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Help me understand what is going on here? Sensitive to EVERYTHING

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So about a year ago i got extremely sick. Doctors said it was some manner of viral / bacterial infection, they werent sure and i gaurantee you they just winged the prescription recommendations looking back. They had me on an anti biotic for awhile, and put me on prednisone for about a month. As time progressed after that i found myself getting sick, flu like symptoms with swollen glands / tonsils almost on a weekly basis. Things were BAD. I had no idea what was happening to me and neither did my doctors, but then i started making the connection with feeling bad only after eating. Long story short, i eventually adopted a paleo diet and magically stopped getting sick after only a few weeks. Tonsils stopped getting infected, glands stopped swelling, everything was awesome.

Things were great for a few months, i was back in the gym hitting the weights hard, and i started to enjoy my life again. That was until i started reacting to foods, but it was different this time around. Instead of flu symptoms, which generally didnt manifest for a few days, definitely what you would call "Delayed symptoms" my reactions were immediate. I get intense pressure in the salivary glands behind my jaw, making my ears feel like they need to pop. Worst of all is the MIND WRECKING Brain fog that comes with it. I mean i go zero to stupid in SECONDS of ingesting ANYTHING offending at this point. I mean ANYTHING, but i mostly notice that its related to carbs. I cant tolerate any fruits, and the faster they absorb the worse the symptoms are, like grapefruit. The symptoms pass somewhere around an hours time, but once the swelling in my brain goes down im left with this fatigue and malaise like ive never felt in my life. Its like being sick only you have zero visible signs of it, and it lasts for days.

So far, i am only able to eat Beef and chicken, but entirely plan and cooked well. And the veggies i CAN eat need to be steamed for a ridiculously long amount of time.

The problem is, as i am now, i react even to things i shouldnt, such as bottled water. So im constantly in some state of inflammation / brain fog / fatigue. These arent standard allergy symptoms, no hives, no throat closings or random swelling. This is an INSTANT reaction to basically everything, that happens the second i swallow food. My body has developed almost a hyper immunity to food.

Ive had some testing done, blood work is all normal however a dietary stool analysis showed that my digestion is absolute garbage, and that im missing basically entire strains of beneficial bacteria. No candida listed. The test also did not cover parasites of any kind. So im seeing a GI doctor next week to investigate the results, but im not holding my breath.

Is this Leaky gut? A bacterial overgrowth? something like SIBO? i have no issues with constipation, or bleeding / diarrhea. I am 25 years old, and prior to this nightmare i was an amateur bodybuilder and was able to eat anything i wanted. Please help :(

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0 · October 29, 2013 at 10:08 PM

What criteria do you use to select a good alternative medicine doctor? I'm looking for more intelligence re: the body, metabolism, adrenal stress, cortisol, etc. (and very potentially more treatment options) than a conventional doctor.

They seem to understand very little compared to an alert, open-minded researcher layman. :( Your help would be much appreciated.

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10 · May 14, 2013 at 3:25 PM

CD I forgot to mention, my symptoms are SERIOUSLY reduced when i sleep more. For instance, i feel better on the weekends than i do during the week. I get 8-10 hours on the weekends, and maybe 5-6 on the weekdays due to my hectic work schedule. I still have symptoms when i eat, but they are far less pronounced, they dissipate WAY quicker, and im fine within a few hours. WHere if i havent slept, im a mess for days. Almost like i crash

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10 · May 14, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Im located in Central New Jersey. Ive seen two endocrinologists, each one dismissed me because my thyroid was normal, they wouldnt even listen to the adrenal talk since im young and appear healthy. Even after disclosing my history with running myself into the ground with exercising and stimulants.

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26182 · May 11, 2013 at 1:33 AM

I'm not a doctor. and even if I were I would need to get the results of your testes before I could make an educated estimate. Find a good doctor. One you trust and one that will listen to you. Where are you located?

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10 · May 10, 2013 at 9:28 PM

How long would you say something like Addison's would take to treat? And in your opinion would you say that something like HC and other hormones are required to treat?

