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Posted by Ken P. on April 28, 2001 at 22:39:45:

I hope someone can help me to understand what I am going through. I am a 45-year-old male. In December, I found myself in the emergency room with a urinary tract infection. It was diagnosed at the time as a kidney infection. I was given IV antibiotics and a 10 day supply of oral antibiotics. A few weeks later I saw my doctor because I still wasn't feeling well. I had clogged sinuses and a feeling of "presence" or pressure in my upper left abdomin. He prescribed doxycycline for the sinuses. Anyway, for months I have had stools that are sometimes lighter than usual - sort of yellowish-brown. They also contain small particles of undigested food which I can see on the tissue after wiping. The stools sometimes seem sticky, but they don't float. I feel bloated after eating. My stools have become darker since I have been taking acidophilis (sp?). I am also taking some digestive enzymes. I think I may have an absorbsion problem. My fingernails have developed lines. I feel fatigued easily. I had a period of a few days where my tongue became white - not coated - just white and dry. The tongue is pink again. My eyes have been dry. Now there is pollen in the air, and I think my sinuses are as bad or worse than they have ever been. I have a part time job at a casino and the smoke really bothers me now. I visited six doctors and they couldn't really pinpoint anything. I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I don't drink, but I wonder if there is something seriously wrong with my pancreas. This has been going on for about five months. My weight has remained stable, but this feeling of maliase remains. Can anyone help me? I am frustrated with visiting doctors right now.
Thanks.



Re: digestion problems

Posted by Barb on April 28, 2001 at 23:38:34:

In Reply to: digestion problems posted by Ken P. on April 28, 2001 at 22:39:45:

Hi Ken, you have come to the right board!!! There are many people on this board that can give you some direction to get started on. I am new since March and working on some of the same areas, (digestion) you are having problems with. But, I dont feel totally confident to start giving you advice on where to get started. Some areas you might want to read up on in the mean time is Leaky Gut Syndrom and Candida and parasites. You can find information in all those areas in the archives right on this board. You might also want to order Dr. Stolls book "Saving yourself from the Disease-Care Crisis".
Hope this helps you out a little.
Take Care
Barb

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Re: digestion problems

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 30, 2001 at 10:02:52:

In Reply to: digestion problems posted by Ken P. on April 28, 2001 at 22:39:45:

Hi, Ken.

Listen to Barb (Thanks, Barb!) Your job right now is to understand what is going on so you will know who to believe.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



Re: digestion problems

Posted by Ken P on April 30, 2001 at 14:14:38:

In Reply to: Re: digestion problems posted by Walt Stoll on April 30, 2001 at 10:02:52:

I guess I will try to follow this up. What kind of doctor
should I see? A gastroenterologist? Is there a particular
malady that could cause these dry eyes, bloating, undigested
food particles, and lines in the fingernails? I want to be
healthy. However, even though I don't want to sound like a
pessimist, if it's likely that I am terminally ill, I don't
want to expend the energy to embark on a new diet regimen. I
make it through the days OK. People who know me seem to
doubt that I am seriously ill. However, I have not felt
right for about five months. I can't say I feel worse than I
did five months ago, but I have not recovered. How could
this be related to a bacterial infection of the urinary
tract? Was the infection caused by something else? Did the
infection cause something else? Is the infection
coincidental to my subsequent health problems



Re: digestion problems

Posted by Barb on May 01, 2001 at 00:59:23:

In Reply to: Re: digestion problems posted by Ken P on April 30, 2001 at 14:14:38:

Hi Ken,
I don't think you are terminally ill! But it does sound like your body is stressed out! The illnesses your are experiencing now are from long-term stress. If your going to see a Dr again I really suggest you go to a someone in Holestic Medicine. You don't want to keep treating the symptoms and thats what allopathic Doctors are trained to do. Natural Doctors are trained to get to the root of the symptoms.
Archive in Stress and what it can cause in your body. Then archive in Leaky Gut Syndrome and see all the results of that. You might begin to see many of your symptoms. Its very confusing at first and sometimes you dont know where to begin. Thats why Dr. Stoll stuggests to do your own research so you can take control over your own body and illnesses. Keep coming back to the board and asking questions. There are many people who have started this board and have been just as sick as you. Through much research, and help from others, they have made complete recovery. Hang in there and keep coming back with your questions.
Take cAre
Barb



Re: digestion problems

Posted by Ken P on May 01, 2001 at 07:09:59:

