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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much for your quick response, Tex!

I was diagnosed 9 months ago, but spent time with a few GI docs and a naturopath before really digging into this forum and your book. I guess I had my head in the sand and was really hoping that "spontaneous remission" or a course of Budesonide would be all there is to it. If we can swing it financially, I think I'll get the Enterolab done and hope to move forward armed with more information. I'm hopeful that the combo of the Budesonide and elimination of gluten will keep me from spiraling into a full flare for now. I have removed most of the supplements that the ND suggested and am currently taking a compounded form of T3/T4 for my thyroid, 4000IU of D3/K2, magnesium glycinate complex 100mg, and Thorne Meta Fem multivitamin. I think I'll add an antihistamine (I usually only take them in the spring/summer) and continue the Budesonide and Immodium when needed. I'm not sure how Immodium works in the gut. Do you think taking it with or close to my thyroid med would create a problem with absorption?

Stress is another huge issue for me, and this disease certainly adds to it! SO many things to consider, but I am ready. I'm tired of feeling miserable and scared. Tired of tears. Thanks again for your quick response. It's nice to be heard and get advice from someone who has been in the same boat. I hope this finds you well!

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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: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Marsha,

If you can get a doc to order the EnteroLab tests your insurance would probably pay for them, but of course most GI docs don't realize that food sensitivities perpetuate the inflammation and therefore perpetuate MC. Sometimes getting your PCP to order a test is easier. They're often more understanding and willing to try to help their patients. If you have to order the tests yourself, and you have good insurance, you can call EnteroLab and ask for the insurance codes for the tests you want and then you can call your insurance company to see if they will cover the cost of the tests.

Imodium is an antidiarrheal and it is a relative safe drug. You should be able to safely take up to 8 tablets per day without any adverse consequences. Of course don't take more than you need, because it can be constipating. At any rate, I'm not aware of any medication that it interacts with.

You're very welcome. Deciding on a treatment plan can be very empowering. Just taking that step can make you feel much better by removing a lot of doubt about your future.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello!
Another question about testing through Enterolab. If a person hasn't eaten the foods tested for awhile, will the tests be accurate? If I am on this simple, bland diet for months and then decide to test down the road, would the result be reliable? Or would it be better to test now when I have eaten many of the foods that I'll be tested for in the last few months? Still weighing my options... Any insight or information would be welcome!

Thanks for your help, and have a great day!
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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: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's possible that after several months, some food sensitivities night not show up under some conditions, but usually a food sensitivity can still be detected up to about 6 months after it is removed from the diet. The EnteroLab tests will still detect gluten sensitivity reliably for at least a year after gluten has been removed from the diet, and in most cases it can be detected up to two years after it has been removed from the diet.

Budesonide will start masking some food sensitivities after about 10 or 12 months.

Your very welcome,

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