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26182 · May 10, 2013 at 10:39 AM

There are different thresholds for Addison's. just a side note, sea salt likely doesn't have iodine added. Your body is using salt cravings to tell you that you are iodine deficient. You may want to use some table salt or eat some seaweed

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26182 · May 10, 2013 at 12:53 AM

addisons is a legit disease, western doctors recognize it. Just as for the ASI test. I'd be surprised if doctors refused to give you a test covered by your insurance that also matches your symptoms.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 10:11 PM

I add celtic sea salt to EVERYTHING. Id like to add that Addisons denotes that 90% of the adrenal cortex is gone. As in dead. Followed by skin pigmitation changes, unbearable fatigue and the like. I may have wonky adrenals, but i think addisons might be severe

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3979 · May 09, 2013 at 9:33 PM

I am in a similar situation and have enormous salt cravings. Do yourself a huge favor and fulfill them. Pour as much unrefined sea salt as you like on your food. You will feel better. (Not all better of course, but somewhat).

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 8:23 PM

I actually am very rooted in alternative medicine and have been most of my life, however last month i went to an A.M. Clinic and they were just terrible. Without even knowing what my current diet is like they said i had to "detox my diet and cut out all the sugar and carbs ive been eating" Mind you ive been carb / sugar free for about 4 months now :|

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 6:41 PM

It sucks to have somewhat decent insurance but cant seem to find a single doctor to listen to you, hell i havent even had a doctor look at me and seem concerned despite me telling them that this is ruining my god damn life. This has been going on for so long im starting to crack here

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 6:09 PM

I drink a pint of Kefir a day, made myself so i know its alive. I also take the 100 billion probiotics, 3 capsules a day spread out. I take digestive enzyme complex and separate HCL with every meal. None of this has had any impact on my symptoms. If im going to react to something, it will be within the first 15 seconds of ingesting something, wayy before any of those things would have any impact on what im eating.

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5802 · May 09, 2013 at 5:41 PM

If you can't find a traditional doc where you live, you might want to look into chinese medicine. There are some quacks out there, but there are some good docs too.

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5802 · May 09, 2013 at 5:36 PM

CD, I agree. Just throwing out ideas to track down. Eric, how much have you experimented with enzymes and probiotics? Do they help? Do nothing? Make it worse?

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 5:10 PM

How am i supposed to find a doctor in the west that even acknowledges adrenal insufficiency can be a thing? So far everyone has dismissed me with a laugh simply because i am A. Young B. In shape C. Not bed ridden. Disregarding the fact that generally i am a walking mess due to my symptoms about 90 percent of the time.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 5:09 PM

The key thing is that i was drinking about 1-2 coffee drinks or maybe 1 energy drink a day, for about 4-5 days a week. I was crashing constantly for awhile, but i mean i was crashing during a large period of time when i was able to eat everything, so ive literally been going in circles for a long time now. Ive had some relief stopping the gym entirely, and focusing on rest, however my food symptoms have only gotten worse over time not better.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Im not sure, i have no idea to be honest. Ive been to about 10 doctors, 2 of them being hormonal / endocrinologists and dismissed me the second they were able to safely say it wasnt a thyroid issue. Now i barked up the adrenal insuficiency / adrenal fatigue for quite some time, and it always seemed plausible to me due to the nature of my exercise program, and my history with stimulant use. This includes stuff like clenbuterol use, but it was extremely low dosage. What specifically makes this seem like addisons / adrenal to you?

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Be nice but firm. You have the right to know. Good luck!

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26182 · May 09, 2013 at 4:57 PM

The thing that concerns me most is that, while complex, your symptoms are fairly consistent with addison's disease. Why didn't your doctor start there?

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26182 · May 09, 2013 at 4:55 PM

if it's truly addison's disease then it is almost certainly the adrenals first.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Terrible salt cravings. If you are going the adrenal route i can pretty much guarantee you there is some level of an adrenal aspect involved in this whole thing. But what came first is beyond me. Im wondering if i have adrenal issues as a result of my dysbiosis, or the other way around you know? Unless im wrong and youre going an entirely different route!

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26182 · May 09, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Never a good idea to jump to a solution without knowing the problem...

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26182 · May 09, 2013 at 4:42 PM

I am guessing you are a guy. Do you have salt cravings?

