLY REALLY dramatically improved immediately after surgery and hasn't come back! Granted, I have also been on a very restrictive diet for 3 mos now, and had significantly reduced symptoms - d only once or twice a morning and that is IT, but it was still d and I still had some urgency about half the mornings. I hadn't successfully introduced many foods back - only had 7 things I could eat that didn't make the d MUCH worse.

Since my hyst I have had loose stools, but it's not d, and sometimes it's even solid! I have NO urgency - in fact it's taking a little bit of time to complete the task (several minutes instead of 3 seconds). Have introduced quite a few new foods (on the 3 day intro), and NOTHING has caused trouble! Have re-introduced a couple of things that were really problematic earlier and they are ok too. WOOT! I *am* having quite a bit of cramping and pain when I have to go, which I never had before, but that could be my intestines just not being up to the task after so many years of not having any real work to do.

So I don't know if my hormones were the issue (d did seem to get significantly worse monthly, ovaries now removed, doing fine with estrogen patch), or if it's the c that so many people experience after hysterectomy combining with my natural state of d to meet in the middle, or a combination, or maybe the diet just finally kicked in and I got enough healing, but I am not complaining!
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Laura,

Whatever the reason, we'll take improvement/remission any way we can get it. thumbs up

Thanks for the update,

It is suspected that some of the hardest material known to science can be found in the skulls of GI specialists who insist that diet has nothing to do with the treatment of microscopic colitis.
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Food Intolerances : Working it out

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear you are doing so well...never look a gift horse in the mouth Very Happy

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in remission since June 1, 2014

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. ~Jim Rohn
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