In Reply to: Re: digestion problems posted by Barb on May 01, 2001 at 00:59:23:

Hello Barb,
Perhaps stress is it. Last year I lost my best friend from my high school days. We kept in touch and our families visited each other on vacations. He died of a ruptured artery leading to the spleen despite the fact he was in great shape. My wife and I had a year of marital strife - since resolved. I lost both paternal grandparents. My mother had a very bad health episode and I thought we were going to lose her. I teach school and have another part-time job. Sometimes I feel run down. I was depressed and stressed out for the year of 2000. I am trying to be healthy, but perhaps not in the right ways. I really want to be there for my wife and kids. I appreciate your advice and kind words. I will check out the stress archive.
Ken P



Re: digestion problems-to Ken

Posted by Barb on May 01, 2001 at 20:23:33:

In Reply to: Re: digestion problems posted by Ken P on May 01, 2001 at 07:09:59:

Hi Ken,
I would definately say you had a very tough year Ken!!!
That is alot of life to cope with in a year!!! Thats a alot of sorrow. If we keep those emotions in it does come out somewhere. From reading the posts and including myself, it usually hits in the digestive area. Ulcers, heartburn, pain, colon problems....it really all starts with stress. I'm not an expert here at all. But just as a support person and I would first recomment that you start with SR (skilled Relaxation). From what I have read thats really where the healing begins. Then diet and supplements. If you need anymore help, ask the questions on the board. Sometimes its still so hard to know what to do next or what direction to even start at.
TAKE CARE
Barb

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to Ken - Re: digestion problems

Posted by Barb on May 02, 2001 at 00:28:39:

In Reply to: Re: digestion problems posted by Ken P on May 01, 2001 at 07:09:59:

Hi Ken,
I was going through all my papers I have printed off the sight here and here is a great website on stress.
www.centerforwellbeing.com/stress.htm. I was reading your symptoms again and I was wondering if you thought you might have candida? Check out sights on Candida and they will give you the symptoms. There is info in the archives, and I found alot on google.com search candida.
Barb

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Re: digestion problems

Posted by
Martin on May 02, 2001 at 00:46:04:

In Reply to: digestion problems posted by Ken P. on April 28, 2001 at 22:39:45:

Hi Ken,

I have been in the same boat for the past 5 years.
I also got urinary tract infections 5 years ago. Thereafter I got sever chronic diarrhea and later on constipation, bloating, CFS, dry eyes, nail ridges...I am only 29 now.

Acidophilus supplementation seems to have improved my condition a little bit. Taking enzymes releaves the bloating. Eat more vegetables and don't mix with fruit of course. I think you might want to check your liver and thyroid functions (try the basal temp test) as well.

Unfortunately, most GI specialist just look at obvious things and any kind of more subtle disbalance is something they don't want to consider.

-martin

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Re: digestion problems (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 02, 2001 at 08:36:00:

In Reply to: Re: digestion problems posted by Ken P on April 30, 2001 at 14:14:38:

Hi, Ken.

Listen to Barb (Thanks, Barb!)

If you will look at your history you will notice a definite gradual increase in problems over the past few years. Next year will be worse and the one after that worse yet until you learn why this is happening and change that. If you do not believe this , start noting your symptoms on your calendar for the next year or so to document what is happening to your health as we speak. Any diagnostician worth his salt would delight in having such a record.

Just see a good diagnostician (internist is a good place to start). Let us know what you learn. Remember, conventional medicine is still stuck at the stage of diagnostics that nothing is wrong unless you can already see structural damage. If you are fortunate, you have caught this BEFORE you have a structural problem our crude tests can find. This is long after functional damage which conventional science is not yet ready to consider as disease.

Walt

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Re: digestion problems

Posted by Sally on May 02, 2001 at 13:56:10:

In Reply to: Re: digestion problems posted by Ken P on April 30, 2001 at 14:14:38:

Ken, just want to add a note of support. It's too bad that all the crazy things happen in a cluster and you hardly have a chance to recover. I just want to encourage you to try Walt's philosophies. I am sure he has correctly assessed the issues of chronic disease. As Barb suggested, I would start with the SR. Some people use tapes by Brain Synch such as Total Relaxation and as a school teacher who is emoting much of the time, you probably need to dial down a few notches. Optimal is twice a day for about 20 minutes.
Since most of us have leaky guts and candida infections from eating all those processed foods, you may want to get a handle on those. I also felt terminally ill at one time.

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