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Christ man youre like my hero, i will update this thread the second i speak with my GI doctor. Its my first time seeing one, hopefully they can get me the tests i ask for without hassling me too much!

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Were you reacting to food in a similar fashion as i am currently VB? i really need to know that. It will at least shed some light on my situation.

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 4:25 PM

RK - I was thinking about doing that and I am very happy I don't have to! My doctor told me that my condition is treatable within 35 days - no fecal transplant needed. I am on day 15 today and I am already feeling much, much better. I can see the difference.

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Kefir is not going to make a difference, you need to kill off those bugs first.

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I was suffering for SO LONG and it turned out to be a chronic gardiasis with SIBO and gut disbiosis on the side. My gut is full of E.Coli, Golden staph and some other bad things. My immunology blood test was like a parasitology 101 course. I had no diarrhea, on the contrary - I was always constipated. Tell your doc you want to be tested for all possible parasites - blood, stool, everything. And you need SIBO. Once you find out what you have - I will tell you what to do. I could actually tell you what to do about lacto and bifido now, but it is no use if you don't kill parasites.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 4:19 PM

I thought about this as well, however its mainly used to treat H. Plyori in america, and thats basically it, and thats like last resort from what ive read. I really think something like that could sort me out. There are guides online to do a home one, but i cant imagine an enema getting high enough to reach where the problem is. And if its SIBO, i would have no means for it to be implanted in my small intestine, which is how the procedure is normally done. :(

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Currently culturing my own Kefir, but that hasnt made much of a difference as far as i can tell. I just go to the bathroom like a champion now, which is okay too i guess. Im hoping i can get a Breath/methane test for SIBO, and i hope i can test for parasites as well. I highly suspect parasites because of the sheer massive amount of animal protein i used to consume. 5-6 protein meals a day minimum. Problem is most doctors dont suggest parasites unless you are showing signs of them, like chronic diarrhea, which i dont have. Im hoping this new doc will be open to suggestion...

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 4:02 PM

If you can afford it, get a blood test for immunology and SIBO breath/methane test. The most important thing is to kill the parasites - the rest is easy, I will teach you how to grow lacto and bifido.

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 4:00 PM

But I he told me I did not have to take those tests from his clinic, so I went to an independent lab (three different ones). The very first thing you need to see is whether you have any parasites. If you find out whether you have parasites or not, I will tell you what to do. It is actually quite easy and I will tell you all the medicines I am using.

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 3:58 PM

I also had no bifido and no lacto. But I am growing them every single day! I live in Eastern Europe so I will not be able to help you there, sorry. But a friend of mine recommended a local doctor who is the head of the department and he is an allergist/immunologist. He has a PHD and ... guess what? He is COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE, but I had to pay for four different tests - stool, parasites, blood and another one.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 1:23 PM

No i have no idea what my gut situation is like. I took a CDSA from Genova diagnostics, but it was pretty vague. It basically just said my lactobacillus strains and my bifidobacterium strains were ABSENT. As in non growing. So dysbiosis is certainly present. Ive made appointments with 2 GI Doctors, for next week and another the following week so i hope they can help! What kind of doctor did you see? I saw an allergist / immunologist the head of her department and she told me flat out i had no business being there, so theres that.

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5802 · May 09, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Maybe fecal transplant? I know that's a really leading edge therapy, but that's the first thing that popped in my mind.

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26182 · May 09, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Never a good idea to jump to a solution without knowing the problem...

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Were you reacting to food in a similar fashion as i am currently VB? i really need to know that. It will at least shed some light on my situation.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 6:09 PM

I drink a pint of Kefir a day, made myself so i know its alive. I also take the 100 billion probiotics, 3 capsules a day spread out. I take digestive enzyme complex and separate HCL with every meal. None of this has had any impact on my symptoms. If im going to react to something, it will be within the first 15 seconds of ingesting something, wayy before any of those things would have any impact on what im eating.

