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Beachbum

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Food Intolerances : glutin, dairy

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Success story, update, and a question Reply with quote

Thanks to all of you who helped me get over the main problems I had with collagenous colitis. At my low point I had become allergic to most of the trigger foods. For awhile I tried eliminating the triggers. I lost 33 pounds and remained intolerant of most foods. I got so I couldn't take Imodium. I had b-vitamin deficiencies, rising blood lead levels due to bone loss and resulting release of stored lead, and the brain fog was getting worse. After a week at the beach last summer where I tried to eat a few "normal" foods, I had to stop to poop 7 times during the 5-hour drive home. I weighed 153 pounds (down from 187) and people were starting to look at me like something was very wrong. My wife the vet basically told me to do something before I starved to death.

I went to a specialist and got prescriptions for Budesonide and Bentyl. Although I thought they were not effective, the GI doc told me she thought I was over the MC and was experiencing only symptoms of IBS which I have had for years. Bottom line: I can now eat most foods, including dairy, eggs and glutin in moderation! I weigh 185 and feel pretty good!

My question is this. Is there a safe antibiotic I can take for bronchitis without another 9-month bout of MC?
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Food Intolerances : glutin, dairy

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During my recovery I took lots of vitamins, supplements, magnesium, probiotics digestive enzymes, cider vinegar etc recommended by this forum. I am convinced if I had taken only prescription meds I would probably would still be sick. Thanks!

Bill Freeman aka Beachbum
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Yeast, Caesin, Soy, salad/raw veges and fruit
Location: Hunter Valley NSW Australia

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote]Great news on your improvements, (and pleased to hear that our suggestions helped!)

naturally- good options for bronchitis is high high dose of Vit D3 for three days

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For the treatment of respiratory infections, 2,000 IU per kilogram of body weight has been taken by mouth daily for three days.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/vit...sing/HRB-20060400

using search function I found this reply by Tex to a previous question like this
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Many members have been able to use azithromycin (Z-Pak) without provoking an MC flare


and this post in the Information on Medications Section
http://perskyfarms.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=870

hope this helps and hope good long term wellness continues
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Food Intolerances : glutin, dairy

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Thanks, Gabes!

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