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KenG

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Food Intolerances : Milk

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Changing user name Reply with quote

Hi,
New to the site and am trying to learn as much as possible about MC - collagenous version. first, how do i change my user name to maintain some privacy. Tried to PM Tex but apparently I need to post 4 more times after this to change it. User name is locked in the profile page.

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Ken
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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: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ken,

Welcome to the forum.

The option to change usernames is locked by default with most php discussion boards in order to prevent troublemakers from evading moderators by changing their username at strategic times.

I'll temporarily unlock that option for you and you can change your username in your profile. If you have any trouble making the change, please let me know and I'll be happy to make the change for you.

Tex
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KenG

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Food Intolerances : Milk

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: User name change Reply with quote

Hi Tex,

Thank you so much for that, I've changed my user name and I'm good. I ordered your book this week and am looking forward to getting smarter about how to manage or minimize my MC pain. I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago with collagenous MC. When I look back on what started this, it seems that a powerful antibiotic really did a number on me. The GI doc said to go on the low residual diet and gave me the list of foods, which frankly, I mostly ignored.

I read enough on this website to start taking a benadryl tablet before bed and it may be helping. I was on PPI's for quite a long time (Nexium, Omaprazole) and really wish I had understand how powerful and potentially damaging they were.

There must be a link between acid reflux as my flare-ups seems to be linked to acid and some days, I consume a lot of tums, but have since started taking a Zantac only when needed. Then, I read about the need for an increased intake of magnesium so I'll read your book and try to figure a regimen that works for me.

Other than spicy food which really impacts me the next day, I don't notice any negative reaction to milk, gluten, grapes, peanut butter, etc.

Is there any long-term impact from a daily antihistimine like benadryl?

Thank you and so glad I found this site.

Ken
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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: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ken,

It sounds as though you're off to a good start on your recovery.

Yes, acid reflux is commonly associated with the disease because of the problems with gas due to poor digestion. Instead of passing the gas like normal people, we tend to bloat and the pressure creates an increased risk of reflux. And taking a PPI weakens the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which increases the risk of reflux. It can take a long time for the LES to regain it's normal clenching strength after stopping the use of a PPI.

When the intestines are inflamed we're unable to produce normal quantities of lactase enzyme (needed to digest lactose), so I'm surprised that you can tolerate milk without any symptoms. Often much of the lactose will pass into the colon undigested, where it will be fermented by bacteria, producing gas, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea (D).

Benadryl is very effective and a good sleep aid, but unfortunately it has anti-cholinergic effects. According to published research that means that with extended use it may contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer's and/or age-related dementia.

Most of the newer antihistamines (third-generation antihistamines) are not anti-cholinergics. For example, I take fexofenadine (Allegra) daily in order to prevent/minimize mast cell issues.

You're very welcome, and we're glad you joined us.

Tex
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could I also change my name? I didn't think I'd even post at all but would like my name not to be visible.
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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: Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Karen,

Sure, I'll activate that option for you so that you can make that change.

Tex
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