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 4:25 PM

RK - I was thinking about doing that and I am very happy I don't have to! My doctor told me that my condition is treatable within 35 days - no fecal transplant needed. I am on day 15 today and I am already feeling much, much better. I can see the difference.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 4:19 PM

I thought about this as well, however its mainly used to treat H. Plyori in america, and thats basically it, and thats like last resort from what ive read. I really think something like that could sort me out. There are guides online to do a home one, but i cant imagine an enema getting high enough to reach where the problem is. And if its SIBO, i would have no means for it to be implanted in my small intestine, which is how the procedure is normally done. :(

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5802 · May 09, 2013 at 5:36 PM

CD, I agree. Just throwing out ideas to track down. Eric, how much have you experimented with enzymes and probiotics? Do they help? Do nothing? Make it worse?

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8100 · November 11, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Beware, most GI specialists would laugh you out of the office if you mention things like SIBO, gut dysbiosis, nightshades, autoimmune protocol, etc. They'd rather throw expensive pharmacueticals at you or give you a colostomy because those are "evidence based" (doesn't mean the evidence is that they will work . . .).

If that happens, find a good functional medicine, integrative medicine, or naturopathic MD who can help you get to the bottom of this, or--as a last resort-- consider something like the Specific Carbohydrate Diet or GAPS to help.

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0 · November 11, 2013 at 6:54 PM

I, too, have been having major issues with all kinds of food. Overall, my digestion is just messed up. Fermented foods--like homemade kraut--definitely help me. Also, I am now looking into parasites.

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15 · October 30, 2013 at 7:01 PM

diatomaceous earth .. didn't see mentioned yet, but I would do the elimination of some foods and the addition of probiotics a little at a time as well. DE will eliminate problems of candida and parasites start small and then increase. I suffered no negative side effects with it and you can take it without a doctors order.

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43 · October 30, 2013 at 1:16 PM

digestive enzymes. Just throwing that in there, I had SUPER bad candida and i've been using them for a few months and it's basically the only way i can properly digest big meals.

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15 · October 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Interesting topic. I went through a lot of dietary discomfort when I took on this lifestyle. Headaches and stuff. I also found a ND in Houston to help me with another issue, and she did a food panel. Turns out I am dairy intolerant which really bummed me out. I love cheese. So, I tried the DAIYA FOODS cheeses and they made me sick with painful gas and other gastric reactions. So, I just avoided cheese altogether unless we went out to dinner. I had my gallbladder removed about 4-years ago. It was 0 % functional, and may have been for years. I wasn't even producing enough hydrochloric acid either, so I had lots of belly aches. I now use a product made by Rainrock Nutritionals called Gestall HCL (betaine hcl, glutamic hcl, pepsin, papain, genetian root, ginger root, lyophilized stomach, pancreatin, pancrelipase, amylase, bromelain, ox bile, and duodenum). It's perfect for my needs; especially when I began this Paleo journey. It's a 2-phase digestive aid, and works like a charm. I also take a probiotic daily. When I make my cauliflower crust pizza I put a cup of Italian Blend cheese in the crust to bind it, and no cheese on top. I just pop that digestive aid and I'm good to go. I also have trouble digesting raw veggies like broccoli so I have to steam my veggies well, but that not a big deal. I am so-so with fats...animal fats. I don't go out of my way to eat it on fatty cuts of meat. I am a bacon girl though. That is one of my vices. Gotta have at least one!

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15395 · October 30, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I don't think you said that you had a food allergy panel done, but if you out haven't, I would. I have heard many stories of people suffering chronic problems when they didn't realize they were eating something they were allergic to. It is amazing what you can be allergic to -- grains, dairy, garlic, oil, nuts, seafood, etc. and how those things can sneak into processed foods.

When I first went on the Paleo diet it was basically an elimination diet for me, I dropped grains and sugars, and also dairy, most nightshades (tomato, potato, eggplant, spicy peppers), nuts, "bad" oils (vegetable, canola, etc). This made me feel really great, and I stuck to this for a month or two.

After this I noticed I was really sensitive to certain things, like one drop of vegetable oil would totally destroy my digestion for days. I think that eliminating foods that were causing me harm somehow made me super sensitive to them afterwards, or it could be that I was feeling awful, eliminated a bunch of foods and felt a lot better, and eating a small amount of one of those foods temporarily made me feel awful again.

This also allowed me to add back one food at a time to see what I was sensitive to. Turns out that I have no problem with dairy, nor sugar in moderation. Wheat still kills me, corn is ok, peanuts ok in moderation. You get the idea, if you eliminate your diet down to only what you know is ok then add back one food at a time, you can figure out what you are sensitive to.

