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Food Intolerances : not sure yet

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:37 pm    Post subject: Loads of questions from a Newbie Reply with quote

Hello. I have only recently been diagnosed and will be seeing my consultant in a few days where she will tell me her idea about treatment options. I have absolutely no faith in her as she never looks me in the eye and and brushes off any questions I have so, if you don't mind, please could I ask you guys?

I had my gall bladder removed over 40 years ago and am wondering if that affects my mc.

My diarrhoea is always bright yellow water for a day and then turns to yellow mucus. Is this usual and what is causing the mucus?

The diarrhoea starts after an attack of vomiting that lasts until my stomach is empty. Is the vomiting common?

I have been vegetarian for over 40 years. Do you recommend that I cook vegetables now and avoid fresh fruit.

It is possible I have a leaky gut. I have read that bone broth is the staple food for healing this. Is there a vegetarian option?

I intend to begin a gluten free diet. Which grains do and don't contain gluten? How long for?

For many years I was on psychotropic drugs that resulted in my developing type 2 diabetes and liver fibrosis. Are these conditions related to mc?
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After many years of taking psychotropic medication I have developed type 2 diabetes and liver fibrosis. I have had long term gi problems, diagnosed as IBS, but since withdrawing from my medications have been diagnosed with mc.
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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.
Location: Central Texas

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Welcome to the discussion board.

magriffe1 wrote:
I had my gall bladder removed over 40 years ago and am wondering if that affects my mc.


Maybe, because bile acid malabsorption is common with MC.

magriffe1 wrote:
My diarrhoea is always bright yellow water for a day and then turns to yellow mucus. Is this usual and what is causing the mucus?


Yellow stool is a common symptom of celiac disease and/or gluten sensitivity. The stool color is caused by undigested fat in the diet.

magriffe1 wrote:
The diarrhoea starts after an attack of vomiting that lasts until my stomach is empty. Is the vomiting common?


It's not particularly common, but it is certainly not rare, either. My symptoms cycled the same way as yours, but not all of us have nausea associated with our MC. Most patients have persistent diarrhea (D), but no nausea.

magriffe1 wrote:
I have been vegetarian for over 40 years. Do you recommend that I cook vegetables now and avoid fresh fruit.


In order to heal, we have to minimize fiber in our diet, because fiber is very abrasive to an inflamed gut, and it will prevent healing. Any vegetables eaten should be peeled and overcooked., to make them easier to digest. Fruit is usually a problem not only because of the fiber, but also because of the high fructose (sugar) content. We can't digest the sugar, so bacteria ferment it in the colon, ausing gas, bloating, cramps, and D.

magriffe1 wrote:
It is possible I have a leaky gut. I have read that bone broth is the staple food for healing this. Is there a vegetarian option?


Yes, anyone who has food sensitivities has a leaky gut, and that applies to all of us who have MC. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of a vegetarian substitute for bone broth.

magriffe1 wrote:
I intend to begin a gluten free diet. Which grains do and don't contain gluten? How long for?


Officially, wheat, barley, and rye are classified as sources of gluten, but most of us here are also sensitive to oats. Beware of ancient grains claimed by some to be gluten free. Most of them are not gluten-free they are only low-gluten. These include spelt, kamut, khorasan, einkorn, farro/emmer, and triticale.

magriffe1 wrote:
For many years I was on psychotropic drugs that resulted in my developing type 2 diabetes and liver fibrosis. Are these conditions related to mc?


Any and all autoimmune (AI) diseases can be associated with MC, and there is plenty of evidence that even type 2 diabetes is an AI disease. In addition, many medications are known to trigger MC.

The biggest obstacle to treating MC by diet changes for vegans and vegetarians is the fact that a lot of protein is required to heal the intestines, and most of us also react to soy, which means that we also react to most legumes, unfortunately.

Again, welcome aboard, and please feel free to ask anything.

Tex
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Food Intolerances : not sure yet

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: Loads of questions from a Newbie Reply with quote

Hello Tex! Not sure if this is the right method of replying to your reply but I'd like to say 'thank you very much'. What you wrote was very helpful and much appreciated.
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After many years of taking psychotropic medication I have developed type 2 diabetes and liver fibrosis. I have had long term gi problems, diagnosed as IBS, but since withdrawing from my medications have been diagnosed with mc.
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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.
Location: Central Texas

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're very welcome, and I hope that you will be able to get your symptoms under control by using diet changes.

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