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Confused about what is going on in my gut

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  • Posted By: Double_j
  • July 2, 2010
  • 01:52 PM

Here are some of the things I have going on, there so many it is mighty confusing.
About a year and a half ago I started getting bad heartburn and indegestion. I found myself shying away from common foods that would cause it and lowering meat intake. I was also having diarrhea about 3 to 6 days a week, and gas, as well as having to go "#2" about 6 to 10 times a day (normal size!?!)
About 10 months ago it was so bad that I dropped meat altogether. I went to eating a vegetarian diet. The diarrhea went away, I stopped going to the bathroom more than 1-2 times a day, the heart burn diminished, but the indegestion was still common. I felt a lot better and a patch of Psoriasis that had plagued me for years went away as well.
About a month ago the heartburn got worse again, the indigestion was rampant and I just felt sick after eating. It was suggested to me that I stop eating anything with gluten in it a few weeks ago. The heartburn has diminished, and in the last couple of weeks I have only had it and indegestion when I ate something like pasta.
in the last week I have finally cleaned up and have been eating no meat and no gluten products at all, and mcuh of my troubles have disappeared, even a new patch of severe psoriasis that showed up behind my knee when the problems came back a month ago dissapeared.
My doc says they will have to run some tests, but didnt really say much, and gave me fiber packets to take every day...
Why am I getting sick from meat and bread/pasta? I do feel better now that I eat primarily nothing but vegetables and limited hard cheese (about 1 ounce per day). I have looked up everything I could find, but there is nothing aside from the possibility of having developed celiac. Nothing about meat making me sick. I have been diagnosed before with IBS (to explain away the diarrhea that plagued me for months) and Acid Reflux, as well as being told I am likely lactose intolorant and have mild anemia. Even the acid reflux meds didnt do anything but make the symptoms a bit less severe.
Ugh... anyone have an idea what could be wrong? I would like to make sure the docs run the right tests when they do it. Thanks in advance.

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  • To add... I have also had intermittant sleep issues, and chronic fatigue for about the last 10 years, if that makes any difference.
    Double_j 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • To add... I have also had intermittant sleep issues, and chronic fatigue for about the last 10 years, if that makes any difference. it wouldnt let me edit, but I also wanted to add this: Was also getting severe headaches for a few months, suffered from sever anxiety for 3 years(which has since become controllable in the last few months). I was told to watch my blood pressure, but I NEVER eat salty food (cannot stand the taste of salt in any way, shape or form), never drink energy drinks, coffee, or electrolyte drinks either. I also drink about 4 quarts of water a day (currently in a desert environment).
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  • Have you had your gallbladder checked out, been tested for H.Pylori or C Dif?
    Sham8259 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you had your gallbladder checked out, been tested for H.Pylori or C Dif?Not yet, I will make sure to talk to my doc about it when I am up for the testing. Others I have talked to keep telling me it could be a gallbladder issue too. My doc seemed unconcerned last time I talked to her. Thank you though, i will make sure to mention those things as well. I am just tired of being sick and having stomach issues. Hopefully they will listen and check it out.
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