As others have noted, you might have other issues going on at the same time such as adrenal and digestive. I think I also had poor digestion when I started. The diet really helped but it was maybe 6-9 months before my digestion went from "usually bad, sometimes ok" to "usually ok, sometimes bad". I really worked at eating lots of probiotics. I made fermented vegetables and ate them for a while, drank kombucha, and ate yogurt (though I discovered that yogurt more than about twice a week caused me problems). Somewhat bizarrely, something that really helps my digestion is eating a clove of raw garlic (I got this tip from my mother in law).

Anyway good luck, and I agree with other opinions to go see a naturopath / homeopathic doctor. Regular doctors will probably just try to load you up with meds.

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0 · May 09, 2013 at 7:54 PM

I agree with RK. I would try going to an alternative medicine doctor. The ONLY time I ever got someone to really listen and acknowledge that something was wrong was when I started going to an alternative medicine doctor. He pin pointed everything that was wrong with me in the first visit. Usually they are more open minded and more compassionate than the one size fits all crappy modern doctors out there.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 8:23 PM

I actually am very rooted in alternative medicine and have been most of my life, however last month i went to an A.M. Clinic and they were just terrible. Without even knowing what my current diet is like they said i had to "detox my diet and cut out all the sugar and carbs ive been eating" Mind you ive been carb / sugar free for about 4 months now :|

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0 · October 29, 2013 at 10:08 PM

What criteria do you use to select a good alternative medicine doctor? I'm looking for more intelligence re: the body, metabolism, adrenal stress, cortisol, etc. (and very potentially more treatment options) than a conventional doctor.

They seem to understand very little compared to an alert, open-minded researcher layman. :( Your help would be much appreciated.

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26182 · May 09, 2013 at 4:54 PM

It should go without saying, but I will say it anyway. Without actually having access to the test results and doing a physical examination, this is all pure conjecture. Also I am not a medical doctor, nor did I stay at a holiday inn express last night.

This seems to be a fairly complex case of adrenal insufficiency. You may want to request an ASI test. The crazy thing about adrenal insufficiency is that once you are over a threshold, both physical and psychological stress will reek havoc on your systems. Give that you already had a linkage between food and your symptoms, it makes sense that the second bout is more severe and more immediate.

You may also want to talk with your doctor about supplementing with a multi-vitamin and probiotics. If you have adrenal insufficiency, they may help hold you steady until you can get the hormonal treatments to get your system under control.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 5:09 PM

The key thing is that i was drinking about 1-2 coffee drinks or maybe 1 energy drink a day, for about 4-5 days a week. I was crashing constantly for awhile, but i mean i was crashing during a large period of time when i was able to eat everything, so ive literally been going in circles for a long time now. Ive had some relief stopping the gym entirely, and focusing on rest, however my food symptoms have only gotten worse over time not better.

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5802 · May 09, 2013 at 5:41 PM

If you can't find a traditional doc where you live, you might want to look into chinese medicine. There are some quacks out there, but there are some good docs too.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 5:10 PM

How am i supposed to find a doctor in the west that even acknowledges adrenal insufficiency can be a thing? So far everyone has dismissed me with a laugh simply because i am A. Young B. In shape C. Not bed ridden. Disregarding the fact that generally i am a walking mess due to my symptoms about 90 percent of the time.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Im not sure, i have no idea to be honest. Ive been to about 10 doctors, 2 of them being hormonal / endocrinologists and dismissed me the second they were able to safely say it wasnt a thyroid issue. Now i barked up the adrenal insuficiency / adrenal fatigue for quite some time, and it always seemed plausible to me due to the nature of my exercise program, and my history with stimulant use. This includes stuff like clenbuterol use, but it was extremely low dosage. What specifically makes this seem like addisons / adrenal to you?

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 6:41 PM

It sucks to have somewhat decent insurance but cant seem to find a single doctor to listen to you, hell i havent even had a doctor look at me and seem concerned despite me telling them that this is ruining my god damn life. This has been going on for so long im starting to crack here

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26182 · May 10, 2013 at 12:53 AM

addisons is a legit disease, western doctors recognize it. Just as for the ASI test. I'd be surprised if doctors refused to give you a test covered by your insurance that also matches your symptoms.

