Friday, January 2, 2015

Journey Down The Stomach

and down through the Intestines.

I have gotten a huge amount of gas lately…It's really bad when you fart so loud you wake up your husband.   Hubby's eyes popped open.  He jerked his head up and then promptly went back to sleep.  He didn't remember a thing.

So, I decided to go to the doctor.  Went to see Dr. L.  who specializes in hard to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS.  She looked at my gums and my tongue.  Poked around at my stomach.  Decided she didn't need to do another round of endoscopies but that she would do the colonoscopy since it's been 5 years since my last one.

She gave me a script for xifaxen, an antibiotic.  And boy, howdy, does that help. After day 3, I felt a lot better with less tummy ache, farts.  I had a lot more energy.  Some of the white coating on my tongue went away as well.

My vision improved as well especially in terms of depth perception.

Dr. L is also recommending that I do FODMAPS diet.  This diet eliminates certain carbohydrates, ie.  FODMAPS -- Fermentable, Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols.  So basically eliminating Dairy, Gluten, certain vegetables and fruits, processed foods.    Apparently, everyone is a little different and will need to tailor this diet to themselves.  So, there is some possibility that I could go back to eating a little bread and maybe having a little dairy later on.  

But for now, I have to try to be good.

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