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26182 · May 09, 2013 at 4:57 PM

The thing that concerns me most is that, while complex, your symptoms are fairly consistent with addison's disease. Why didn't your doctor start there?

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I don't know because I am not a doctor BUT here is my guess (and again, it is just a guess).

You have a severe form of gut dysbiosis and might have parasites (you need to rule it by doing all kinds of tests).

One piece of evidence you are missing - you need a special blood work test - it is called immunology - for different kinds of pathogenic bacteria.

Also, are you sure you don't have ANY parasites or GI infections? You need to get tested for all of them. If you have ever been to the tropics, add more blood tests.

Now, how to correct gut dysbiosis.

I don't know. My doctor gave the this formula:

Step 1. Kill of the bad guys. Step 2. Prepare the environment for the good guys (Prebiotics for 15 days then 10 days off then 5 days on plus pumpkin seed oil in capsules for 35 days). Step 3. Re-populate the good guys (probiotics plus vitamins for 15 days after 10 days of prebiotics) Step 4. Improve your immune response (immunomodulator for 10 days after I am done with probiotics).

So far it is working although I had a very very bad die-off reaction to... a prebiotic? Pumpkin seed oil? Not sure.

Since I had parasites (giardia) I have developed SIBO (parasites create a perfect environment for SIBO), but I treated that separately so I am not sure what needs to be addressed first.

Could you find a good immunologist/gut doctor in your area?

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 1:23 PM

No i have no idea what my gut situation is like. I took a CDSA from Genova diagnostics, but it was pretty vague. It basically just said my lactobacillus strains and my bifidobacterium strains were ABSENT. As in non growing. So dysbiosis is certainly present. Ive made appointments with 2 GI Doctors, for next week and another the following week so i hope they can help! What kind of doctor did you see? I saw an allergist / immunologist the head of her department and she told me flat out i had no business being there, so theres that.

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Christ man youre like my hero, i will update this thread the second i speak with my GI doctor. Its my first time seeing one, hopefully they can get me the tests i ask for without hassling me too much!

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 3:58 PM

I also had no bifido and no lacto. But I am growing them every single day! I live in Eastern Europe so I will not be able to help you there, sorry. But a friend of mine recommended a local doctor who is the head of the department and he is an allergist/immunologist. He has a PHD and ... guess what? He is COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE, but I had to pay for four different tests - stool, parasites, blood and another one.

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Kefir is not going to make a difference, you need to kill off those bugs first.

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I was suffering for SO LONG and it turned out to be a chronic gardiasis with SIBO and gut disbiosis on the side. My gut is full of E.Coli, Golden staph and some other bad things. My immunology blood test was like a parasitology 101 course. I had no diarrhea, on the contrary - I was always constipated. Tell your doc you want to be tested for all possible parasites - blood, stool, everything. And you need SIBO. Once you find out what you have - I will tell you what to do. I could actually tell you what to do about lacto and bifido now, but it is no use if you don't kill parasites.

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 4:00 PM

But I he told me I did not have to take those tests from his clinic, so I went to an independent lab (three different ones). The very first thing you need to see is whether you have any parasites. If you find out whether you have parasites or not, I will tell you what to do. It is actually quite easy and I will tell you all the medicines I am using.

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 4:02 PM

If you can afford it, get a blood test for immunology and SIBO breath/methane test. The most important thing is to kill the parasites - the rest is easy, I will teach you how to grow lacto and bifido.

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15400 · May 09, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Be nice but firm. You have the right to know. Good luck!

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10 · May 09, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Currently culturing my own Kefir, but that hasnt made much of a difference as far as i can tell. I just go to the bathroom like a champion now, which is okay too i guess. Im hoping i can get a Breath/methane test for SIBO, and i hope i can test for parasites as well. I highly suspect parasites because of the sheer massive amount of animal protein i used to consume. 5-6 protein meals a day minimum. Problem is most doctors dont suggest parasites unless you are showing signs of them, like chronic diarrhea, which i dont have. Im hoping this new doc will be open to suggestion...

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